Hoda Kotb flies to London to help with 2012 Summer Olympics coverage
"Absolute nonsense. That's a garbage story," Bell tells Chris Russo on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio (via the Huffington Post).
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"Anybody who watches the show knows that we've been running a thing with Kathie Lee and Hoda for weeks talking about why Hoda should go to the Olympics. So I have no idea. It was pathetic reporting."
The New York Daily News reported that the reason Kotb went to the Games is because the Gurthrie-fronted show isn't performing well and needed a boost in the form of Kotb. "They called Hoda on Thursday begging her to go to London because they said it wasn't working like they thought," a source tells the paper.