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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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Bathing Suit-Clad Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb Talk Spicing Up Today

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Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb on Bringing Trouble to Today

Originally posted 06/04/2013 09:45AM

They were an unlikely pair at first: serious Dateline reporter Hoda Kotb and performer Kathie Lee Gifford, who shot to fame as Regis Philbin's morning chat show partner of 15 years.

Combined, the co-anchors have energized the once-stale fourth hour of the Today show since 2008. The chatty hosts drink wine, dish on celebs (and themselves) and share heartfelt girlfriend wisdom to a growing group of fans.

Their partnership is chronicled in the June-July issue of AARP The Magazine, which has the supportive TV colleagues appearing on the cover in bathing suits and wide grins.

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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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Puppy That Kathie Lee Gifford Dropped on TV Lands – in Forever Home

Puppy That Kathie Lee Gifford Dropped on TV Lands – in Forever Home

Originally posted 10/24/2012 04:30PM

Talk about a nice landing!

The dog that fell out of Kathie Lee Gifford arms during a live segment of the Today show has been adopted.

The homeless pooch took a dive into a pen full of adoptable pups on Oct. 11, and though the dog wasn't injured, Gifford was feeling wounded afterward.

"The puppy's ok, but I’m a wreck," she told Matt Lauer. "It's very upsetting for me. I have three dogs of my own and I adore dogs."

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Kathie Lee Gifford Drops Puppy on TV, Is a 'Wreck'

Kathie Lee Gifford Drops Puppy on TV, Is a 'Wreck'

Originally posted 10/12/2012 01:20PM

Things usually get slippery on the fourth hour of Today, but even Kathie Lee Gifford is feeling shaky after Thursday's episode.

In a segment featuring adoptable rescue dogs, the morning show's co-host picked up one of the visiting pooches.

"Oh, puppy needs a bath-y," Gifford remarked, before the dog quickly tumbled out of her arms.

Gifford's fourth-hour partner, Hoda Kotb, backed away from the scene just as quickly, saying, "Puppy took a nose dive-y!" Gifford apologized profusely to the dog as she picked it up again to comfort it after the fall.

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Kathie Lee Witnessed Taylor Swift Wedding Crashing Scandal

Kathie Lee Gifford Witnessed Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy's Wedding Crashing

Originally posted 08/23/2012 05:00PM

On Thursday's Today show, Kathie Lee Gifford confirmed what the Boston Herald reported Wednesday: Conor Kennedy and his girlfriend Taylor Swift crashed the wedding of Kyle Kennedy in Boston last Saturday.

"The truth, because I was there," Gifford said on television, "[is that] Vicki, [my husband] Frank's daughter's account of what happened in Boston is accurate."

Kathie Lee, the step-grandmother of the bride, explained that Conor was invited to the wedding but failed to RSVP and, instead, texted the bride's mother, Victoria Gifford Kennedy, right before the ceremony and asked to attend.

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Ann Curry May Leave Today – Who Should Succeed Her?

Originally posted 06/21/2012 03:35PM

Is Ann Curry leaving the Today show?

According to a The New York Times report (citing unidentified parties involved in the negotiations), Matt Lauer's latest co-host may soon find herself off the popular morning show and into a new job at the network as a foreign correspondent.

An official announcement is reportedly expected before the start of the summer Olympics next month.

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