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Burt Reynolds Draws Attention for His Comment About Hoda Kotb's Lips

Burt Reynolds made an appearance on the Today show on Thursday (March 15) and the interview with Hoda Kotb ended on a bit of a puzzling note when he mentioned her lips.

The interview consisted of a variety of topics, including who the love of his life was. The 82-year-old actor replied, “You’re naughty, you really are. I’m dead in the water no matter what I say. Well, she was 7 when I fell in love with her. She stayed 7 for about 11 years. I would say Sally [Field],”

At the end of the five-minute interview, Burt told Hoda, “I am so proud of you for not having your lips larger.”

Hoda laughed and replied, “OK, all right Burt.”

Jane Fonda's Response to This Facelift Joke Is Perfect

You may remember, several months back, Jane Fonda had an awkward interview with the Today show’s Megyn Kelly where she kept being questioned about past plastic surgery.

Well, Jane made a return to the Today show on Tuesday (January 16) with her Grace and Frankie co-star Lily Tomlin. This time, they did their interview with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie.

“You guys are real friends on and off camera, right?” Hoda said, to which Jane responded, “Sometimes.”

“How long have you guys known each other?” Hoda asked, to which Lily joked, “Oh, my gosh…I think before your first facelift!”

“Never mind! Never mind!” Jane said in reaction. “We don’t need to hear that!”

Then Jane asked Lily, “Who are you, Megyn Kelly?”

Hoda Kotb's 'Today' Salary Reportedly Revealed, Earning $18 Million Less Than Matt Lauer

A new report has emerged suggesting Hoda Kotb is making way less than Matt Lauer made in the same position.

News broke yesterday that Hoda was replacing Lauer as the new Today show anchor after he was fired for sexual misconduct back in November. Apparently, Hoda is making $7 million a year (which is what current co-host Savannah Guthrie is reportedly making). Lauer allegedly made $25 million per year.

Hoda isn’t complaining about the money. She has landed the big job she always dreamed of, and most definitely deserves. Plus, Matt‘s salary reflected the long time he was on the show – 25 years. If things go well, Hoda could ask for more next time if she re-ups her contract. But the figures underline the huge wage disparity at NBC News,” a source told Page Six. NBC would not comment on the salary reports.

Hoda Kotb Reveals What Matt Lauer Said After She Landed 'Today' Show Anchor

Hoda Kotb was named the new Today show anchor, replacing Matt Lauer after his firing for sexual misconduct, and she revealed she heard from Matt after the news broke.

“I did hear from [Matt], yeah,” Hoda told ET. “He texted me and he said congratulations and some really nice words, and it meant the world when I saw the text pop up. My heart just went like, you know, it meant the world to see that.”

“You know, Matt is our good friend and continues to be, and I think for both of us, we’ve just been trying to navigate this time and honor our love and friendship with Matt, but also understand and try to learn more about these circumstances,” she continued. “So, it’s complicated when you are surprised by revelations, but you still care deeply for somebody who’s a friend. I think for all of us, we’ve just been trying to navigate through that, with straightforwardness and honesty and integrity.”

Hoda Kotb Named 'Today' Anchor After Matt Lauer's Firing

Hoda Kotb has been named the new co-anchor or the Today show, replacing disgraced former host Matt Lauer.

She will be joining Savannah Guthrie, who will continue to co-anchor.

Lauer was fired back in November after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct arose.

“Over the past several weeks, Hoda has seamlessly stepped into the co-anchor role alongside Savannah, and the two have quickly hit the ground running,” Andy Lack, chairman of the NBC News Group, wrote to his staff in an email (via Dateline). “They have an undeniable connection with each other and most importantly, with viewers, a hallmark of Today.”