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Why Kathie Lee Gifford Won't Promote Her Wine on 'Today' - Posted April 3, 2014
NBC has asked Kathie Lee Gifford not to promote her new wine line on the "Today" show, citing increased scrutiny as a resul... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Aereo, KLG, Merger... - Posted March 26, 2014
Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia tells Bloomberg TV's Jon Erlichman that he has no backup plan if the court rules in favor of the broadcasters. TVSpy has more details. The "Today" show's r... [TVNewser]

'Good Morning America' Heading to The Oscars - Posted March 1, 2014
The 86th annual Academy Awards will air on ABC Sunday night at 8:30pmET, with red carpet festivities beginning at 7pmET. Sunday morning's "Good Morning America" will air reports from ABC News entertainment correspondents Chris Connelly and ... [TVNewser]

Jimmy Fallon Looks Beyond 'Tonight Show' to 'Nightly News,' 'Today,' and Being the 'New Carson Daly' - Posted December 22, 2013
Madonna and the Mayor were just two of the drop-ins on tonight's "Saturday Night Live" hosted by SNL alum Jimmy Fallon. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jimmy Fallon Looks Beyond 'Tonight Show' to 'Nightly News,' 'Today,' and Being the 'New Carson Daly' - Posted December 22, 2013
Madonna and the Mayor were just two of the drop-ins on tonight's "Saturday Night Live" hosted by SNL alum Jimmy Fallon. ... [FishbowlNY]

Jimmy Fallon Looks Beyond 'Tonight Show' to 'Nightly News,' 'Today,' and Being the 'New Carson Daly' - Posted December 22, 2013
Madonna and the Mayor were just two of the drop-ins on tonight's "Saturday Night Live" hosted by SNL alum Jimmy Fallon. ... [TVNewser]

Hoda and Kathie Lee on New Year's Eve - Posted December 20, 2013
It's pretty much New Year's Eve every day on the FHOTS (Fourth Hour of the 'Today' Show), but now Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford are bringing their schtick... [TVNewser]

'Today' Stumbles Through 'Jingle Bells' - Posted December 19, 2013
Mumbling, bumbling, and failed singing of "Jingle Bells" make up the "Today" holiday blooper reel. "Dashing through the snow," Matt Lauer started. "On a one-horse open sleigh," Savannah Guthrie sang next, immediately realizing her mistake. "In... it's a classic!," Lauer jokingly corrected her. "You don't start changing ... [TVNewser]

Morning Shows Dress Up as TV Icons For Halloween - Posted October 31, 2013
[gallery columns="5" ids="201859,201860,201861,201862,201871"] After last year's on-air parties were canceled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Halloween was back in full swing today on the morning shows. On "Today," Al Roker was Mr. T from "The A-Team," ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford: 'I'm Going to Have Something Called a Podcast' - Posted October 21, 2013
For the debut of her Podcast one program this week, Kathie Lee Gifford will have Regis Philbin as her first guest. Gifford talked about the debut on the fourth hour of "Today" t... [TVNewser]

'Johnny Carson' Author On Late Night, And Kathie Lee Gifford - Posted October 16, 2013
Mediabistro's "So What Do You Do? column this week talks to Henry Bushkin, the former attorney and confidant to late night legend Johnny Carson. We talk to Bushkin about ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford Lands Regis for First Episode of New Podcast - Posted October 10, 2013
This sounds like another match made in podcast heaven. To the freewheeling and long-form interview format on October 23 is coming another name-brand participant: TODAY co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. She is set to kick off her ... [Fishbowl NY]

Kathie Lee Gifford Lands Regis for First Episode of New Podcast - Posted October 10, 2013
This sounds like another match made in podcast heaven. To the freewheeling and long-form interview format on October 23 is coming another name-brand participant: TODAY co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. She is set to kick off her ... [FishbowlNY]

Good Luck | Drunken Words | Me, Me, Me - Posted September 24, 2013
AgencySpy: Heineken's new ad campaign shows the world that Heineken drinkers are adventurous and accepting of mediocre beer. TVNewser:... [Fishbowl NY]

Good Luck | Drunken Words | Me, Me, Me - Posted September 24, 2013
AgencySpy: Heineken's new ad campaign shows the world that Heineken drinkers are adventurous and accepting of mediocre beer. TVNewser:... [FishbowlNY]

Afternoon Reading List 09.19.13. - Posted September 19, 2013
Reuters' reconsiders developing their new direct-to-reader platform: In a NYT story written Wednesday by Leslie Kaufman, she ... [FishbowlDC]

Samsung Gadget Segments Reveal Hoda Kotb, Michaela Pereira's Phone Numbers - Posted September 5, 2013
Note to TV anchors and producers: if you are doing a segment on a gadget that hooks into your phone number or email, be prepared for those things to appear on-air. NBC's Hoda Kotb and CNN's ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Wants To 'Hoda On Your Kotb' - Posted August 10, 2013
It was Hoda Kotb's birthday Friday, and her "Today" fourth-hour co-host Kathie Lee Gifford decided to put together a special present for her colleague. The result: a music video and an original song "I Want to Hoda on Your Kotb." Matt Lauer, ... [TVNewser]

Sara Haines Leaving NBC News for ABC News - Posted August 2, 2013
Sara Haines, a contributing correspondent for NBC News who appears mostly on the fourth hour of the "Today" show, is leaving NBC to join ABC News where she will be a New York-based correspondent. Haines has been with "Today" since 2002, after a... [TVNewser]

'Today' Team Tackles 'Tough Mudder' - Posted June 1, 2013
The anchor team at NBC's "Today" got down and dirty--quite literally--this week, as they tackled an abbreviated version of the infamous "Tough Mudder" obstacle course. The course makes for great TV, which might explain why the team from "Fox & Friends" ran through a similar version just two weeks ago, but... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer: 'It has been an interesting year...' - Posted May 3, 2013
NBC "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer was on "The Tonight Show" last night, and Jay Leno asked him about the negative press he has seen over the last year or so. "It has been an interesting year, no question about it" Lauer said. "I am not a guy who complains, I am the... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford Nearly Bought USA Today Ad To Defend Matt Lauer - Posted April 26, 2013
NBC "Today" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford wrote a letter defending her colleague Matt Lauer, and collected hundreds of signatures from "Today" cast a... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford Wanted to Publish an Ad Defending Matt Lauer - Posted April 26, 2013
The extensive bashing of Matt Lauer has left him with few fans, but ... [Fishbowl NY]

Kathie Lee Gifford Wanted to Publish an Ad Defending Matt Lauer - Posted April 26, 2013
The extensive bashing of Matt Lauer has left him with few fans, but ... [FishbowlNY]

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Celebrate Five Years At 'Today' - Posted April 7, 2013
On Friday Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb celebrated five years of the fourth hour of NBC's "Today." In honor of the anniversary, the pair looked back at some highlights from the first five years. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Tension During The Fourth Hour Of 'Today'? - Posted February 15, 2013
The fourth hour of "Today" is a very different beast than the first three hours, focusing less on news and more on banter between the hosts, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda... [TVNewser]

Hoda Kotb on Life 'Working Out the Way It's Supposed to' - Posted January 22, 2013
In a business known for big egos and petty jealousies, Hoda Kotb is a dose of Zen. Life "is working out the way its supposed to work out," Kotb tells TVNewser, reflecting on her 15th anniversary with NBC News. Co-anchoring the fourt... [TVNewser]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [FishbowlLA]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [Fishbowl NY]

Sandra Lee Serves Up a New Magazine and Novel; Hoda Kotb Celebrates Book Number Two with Today Show Gang - Posted January 16, 2013
Every time I think it can't get anyone more Fellini-esque at 55th and Fifth, another Wednesday at Michael's proves me wrong. All that was missing today was a lion tamer and clown shot out of a cannon. There were so many 'acts' going on simultaneously I hardly knew where to look. While... [FishbowlNY]

Happy Holidays! Here's 'Dateline' Correspondent Keith Morrison Reading 'The Night Before Christmas' - Posted December 14, 2012
Tonight NBC's primetime newsmagazine "Dateline" is having a "Holiday Survival" special. The special will give gifting advice, office party etiquette and holiday tips from people like Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Bravo's Andy Cohen. ... [TVNewser]

The Afternoon Ticker: Damon, Syria Deeply, Gifford - Posted December 5, 2012
CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon has been in Syria reporting for the network for almost a week. "She's risking her life to bring us these reports," CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer wrote on Twitter. ... [TVNewser]

Anderson Cooper Gets Drunk with Hoda and Kathie Lee on his Show: 'I should never have agreed to this' - Posted November 21, 2012
Before Anderson Cooper left for the Middle East where he's been ducking from bombs, he welcomed NBC's Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford to his syndicated show, which aired Tuesday. Naturally, there was alcohol. And, yes, there was alcohol. "I'... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Zite, Kathie Lee, Language - Posted October 26, 2012
ReadWrite covers Zite, the social iPad app acquired by CNN last year. The story, unlike many acquisition tales, is a positive one. "There is a deep respect from me and the other CNN execs for the Zite team," KC Estenson said. "We are not bullshitting about how much we get along... [TVNewser]

Barbara Walters, Joe Kernen and One Republican's Response to the Debate - Posted October 17, 2012
After last week's head-spinning scene where real-life democrats took campaign advice from fictional politicians (Chris Noth, you've got my vote), I thought I'd pretty much covered the landscape of presidential politics among the Wednesday Michael's crowd. Nothing doing. Before I could settle in for my lunch with P... [FishbowlLA]

Puppy Slips Out of Kathie Lee Gifford 's Arms and Onto Its Head - Posted October 11, 2012
Kathie Lee Gifford just wan... [TVNewser]

Willie Geist Could Use Some Sleep - Posted August 17, 2012
MSNBC anchor ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford's 55lb Birthday Cake - Posted August 16, 2012
Today is NBC "Today" co-anchor Kathie Lee Gifford's birthday. To celebrate, the bakers at the Boston branch of the Le Cordon Bleu baked an enormous--55lb!--birthday cake for Gifford. The cake has the NBC peacock, art from Gifford's upcoming Broadway play Scandalous, and sugary replicas of her three dogs. It was quite the... [TVNewser]

Is Hoda Kotb An Emergency 'Today' Olympics Replacement? In A Word: No - Posted July 31, 2012
The New York Daily News splashed NBC "Today" anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie on its front page this morning, ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gives a Little RESPECT, and Apology, to Aretha Franklin - Posted July 18, 2012
Aretha Franklin says she'd be a good judge on "American Idol," despite what Kathie Lee Gifford thinks. On Tuesday's ... [TVNewser]

Which Job Was Hoda Kotb Up For at 'Today'? - Posted July 5, 2012
There was a very curious moment on the fourth hour of "Today" this morning, during a segment which saw Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford discussing competition among friends when a job becomes available. In an unscripted moment, Gifford talked about being happy for Kotb when she was up for a... [TVNewser]

'CBS This Morning,' 'Today's Professionals' Talk Anderson Cooper - Posted July 3, 2012
Two of the morning shows have acknowledged Anderson Cooper's gay acknowledgment. "CBS This Morning's" Erica Hill, a friend of Cooper's from her days at CNN, discussed his coming out with country music ar... [TVNewser]

Taking a Lunch Break - Posted June 20, 2012
Sorry, folks. Our fair Diane Clehane is taking the day off, but Lunch will be back next week. (Hmm, wonder who got her usual perch at Michael's?) In the meantime, check out some of her recent celebrity spottings and interviews: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Taking a Lunch Break - Posted June 20, 2012
Sorry, folks. Our fair Diane Clehane is taking the day off, but Lunch will be back next week. (Hmm, wonder who got her usual perch at Michael's?) In the meantime, check out some of her recent celebrity spottings and interviews: ... [FishbowlNY]

VIDEO: Regis and Kathie Lee Reunite - Posted June 20, 2012
This morning Regis Philbin guest-hosted the fourth hour of NBC's "Today" with his old partner in crime, Kathie Lee Gifford. It was the first time in 12 years (the end of "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee") that the pair co-hosted a TV show together. Before the 10 PM hour, ... [TVNewser]

Age Test | Bad Form | Tiny Tricks - Posted June 18, 2012
TVNewser: Here's a good test to see if you're old. Ready? Okay. On Wednesday, for the first time in 12 years... [Fishbowl NY]

Age Test | Bad Form | Tiny Tricks - Posted June 18, 2012
TVNewser: Here's a good test to see if you're old. Ready? Okay. On Wednesday, for the first time in 12 years... [FishbowlNY]

Regis and Kathie Lee Reuniting on 'Today' - Posted June 18, 2012
Before there was "Live! with Kelly," there was "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee." On Wednesday, for the first time in 12 years, Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford will be co-hosts once again, as Philbin fills in for Hoda Kotb during the fo... [TVNewser]

Joy Bauer Feted For 'Joy Fit Club' Book - Posted June 7, 2012
[caption id="attachment_131663" align="alignright" width="375" caption="Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford along with author and 'Today' contributor Joy Bauer and EP Jim Bell"][/caption]TVNewser dropped by the Eventi Hotel the other evening for a book party thrown by "Today" show EP ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee and Hoda Get Work Done On Live TV - Posted May 3, 2012
Morning news and medical procedures are clearly made for one another. Former "Today" anchor Katie Couric famously got a colonoscopy on the morning show with the cameras rolling, and this morning Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb decided to go ... [TVNewser]

A Regis & Kathie Lee Reunion, Plus Harold Ford Jr., Carl Bernstein and Star Jones - Posted May 2, 2012
I love it when Michael's is firing on all cyclinders. After a nasty bug kept me away from 55th Street last week, it was good to see the dining room jam packed with celebs of all stripes. Everywhere you looked there was a famous face -- Kathie Lee Gifford... [Fishbowl NY]

A Regis & Kathie Lee Reunion, Plus Harold Ford Jr., Carl Bernstein and Star Jones - Posted May 2, 2012
I love it when Michael's is firing on all cyclinders. After a nasty bug kept me away from 55th Street last week, it was good to see the dining room jam packed with celebs of all stripes. Everywhere you looked there was a famous face -- Kathie Lee Gifford... [FishbowlNY]

A Regis & Kathie Lee Reunion, Plus Harold Ford Jr., Carl Bernstein and Star Jones - Posted May 2, 2012
I love it when Michael's is firing on all cyclinders. After a nasty bug kept me away from 55th Street last week, it was good to see the dining room jam packed with celebs of all stripes. Everywhere you looked there was a famous face -- Kathie Lee Gifford... [FishbowlLA]

NBC News Makes Pitch to Advertisers, As 'Rock Center' Hits New Viewership Low - Posted March 16, 2012
[caption id="attachment_116521" align="alignright" width="378" caption="Matt Lauer and Steve Capus at the NBC News/MSNBC upfront."][/caption] NBC Newsers always like to say they are part of one big family. But in a family that big, with several making millions of dollars a year -- even a select few in the double-digit millions -- th... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: King, Kotb & Gifford, Semper Fi... - Posted February 9, 2012
"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles tomorrow ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards. King will also be live Monday for a Grammy wrap-up. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb... [Fishbowl NY]

The Ticker: King, Kotb & Gifford, Semper Fi... - Posted February 9, 2012
"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles tomorrow ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards. King will also be live Monday for a Grammy wrap-up. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb... [FishbowlNY]

'Today' Hypes Super Bowl: Al Roker Ziplines Over Indy, Kathie Lee and Hoda Test QB Skills - Posted February 4, 2012
While Matt Lauer stayed in New York ahead of his pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama, his "Today" show pal Al Roker is preparing for the big game in a different way. Roker ziplined over Lucas Oil Stadium, th... [TVNewser]

Manhattan's A-List Turns Out for Harvey Weinstein's Giants Pep Rally - Posted February 1, 2012
I've been covering Wednesday's at Michael's for five years and have never seen anything like the head-spinning scene that unfolded there today. Harvey Weinstein and Stev... [FishbowlLA]

Game On! NBCU to Smother Super Bowl - Posted January 25, 2012
It's more than just a game... it's an opportunity to absolutely blanket TV viewers with the spoils of your consolidated company. Call it Super Bowl everywhere. NBC TV may have the rights to Super Bowl XLVI, but if you turn on just about any NBCU channel or watch any NBC-produced program you... [TVNewser]

ChildHelp Honors Nancy Grace - Posted January 18, 2012
ChildHelp, a non-profit that helps prevent and treat child abuse and neglect, honored HLN host Nancy Grace with its "Positive Impact in Media" award this weekend. Below, Grace is joined by "Today" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford, as well as singer Michael Bolton, actor John O'Hurley and his wife L... [TVNewser]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [Fishbowl NY]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [FishbowlNY]

A Party Tonight, Before the Today Celebration - Posted January 12, 2012
The party's still going at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square as the "Today" show celebrates its 60th anniversary. The morning milestone began with a welcome from "Today" frontman Matt Lauer before singer Pit Bull took the stage. Fourth hour... [TVNewser]

'Today' Anchors at Book Signing - Posted November 16, 2011
Stephen Battaglio's new coffee table book, From Yesterday to TODAY is in bookstores now. The book looks back on the NBC News program's 60 years -- when, in 1952, Dave Garroway ushered in a new era in morning broadcasting. (A sentiment heard this week ... [TVNewser]

'Today' EP on 'Early' moves: 'We'll take it seriously, as we have with each of the previous changes there' - Posted November 11, 2011
With the news of an overhaul at CBS's morning show, here's more from Brian Stelter's New York Times story on the revamp, from a cross-town rival. ... [TVNewser]

Kris Jenner tells Ann Curry Kim Kardashian Made No Money on TV Rights for her Wedding - Posted November 2, 2011
Kris Jenner was booked on the "Today" show to talk about her new book, but Monday's news that daughter Kim Kardashian was divorcing after 72 days marriage, was topic A, and B and C and most of D. During the 8-minute live interview Jenner dispelled rumors about how much money Kardashian... [TVNewser]

Roger Ailes, Barry Diller & The Squawk Box Super Heroes - Posted October 26, 2011
Hail! Hail! The Wednesday gang is all here. The lunch scene at Michael's was firing on all cylinders today as moguls (Barry Diller! Roger Ailes!), high-profile edito... [FishbowlLA]

Roger Ailes, Barry Diller & The Squawk Box Super Heroes - Posted October 26, 2011
Hail! Hail! The Wednesday gang is all here. The lunch scene at Michael's was firing on all cylinders today as moguls (Barry Diller! Roger Ailes!), high-profile edito... [Fishbowl NY]

Roger Ailes, Barry Diller & The Squawk Box Super Heroes - Posted October 26, 2011
Hail! Hail! The Wednesday gang is all here. The lunch scene at Michael's was firing on all cylinders today as moguls (Barry Diller! Roger Ailes!), high-profile edito... [FishbowlNY]

Glenn Beck Plugs GBTV on NBC's 'Today' - Posted October 26, 2011
Former Fox News host Glenn Beck appeared on NBC's "Today" to talk about his new book, as well as his web-TV venture, GBTV. "I think the networks are a thing of the past," Beck told Kathie Lee Gifford, when asked about his departure from Fox. He also got extremely emotional when talking about... [TVNewser]

Kris Jenner to Co-Host NBC's 'Today' - Posted August 26, 2011
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star Kris Jenner has landed a new gig: guest co-hosting NBC's "Today." The Hollywood Reporter ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford Celebrates Her 58th Birthday on 'Today' - Posted August 16, 2011
Today is Kathie Lee Gifford's 58th birthday, and the folks at the fourth hour of NBC's "Today" made a good attempt at surprising the daytime talk veteran. Kathie Lee's husband--the legendary sportscaster Frank Gifford--made an appearance (which included a kiss from ... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno goes there about Chris Hansen - Posted July 9, 2011
Fourth hour of the "Today" show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were on the "Tonight Show" Friday night. They talked about a bunch of things: taking the show to Montreal next week, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jay Leno goes there about Chris Hansen - Posted July 9, 2011
Fourth hour of the "Today" show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were on the "Tonight Show" Friday night. They talked about a bunch of things: taking the show to Montreal next week, ... [FishbowlNY]

Meredith Vieira's 'Today' Show Sendoff - Posted June 8, 2011
Meredith Vieira's final "Today" show was filled with laughs, tears, surprises -- and a lot of music. Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" was a sort of theme song for the two hours. Vieira also got a serenade from Carole King singing "You've Got a Friend," then, in the following segment,... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford, Marlo Thomas And The Best Seller Brigade - Posted May 11, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The joint was jumping when I arrived for my weekly lunch at Michael's today. Between the bestselling authors, media mavens, and the social swans of the Upper East Side, there was a real buzz in the room -- or was it just all that pesky pollen from the azaleas... [Fishbowl NY]

Kathie Lee Gifford, Marlo Thomas And The Best Seller Brigade - Posted May 11, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The joint was jumping when I arrived for my weekly lunch at Michael's today. Between the bestselling authors, media mavens, and the social swans of the Upper East Side, there was a real buzz in the room -- or was it just all that pesky pollen from the azaleas... [FishbowlNY]

Meredith Vieira leaving 'Today:' The News Conference - Posted May 9, 2011
There's a news conference happening right now on the anchor changes coming to "Today." Taking part: Steve Capus... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Gifford. Michelle Obama. Dance-Off - Posted May 7, 2011
This week, the fourth hour of NBC's "Today" was talking about Michelle Obama's plan to fight obesity, and the fact that she was trying to get kids to dance to help burn calories. Co-host Kathie Lee Gifford took that as a challenge, and the Obama/Giffords dance-off was born: ... [TVNewser]

Joan Collins, Dennis Basso And The Media Mob - Posted May 4, 2011
-- DIANE CLEHANE The biblical rain didn't keep the crowds away from Michael's today. The media mavens were networking at warp speed (Bonnie Fuller, we mean you) while the social swans and style set enjoyed their us... [FishbowlLA]

NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC All Particpating in NBCU's 2011 'Earth Week' - Posted April 14, 2011
The networks of NBC Universal, including CNBC, MSNBC and NBC News, are all lining up green-themed programming for the 2011 installment of the company's Green is Universal "Earth Week" April 17-24. On "Today" Kathie Lee Gifford... [TVNewser]

Matt Lauer on Kathie Lee's 'Great Pair' - Posted March 25, 2011
As a wise sage once said, "It's Friday, Friday..." (sorry, I know we weren't supposed to speak of it again.) But yes, it's Friday, and that came through on the morning shows today. As GMA's Robin Roberts interrupted David Muir's... [TVNewser]

Which Late Night Host First Convinced Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee To Drink On-Air at 'Today'? - Posted March 25, 2011
The hosts of the fourth hour of NBC's "Today" Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford get profiled in people magazine this week. ... [TVNewser]

Larry King to Appear on Joy Behar to Talk Regis Philbin - Posted January 18, 2011
•How's this for meta? Former CNN 9 PM host Larry King will be a guest on Joy Behar's HLN show tonight to talk about Regis Philbin's retirement. Philbin's former "Live!" co-host and curent "To... [TVNewser]

Regis Philbin to Retire From 'Live! with Regis & Kelly' - Posted January 18, 2011
Legendary broadcaster Regis Philbin will be retiring from his daily syndicated ABC talk show, "Live! with Regis & Kelly," the host said today. Philbin made the announcement on his program this mo... [TVNewser]

One Golden Ring - Posted January 8, 2011
Former NBC News special projects EP Phil Alongi and his wife are going to be planning a wedding in 2011. Their son, Philip Jr., who's an opera singer, had a backup plan when his engagement proposal was delayed by the blizzard of 2010. Hoda Kotb and Kathie ... [TVNewser]

As Hoda & Kathie Lee Host 'Today' on a Ellipticals, Brian Williams Enjoys a Jelly Doughnut - Posted January 7, 2011
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams headed across 49th St. to cheer on Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford as they hosted the fourth hour of the 'Today' show on treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. ... [TVNewser]

Who Wants A 'Zucker Punch'? - Posted December 13, 2010
The "Today" show holiday party at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers brought in some holiday cheer and celebration for 15 years as the ... [TVNewser]

Joel McHale + Hoda Kotb + Kathie Lee Gifford + Scotch =...? - Posted November 27, 2010
Thanksgiving is a day for thanks. So what are we thankful for? Moments like this: "The Soup" host Joel McHale went on the fourth hour of the "Today" show Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to promote his NBC show "Community." The fourth hour of "Today" has been one of McHale's... [TVNewser]

'Spirit Day' Turns tvnewsers Purple - Posted October 20, 2010
Millions of Americans wore purple today for 'Spirit Day' to commemorate the kids who were tormented for being or suspected of being homosexual. All day long, tvnewsers wore purple in support of this anti-bullying cause, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). TVNewser ... [TVNewser]

Desiree Rogers, Kathie Lee Gifford & The Millionaire Matchmaker Meltdown - Posted October 20, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE There were plenty of movers, shakers and deal makers at Michael's today to keep things interesting, but a little birdie told me the media A-list was also out in force yesterday. So, as a public service to Lunch's faithful readers, here's who was there on Tuesday: ... [Fishbowl NY]

Desiree Rogers, Kathie Lee Gifford & The Millionaire Matchmaker Meltdown - Posted October 20, 2010
-- DIANE CLEHANE There were plenty of movers, shakers and deal makers at Michael's today to keep things interesting, but a little birdie told me the media A-list was also out in force yesterday. So, as a public service to Lunch's faithful readers, here's who was there on Tuesday: ... [FishbowlNY]

Hoda Kotb Book Party: Matt Lauer, Suze Orman, the Giffords & Jeff Zucker on his future: 'Relax and wait for the next endeavor.' - Posted October 12, 2010
TVNewser dropped in on Hoda Kotb's book party at Donny Deutsch's townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side last night. The longtime NBC News correspondent and co-host of the 4th h... [TVNewser]

Wall-to-Wall with Every NBC News Morning Host - Posted September 23, 2010
This afternoon NBC Universal held a luncheon touting its morning shows, "Today," "Morning Joe," and "Squawk Box" to advertisers, media buyers and the press. Every morning host was there, participating in a lighthearted panel discussion moderated by "NBC Nightly News" anchor ... [TVNewser]

Does SNL Have a Hoda Kotb Curse? - Posted September 12, 2010
"Saturday Night Live" has been lampooning news anchors since Lorne Michaels created the show back in 1975. In its recurring skits about fellow NBC program "Today" Kristen Wiig plays Kathie Lee Gifford, and is paired with another actress,... [TVNewser]

Country Comes to the City on 'Today' - Posted August 22, 2010
Martina McBride joins other country stars filling in on the fourth hour of the Today show next week. With Kathie Lee Gifford on vacation next week, "Today" show fourth hour co-host ... [TVNewser]

Hoda & Kathie Lee Celebrate 600 Shows - Posted July 26, 2010
USA Today's Olivia Barker chats up Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, co-hosts of FHOTS as they celebrate the show's 600th episode... [TVNewser]

Willie Geist on His Stint Filling-in for Kathie Lee: 'Mostly I'm Just Hungover' - Posted July 17, 2010
•MSNBC "Way Too Early" host and "Morning Joe" co-host Willie Geist filled in for Kathie Lee Gifford on the "Today" show fourth hour this week. "This week we've had champagne, margaritas and a wine tasting on the show, so mostly I'm just hungover," Geist told P... [TVNewser]

Cody Gifford Reviewing Movies for 'Today' - Posted June 18, 2010
Cody Gifford, son of Kathie Lee Gifford, is "interning" at NBC's "Today" show this summer while he's home from college. He'll be reviewing movies for his mother's 4th hour. Asked in a NBC Q&A what he could bring to the broadcast as a young critic, he explains: "I think that as you... [TVNewser]

Ralph Lauren, Jenna Bush, and the Media Mob - Posted May 19, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back at my regular perch at Michael's today after a nasty bug kept me home last week. I returned to a scene buzzing with a head-spinning mix of fashion designers, famous faces, and the requisite media moguls. Don't these people ever take a day... [Fishbowl NY]

Ralph Lauren, Jenna Bush, and the Media Mob - Posted May 19, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It was good to be back at my regular perch at Michael's today after a nasty bug kept me home last week. I returned to a scene buzzing with a head-spinning mix of fashion designers, famous faces, and the requisite media moguls. Don't these people ever take a day... [FishbowlNY]

Hoda & Kathie Lee's No Makeup Zone: 'So glad we did it...and so glad we are NOT doing it tomorrow!' - Posted May 14, 2010
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford did something on the 4th hour of NBC "Today" show yesterday that most people are not used to seeing on-air talent do: hosted... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee, Hoda Sans Make-Up - Posted May 12, 2010
•Tomorrow morning, "Today" show fourth hour co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will go without make-up. From the NBC release: "Gifford and Kotb want to lift the painted veil, and show viewers what they look like au naturel." Correspondent ... [TVNewser]

Correspondents' Dinner: The MSNBC After Party - Posted May 4, 2010
Okay... we finally got around to pulling these pictures from our camera. They are from MSNBC's White House Correspondents' Dinner after-party. The boldfacers we saw: Alec Baldwin, FBN's Charlie Gasparino, the enti... [TVNewser]

Best TwitPics from the WHCD - Posted May 3, 2010
Washington was buzzing this weekend with the White House Correspondents' Dinner and associated festivities. TVNewser had coverage of the dinner, the cocktails, and ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Tina Brown, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Media Mavens Galore! - Posted April 21, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE They were dining and dishing like it was 2006 today at Michael's. When I mentioned to one of the regulars that I hadn't seen the dining room jam packed with so many power lunchers in a long time, he summed up the scene this way: "People are tired of... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Tina Brown, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Media Mavens Galore! - Posted April 21, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE They were dining and dishing like it was 2006 today at Michael's. When I mentioned to one of the regulars that I hadn't seen the dining room jam packed with so many power lunchers in a long time, he summed up the scene this way: "People are tired of... [FishbowlNY]

Hoda and Kathie Lee Talk Tiki - Posted April 8, 2010
During the 10am hour of Today, co-hosts Koda Hotb and Kathie Lee Gifford addressed embarrassing news about a colleague. "We have an issue today we have to talk about, and we... [TVNewser]

Hoda and Kathie Lee to Host Annual NLGJA Benefit - Posted March 23, 2010
The Today show's Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford will host the 15th Annual NLGJA Headlines & Headliners benefit this Thursday night in New York. Some of the other TV types in attendance: From Fox New... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb, Dan Abrams & George Stephanopoulos Brave the St. Pat's Crowds - Posted March 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The hardcore Michael's regulars weren't about to let a little thing like the Saint Patrick's Day parade get in the way of their power lunch today. After a slow start, the dining room filled up nicely with plenty of media mavens and talking heads. The Today show's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb, Dan Abrams & George Stephanopoulos Brave the St. Pat's Crowds - Posted March 17, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE The hardcore Michael's regulars weren't about to let a little thing like the Saint Patrick's Day parade get in the way of their power lunch today. After a slow start, the dining room filled up nicely with plenty of media mavens and talking heads. The Today show's ... [FishbowlNY]

Amy Robach's Husband, and other 80's-90's Heartthrobs to Co-Host FHOTS - Posted March 11, 2010
Andrew Shue will be among the former TV heartthrobs to co-host the fourth hour of the Today show (FHOTS) next week while Kathie Lee Gifford is on vacation. "Bev... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Glenn Close Talks Fatal Attraction - Posted March 10, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE I love when the stars align just right on a Wednesday at Michael's, and I get to chat with a star I've always admired. I hit the jackpot today when I spotted Glenn Close in the dining room. Just l... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Glenn Close Talks Fatal Attraction - Posted March 10, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE I love when the stars align just right on a Wednesday at Michael's, and I get to chat with a star I've always admired. I hit the jackpot today when I spotted Glenn Close in the dining room. Just l... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Kathie Lee Gifford and Friends Grab a Bite Before Broadway - Posted January 13, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It's nice to see there are still plenty of writers who can afford to eat at swanky restaurants these days. Today, the dining room at Michael's was brimming with scribes of every stripe and their fabulous friends. I was heartened to hear from a handful of fellow scribes that... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Kathie Lee Gifford and Friends Grab a Bite Before Broadway - Posted January 13, 2010
— DIANE CLEHANE It's nice to see there are still plenty of writers who can afford to eat at swanky restaurants these days. Today, the dining room at Michael's was brimming with scribes of every stripe and their fabulous friends. I was heartened to hear from a handful of fellow scribes that... [FishbowlNY]

Only One Broadcast News Hour Is Up Double Digits in 2009 - Posted December 23, 2009
And it's the fourth hour of the "Today" show. The fourth hour, which is hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, averaged 1.9 million viewers this year, up 10% from 2008... [TVNewser]

'Has it occurred to you that men's balls are as vulnerable as women's ovaries?' - Posted October 15, 2009
•NBC News' Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow sit down for a new series of promo videos for NBC's "A Woman's Nation," which begins next week and is guest edited by Maria Shriver... [TVNewser]

Lauer's CVS Double on 'Today' - Posted October 14, 2009
You may remember that we noticed a funny similarity between a CVS ad and a certain morning show host yesterday. On NBC's "Today" show, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford showed the photos and gave us a shout-out: ... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Reserves Butt Bumping For Bloggers - Posted October 13, 2009
Yesterday, when we met Kathie Lee Gifford on the "Today" show's fourth hour, she informed us she wasn't shaking hands because of the threat of swine flu. Apparen... [Fishbowl NY]

Kathie Lee Reserves Butt Bumping For Bloggers - Posted October 13, 2009
Yesterday, when we met Kathie Lee Gifford on the "Today" show's fourth hour, she informed us she wasn't shaking hands because of the threat of swine flu. Apparen... [FishbowlNY]

No Shaking Hands for Hoda Kathie Lee. Bumping Butts Will Have to Do - Posted October 12, 2009
Amanda Ernst, editor of FishbowlNY, was on the FHOTS (Fourth Hour of the "Today" show) this morning as the subject of a ... [TVNewser]

What It's Like To Go On The "Today" Show - Posted October 12, 2009
Once you commit yourself to going on a show like the "Today" show, especially when you've decided to open up about something as private as your finances, you just have to give in and go with it. Even if you end up getting teased about it on Gawker. Ever since I was... [Fishbowl NY]

What It's Like To Go On The "Today" Show - Posted October 12, 2009
Once you commit yourself to going on a show like the "Today" show, especially when you've decided to open up about something as private as your finances, you just have to give in and go with it. Even if you end up getting teased about it on Gawker. Ever since I was... [FishbowlNY]

For Meredith Vieira - If It's Monday, It's Washington - Posted July 20, 2009
Last week, the Today show's Meredith Viera was in Los Angeles sitting down with Susan Boyle (airing Wednesday), today Vieira was in Washington sitting down with Pres. Obama (airing tomorrow) and by next Monday she'll be sitting in a canoe in Lake George, NY as part of "Today Takes a Vacation." But... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Blitzer, Koppel, Spelling... - Posted July 17, 2009
> CNN'S Wolf Blitzer will anchor a one-hour special commemorating the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. Monday at 4pmET, Blitzer will guide viewers through the historic moments leading up to the moonwalk. And at 4:17pmET, the exact time of the lunar landing, Blitzer will speak with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee and Hoda Make "Must" List - Posted June 25, 2009
Entertainment Weekly's current issue is the Summer Must List: "The 115 stars, styles, and supercool things we're excited about right now." Co-host Kathie Lee ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb & Bravo's Housewives Hold Court - Posted June 17, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today, and although the place was filled to the brim with movers and shakers of every stripe, all eyes were on table one: Today's Hoda Kotb presided over a raucous l... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Hoda Kotb & Bravo's Housewives Hold Court - Posted June 17, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was SRO at Michael's today, and although the place was filled to the brim with movers and shakers of every stripe, all eyes were on table one: Today's Hoda Kotb presided over a raucous l... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker: Gregory, Champion, Kotb... - Posted June 11, 2009
> Beginning July 13 you can catch David Gregory and Meet the Press on Retirement Living TV. The NBC program will be rebroadcast Mondays at 7 and 10pmET. > GMA's Sam Champion will serve as Master of Ceremonies tonight at the IREO Renewable Ene... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Frank Langella & Kathie Lee Gifford - Posted May 13, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty mix of media mavens, social types and the random celebrity (Frank Langella was in the house!) on the menu at Michael's today: The dining room was so packed, they were shoehorning... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Barbara Walters, Frank Langella & Kathie Lee Gifford - Posted May 13, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It was a tasty mix of media mavens, social types and the random celebrity (Frank Langella was in the house!) on the menu at Michael's today: The dining room was so packed, they were shoehorning... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Bill Bradley, Norman Pearlstine & The Media Mavens - Posted March 25, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It's a lo-cal edition of lunch today. We're chalking it up to near Spring-like weather (I don't know about you, but I'm burning my winter coat when we finally have two days over 60) and plenty of recent rumblings about companies tightening the reins on expense accounts. What's a... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Bill Bradley, Norman Pearlstine & The Media Mavens - Posted March 25, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE It's a lo-cal edition of lunch today. We're chalking it up to near Spring-like weather (I don't know about you, but I'm burning my winter coat when we finally have two days over 60) and plenty of recent rumblings about companies tightening the reins on expense accounts. What's a... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Giffords, Pelley, B-Cast... - Posted March 12, 2009
> For the first time in more than 15 years, Kathie Lee Gifford will be joined by her husband, Frank Gifford, to host a morning show. Frank fills in for Hoda Kotb (who's back Monday) tomorrow for the 10am hour of the Today show. ... [TVNewser]

Hoda, Kathie Lee...and Cramer - Posted February 8, 2009
The Today show's fourth hour was parodied for the second time this year last night on Saturday Night Live, with Kristin Wiig playing ... [TVNewser]

About That Today Show Interview with the Hero Pilot: Delayed "A Couple Days" - Posted January 19, 2009
This morning, the Today show's Matt Lauer explained the booking of Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, the pilot of USAirways flight 1549. NBC News announced Saturday afternoon that Capt. Sully would give his first interview to "Today" this morning. He was scheduled to be with us this morning for his first interview s... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Musical Chairs With Sir Paul McCartney - Posted January 14, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE So you think you've got problems? Paul McCartney (that's Sir Paul to you) arrived at Michael's today shortly before noon to scope out a table for a quiet lunch with ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Musical Chairs With Sir Paul McCartney - Posted January 14, 2009
— DIANE CLEHANE So you think you've got problems? Paul McCartney (that's Sir Paul to you) arrived at Michael's today shortly before noon to scope out a table for a quiet lunch with ... [FishbowlNY]

"Maddow" Premieres on SNL - Posted January 11, 2009
They've done it for Keith Olbermann. Tom Brokaw. ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Barry Diller, Jeff Zucker & The Magazine Mob - Posted November 19, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The usual power quotient found on any given Wednesday at Michael's went into overdrive today as the gals at the front desk had so many media moguls, magazine mavens and talking heads lining up to dine and dish today, they had to shoehorn in extra tables all... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Barry Diller, Jeff Zucker & The Magazine Mob - Posted November 19, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The usual power quotient found on any given Wednesday at Michael's went into overdrive today as the gals at the front desk had so many media moguls, magazine mavens and talking heads lining up to dine and dish today, they had to shoehorn in extra tables all... [FishbowlNY]

The Ticker (NBC edition): Williams, Burnett, Gifford.. - Posted November 14, 2008
> Brian Williams joined Suze Orman, Seth Meyers, Elizabeth Edwards and others on a panel to discuss who would be Time Magazine's Person of the Year (hmm, I... [TVNewser]

The Ticker (The Morning Show Edition): CNN A.M., 4th Hour, Joe-Prah... - Posted November 6, 2008
> The morning after the election, viewers flocked to CNN. From 6am-9amET, American Morning topped the other cable news networks with 2.124 million Total Viewers. That compares to Fox and Friends' 2.103 million and Morning Joe's 1.212 million. Among A25-54 viewers, CNN remained #1 with 1.021 million, followed by Fox and... [TVNewser]

The "Brassy and Boozy" Host of Today's Fourth Hour - Posted September 5, 2008
Karl Taro Greenfeld writes a lengthy profile of Today show co-host Kathie Lee Gif... [TVNewser]

Kathie Lee Getting Buzz — Positive and Negative - Posted August 11, 2008
In the wake of last month's awkward cooking segment with 'Sam the Cooking Guy,' the New York Times' Douglas Quenqua takes ... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Brown, Iger, Gifford... - Posted July 31, 2008
> CNN anchor Campbell Brown will anchor, "Roads to Ruin: Why America is Falling Apart," tomorrow at 8pmET. The program looks at the nation's crumbling highways and bridges, with guests from across the country (New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California governor ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Where the Magic Happens - Posted July 30, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE I thought I'd seen just about everything from my regular perch at Michael's during my weekly visits, but today topped all. They were serving up sides of card tricks with the Cobb salads today and the gang was just eating it up. When I arrived, illusionist ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Where the Magic Happens - Posted July 30, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE I thought I'd seen just about everything from my regular perch at Michael's during my weekly visits, but today topped all. They were serving up sides of card tricks with the Cobb salads today and the gang was just eating it up. When I arrived, illusionist ... [FishbowlNY]

Today Show, USA Today Team up for Summer - Posted July 12, 2008
This weekend marks the beginning of a four-week partnership between USA Today Weekend and the Today show's fourth hour. On the cover of the USA Weekend magazine, co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie ... [TVNewser]

Lunch: Politics As Usual - Posted April 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Timing is everything. Just ask Hillary Clinton. If we'd come a day earlier we would have dined with Karl Rove. (Well, okay, we'd have been in the same room.) Our spy says the sight of 'Bush's brain'-turned-Fox commentator at table five had the j... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Politics As Usual - Posted April 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE Timing is everything. Just ask Hillary Clinton. If we'd come a day earlier we would have dined with Karl Rove. (Well, okay, we'd have been in the same room.) Our spy says the sight of 'Bush's brain'-turned-Fox commentator at table five had the j... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Anna Wintour & Coming Soon — The Rolling Stones! - Posted March 26, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE We're guessing that spring break with the kiddies kept more than a few bold face names we've become accustomed to seeing away from 55th and Fifth today. Luckily, some of our favorite regulars were on hand — along with the first ever (at least since I've been at my... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Anna Wintour & Coming Soon — The Rolling Stones! - Posted March 26, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE We're guessing that spring break with the kiddies kept more than a few bold face names we've become accustomed to seeing away from 55th and Fifth today. Luckily, some of our favorite regulars were on hand — along with the first ever (at least since I've been at my... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch: Valerie Bertinelli Weighs In - Posted March 12, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE As much as we love our bird's eye perch from the bar, it's always a treat when we're invited to dine in the grown up section — especially when the scene is as head-spinning as it was today. Hallmark Channel's senior vice president Jen Geisser and her power... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch: Valerie Bertinelli Weighs In - Posted March 12, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE As much as we love our bird's eye perch from the bar, it's always a treat when we're invited to dine in the grown up section — especially when the scene is as head-spinning as it was today. Hallmark Channel's senior vice president Jen Geisser and her power... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch At Michael's: Paging George Clooney! Fern Mallis is Saving You a Seat at Fashion Week! - Posted January 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The dining room at 55th & Fifth was buzzing with the usual assemblage of bold face names, social swans and television types that tucked into their Cobb salads with gusto while digesting some of the week's harrowing headlines. Hollywood figured heavily into many... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch At Michael's: Paging George Clooney! Fern Mallis is Saving You a Seat at Fashion Week! - Posted January 23, 2008
— DIANE CLEHANE What recession? The dining room at 55th & Fifth was buzzing with the usual assemblage of bold face names, social swans and television types that tucked into their Cobb salads with gusto while digesting some of the week's harrowing headlines. Hollywood figured heavily into many... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Peggy Siegal: 'I Want It Now' - Posted June 20, 2007
Perhaps it was the schizophrenic weather that kept most of the familiar faces and celebrity diners away. It was a pretty subdued crowd at 55th & Fifth today. No big stars of stage, screen and nary an editor in sight. (Okay, Kathie Lee Gifford was there.... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Peggy Siegal: 'I Want It Now' - Posted June 20, 2007
Perhaps it was the schizophrenic weather that kept most of the familiar faces and celebrity diners away. It was a pretty subdued crowd at 55th & Fifth today. No big stars of stage, screen and nary an editor in sight. (Okay, Kathie Lee Gifford was there.... [FishbowlNY]

Lunch at Michael's: Valentine's Hangover - Posted February 15, 2007
It's the calm after the storm. The biggest — and only — snow storm of the season couldn't keep the movers and shakers away yesterday. On Valentine's Day the bustling dining room was host to a "low-key" birthday celebration hosted by Sherry Westin... [Fishbowl NY]

Lunch at Michael's: Valentine's Hangover - Posted February 15, 2007
It's the calm after the storm. The biggest — and only — snow storm of the season couldn't keep the movers and shakers away yesterday. On Valentine's Day the bustling dining room was host to a "low-key" birthday celebration hosted by Sherry Westin... [FishbowlNY]

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