Chelsea Handler called in sick to her appearance with Kathie LeeGifford and Hoda Kotb on Monday, but managed to be well enough to appearon Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
And KLG and Hoda are not too pleased about it.
According to their blog, the E! Chelsea Lately host bailed on the Today fourth-hour gig about an hour and a half before she was scheduled to appear.
"She had been sick all night, we were told," Gifford said today on the air. "But we had a feeling something was up."
Meanwhile, Handler admitted to Fallon, who is good pals with KLG and Hoda, that she hadn't been sick after all.
"Iwasn't drunk or anything," Handler said. "I literally walked into ashower door this morning. I hit my eye and so everything's puffy." (Youcan see how she looks in this photo at last night's Glamour of the YearAwards event.)
She added, "I couldn't go with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kota-ba, or whatever her name is."
"Kot-bee," Fallon said, helping out with the pronunciation.
"That'sgood to know," said Handler. "I never thought about it. I just thought,why are there two vowels like that so closely together?"
When replaying the tape of the exchange on Todaythis morning, Kotb was dismayed. "Consonants! Two consonants!" shesaid. "Wait - just so we're clear - she wasn't sick and her eye didn'tlook puffy."
"I don't know," she said. "I think she's got some explaining to do."