Live! With Kelly and Michael
Have Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin kept in touch since he left Live! With Regis and Kelly? Apparently not so much. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter, if she and Philbin have kept in contact, Ripa replied:
"I haven't seen him, no."
Do you think it's strange the former co-hosts haven't seen one another? Watch the video below, then sound off in the comments!
Regis Philbin dropped by Joy Behar: Say Anything on Current TV. During their chat, Behar asked Philbin what he thought of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney avoiding The View and his comment about the ladies being “sharp-tongued”.
Behar: “He was caught in that 47 percent, you know, Americans are on the boob speech, and he said that we were a bunch of sharped-tongue women at The View. What do you think of that?”
Philbin: “I think he is right on the money, I’m sorry. Way to go Mitt! No, you gals, I’ve always thought were very, very fair.”
Behar also didn’t pass up the chance to asked Philbin what he thinks of Kelly Ripa’s new co-host Michael Strahan. During the segment Philbin reminded Behar, as only he could, how Ripa owed everything to him. Watch the clip after the jump! READ MORE
Forget all the buzz about new talk shows from Katie Couric, Ricki Lake and Steve Harvey. Veteran trash TV talker Maury Povich is proving he’s still got game!
According to TV Week, Maury led all talk shows the week of September 17, among women 25-54, with a 1.7 rating in the demo, up from 1.4 last season. Among households, Dr. Phil leads the pack with a 3.1 average this season, followed by Live with Kelly and Michael at 2.6.
Photo credit: Maury
Michael Strahan joining Kelly Ripa as co-host of Live! With Kelly and Michael appears to have helped boost the morning talk show’s ratings. According to Deadline, Strahan’s premiere episode jumped 24 percent over last season’s premiere. It was also the second highest rating for Live! since Regis Philbin left the show.
Michael Strahan joined Kelly Ripa as her official co-host today on Live With Kelly and Michael. As with all new TV marriages, there’s branding and merchandising to be done. It seems Ripa is already looking forward to new opportunities, namely to promote the gap in Strahan’s smile!
The Huffington Post recounts Ripa and Strahan’s thoughts on the topic after Live! With Kelly and Michael's first episode.
Strahan said once he was in Ripa's arms, he started calming down and flashing that famous gap-toothed smile.
"I'm looking forward to the merchandising and the branding of the gap," Ripa said. "I want the 'Mind the gap' t-shirt -- I look forward to that, the branding of our show."
"We are now a gap-friendly show," Strahan said to the audience after taping his first episode. "Never seen so many gaps."