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Posted Tuesday 11/06/18 at 8:55PM EST
Kelly Ripa is joining husband Mark Consuelos on Riverdale
Ripa will guest on The CW drama as the mistress to her real-life husband's character Hiram Lodge. "It’s a family affair........Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role i was born to play," Ripa wrote on Instagram. Her character is described as "confident and tough... she's a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that's much bigger than she initially realized."
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 5:21PM EDT
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are developing Work Wife, an ABC comedy pilot inspired by their real-life Live friendship
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Michael Ian Black will write and executive produce the comedy pilot that explores the dynamics surrounding "work spouses."
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 5:21PM EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Susan Lucci have an All My Children reunion on Live with Kelly and Ryan
Gellar, Lucci and Kelly Ripa reprised their roles from the ABC soap for a Halloween sketch this morning.
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 9:03PM EDT
Live with Kelly and Ryan is sending up TV and movie "ReBOOOOts" for Halloween
On Halloween morning, "Live’s Best Halloween Show Ever: the ReBOOOOt special" will feature sendups of classic shows like The Brady Bunch, Saved by the Bell and Friends, plus hit movies like Top Gun.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 1:47PM EDT
Kelly Ripa celebrated her birthday on Live with a giant peanut butter and jelly sandwich cake
Pastry chef Michael Lechowicz presented Ripa “the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich birthday cake" for her 48th birthday on Tuesday.
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 9:25PM EDT
Kelly Ripa will lend her voice to American Housewife
The Live with Kelly and Ryan star will guest on the ABC sitcom on the voice-over role as Katy Mixon's new boss, who demands nothing but the best of her employee even though they've never met.
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' son to guest on Riverdale
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Michael Consuelos, 21, will play a younger version of his dad in a flashback episode.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar shares a throwback photo of her and a big-haired Kelly Ripa from their All My Children days
"They say big hair, big dreams....maybe they were right," Gellar captioned the photo from the mid-1990s.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 11:58PM EDT
Freeform teams with Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos on a Hamptons drama series
The couple is producing a series based on Jasmin Rosemberg’s 2008 book How the Other Half Hamptons, about a group of female friends who share a house in the Hamptons with 40 strangers over the summer.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 6:48PM EDT
Kelly Ripa takes on Instagram trolls who complain she takes too many vacations
Source: Us Weekly
One Instagram commenter complained: “She’s the only anchor with the whole summer off. She doesn’t work that hard to begin with," prompting the Live co-host to respond: “I’m not an anchor, I don’t have the whole summer off, and I work extremely hard. Anything else?”
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Alec Baldwin says SNL should get somebody else to do Trump full-time
Source: The Daily Beast
During an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning, Baldwin had a "no comment" response to speculation that SNL's Sopranos-themed season finale cold open could be the last we see of his President Trump. But when the Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest pressed him, Baldwin seemed to hint he might be done with the character, according to The Daily Beast. “It does crash every weekend you have with your kids,” Baldwin said. “I enjoy doing it, but what’s going to happen in the future? I don't know where I’m going to working, where I’m going to be.” He said The Sopranos series finale ending "could be" foreshadowing, “but who knows what’s going to happen, if I do it again or don’t do it again.” But then he added in a telling statement: “They should get somebody who can do it all the time.”
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Michael Strahan has no regrets over his Live exit two years ago
Source: E! Online
"There's nothing I would have done differently," he said two years after his exit for GMA. "I handled it as professional as you can handle it and I have been a professional from day one there to the last day I left… I had the opportunity to do something that most people don't—I get a chance to evolve; to do different, creative things."
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Kelly Ripa admits she loves to "troll a troll"
Source: E! Online
Lately, the Live star has been responding to Instagram trolls, including somebody who called her head too "big for her body." Why? Because "I love a clapback," she told Jerry O'Connell on The Wendy Williams Show. "I love a troll but I love to troll a troll. Like, if you're gonna troll me, then I'm gonna troll back. And that, we can all agree, that is the way God intended."
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
American Idol is pretty much the same on ABC, but a little sappier and more Disney-fied
Source: USA Today
Just about everything on Sunday's premiere is like the Fox version, right down to the host, the emotional contestant backstories, the music and the judges, who -- like the old ones -- "are also mostly OK," says Kelly Lawler. She notes that ABC seems to put a greater emphasis on the "American" in American Idol. "The tone is heartwarming; failed contestants are let down as easily as possible and the contestants who make it to Hollywood are all as sweet and diverse and quirky as can be," she adds. "The problem with making Idol a warm and fuzzy show that takes literal trips to Disney World is this: The vitriol is what helped catapult the series to its onetime status as a phenomenon. Idol was, for much of its long run, a show about telling people the truth, even if it hurt."
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- Kelly Ripa "auditions" for Idol
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 1:41AM EST
The Bachelor would be better off if it dumped Chris Harrison
Harrison was 30 when The Bachelor premiered in 2002. He was about the same age as The Bachelors. But at age 46, Harrison has been struggling to keep up with his "host-as-pal" persona. He seems more concerned with The Bachelor franchise, and not The Bachelor himself -- or as Willa Paskin put in her review of Monday's finale, Harrison is "an emotional succubus posing as an empath.” Indeed, as Kathryn VanArendonk notes, Harrison is "a man whose onscreen personality has long since been scooped out and replaced with corporate-speak and a burning desire for better ratings and social-media engagement. He is a human-shaped instantiation of network notes." She adds that Harrison's approach to The Bachelor is stuck in 2002, and needs a shakeup. "His tone, his demeanor, and his transparent pleasure at hyping a calamitous breakup have become the embodied tone of The Bachelor," she says. "Outside, it’s all solicitous worry for the people involved. Inside, it’s a complete contempt for the softies who think maybe you shouldn’t, say, cast racist suitors for the first black Bachelorette. If Harrison is a puppet, what I’m arguing is that the strings are now way too visible."
- Harrison isn't worried about the criticism: "When people are angry, it just means they care...it means it struck a chord"
- Minnesota lawmaker drafts bill to ban Arie Luyendyk Jr. from the state
- ABC exec on Bachelor diversity: "We look at everything, and diversity is not only ethnicity, but also it’s the types of women that we had..."
- Arie on Bekah Martinez posting his DMs: "It shows her immaturity"
- Kelly Ripa doesn't think Arie and Lauren will make it 100 days