Drunken Kathie Lee Asks Insensitive Question

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Kathie Lee Gifford asked Martin Short an embarrassing and painful question about his dead wife today. Short’s wife, Nancy, died in 2010. Shouldn’t a talk show host be more prepared than that?!

Gifford and co-host, Hoda Kotb, drink wine each morning on the set of the Today show. That is public knowledge and often talked about. Hoda has even referred to wine as a “breakfast food” in a tweet reply to Andy Cohen on May 2 where Cohen says “you know there’s no such thing as a ‘breakfast wine’!?!?”. To which Hoda replied, “then what am i drinking right now?”

Did Gifford get too drunk and slip up today during the interview with Martin Short? Should she be reprimanded by the network?

Not only did she make this gaffe while live on the air where she entered into a series of questions about how long Short has been married (in the present tense) and then saying that the two are still madly in love and asking why. Short handled it with grace by not pointing out the fact that his wife is dead.

To add insult to injury, the drunken TV host took to Twitter to apologize. To an account that DOES NOT EVEN BELONG TO MARTIN SHORT!

Kathie Lee, here is the address to the Betty Ford Center along with their website and phone number. Please visit them!

The Betty Ford Center
39000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone – (760) 773-4100
Toll Free – (800) 434-7365


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