08:11 PM EDT 07/07/2015
Kathie Lee Gifford
Originally posted 07/07/2015 05:30PM
America got to know Cassidy Gifford because her mom Kathie Lee Gifford regaled Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee fans with anecdotes until she left the show in 2000, but it turns out we could have been keeping up with the Giffords this whole time!
"When I was younger, people kept making offers for different reality shows and stuff," Cassidy – who makes her debut in a leading role in summer horror film The Gallows (out Friday) – says in the new issue of PEOPLE.
In fact, E! producers initially approached Kathie Lee, now 61, for a family-style reality series, but the Today personality actually recommended they pitch the show to her longtime pal Kris Jenner, thus making her responsible for a little show called Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Had Kathie Lee said yes, what would a Gifford family TV show look like?
Originally posted 05/13/2015 11:45PM
[YOUTUBE "uxJXmYahSCg"] Who would you put your money on in a beer pong showdown: Anna Kendrick and Hoda Kotb or Darius Rucker and Kathie Lee Gifford?
Consider that one for a second. Either team could have the edge, but if you watch the video, you'll see one of them clearly has a bit more experience bouncing ping-pong balls into keg cups. (And no worries: Today subbed out actual beer for root beer.)
Originally posted 04/27/2015 06:00PM
Beyond her Tweet in which she called ex-husband Bruce Jenner a "hero" for his decision to move forward with transitioning into a woman, Kris has kept fairly quiet on the subject.
However, Kathie Lee Gifford spoke up in Kris' defense on Monday. A longtime friend of the Jenners, the Today host – along with her husband, Frank – is even a godparent to Kendall and Kylie.
During her 20/20 special, Sawyer said that Kris, 59, could not be reached for comment – a charge that the Kardashian-Jenner matriarch later denied on Twitter.
Originally posted 04/16/2015 01:40PM
Originally posted 04/14/2015 01:00PM
On Tuesday morning, Rita Wilson shared some very personal news – the actress, 58, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and has just undergone a double mastectomy, as well as reconstructive surgery.
Originally posted 01/31/2015 07:30PM
There was a magical time not too long ago when Kathie Lee Gifford was considered an appropriate choice to open the biggest televised event of the year.
Originally posted 11/22/2014 11:45AM
As more women come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, Kathie Lee Gifford, who opened for the comedian for two years in the late '70s, confirms that he never acted inappropriately with her – and doesn't know what to make of the latest allegations against him.
Originally posted 08/04/2014 11:25AM
No day but Today.
Originally posted 05/02/2014 11:15AM
Were you a little disappointed when you heard George Clooney was officially off the market? Well, you're not the only one.
Originally posted 06/03/2013 12:25PM
Cyndi Lauper has plenty to celebrate – and she's not doing it alone.
Not only is the singer-songwriter Tony-nominated for her critically acclaimed score to the best-musical contender Kinky Boots, but she's also marking the 30th anniversary of the monster hit that first put her on the map, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," which she released in 1983.
To celebrate? She was totally surprised by the Kinky Boots ensemble. After quietly securing permission from Lauper's manager and her record company, Sony Music, they assembled this performance music video (see below) of Lauper's signature number.
"It's so sweet, I'm crying," Lauper, 59, during a quick break from rehearsal Monday, told PEOPLE of her reaction to what was done – and about those who participated. She first saw the video Sunday night, before it was posted to YouTube.
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