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Martin Short: 'No Ill Will Intended' by Kathie Lee Gifford

George Pimentel/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Martin Short isn't upset with Kathie Lee Gifford for asking him about his late wife on the Today show Wednesday.

Gifford, not realizing that Short's wife, Nancy Dolman, died of ovarian cancer in 2010, commented that the actor has "one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business."  She then asked him, "How many years are you in love with her now?"

Short answered that question as well as follow-up questions about his marriage without correcting her.

In an interview with E! News, the Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted star said of Gifford's error, "On live television, people make mistakes.  There's no ill will intended."

He added, "It's nice to aspire to be kind of elegant."

Gifford has apologized for her mistake on both the Today show and on Twitter.

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Kathie Lee Gifford Compliments Martin Short's Marriage, Unaware of Wife's Death

Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Kathie Lee Gifford had a very awkward moment with Martin Short on the Today show Wednesday, when she complimented him on his marriage, not realizing that his wife died a year and a half ago.

Gifford remarked that Short and his late spouse, Nancy Dolman, "have one of the greatest marriages of anybody in show business."  She then asked him, "How many years are you in love with her now?"

Short didn't correct Gifford, answering, "We...married 36 years."

Gifford replied, "But you're still like in love?"

Short said, "Madly in love, madly in love."

When Gifford asked him, "Why?" Short joked, "Cute. I'm cute."

Following a commercial break, Gifford informed viewers that Short told her that his wife died of ovarian cancer in 2010.  She apologized both on the show and on Twitter.

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

Incidentally, @MartinShort is not the actor's Twitter handle.

Short was on the Today show to promote his upcoming film, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

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Martin Short Scores Recurring Role on 'How I Met Your Mother'

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Martin Short has landed a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother, according to New York magazine. He'll play the boss of Jason Segel's character, Marshall.

Short steps in for Dave Foley, who guest starred as Marshall's potential boss in this year's season finale of the CBS sitcom. It's unclear if Short's character will be the same one Foley played.

Foley is set to star in another CBS project.

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