Hoda Kotb is just as lonely as you are
Hoda Kotb is just as lonely as you are
“Today” anchor Hoda Kotb gets candid about battling the quarantine blues. Legendary sex therapist Dr. Ruth’s advice for horny folks? Focus on the “self” in self-isolation. And “Tiger King” is the gift that keeps on giving.
Here’s a closer look at today’s stories:
Hoda Kotb opens up about loneliness amid coronavirus pandemic
“Today” anchor Hoda Kotb has opened up about battling the loneliness that millions of Americans are now feeling.
She’s living outside New York City with her fiancé, Joel Schiffman, her partner of six years, and their two young daughters and she leaves for work at 3:45 a.m. every today to helm the NBC show from 30 Rock.
In an exclusive interview with Page Six, Kotb admitted: “I do know what lonely feels like.
“I spent most of my life by myself with the exception of the last six years, and I do have to say that with everything going on, to be able to turn the doorknob and have two kids yelling as if I’ve been gone for days is incredible.”
Kotb and Schiffman have planned a destination wedding for early fall and she said they hope it won’t have to be rescheduled. “We’ve actually had a lot of beautiful moments we wouldn’t have had” amid the quarantine, she said.
“The ‘Today’ show is normally teeming with people. Even when I arrive, there are people outside 30 Rock waiting for the show to start — they’ve made trips to come see us. But [now] there’s literally not a soul outside,” said Hoda. “I go into the studio and you can hear your footsteps echoing [because] there’s no one there.”
There are no stylists or makeup artists: Both Kotb and Savannah Guthrie do their own hair and makeup. Kotb said, “I do my hair with, like, a curling iron from the ’80s and really don’t lay eyes on anyone until Savannah pops up on the monitor.”
Dr. Ruth warns quarantined singles should be careful with cyber sex
Dr. Ruth‘s advice for single people struggling with quarantine alone, saying, “Don’t lose hope, things will get better” — but she also is warning singles to be wary of online video sex.
“Make sure you do something that is pleasurable and if you are alone, make sure that you decide when this is over you are going to find a partner,” the iconic sex therapist tells Page Six.
She wants to sound a word of warning for single people against using some online sites with video. “We don’t know yet all the technology,” she said, “I would be very careful,” and instead suggests to turn to “fantasy” privately without putting yourself online.
But, “If you do feel sexual, by all means bring yourself to sexual satisfaction,” Ruth, 91, says.
For couples, Ruth says we must manage expectations. “Those people who have a partner are lucky because they have someone at home and if the relationship is good then this experience just makes it stronger.
“If the relationship is not so good then staying home together will not help. Don’t have expectations that we can’t fulfill,” adding, “Make sure you keep a good attitude about life and about sex.”
‘Tiger King’ getting surprise new episode on Netflix, Jeff Lowe reveals
The popular Netflix docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” will add a new episode, it was announced Saturday.
Show fan Justin Turner, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, tweeted the big reveal with a video featuring one of the show’s characters, zoo owner Jeff Lowe.
Lowe and Turner became connected after the baseball star mentioned the hit show on his wife Kourtney Turner’s podcast “Holding Kourt.”
“Hey Kourtney and Justin, this is Jeff and Lauren from the ‘Tiger King’ show on Netflix. Thanks for watching our show,” Lowe said in the video.
“Netflix is adding one more episode. It will be on next week. We’re filming here tomorrow.”
Lowe ends the video with some coronavirus advice — telling Turner to “stay safe, and put your mask on.”
The true-crime series has become a cultural phenomenon since debuting March 20.
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