Kathie Lee Gifford Apologizes for On-Air Martin Short Gaffe

Kathie Lee GiffordOh, live television. You can't hit rewind! Kathie Lee Gifford's legendary on-air gaffe yesterday, in which she asked Today Show guest Martin Short how he keeps his marriage alive — unaware that Short's wife Nancy passed away in 2010 after battling cancer, I mean seriously — blew up Wednesday as America caught wind of the cringe-worthy moment and Kathie Lee's shame went viral. At least she had the good sense to apologize for making the most horrifying live-interview faux pas in recent memory.

"I send my sincerest apologies to @MartinShort and his family," Griffin tweeted. "He handled situation w/enormous grace and kindness and I'm so grateful."

Never mind the minor fact that @MartinShort is not the actor's Twitter, either. But hey, it's the sentiment that counts, right?

Poor Short, there to promote Madagascar 3; he just wanted to chop it up about some animated animals. And then, the look of masked horror on his face as he plays along, politely... *shudder*

[via Gossip Cop]