Penny pays a visit to Kathie Lee and Hoda

By People Staff
January 11, 2011 10:48 PM

The fourth hour of the TODAY Show is often a raucous one –hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are always up to something interesting and loud. But for Tuesday’s segment with Susan Sarandon, who followed Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, the mood was decidedly calmer than usual, perhaps thanks to the presence of Sarandon’s dog, Penny.

The actress brought her Pomeranian-Maltese mix to the studio at Rockefeller Center to sit with her while she chatted about her new Got Milk? campaign to address domestic and international hunger issues. Before the humans got down to business, Penny got her moment.

“Penny’s made an appearance on the Tonight Show,” Kotb said to introduce the pooch, who didn’t seem at all camera-shy.

“On many shows,” Sarandon said. “But we don’t want to brag about her today. I’m trying to keep her humble. She’s bored at home.”

For the rest of the segment, Penny sat well-behaved and quietly in the warmth of the spotlight. Not boring at all!

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