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'The Amazing Race' Winners Reflect On Their Journey (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Dec 12th 2011 8:15PM
After winning the $1 million prize on 'The Amazing Race,' Ernie Halvorsen and Cindy Chiang dropped in on 'Live!' (weekdays, syndicated on on ABC) to tell Kelly and guest-host Taye Diggs about what it was like to compete in, and ultimately win the competition that took them on a global adventure.

Kelly asked the engaged couple whose idea it was to go on the show. "It was her idea," Ernie said, and Cindy elaborated. "When we first started dating he was like, 'Oh, let's go out to dinner,' and I was like 'No, we have to watch the show.'" Ernie talked about the regimen that Cindy, a self-professed type-A personality, created for the couple to prepare for the competition.

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Kelly Ripa Embarrasses Zac Efron With Photo of His 'Reno 911' Halloween Costume (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Dec 7th 2011 6:40PM
Zac Efron stopped by 'Live!' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to hang out with Kelly and her guest-host du jour, Josh Groban. As Groban ribbed him about his selection as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men of 2011, Kelly flipped over a card to reveal a photo of Efron, but it wasn't the one featured in the magazine.

"Aw, that's not it," Efron groaned, as Kelly held up a shot of him with a mustache, cop sunglasses and hilariously tight shorts. "I did 'Seventeen Again' with Tom Lennon, who was big on 'Reno 911,' he played Lt. Dangle," Efron explained. "I didn't have a Halloween costume so I called up my boy and I said, 'Hey man, so you still have your old costume?' he said 'Yeah, man, I have the whole thing.'"

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Kelly Ripa Humbly Requests That Derek Hough Never Wear a Shirt Again (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Dec 5th 2011 6:30PM
In her search for a new 'Live!' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) co-host, Kelly Ripa was coupled Monday with 'Dancing With the Stars' pro Derek Hough. Although Hough failed to take home the Mirror Ball Trophy this season for the first time in 'DWTS' tenure, he still had a pretty good year. 'People' named him one of their Sexiest Men Alive, and Kelly just so happened to have a copy of the magazine on hand.

In Hough's photo-spread, he's hanging shirtless from a steel beam with his pants looking like they're about to fall off. Kelly shook the magazine and did her best Regis impression, yelling, "C'mon! Everything is defying gravity, darn it!"

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The Month That Made Me Love Kelly Ripa

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 2nd 2011 2:00PM
Kelly RipaKelly Ripa is cute and fashionable and does a helluva job making me believe I need shiny new energy efficient appliances in my home. But still, I've never really been a fan. Until now.

Yes, TV people, this was the month that made me love Kelly Ripa. She's now charming audiences sans Regis every morning with a roundup of guest co-hosts for 'Live! With Kelly' that makes me think someone's picking names out of a deep and diverse celebrity-filled hat over there. And you know what? The chemistry is totally there, with all of them.

But that's not what turned the tides and made me see the bright, talk show host light about Kelly Ripa. Here are just a few recent examples of her media perfection, in and outside of her 'Live!' day job.

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Jonah Hill Talks the Fate of 'Allen Gregory,' '21 Jump Street' & Co-Hosting 'Live! With Kelly'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Dec 2nd 2011 11:00AM
Jonah HillFrom Oscar buzzy sports drama 'Moneyball' with Brad Pitt, to his turn re-imagining an '80s classic with the big screen '21 Jump Street,' to his Fox animated series 'Allen Gregory' and a stint co-hosting 'Live! with Kelly' next week, it's safe to say that Jonah Hill is having an awesomely schizophrenic moment in his career.

I caught up with the actor/writer/producer/funnyman to find out about the fate of 'Allen Gregory' (season finale airs Sun., Dec. 4, 8:30PM ET on Fox), his absurdly inappropriate animated series that finds him voicing a precocious seven-year-old who sips fine wine and lusts after his geriatric school principal. The show's gotten mixed reviews and has done little in terms of ratings for its first batch of episodes -- and, as expected, it was nowhere on the midseason schedule Fox just unveiled -- but that's fine by Hill.

"I just think everything on TV is so boring that our show ... [laughs] look, our show is not exactly killing it in the ratings," Hill laughed. "We're not a show that's gonna win a bunch of Emmys or get 20 million viewers a week. But we totally stand by what we do and aren't gonna change that for anything. Our central love story is between a six-year-old kid and a hideous 80-year-old lady, you know? I feel really prideful that we got that on the air."

Check out the rest of our chat, including scoop on his 'Jump Street' costar Channing Tatum and his next project that'll reunite him with some old pals, after the jump.

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NPH and Kelly Ripa Inhale Sulfur Hexafluoride, Get Hilariously Deep Voices (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Dec 1st 2011 2:35PM
Everybody knows that inhaling Helium will give you a temporarily high voice and make you sound like Pee-wee Herman. Today on 'Live!' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) Kelly Ripa and guest-host Neil Patrick Harris demonstrated the inverse scientific effect. They had on Science Expert Bob, who came carrying a canister of Sulfur Hexafluoride, a chemical gas that makes your voice hilariously deep.

Bob filled each host up a balloon, and when Harris asked if it was dangerous, Bob could only reply, "Okay, let's do it." Things got pretty entertaining after they inhaled, as they each launched into movie quotes fitting their newly baritone voices. Kelly went to 'Star Wars,' quoting "Luke, I am your Father," while NPH went with a slightly darker reference. "It puts the lotion in the basket," he said, quoting Buffalo Bill from 'Silence of the Lambs.' After that, they burst out in laughter and pretended to be addicted to the stuff.

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'Live! With Kelly' Books Taye Diggs, Michael Buble and More Guest Co-Hosts

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 30th 2011 5:00PM
Michael Buble, Taye DiggsKelly Ripa might have one of the best jobs on TV. After all, who else gets to sit next to a new handsome co-host every few days? Taye Diggs, Kevin Jonas, Michael Buble and Bryant Gumbel will serve as guest co-hosts opposite Kelly Ripa on 'Live! With Kelly.'

'Private Practice' star Diggs will appear alongside Ripa on Mon., Dec. 12. Stopping by will be the winners of the latest season of 'The Amazing Race.' They'll also take a look at the hottest toys for the 2011 holiday season.

Jonas, the oldest -- and married -- Jonas brother, will appear on Tues., Dec. 13. Guests include actress Michelle Pfeiffer and Grammy winner Anthony Hamilton. Meanwhile, Gumbel, the host of HBO's 'Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,' will guest co-host on Wed., Dec. 14 and interview actor Jude Law and the winner of 'The Biggest Loser' with Ripa.

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Neil Patrick Harris Sneaks a Kiss From Betty White (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 29th 2011 12:30PM
Yesterday, 'Live! With Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) guest-host and 'How I Met Your Mother Star' Neil Patrick Harris joked that he wanted to make out with Betty White. On Tuesday he got his chance, as the 89-year-old comedienne stopped by 'Live' in advance of the 'Hot in Cleveland' Season 3 premiere (Wed., Nov. 30 at 10PM ET on TV Land.)

The two talked about a potential White 'HIMYM' cameo that never came to be. Before White's late-career resurgence, Harris wanted White to guest-star on the show as sexy cougar that his character Barney Stinson would hook up with. White shared that she was thrilled after getting a call from a 'HIMYM' producer asking her to be on an episode, but never heard back about it.

To make up for the missed opportunity, Harris asked White for a kiss on the cheek. When she leaned in, he turned his face around snuck one on the lips. Something tells us she didn't mind.

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'Live! With Kelly' Books Derek Hough, Jonah Hill and More as Guest Co-Hosts

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 23rd 2011 4:45PM
Derek Hough, Jonah Hill Live! With KellyDerek Hough, Jonah Hill, Jerry O'Connell and Josh Groban will serve as guest co-hosts opposite Kelly Ripa on 'Live! With Kelly.'

O'Connell will appear this Friday, Nov. 25. Guests include Jane Lynch and Nathan Fillion. O'Connell has guest hosted with Ripa in the past.

Hough, who lost 'Dancing With the Stars' to Karina Smirnoff and J.R. Martinez, will serve as co-host on Mon., Dec. 5. He'll interview Paula Dee, Elizabeth Olsen and Jeffrey Donovan with Ripa. Hill will guest co-host on Tues., Dec. 6 and interview Sarah Jessica Parker, Emily VanCamp and Richard Blais. This is the first time Hough and Hill will serve as guest co-hosts.

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Kelly Ripa Gets Raunchy in 'Live' Thanksgiving Gadget Segment (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 23rd 2011 1:15PM
Over the past few years, Kelly Ripa was often Regis Philbin's voice of reason, reeling in the old cad when he went too far off the deep end. But now that he's gone, Ripa's letting it all hang out. In a 'Live! With Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) segment spotlighting some wacky Thanksgiving gadgets, Ripa donned a red-wine-filled bra and joked about a possible alternate use for a Robo-Stirrer.

As resident technology expert David Pogue introduced the Robo-Stirrer, which can robotically stir a pot as it simmers. "Once you take off the soup, it makes a "darn fine back-massager," he said, to which Kelly jokingly replied, "Allright ladies, well I think we all know what's that code for." Pogue was horrified, yelling out, "Oh my god!" and even Jerry Seinfeld seemed taken aback. All the comedian could muster was, "That's the first time someone in Manhattan has said 'darn fine,' but let's keep going."

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Seinfeld Tells Kim Cattrall That Samantha Was 'The Kramer' of 'Sex and the City' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 22nd 2011 1:00PM
When Kim Cattrall stopped by 'Live With Kelly!' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), Kelly Ripa ask her the obligatory 'Sex and the City' movie question. Even though the latest film was panned by critics, Ripa spoke for die-hard 'Sex and the City' fanwomen everywhere, who are still clamoring for another installment in the series. Cattrall joked that the actors "are always the last to know," but said she'd love to do another movie, because she has so much fun making them.

That's when guest-host Jerry Seinfeld cut in, and pointed out some similarities between 'Seinfeld' and 'Sex and the City.' "I always felt like there was a certain similarity ... and I mean this in a good way ... Sarah Jessica and I were kind of like the hub of the wheel, and then you had these other eccentric characters, and you were kind of the the Kramer of the show."

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Jerry Seinfeld Asks New Yorkers Who Should Replace Regis (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Nov 21st 2011 5:30PM
Today began a new era in daytime TV, as 'Live With Regis and Kelly' became 'Live With Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) in the wake of Regis Philbin's retirement. Kelly was joined by Jerry Seinfeld, who's serving as her temporary co-host. "I feel very honored that you invited me ... to be the first person to be part of Operation Smooth Transition," he said early in the show. And although Regis' absence has left 'Live' with an identity crisis, Seinfeld, at least today, capably filled the void.

But the question of Kelly's permanent co-host still needs to be answered. Jerry took to the streets, hoping the people of New York might have the answer, but everyone he asked suggested he take the job permanently. "Who that we could afford?" he quipped. When the next person insisted that he would be a good fit, Jerry jokingly caved. "Alright, I'll take it."

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Kelly Ripa Signs New 5-Year 'Live!' Deal

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 8th 2011 6:35PM
Kelly RipaRegis Philbin is out the door, but viewers can expect at least five more years of Kelly Ripa on 'Live!'

According to Deadline, Ripa has signed a new deal to remain with the series for five additional years after her current deal expires in fall 2012. A representative for the show confirmed the news.

Philbin leaves 'Live! With Regis and Kelly' on Fri., Nov. 18. Following his departure, the show will be renamed 'Live! With Kelly' as the producers search for a permanent replacement. When Kathie Lee Gifford left the series in 2000, the show was retitled 'Live! With Regis' while producers auditioned various co-hosts opposite Philbin. Ripa ultimately got the job in 2001.

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Jerry Seinfeld to Guest Co-Host 'Live! With Kelly'

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 1st 2011 1:45PM
Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld will be the first guest co-host on 'Live! With Kelly' when the show switches to a Regis Philbin-less format.

Philbin leaves 'Live! With Regis and Kelly' on Fri., Nov. 18 and the show will transition to 'Live! With Kelly' as it searches for a permanent co-host. A similar format was followed when Kathie Lee Gifford left the series in 2000.

"Jerry is a great friend of ours, and a friend of Kelly's, and it doesn't hurt that he's an entertainment icon," Michael Gelman, 'Live!' executive producer, said in a statement. "It's a great way to kick off the new beginning of our show."

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