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'Today': Wine Spills All Over Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford's Awkward Puppy Talk (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/ 9/2012 3:18 pm Updated: 04/ 9/2012 3:19 pm

Today Show

The fourth hour of the "Today" show had quite the eventful opening for a Monday morning.

As hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb sat in their usual seats armed with glasses of vino, the women immediately launched into a discussion of the morning's happenings.

As a producer placed Kotb's mic on her dress prior to air, he knocked over the glass of red wine, which shattered in half and spilled all over her. A minute into the morning, Kotb, who was wearing an ivory-colored dress, stood up to show the damage. She also apologized to "Today" style editor Bobbi Thomas, the owner of the now wine-soaked dress.

Following that incident, the two hosts welcomed the smallest puppy in the world, Beyoncé, onto the broadcast. As Gifford and Kotb fawned over the adorable, three-week-old puppies, Gifford examined Beyonce's brother. "Look, it's a little boy with a little teeny wiener!" Gifford said. "How are you!?" she gushed while kissing the puppy.

Needless to say, this might be the most eventful/awkward fourth hour opening, as both moments happened within the first three minutes of the broadcast.

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  • Guthrie co-hosts NBC's "Today" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Robin Roberts

    Roberts co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" from 7-9 a.m.

  • George Stephanopoulos

    Stephanopoulos co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Charlie Rose

    Rose co-hosts "CBS This Morning" from 7-8 a.m. CBS announced the addition of Rose and Gayle King and a decidedly focused hard news program earlier this year.

  • Gayle King

    King co-hosts "CBS This Morning" from 8-9 a.m.

  • Steve Doocy

    Doocy co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m. "Fox and Friends" dominates cable news morning shows.

  • Gretchen Carlson

    Carlson co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Brian Kilmeade

    Kilmeade co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Joe Scarborough

    Scarborough co-hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" from 6-9 a.m. "Morning Joe" focuses solely on hard news and political commentary.

  • Mika Brzezinski

    Brzezinski co-hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Soledad O'Brien

    O'Brien co-hosts CNN's 7-9 a.m. morning news program. CNN's "American Morning" fell behind MSNBC and even its own HLN. The network recently announced the return of O'Brien and the replacement of "Amerian Morning" with two new morning programs.

  • Zoraida Sambolin

    Sambolin co-hosts CNN's 5-7 a.m. morning news program.


Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |