TODAY   |  December 19, 2013

KLG: Kim Basinger ‘flawless’ as 60-year-old model

TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb chat about 60-year-old Kim Basinger signing a modeling contract with the same agency as her daughter. KLG recalls running into Basinger at a restaurant, and says she was lovely.

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>>> hello, everybody, welcome to thirsty thursday. we're so glad you're with us today. we're very excited. who's here?

>> oh, my gosh, she's another one of those people, the more she speaks, the more you love her.

>> you love her more and more.

>> beautiful humility about her. she was on the earlier hours. we cannot wait until she gets here.

>> if you're one of those people complaining because the airlines were talking about allowing cell phones on the plane -- [ cell phone ringing ]

>> can you imagine 800 of those -- or 80 of them? delta, southwest and jetblue says they don't care what the fcc says, they're not going to allow cell phone conversations on their flights.

>> delta has announced they are going to let you use your phone --

>> delta's a no, delta, jetblue and -- i think it's -- oh, thinks that it was. delta says it will compromise by letting passengers check their e-mail.

>> you just can't speak though.

>> most people believe the ability to make calls on board would definitely detract from, not enhance, the flying experience, which is not great anymore anyway.

>> i can't imagine if someone was on --

>> what if you wanted to sleep?

>> a cross country flight?

>> when you take the red eye a lot from california back to new york, there's always some --

>> yes, there always are.

>> people that just decide, wow, what a great time to talk. great time to chat.

>> do you talk to people next to you on the plane?

>> not on a red eye . i have though. i've been that person on occasion that -- you don't realize how loud you're talking. you know what really bothers me though, and i usually get along beautifully with flight attendants . i really like them. they're really hard working. a flight recently, and i will not say which airline, they were all -- everybody, even -- everybody. everybody was in the galley, yakking the whole time. from l.a. to new york. they were so nice, i didn't want to say, can you guys hold it down? they should have held it down.

>> talked the whole way?

>> a little party.

>> all right. so there's a lot of christmas cards going out and holiday cards. prince charles and camilla sent out their holiday card .

>> oh, look at this.

>> oh, my god, this is not what you would expect.

>> it looks like they're happy. looks like they're at some kind of horse event.

>> i think they like a little nip or two at a horse event, don't you think? a little nip and a little gallop gallop. royal ascot , races, that's why --

>> he looks loving towards her.

>> we remember what he used to say about her so i think the man's in love. there's no other explanation. we asked you the other day to follow up on facebook about how you all feel about the cards that come with the five pages long, you know, updates of how many cavities your kids had and all of that. you voted on our website.

>> 68% said bragging has gotten out of control on christmas cards . they think it's too much.

>> hit the highlights.

>> yeah.

>> and then 32 percent said they like to see all that stuff.

>> i think what it comes down to is if you have time to sit and really -- when you get them from people you don't remember or you don't know that well at all. or you say, oh, my gosh. i have to ask frank who somebody is is that's bad. that's definitely really bad.

>> but we appreciate everybody sending them.

>> we do.

>> the question also came up about the cards with the photos on it that look like real pictures. our facebook friend jennifer rosen bergen gave us a good idea. she said take a picture of the card, then put it in your phone and have that be like -- when that person calls you, that's the photo that comes up, so you get to be reminded, like, there they are.

>> i think that's a great idea. probably not going to do it because i don't know how but i think it would be great. okay. we want to show you -- we don't want to give it away. there are students in texas who decided to play just a little -- have a little fun with their teachers, okay. the teachers were regarding merry christmas video next to a christmas tree .

>> here's what happened.

>> ahh

>> merry christmas .

>> ahhh.

>> oh, no

>> ahhh

>> our first christmas that i spent with my --

>> ahh.

>> merry christmas , go dogs.

>> ahhh.

>> oh

>> -- was the year that i found out there wasn't a santa claus --

>> ahh

>> great times, go dogs.

>> ahh

>> you know, i'm sure somebody some day is going to have a heart attack.

>> i get scared on some of those things. that was their media class project. very, very smart. all right. we have to talk about kim basinger for a minute. she signed a modeling contract at age 60. i first met her -- she's my age. she looked darn good. looks great. first met her when we were both about 20 years old. there's a restaurant called moon shadows out in los angeles . you want to get depressed, go into the ladies room and be at the mirror with kim basinger . you know, even when you're at your only peak, and i peaked some time in 1942 , there you are, thinking you look okay, and there's kim basinger next to you and she's just -- she's flawless. and she is so nice. she's lovely. so the same age as me. her daughter ireland -- i think we're going to see some mother/daughter stuff.

>> a lot of these different cosmetic companies and modeling agencies are using older models. diane keaton --

>> i love her.

>> and andie macdowell , both for l'oreal. i thought that was so genius of l'oreal because she always looks great.

>> here's the thing, people her age, our age, we buy things.

>> we have more disposable income than we had when we were in our 20s and we need the products more. and we like to see people like us so we can go, oh, diane keaton looks so great.

>> i could too.

>> okay.

>> you know what i want to know.

>> what?

>> i want to know if those life lifts work that debby boone -- how does somebody go in there on your lunch hour and come back like a facelift?

>> let's get her on shot to explain.

>> i went and saw "anchorman 2." and it's all throwback songs. there was one that came on and in the screening i was singing the song which nobody liked but i didn't care. the song is called --

>> you're going to remember it.

>> i'd really love to see you tonight.

>> one of my favorite songs. finally. i love this song.

>> we got to crank it.

>> we can play the whole thing. hello yeah it's been a while not much how about you i'm not sure why i called i guess i really just wanted to talk to you and i was thinking maybe later on we could get together for a while it's been such a long time and i really do miss your smile

>> here it comes.

>> everybody. i'm not talking about moving in and i don't want to change your life but there's a warm wind blowing the stars around and i'd really love to see you tonight really love to see you

>> that's the part i love.

>> is that not a great song?

>> you just put me in the best mood, hoda.

>> "anchor man 2" has all the best songs. walking through a windy park take a drive along the beach or stay at home and watch tv it really doesn't matter much to me

>> everybody. i'm not talking about moving in and i don't want to change your mind but there's a warm wind blowing the stars around and i'd really love to see you tonight

>> all right, kids. we have to do okay or not. that's the longest you've ever allowled i-hoda to play. usually you cut it off after three chords. i think you're maturing, i really do, hoda. is it okay or not okay for tv and movie stars to make holiday albums. here's what we said.

>> if they're talented, hoda, why not?

>> i agree.

>> you do?

>> yes. here's my answer, yes, it's okay. kathie lee gifford . need i say more.

>> aw. i listened to it once.

>> all right. coming up, it was so long ago, you can't even get it anymore. i was seven months pregnant when i recorded that album.

>> you can get it on itunes, can't you?

>> i guess so.