Memories, oh the memories. Are you looking forward to Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' return to All My Children for the 40th anniversary? Kelly previewed their time back on Live with Regis and Kelly and there are some great flashbacks included. Watch the clip after the jump. READ MORE
Who says you can't go home again? A-list soap alums Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are returning to their alma mater, All My Children, for the sudser's 40th anniversary. Ripa, who shot to fame as Adam Chandler's (David Canary) cutie patootie long-lost daughter Hayley Vaughan, opposite Consuelos as Maria's (Eva La Rue) kid brother Mateo Santos, announced the return engagements on her daytime talk show, Live With Regis and Kelly today. This news will come as no surprise for those of you who listen to Daytime Confidential's ABC podcast (DC: 460), as our guest co-host David Ozanich teased it a few weeks back. AMC's 40th anniversary will air Jan. 5.
Renaissance woman Kelly Ripa sounds off on former stomping ground All My Children's move to Los Angeles. The Live with Regis and Kelly host recently spoke with AOL Television about Masters of Reception, the upcoming reality show that she and husband Mark Consuelos are producing, when the news that rocked the soap world came up. READ MORE
Speaking of All My Children, are you both sad about the news that the production is moving from New York to Los Angeles?
Kelly: I really am. I'm sad for the actors and the crew in New York, because that show has employed so many actors and camera operators, production guys and sound technicians over the years. And, I just saw [AMC creator] Agnes Nixon's daughter last weekend, and I was thinking about how without her and [AMC], Mark and I wouldn't have met, wouldn't have gotten married, wouldn't have our three kids. We wouldn't be doing the show, or 'Live,' maybe none of the things that are happening with us. This interview wouldn't even be happening, and I think we can all agree that would be a very sad thing.
Daytime diva Susan Lucci played guest to former All My Children alum Kelly Ripa's (Hayley) Live with Regis and Kelly, today and the hottest topic around the industry, AMC's move to Los Angeles became the subject of choice. At the 0:57 mark Lucci discusses how and when she and her fellow cast mates found out about the move and what her plans will be.
Forbes just released The Most Influential Women In Media and nine out of the top ten women have a daytime connection. Not surprisingly Oprah ranks No. 1. Diane Sawyer earned the No. 2 spot while Barbara Walters appears at No. 3. Walters' fellow The View co-hosts appear at No. 11. This is what Forbes wrote about The View.
The thing that keeps the show interesting and fresh is all the diverging and often opposing viewpoints. The audience senses this honesty isn't staged, as some of its controversies have even led to former hosts like Rosie O'Donnell or Star Jones leaving the show.