It's become one of my favorite guilty pleasures..what are Kathie Lee & Hoda going to be drinking on today's 'Today Show.' Well, today I didn't have to go any farther than in my own hood to find out. That's because the two, who in my opinion have one of the best all time gigs ever, were taping their show at Santa Monica Place.
Today's concoction, some sort of tropical passion fruity spiked cocktail served by 2 gents from a local establishment, on stage in front of an audience filled with Santa Monicans & other local fans who came out early to show their love & support. They even had a raffle where 1 lucky audience member won a car! A shiny red Toyota RAVE 4 Limited Edition. At first, the lucky female recipient only thought she won a cd by Kathie Lee, who belted out those tunes 10 years ago, but the big reveal rivaled any prize Oprah had ever given on her show.
Kathie & Hoda seemed very happy to be in Sunny LA. Though, I'm sure our ultra cold, for us Angelinos anyway, 50 degree weather, wasn't what they were expecting here in Southern Cali. Last night, they taped an interview here with Blake Shelton. Other segments being taped today, included a Hollywood gossip rundown with E! News, Terence Jenkins. A segment featuring Bobbie Thomas was on tap today as well. They'll also be doing surprise makeovers on random peeps on the Promenade throughout the weekend.
In case you misssed it, not to worry as you'll still have your chance tomorrow, Sunday, February 10. The girls will be back at SMP, in the Center Plaza, to tape segments in the a.m & early afternoon. There will be 2 live shows. One at 10:00 am and one at 12:00 pm. Hoda will also be signing copies of her book, 'Ten Years Later: 6 People Who Faced Adversity'& Transformed Their Lives' from 1:30-2:30 pm.
A total of 5 shows will be taped from Santa Monica Place. Watch for the SaMo shows to air during the upcoming week of February 11-15.