KATHIE LEE GIFFORD made a pretty huge mistake on the “Today” show yesterday. She was interviewing MARTIN SHORT . . . and Kathie Lee started asking him about his wife.
–She said, quote, “You and Nancy have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business. How many years now for you guys?”
–The thing is, Martin’s wife DIED TWO YEARS AGO. But he didn’t correct her. He just kind of rolled with it. He said, quote, “We, uh . . . married . . . 36 years.”
–Kathie Lee later apologized for her error on-air, saying Martin corrected her after the interview. But he wasn’t upset at all.
–Jets center NICK MANGOLD said on Twitter that he wanted to get Olympian LOLO JONES and TIM TEBOW together . . . but Lolo responded, quote, “Thanks Nick but I actually heard Tebow has a girlfriend. He just isn’t saying it publicly. The search continues.”
Not that she needs the money, but JESSICA SIMPSON just scored a $4 million deal to drop her baby fat using Weight Watchers.
–She says, quote, “The cool thing about the program is that it focuses on healthy habits for the long-term (and I can still indulge in my guilty pleasures every now and then, too). I have actually gotten a group of friends together who are going to be doing it with me.”
–Jessica reportedly put on 65 to 75 pounds during her pregnancy.