After bailing on Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb right before her scheduled appearance earlier this week on the Fourth Hour, Chelsea Handler has been giving one excuse after another, each as questionable as the next.
First, when she showed up later that day on “Late Night,” she told Jimmy Fallon she had bumped her eye on the shower door. And then the next morning, the New York Post’s Page Six quoted her publicist saying Handler actually had been recovering from food poisoning.
But Handler finally ’fessed up Wednesday night on her show, “Chelsea Lately.”
“I have to apologize to the TODAY show because I didn’t show up for an interview and then they saw me on Jimmy Fallon and they were like, what? And I lied. I’ve been lying to everyone lately about why I didn’t show up but I just, I don’t know, have a good reason,” she said.
“To Hoda Kota-ba and Kathie Lee Jifford, I’m sorry,” she said. “I really am sorry. I’m very professional usually, but I just couldn’t make it.”
KLG made sure everyone knew the fight was over, even though she described Handler’s apology as “half-hearted.”
“At least she’s not lying,” she said.
“I like it,” Hoda said before they both chimed: “Apology accepted.”
Let’s drink to that!