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Hoda Kotb reveals that Kathie Lee Gifford dropped 'grenade' on live TV by announcing Hoda's divorce

Hoda Kotb revealed this week that her former Today Show co-host Kathie Lee Gifford once shared some of her most personal information on live television without her permission.The 58-year-old journalist dropped by Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday when she admitted that Kathie Lee, 69, told the audience that she was getting a divorce during an awkwardly timed Valentine's Day episode.Hoda told host Andy Cohen that the information 'wasn't for out here,' though Kathie, who recently sparred with Kelly Ripa over her memoir, didn't seem to get the memo.She shared the humorous anecdote while sitting down with her current co-host Jenna Bush Hager after fans asked via video chat if any of her co-hosts had ever shared private information without her permission. Cat's out of the bag! Hoda Kotb, 58,  revealed Tuesday on Watch What Happens Live that her former Today Show co-host Kathie Lee Gifford, 69, once spilled the beans about her divorce after she told her about it in confidenceHoda told Andy that she had spilled the beans on her divorce to Kathie Lee while they were both getting ready in the Today Show's makeup room.

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Kelly Ripa responds to Kathie Lee Gifford's refusal to read her new book on air - details
Kelly Ripa spoke up on former Live host Kathie Lee Gifford's declaration about refusing to read her new book, Live Wire, due to her take on Regis Philbin.MORE: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' son opens up about his latest acting role alongside Jenna DewanAppearing on the podcast Not Skinny But Not Fat, the mom-of-three shared her take on the matter, calling it a "conundrum" right off the bat.VIDEO: Kelly Ripa displays super toned legs in head-turning mini dress"I didn't see the interview, so I tend to not go into deep dives on things I can't comment on," she continued, talking about "correcting the record" and controlling the narrative."I knew writing the book was going to open me up to all sorts of criticism, but people who read the book have a very different take on those chapters, because they read the book."MORE: Inside Michael Strahan’s public fall out with former co-star Kelly RipaShe concluded: "My ultimate comment is…thank you! It's really hard to sell a book," adding that any person who would pick up the book would have a different take.Kathie Lee - who was the late star's Live co-host for 15 years - spoke on Good Day New York to explain why she has no desire to read Kelly's stories. Kelly and Regis' off-screen relationship was very different from their on-screen oneKathie Lee admitted she was upset upon reading stories ahead of the book's release talking of Kelly and Regis' strained relationship."I was very sorry to see the headlines," she said.