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Kathie Lee Gifford's Daughter Cassidy: My Family Was Almost the Kardashians!

Kathie Lee Gifford's Daughter Cassidy: My Family Was Almost the Kardashians!

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?

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Anna Kendrick-Darius Rucker Beer Pong Game Turns into Sing-Off

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.)

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Kris Jenner Is 'Trying to Be a Good Friend' to Bruce, Kathie Lee Gifford Says

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Kris Jenner Is 'Trying to Be a Good Friend' to Bruce, Kathie Lee Gifford Says

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.

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Stars Tweet Messages of Support to Rita Wilson After She Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis 

Stars Tweet Messages of Support to Rita Wilson After She Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis 

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.

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Never Forget: Kathie Lee Gifford Sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl 20 Years Ago (VIDEO)

Never Forget: Kathie Lee Gifford Sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl 20 Years Ago (VIDEO)

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.

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Kathie Lee Gifford on Bill Cosby Allegations: 'I Never Saw It Personally' | Bill Cosby, Kathy Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford on Bill Cosby Allegations: 'I Never Saw It Personally'

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.

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Kathie Lee Wrote an 18-Minute Today Show Musical | Today

Kathie Lee Wrote an 18-Minute Today Show Musical

Originally posted 08/04/2014 11:25AM

No day but Today.

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Why Kathie Lee and Hoda Are Not Excited About George Clooney's Engagement | Engagements, George Clooney, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb Aren't Excited About George Clooney's Engagement

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.

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Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' Turns 30 in Star-Studded Video

Cyndi Lauper's Big Surprise as 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' Turns 30

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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