There are many reasons why I love absolute mess Kathie Lee Gifford (Side Note: If Kathie Lee Gifford was a brand of vodka, she’s be Absolut Mess.) and the clip above is one of them. Kathie Lee Gifford’s job is to interview guests and to read facts about her guests on a card given to her by an intern who did a 5-second Wiki search on said guest. But who needs facts? Who needs research? Who needs all of that? If the fact card isn’t liquefied down, fermented in a barrel for years and then poured into a clear wine bottle, Kathie Lee wants nothing to do with it. That’s just her style of journalism and I’m all about it. So because of this, Kathie Lee’s drunk ass had no idea that Martin Short’s wife has been dead since 2010 when she asked him how long they’ve been married during an interview on Today this morning.
Kathie Lee went on and on like she’s best friends with Martin and his wife. Like they go antiquing and bed and breakfast-ing each weekend. Kathie Lee told Hoda that Martin and his wife have one of the greatest marriages in the business that is show and then she asked him, “How many years now for you guys?” Martin played along, because being in show business for so long taught him how to deal with morning time drunks. Don’t screw with their buzz and calmly watch as their train of thought crashes into the side of a building.
After the commercial, Kathie Lee put on her best sober face and apologized for not knowing that Martin’s wife died of ovarion cancer in 2010. Kathie Lee said that during the break, Martin took her aside and broke the news to her. Martin then told Kathie that his wife “would’ve wanted to keep the conversation going.” As Martin walked away from Kathie, he said under his breath, “keep the conversation going with a professional in rehab, because you’re a drunk bitch of a mess.”
via Gossip Cop