What are Kathie Lee Gifford's style and beauty secrets? Who's the new apple of her eye? The new co-host of TODAY's fourth hour reveals all when she answers your questions ...
Question: I am so excited about you being on TV again. I feel like my style maven has returned! What fashion styles will we be seeing you wearing?
— Samantha Fox, Lincolnton, N.C.
Kathie Lee Gifford: I always adore Ralph Lauren, but this spring I especially love Michael Kors' new collection. I think Tory Burch has some beautiful clothes, and Donna Karan and Calvin Klein never go out of style.
Question: It's not fair that you continue to look so young, while the rest of us need help. What is your secret? Is it your beauty routine? Does it include peels, exercise and healthy foods?
— Maureen Massey, Los Angeles
Kathie Lee: My secret is I get help. I'm a big believer in all the things you mentioned, but I also go to an excellent dermatologist regularly and I do Pilates daily. Unfortunately, I never get enough sleep!
Question: Hello Kathie Lee, I am so excited to see you back on TV. You look fabulous!!!! Do you still have your dogs and have you added any more?
— Tammy Balliew, Calhoun, Ga.
Kathie Lee: Thank you so much. We still have Regis, although he's getting a little long in the tooth (but at least he still has teeth). And we have a new dog, Louis. He's 2 years old and the apple, not just of my eye, but of my life. I am ridiculous about this dog. I seem to have a thing for bichons.
Question: Now that you’re off working, what is your husband doing? Is he still a sports commentator?
— Seth L. McPhie, Brigham City, Utah
Kathie Lee: No. Frank left “Monday Night Football” about 10 years ago. He is currently writing a terrific book about the legendary 1958 Sudden Death Championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. Look for it in the fall.
Question: Hi Kathie, will you continue writing musicals and songs as you start your new role on TODAY? Congratulations and welcome back to television; I have enjoyed your projects over the years and am a big fan of yours!
— K. Bennett
Kathie Lee: Thanks so much. Yes, that was also a consideration. The execs have assured me that my passionate love for the work I'm doing will be able to continue.
Question: What are your thoughts for the future of TODAY?
— Muriel Whitley, New Seabury, Mass.
Kathie Lee: Exactly the same as they were each day with Regis — that we'll have a good time and that we'll share information that's valuable to our viewers, that will inspire them to go forward in their lives, make better consumer decisions, and give them a giggle or two.
Question: Kathie Lee, it is great to hear you are coming back to a morning talk show. I have always loved you and so look forward to seeing you again. Have you written any books lately and are you still singing? You are a great person with the right values; this will make me watch the Today show again. Thank you for coming back and you have been missed. Good luck!
— Lisa Riley, Watsontown, Pa.
Kathie Lee: Thank you, Lisa. I've been writing a novel for several years but my musicals and screenplays keep getting in the way. (Not that that's a bad thing!)
Question: Kathie Lee, I was wondering what made you come back to morning television. Do you think the transition will be harder for you now that you are (with all due respect) a little older and wiser? How do your kids feel about you coming back to work at this time in their lives? Good luck!! You look fantastic!!
— Noreen Novak, New London, Conn.
Kathie Lee: Thank you. If I were indeed wiser, I wouldn't be coming back to television! But just as I thought it was the right time to leave eight years ago, I feel it's the right time to return now. The TODAY Show is the mother of all morning shows and Hoda is just a delight. The kids are very comfortable with it. If they weren't, I wouldn't be returning.