Kathie Lee Gifford Tweets Apology For Embarrassing Mistake

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“Today” host Kathie Lee Gifford made a horribly awkward mistake on Wednesday’s show, which cost her and anyone watching a great deal of embarrassment: apparently, she wasn’t aware that guest Martin Short’s wife passed away two years ago and kept asking him questions about how they keep their marriage fresh after so many years together.

To his credit, Short didn’t make her feel bad by pointing out her mistake, instead answering as though she were still alive.

Kathie Lee is known for her wild and erratic antics on the show, often getting skewered by Joel McHale on the E! clip show “The Soup”. Some episodes are like a train wreck; you don’t want to watch but you can’t look away.

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Gifford did eventually realize her mistake and tweeted about it later, offering an apology to Short.

I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family. He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I’m so grateful.
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Kathie Lee Gifford Tweets Apology For Embarrassing Mistake
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  • http://2012Taxes.org Steve

    He really kept it together and answered the questions without getting emotional. I don’t think I could have done the same if we wife had passed away.

  • Julie

    I have always thought she a twit… And once again she proves me correct!

  • Missyd

    Too bad she tweeted the wrong account. OMG. Dumb and dumber. He, on the other hand, is a complete gentleman. It kinda reminded me of that skit that Chris Farley used to do on SNL when he was an idiot interviewer that used to ask mega stars the dumbest questions, and they would all respond so kindly. LOL

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