Kelly Ripa Cracks Up Watching Ryan Seacrest (Frosted Tips and All!) on Beverly Hills 90210

Before he became a household name, Ryan Seacrest was an aspiring host who was “so excited” to score a role on one of his favorite TV shows.

“I was into Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210,” Seacrest, 42, said on Friday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan.

“You were on Beverly Hills 90210, were you not? Correct my memory,” Kelly Ripa asked her co-host.

“It depends how you define was on,” Seacrest said with a smile. “I had a very short role as a game show host for a couple’s game show.”

In May, after months of speculation and numerous guest co-hosts, Ripa announced that the American Idol host would be taking up the seat next to her on the popular morning program. And when he was selected for the role, Ripa, 47, admitted that the crew “grabbed as much archival footage of as we possibly could” — including his stint on 90210.

WATCH: Live with Kelly & Ryan Exclusive: Memorable Moments from Ryan Seacrest & Kelly Ripa’s First 3 Months

The morning show proceeded to air the clip of Seacrest from his bit on the drama, which aired for 10 seasons from 1990-2000.

“Couple No. 2. First question. Matt, you can put your headphones on there. Kelly, aside from the bedroom, what’s your fiancé’s favorite place to make whoopee?” Seacrest said in the clip, also featuring Tori Spelling (Donna Martin), who was pretending to be her friend Kelly, played by Jennie Garth.

“In Matt’s law office,” said Spelling, who sat beside Daniel Cosgrove, whom Ripa acted alongside on All My Children.

Reflecting on his appearance on the show, Seacrest admitted, “I was so excited to get that role.”

“That was obviously four or five years ago,” he joked. “I was very excited to get that role because when I was a kid in high school, I just wanted to meet Jason Priestley — Brandon Walsh — he was the guy I looked up to. Part of the reason I moved to L.A. was because I watched Beverly Hills 90210 and thought the world was just like that. It’s not.”

Live with Kelly and Ryan airs weekdays on ABC.

Meghan King Edmonds Says Her Stepdaughter Is Suffering from PTSD After Surviving Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Meghan King Edmonds says her stepdaughter is suffering from PTSD after surviving the Las Vegas mass shooting.

“She’s not good, as you can imagine,” Meghan, 33, told Entertainment Tonight of her stepdaughter, Hayley Edmonds, who attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct.1 when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire and killed 58 attendees.

“She has some PTSD and I think probably everybody there does. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in American history. It’s horrible,” Meghan added.

“She was so lucky to come out totally unscathed, physically, but the emotional and mental healing process will go on for years and years,” the former Real Housewives of Orange County star shared. “We’re just so thankful that she just ran. She just ran and ran and ran and didn’t stop running. Her roommate actually grabbed her, and was like, ‘No, let’s go,’ ’cause Hayley wanted to lay down, but her roommate was like, ‘No, we’ve got to keep going.’”

According to Meghan, Hayley “sought out group therapy” following the massacre, which is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. “She said it went really well and she’s trucking ahead in life and moving on. I’m really proud of her. She’s growing up.”

A day after the terrifying attack, Hayley, whose father Jim Edmonds is married to Meghan, took to Instagram to reflect on the moment she escaped the shooting.

“These pictures were taken 6 minutes before the shooting started. I am so unbelievably saddened by this event. You truly never understand until it happens to you and the people you love. I have no words for how traumatizing this experience was for me, my friends and my family. I’ll never forget this night unfortunately, but I am so thankful how lucky and fortunate we were to have made it out of there. I’ve never felt such a feeling as I did knowing I had to run to save my own life. My best friend and I ran while everyone else ducked for cover and we didn’t look back. I think that’s why we are here right now, alive,” Hayley wrote on Instagram Oct. 2.

“We didn’t think we just ran and stayed together. I hope I never have to experience such a traumatic moment ever again. The world is a cruel place and I don’t even know how to comment on such an unbelievable tragedy. I am so thankful that every single person I knew is home safe and sound now and feel such guilt and sadness for the people who are suffering,” she continued. “I can’t help but think my mom was watching over us last night. I have no other explanation for all of us making it out of there alive. I love you all and I am safe and sound with my sister and brother and law tonight who are keeping me company. Wishing nothing but good thoughts for the people who were affected❤️ #prayforvegas #route91harvest.”

WATCH: Jason Aldean Returns to Las Vegas One Week After Shooting Massacre That Left 58 Dead

The shooting occurred on the final day of the three-day music festival as singer Jason Aldean was performing.

Aldean was able to make it off the stage uninjured, but over five dozen attendees were killed as Paddock fired down from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Casino and Resort. Paddock later took his own life.

Exactly one week after he performed at the Vegas festival, Aldean returned to Las Vegas with his pregnant wife Brittany Kerr Aldean and the couple visited with hospitalized survivors of the shooting.

The day before the Aldeans returned to Vegas, the country singer opened the Gal Gadot-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live by paying tribute to the victims of the mass shooting, as well as the late music legend Tom Petty.

“Like everyone, I’m struggling to understand what happened that night, and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal,” Aldean said before performing Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.”

“So many people are hurting. There are children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends — they’re all part of our family. So I want to say to them: We hurt for you, and we hurt with you,” he continued. “When America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it’s unbreakable.”

Kelly Ripa & Husband Mark Consuelos Enjoy Double Date Night with Ryan Seacrest & His Girlfriend

Double date night with Kelly and Ryan!

Live with Kelly and Ryan co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest enjoyed a double date night with their significant others over the weekend.

Seacrest, 42, shared a smiling picture to Instagram of the couples’ evening out in New York, and thanked Ripa, 47, and her husband, Mark Consuelos, for going to dinner with himself and girlfriend Shayna Taylor, whom he moved in with earlier this year.

“Thanks for dinner K and m. #burger for the table, see u in the am,” he captioned the selfie.

After months of speculation, Ripa announced in May that Seacrest would be taking up the seat next to her on the popular morning program. “Today, the next chapter of the Live story is about to be written,” she told the audience at the top of the show. “Today, my new co-host will officially be joining me on Live. And today is a very good day.”

Speaking with PEOPLE after she announced Seacrest as her co-host, Ripa said that he had already been a fixture in her home.

“He knows my whole family,” Ripa told PEOPLE exclusively. In fact, Seacrest is so familiar to Ripa, her husband and their three children — Lola, Joaquin and Michael
 — that she said her kids are “non-reactive” to the American Idol host.

“It’s like, ‘Oh, Ryan Seacrest is in the house,’ ” said Ripa. “Like that’s a perfectly normal thing to happen.”

Ripa took her time selecting her new co-host after Michael Strahan‘s abrupt departure last May. One year and 67 potential men and women later, Ripa couldn’t be happier to share the stage with Seacrest.

“He’s been a favorite for so long,” she said.

Why Nick Lachey’s 5-year-Old Son Doesn’t Want Him to Compete on DWTS Anymore: ‘It Broke My Heart’

 

Nick Lachey isn’t ready for his journey on Dancing with the Stars to come to an end — but there’s a very special person in his life who is.

The 98 Degrees member is currently competing on season 25 of the ABC reality dance competition series along with his wife, Vanessa Lachey, which requires the married couple to be away from their three children — sons Camden John, 5, and 10-month-old Phoenix and daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth, 2 — for extended amounts of time throughout the week.

“We’re all having such a good time, you don’t want it to come to an end because it’s a really, really special journey,” Nick, 43, told Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday. “It’s a lot of time commitment. It’s a lot of physical and emotional stuff you’re going through, but in the end it’s so worth it and it’s such an incredible challenge. It’s such a unique challenge. It’s not like anything I’ve ever done in my career and I’ve been very blessed to do a lot of things, but this is unlike anything I’ve ever taken on before, so it’s been an education.”

WATCH: Vanessa Lachey Breaks Down as She Reveals She Underwent an Emergency Surgery During Premature Birth of Son Phoenix

 

Although Nick — who admitted that he doesn’t “like dancing that much” — hopes to advance further in the competition, he revealed to co-hosts Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover that he “would absolutely be okay if I went home.”

“I’m a competitive guy— I certainly don’t want to go home, but I didn’t do this show because I was dying to win or even thought I could win. I just wanted to kind of challenge myself in a new way that I had never been challenged before,” Nick, who is partnered with pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd, explained.

“It’s a lot of time. It’s a lot of rehearsals every day and then it’s all the packages and the interviews and the things you have to shoot outside of rehearsal. So to have both parents fully engaged in this whole thing, it’s been tough,” Nick said.

“My son said to me the other day, he’s like, ‘Daddy, I don’t want you to dance anymore,’ ” he said of 5-year-old son, Camden. “It broke my heart because you wish you could spend more time with your kids, obviously.”

While it’s difficult to be away from their children for extended periods of time each day, Nick is grateful that he and Vanessa are in the competition together and understand the physical, emotional and time requirements necessary to compete.

“It is also very helpful to have a partner who’s going through the same kind of experience,” he said. “At the end of the day, I can come home and talk about my sore feet or my sore back and emotionally how drained I am, and she totally gets it because she’s in the same spot.”

WATCH: Nick Lachey Reveals Why His Marriage to Vanessa Lachey Works!

 

When season 25 premiered, Vanessa performed a mom-themed number and explained her reasoning for joining the reality show.

“I do everything in my life for my kids and for my husband, but this is an opportunity for me to kind of do something for myself,” Vanessa, who is paired with Murgatroyd’s husband Maks Chmerkovskiy, said in her video package.

“This is about me!” Vanessa joked in rehearsal. “Mama’s getting her groove back.”

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

Luann de Lesseps Says Saw Ex-Husband Tom D’Agostino at a Party: Our Relationship Is ‘Amicable’

Luann de Lesseps is opening up about her recent divorce from ex-husband Tom D’Agostino — and the “last straw” that led to their split.

“When you love somebody, you have your blinders on,” de Lesseps, 52, says in a PEOPLE exclusive clip of Wednesday’s episode of The Wendy Williams Show.

“You fall hard quick, and I’m a very strong person, as a lot of you know, I’m pretty resilient, and so I thought I could handle it until the point where I couldn’t handle it anymore,” she says.

After nearly eight months of marriage, de Lesseps announced in early August that she and D’Agostino — who had been a bachelor up until marrying the Real Housewives of New York City star — were divorcing.  Throughout their whirlwind romance, de Lesseps defended D’Agostino against numerous cheating allegations, including being caught by a friend of costar Bethenny Frankel’s kissing a mysterious blonde at The Regency Hotel the day before his engagement party.

The former couple was set up by fellow Housewife Dorinda Medley, who “decided to make a match” when she noticed they were both single. Similar to her marriage to first husband Count Alexandre DeLesseps, to whom she was married 17 years and shares two children, de Lesseps thought that quickly falling for someone was “how it worked.”

“We got engaged after three months and then we got married a year after, so I thought, plenty of time, because I got married two weeks after I met my first husband and it lasted 17 years, so I thought, you know, this is how it works,” she explains.

WATCH: Take a Look at Some of the Highlights of Luann de Lesseps & Tom D’Agostino Jr.’s Wedding

“He’s 50 years old, he never asked anyone to marry him, so I thought I was different. I know he loved me — that’s not the issue and I know he went into it just like I did with a big heart and a lot of love. And then he just couldn’t give up his bachelor kind of lifestyle. And that didn’t work for me,” she tells host Wendy Williams.

Of “the last straw” in their short-lived marriage, de Lesseps says it was a combination of things: “just between the women, the press, him going out, me getting phone calls, pictures of him at the same bars where he frequents all the time, which I asked him not to go to.”

“It just kept happening and I got to a certain point where I got totally fed up. I couldn’t do it anymore — I just couldn’t do it anymore,” de Lesseps says. “I was unhappy, and I think he was unhappy, too.”

Since their split, de Lesseps reveals that she saw D’Agostino, 50, at a party: “We said hello. It’s amicable.”

WATCH: Why Luann de Lesseps Won’t Delete Tom D’Agostino Pictures

Although the pair has since gone their separate ways, de Lesseps cherishes the memories she shared with D’Agostino.

“I don’t live with regrets. I mean, it was a part of my life that I was in love,” she tells Williams of not choosing to erase photos of her and D’Agostino that were previously shared on social media. “It’s better to not have pain and suffering and be unhappy.”

“It was a beautiful wedding. It was his birthday, it was gorgeous,” she says of her Dec. 31 lavish nuptials with D’Agostino. “I don’t take the pictures down. I’m not that kind of person. I don’t live in the past. It’s a part of my life and that’s how I live. I live adventurously, I live with love and I’m not afraid to love either. I’m not afraid to take chances and live my life.”

The Wendy Williams Show airs weekdays (check your local listings).

Harvey Weinstein’s Younger Brother Bob Accused of Sexual Harassment by Female Showrunner

 

Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein‘s brother and longtime co-chair of The Weinstein Co., has been accused of sexually harassing a female TV showrunner.

Two weeks after The Times published a bombshell exposé about Harvey that revealed eight women — including actress Ashley Judd — accused Harvey of sexual harassment, Bob (who was on the board that fired Harvey from The Weinstein Co.) is facing a similar claim.

On Tuesday, Amanda Segel told Variety that while executive-producing the Weinstein Co. drama The Mist, Bob “repeatedly made romantic overtures to her and asked her to join him for private dinners.”

Segel said the advances began in summer 2016 and continued over the course of three months — until Segel’s attorney told executives at The Weinstein Co. that she would depart the show if Bob didn’t stop reaching out to her in relation to personal matters.

“ ‘No’ should be enough,” she told Variety. “After ‘no,’ anybody who has asked you out should just move on. Bob kept referring to me that he wanted to have a friendship. He didn’t want a friendship. He wanted more than that. My hope is that ‘no’ is enough from now on.”

A representative for Bob, 62, denied the allegations in a statement to Variety: “Bob Weinstein had dinner with Ms. Segel in LA in June 2016. He denies any claims that he behaved inappropriately at or after the dinner. It is most unfortunate that any such claim has been made.”

His attorney Bert Fields responded to the article in a statement to PEOPLE.

Variety’s story about Bob Weinstein is riddled with false and misleading assertions by Ms. Segel and we have the emails to prove it, but even if you believe what she says it contains not a hint of any inappropriate touching or even any request for such touching,” Fields says. “There is no way in the world that Bob Weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment, and even if you believed what this person asserts there is no way it would amount to that.”

Spike, which aired The Mist until its cancellation last month, told The Wrap it is investigating Segel’s claim.

“We take all allegations of this nature very seriously, and are investigating,” a network rep told The Wrap.

WATCH: Harvey Weinstein Checks Into Luxury Resort Amid Scandal: He Wants to ‘Use His Cell Phone’

The number of women speaking out has ballooned as both the Times and The New Yorker published stories featuring numerous other allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey, including claims of sexual assault. The paper also reported that Weinstein reached private settlements with eight women, including actress Rose McGowan. Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and several other women added their own accounts of alleged mistreatment, and more than two dozen women have now come forward.

Following the initial report, Weinstein said in a statement that he was working with therapists and planned to “deal with this issue head-on.” He has since been fired from his powerhouse studio and kicked out of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. His wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, has announced she’s leaving him.

Of the accusations, a spokesperson for Harvey previously told PEOPLE in a statement that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter in the wake of numerous sexual misconduct allegations brought against 65-year-old Harvey, Bob claimed his older brother is “depraved” and called him a “predator.”

“For me, I thought he was literally just going out there cheating in a pervasive way,” Bob said. “It wasn’t like he even had a mistress. It was one after another and that I was aware of. But as far as being in a room and hearing the description in The New York Times? No way. No f—– way was I aware that that was the type of predator that he was. And the way he convinced people to do things? I thought they were all consensual situations.”

Pretty Little Liars’ Sasha Pieterse Reveals She’s Lost 37 Lbs. Throughout Her Journey on DWTS: ‘It Really Is Magical’

SPOILER WARNING: The following post contains details from tonight’s Dancing with the Stars episode. 

Sasha Pieterse underwent both a personal and physical transformation throughout her journey on Dancing With the Stars.

On Monday’s episode of the reality dance competition series, the Pretty Little Liars star performed her final dance — a Little Mermaid-themed rumba — with partner Gleb Savchenko for DWTS‘ Disney Night.

“Right now we’re kind of in the middle of the pack. It really scares me because everyone is so good,” Pieterse, 21, said a video package during rehearsals.

Since joining season 25 of the reality series, Pieterse shared in September that she was down 15 lbs. — and leading up to Monday’s performance, she revealed to viewers that she had lost even more weight.

“We’re halfway through the competition and I’ve lost 37 lbs. It really is magical,” said Pieterse, who gained nearly 70 pounds over two years due to a hormone condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

“I’m feeling like me again,” Pieterse previously told viewers. “It’s not an easy road, but being able to focus on getting myself healthy again, and the fact that I’m seeing results, getting better is all I can ask for.”

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After performing alongside Savchenko, Pieterse, who admittedly “thoroughly enjoyed this week,” received rave reviews from the judges.

“I love the way your body interprets these dances. You’ve got so many beautiful angles,” said Carrie Ann Inaba. “Mesmerized — well done.”

“That was a well-crafted routine. I thought you had great chemistry together. There was a warmth going on between you,” added head judge Len Goodman.

Pieterse was awarded a 24/30 for her number and said that being a contestant on the show was “something that I never dreamt of and I’m doing it and I love it and I’m so thankful for this opportunity.”

Despite the positive feedback from Inaba, Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, Pieterse found herself in jeopardy with fellow contestant Frankie Muniz, and was ultimately sent home.

“It was incredible. I knew that it was going to be amazing, but it totally blew my expectations away. I have had such an incredible time and I love everybody here, so obviously this is a very sad moment for me, but I’m juts so thankful,” Pieterse said after receiving a standing ovation from audiences. “I’ve had an amazing experience and I’m so happy that I got to share my story.”

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

‘Where’s Kylie?': Why Pregnant Kylie Jenner Was Absent from Mom Kris’ On-Set KUWTK Christmas Special Photo

‘Tis the season!

The KarJenners were joined by a very special guest when the family began filming their Keeping Up with the Kardashians Christmas special on Monday: now-retired Olympic medal-winning figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

Joined by Santa Claus and his Christmas elves, matriarch Kris Jenner shared a photo to Twitter of the family posing at her home with Kerrigan, who sported pink ice skates.

“Oh no big deal…just Ice Skating with @nancyakerrigan in Calabasas in 95 degree heat for our Christmas Special!!!! #nancykerrigan,” Kris, 61, captioned the image, which included daughters Kendall Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and grandchildren North West and Reign Disick.

Oh no big deal…just Ice Skating with @nancyakerrigan in Calabasas in 95 degree heat for our Christmas Special!!!! #nancykerrigan pic.twitter.com/w4pWtd7EQQ

— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) October 16, 2017

Although Kris’ youngest daughter, Kylie Jenner, who is expecting her first child — a baby girl — with boyfriend Travis Scott, was noticeably absent from the photo (multiple Twitter users responded to her tweet with the question “where’s Kylie?”), the 20-year-old Kylie Cosmetics CEO was present during filming, but opted not to ice skate.

“They taped a Christmas special at Kris’ house. Kylie was there, but didn’t ice skate. She kept in the background, but seemed great,” a source tells PEOPLE. “Khloé took it easy as well. It was a scheduled taping.”

WATCH: Kylie Jenner, 20, Pregnant with First Child with Travis Scott: They’re ‘Really Excited,’ Says Source

Kim, 36, also took to Twitter to share details with fans and explained that filming began more than two months before Christmas in order for it to air in time for the upcoming holidays.

“We just started filming our KUWTK Christmas Special! Can’t wait for you guys to see this & see what our holiday prep is like!” the Kimoji creator tweeted. “And lol yes we have to film it in October to air during the holidays!”

When a fan asked if the mother of two, who is expecting baby No. 3 via surrogate with husband Kanye West, will be releasing a family Christmas card, she tweeted, “I’m really trying to get it together lol.”

We just started filming our KUWTK Christmas Special! Can’t wait for you guys to see this & see what our holiday prep is like!

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 16, 2017

And lol yes we have to film it in October to air during the holidays!

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 16, 2017

I’m really trying to get it together lol https://t.co/AQRnvZH33t

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 16, 2017

Neither the Kardashians nor the Jenners have been known to hold back when it comes to Christmas decor, and Kris was no exception for last year’s holiday season.

The mother of six went all out with decorations when she paired with floral designer Jeff Leatham to help decide the the vision for her tree, which was “Kandyland-chic,” complete with a red-and-white color scheme and elaborate custom pieces.

“One of the fun things is just deciding on what the theme of the tree is going to be because that sets the tone for the entire house,” Jenner told Architectural Digest of the giant evergreen, which was featured in her Calabasas, California, foyer and was decked out with a variety of peppermint ornaments.

Although the tree was a focal point in her home, Kris revealed her favorite design detail that she was “most excited about” was the red custom-made polar bear the momager had delivered from Paris.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on E!

Georgina Chapman Returning to Project Runway All Stars Following Split from Harvey Weinstein

Georgina Chapman is returning to the Project Runway All Stars judges table when season 6 premieres.

“Production is already completed on the next season of Project Runway All Stars with Georgina,” a rep for the reality Lifetime series confirmed to PEOPLE Thursday. “We have yet to determine an airdate.”

The 41-year-old Marchesa designer has appeared as a judge on the show — which is co-produced by Bunim-Murray Productions and estranged husband Harvey Weinstein‘s former studio, The Weinstein Company — since it premiered in 2012.

Confirmation of Chapman’s return follows her split from 65 -year-old Weinstein — with whom she shares two children ages 7 and 4 — earlier this week.

Weinstein was fired from his powerhouse film studio on Sunday after eight women — including actress Ashley Judd — spoke out against him in a New York Times report that ran last week, accusing him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. The paper also reported that Weinstein reached private settlements with eight women, including actress Rose McGowan. On Tuesday, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and several other women added their own accounts of alleged mistreatment, and more than two dozen women have now come forward.

In the wake of the first allegations by multiple women in a NYT report, Weinstein, who has denied allegations of nonconsensual sex, initially said Chapman was standing behind him.

“She stands 100 percent behind me. Georgina and I have talked about this at length,” Weinstein told the New York Post, adding that Chapman was helping him become “a better human” and to “apologize to people for my bad behavior, to say I’m sorry, and to absolutely mean it.”

Days later, Chapman revealed in a statement to PEOPLE on Tuesday that she had decided to leave Weinstein in the wake of the allegations: “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”

On Thursday, PEOPLE reported that Weinstein checked into a luxury resort in Arizona after jetting out of Los Angeles on Wednesday. The source said the movie mogul was staying at the five-star hotel (which boasts a spa and golf course) because “he doesn’t want to go a place where he can’t use his cell phone.”

“His team set him up at a secure place to get him the help he needs — he knows and wants help,” said another source close to the situation.

WATCH: Kathie Lee Gifford Fights Back Tears as She Performs Emotional Song Written in Honor of Late Husband Frank

Kathie Lee Gifford is celebrating the life of her late husband Frank with a touching song written in his honor.

More than two years after his death, the Today show co-host sang “He Saw Jesus” — a song she co-wrote with country musician Brett James — Thursday on the morning show program.

“I hope it brings hope to people,” she said prior to performing, according to Today.com. “So many people loved Frank. So many people still do. I wanted to honor his memory with it, but I also wanted it to do some good in the world.”

As Kathie Lee, 64, performed the heartfelt song, which was introduced by her co-host Hoda Kotb, she fought back tears singing the emotional lyrics, which detailed the day he passed away.

“He saw the heavens open, he saw the Father’s open arms and when you feel that kind of love, how could you stay?” sang Kathie Lee, who was married to Frank for 29 years before he passed. “When he saw Jesus, ’cause He Jesus and He took his breath away.”

“No I didn’t lose him, I know right where he is. ‘Cause he was never really mine, no he was always His,” Kathie Lee sang on the stage. “And though I miss his kisses, I can’t fill that empty space, it helps when I remember that sweet look on his face when he saw Jesus.”

Frank, the handsome, square-jawed New York Giants running back who went on to become a beloved sportscaster, died of natural causes Aug. 9, 2015 at the age of 84 in his Connecticut home.

WATCH: Kathie Lee Returns to TODAY And Gives Heartfelt Message on Her Husband Frank’s Passing

Last August, Kathie Lee wrote a touching letter about her late husband and credited her faith to getting her through.

“I’ve gotten through this past year the way I’ve gotten through every day of my life: faithfully trusting God to do what God does, which is to show up, redeem and restore,” Gifford wrote in the open letter. “If you thought about it as ‘How am I ever going to get through this year?’ — well, God doesn’t promise you a year. He promises you a day at a time.”

All proceeds from “He Saw Jesus” — available on iTunes — will go to the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse.

Mady & Cara Gosselin Turn 17! Read the Loving Birthday Tribute Kate Dedicated to Her Twin Daughters

“And then you blink, and they TURN SEVENTEEN!!”

Kate Gosselin‘s two eldest children — twins Mady and Cara — entered their last year of childhood on Sunday when the pair turned 17. In celebration of her daughters’ joint birthday, the Kate Plus 8 star posted a throwback photo of the girls to Instagram along with a loving caption.

“Happy birthday to my girls! My heart hurts because you’re almost adults and will soon leave for college, yet it smiles because I am seeing who you’ve become: brilliant, beautiful, kind, caring, logical, responsible, empathetic, honest, amazing individuals!” Kate, 42, wrote in the tribute post.

“I love you both SO VERY MUCH! Let’s have a wonderful day together celebrating Y❤️U!” she continued and added the hashtags “#Cara #Mady #SeventeenthBirthday #ILoveYou #ForeverAndAlwaysNoMatterWhat.”

WATCH: Story Behind the Story: Behind the Scenes at The Gosselin Family Photo Shoot

Jon Gosselin, who shares 13-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Hannah, Leah, Collin and Joel with ex-wife Kate — the former couple divorced in 2009 after 10 years of marriage — also took to the social media app to wish the twins a happy birthday.

“Happy 17th Birthday Mady and Cara!!! Love you, Dad,” Jon, 40, wrote.

Speaking with PEOPLE in fall 2016, Kate opened up about what she predicts the next decade of life will be like for her.

“I’ll be the crazy cat lady … except with dogs,” she said.

“I’ve learned not to have any predictions about the next 10 years, because I certainly never thought I’d have wound up here 10 years ago! Given all the drama of our lives, doing a reality show honestly feels like the smallest issue we’ve ever had to deal with.”

Since her divorce from Jon in 2009, Kate shared she left her marriage with a very important lesson for herself and her children.

“I think from the experience that I have been through, my main message to my kids is to never settle,” she said. “Do be comfortable with yourself enough that you are not just, like, marrying the first person that comes along.”

“I think that’s a big mistake that a lot of people make, and this time around I have to be extra choosey not only for myself. The bar is set very much higher.”

Lea Michele Is Jumping for Joy as She Goes Nude in Sultry Bedroom Photo Shoot

Lea Michele is jumping for joy — and showing off her fit figure!

The former Glee star shared a series of nearly nude photos to Instagram on Wednesday, showcasing her toned physique on a bed.

In the first image, titled “Bed Series // Happy,” The Mayor actress sports a black thong and covers her chest and stomach with a pillow as she smiles and jumps on the pink and white bed covers.

Michele, 31, followed the first photo with two more — captioned “Bed Series // Boyfriend Jeans” — in which she dons boyfriend jeans but goes topless and covers her breasts with her hands and hair.

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Not only did Michele wear boyfriend jeans in the second and third images, but she also modeled them in support of her beau, Zandy Reich. She tagged AYR in the images, the clothing company of which Reich is president.

Back in July, PEOPLE exclusively confirmed that Michele and Reich had started seeing each other.

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A month later, Michele declared her love for her boyfriend on social media ahead of her birthday.

“Last year, in this same spot, on this same day, you told me 30 was going to be the best year of my life.. it was,” she captioned a sweet shot of the couple watching waves roll across the beach. “So much to be grateful for, but mostly you.. got a feeling 31 is going to be even better… ❤️ u Z.”

Colton Haynes Opens Up About His Decades-Long Battle with Anxiety & Depression: ‘It’s Not Easy’

Colton Haynes is opening up about his struggle with depression and anxiety.

The 29-year-old Arrow star took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a candid post about his decades-long battle with the mental health disorders, which he has struggled with since childhood, in honor of World Mental Health Day.

“Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay. This is a photo I took of myself about a month ago when I had reached a point where I had no idea what to do,” he began the post, which accompanied a selfie of the actor. “I had been in bed crying/paralyzed for 3 wks with no explanation. My personal life & career were at an all time high.” 

Haynes, who got engaged to fiancé Jeff Leatham in March, continued his post by imploring his fans to “seek help” during their own “darkest moments” in life.

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“I’ve talked about this before but I can’t stress enough how important it is to seek help when your feeling down or in your darkest moments. I’ve struggled with Anxiety & Depression since I was in the 5th grade & it’s not something that should go untreated or uncared for,” he continued.

“I know a lot of people don’t understand mental illness & pass it off as ppl being dramatic…but it’s a chemical Imbalance that no one wants to struggle through,” Haynes wrote before admitting: “It’s not easy.” 

He concluded his post by encouraging his followers to help those who need a listening and loving ear.

“So let’s all take a second to reach out to those in need of help & those who just need someone to talk to or some encouragement,” he wrote. “A little love goes a long way. My heart is with my fellow survivors & ppl struggling through this disease…you aren’t alone. ❤️❤️❤️.”

In December, the former Teen Wolf star — who publicly came out as gay in early 2016 — opened up to Paper in a first-person piece dated Nov. 2, 2014 about suffering from mental health issues and how he was able to finally move forward.

“I honestly wake up after five hours of sleep wide-awake. It’s probably from the bottle of wine I drank before I finally fell asleep/passed out or the amount of pills I’d had,” Haynes shared from 2014. “I read up on why I’m experiencing numbness and lack of circulation in my hands and feet and it’s due to the stimulants I’ve been taking for quite some time now.”

“What I don’t realize is that I will stay in the same place sitting down for five hours and have no idea ’cause I’m so focused, but with nothing t to do, nothing to create, I’m a vampire. A shell. Wishing I was the old Colton,” continued Haynes. “The person who used to love going out and talking to my family/friends. Now I’m so closed off to the world that I can’t even get up enough courage to go in public. I’m afraid of people and have become agoraphobic.”

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“I used to look forward to working out and working on my physical appearance to build up the idea of what people think I am,” he wrote. “I am not my cover. I am so full of emotion and love and I wish I was able to express that again.”

Sharing another first-person piece dated Nov. 12, 2016, Haynes showed how far he’s come in becoming a happier, healthier person.

“I’m finally realizing is that I can’t and wouldn’t want to go back to that headspace ever again. So clouded and unsure about myself, my life, my privacy, my mental health. I’m finally in a position where I can say I’m the happiest I’ve ever been,” he wrote. “I’ve accomplished so much with so little and my smile is finally not forced. I’ve taken control of my own life for the first time … I’m finally free.”