All eyes will be on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” Friday morning. Kathie Lee Gifford is the guest.
Gifford co-hosted “Live with Regis and Kathie” for 15 years until 2000, when she left to find new adventures. She has made three or four appearance over 20 years.
Indeed, Kathie Lee went on to have a big success at rival NBC with Hoda Kotb and the third hour of “Today.” She often welcomed Regis, who was not welcome at their old show and never heard from Kelly Ripa again after he left.
Kathie Lee is promoting a rom-com movie called “Then Came You,” which she wrote and is going on Video on Demand this weekend. She stars in the film with Craig Ferguson. On September 30th, “Then Came You” played in theaters for one night via Fathom Entertainment.
Why Kathie Lee isn’t appearing on the Today show, and how she wound up returning to the so called scene of the crime is a mystery. She didn’t stay friendly with producer Michael Gelman, but maybe after Regis’s death this summer there was a reach out.
So set your DVRs. Of course, Kathie Lee won’t be in the same room with Kelly and Ryan. She’ll Zoom in from Nashville, where she’s been living since leaving the Today show.