Live With Regis and Kelly
Rap "it" girl Nicki Minaj made an appearance on Live With Regis and Kelly this past Monday where she and viewers were in for a bit of a surprise. After her performance, Minaj chatted up with the Live hosts when Regis got a bit hands on with the rapper. Watch the encounter at the 2:40 mark after the jump!
Former Today host Bryant Gumbel is being treated for lung cancer. Gumbel revealed the news to Kelly Ripa on Live With Regis and Kelly where he was filling in for Regis. Watch the segment after the jump. READ MORE
Give a reason for daytime talk shows to dress up, like Halloween, and they will. Of all the talk shows who had major personalities dress up, my favorite is The View's Bill Getty as Nosferatu. Sherri Shepherd made up for coming as the penny, looking great as The Queen of the Damned. Barbara Walters, who obsessively stays "in character" each Halloween episode was the most disturbing. Elisabeth Hasselbeck's costume was just lame.
Over at Live with Regis and Kelly, where costumes are changed faster than coffee filters during Halloween episodes, Kelly Ripa appeared as Kate Gosselin, Rachel Zoe, and Lady Gaga while Regis appeared as Jon Gosselin, Susan Boyle and Rachel Zoe's style associate Brad. Both appeared as a real housewife of New Jersey.
Wendy Williams dressed up as Dolly Parton for The Wendy Williams Show. Ellen appeared as her upcoming cover on O Magazine while guest Kellie Pickler also appeared as Dolly Parton and was repeatedly scared by Ellen staff members in costume. The Today Show cast appeared as Star Wars characters.
Watch clips from all these shows after the jump.
The demise of the soap opera genre is a topic we discuss often here at Daytime Confidential, but we seldom discuss the state of the daytime talk show.
Live with Regis and Kelly celebrated the debut of its 22nd season on Tuesday, but I wasn't able to enjoy its return. Recently my local affiliate stopped airing Live because it failed to negotiate a new contract for the program. The station gave no details on why negotiations fell through, but what does it say about the state of daytime talk if local affiliates, such as mine, aren’t able to justify the cost of licensing a popular show like Live? READ MORE