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Mommy Hoda’s Poison Pen

‘Today’ bosses upset with Kotb’s maternity leave side gig.

Hoda Kotb Wearing a Whte Dress With Jeweled Neckline

Hoda Kotb’s lengthy maternity leave is burning bridges with her bosses on the Today show, sources said – especially since she’s also using the time to write a children’s book!

The daytime diva, 55, has been off the air since adopting baby Hope in April. “Hoda’s absence couldn’t have come at a worse time,” according to an insider. “Kathie Lee had just quit, but they sucked it up because they knew Hoda wanted to be with Hope.

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“You can only imagine how nuts they were to find out Hoda was writing a book!”

Hoda did not respond to The National ENQUIRER’s request for comment.