It looks like things on Today are getting more and more dramatic! As fans of the show certainly know already, after Matt Lauer was fired following sexual misdemeanor accusations, he was replaced by Hoda Kotb. But what that means is that Kathie Lee Gifford now needs someone new to co-host her segment.
That being said, we have learned that she is not that fond of the idea of having Jenna Bush replace Hoda.
In fact, she has someone in mind for the role already – Regis Philbin.
But why would she be against Jenna getting the job?
One insider on set explained that ‘Jenna looks very young next to Kathie Lee that on the inside they are calling it the mother and daughter hour. Kathie Lee is not laughing.’
Unfortunately for Kathie Lee, however, she doesn’t get a saying in this.
‘The big problem’s that Jenna is best friends with Savannah. And now that Savannah’s pushed out everyone who was loyal to Matt Lauer and replaced them with producers loyal to her, Kathie Lee has no power.’
Our insider went on to reveal that they have already started the process of replacing Hoda with Jenna and there’s nothing Kathie Lee can do to change it.
She’ll just have to get used to it, right?
Well, not exactly – our insider claims that she might just quit as soon as Jenna starts working alongside her and that will create a whole new set of problems for the show.
‘Jenna will be announced as her permanent replacement in the hour with Kathie Lee following the Olympics. But they need to be careful because once they announce Jenna as the new co-host, they better start looking for someone to replace Kathy Lee because she’ll be out!’
What do you think of Jenna as a replacement for Hoda Kotb? Do you believe Kathie Lee is really going to leave the show?