Kelly Ripa and Judge Judy Among TV’s Highest Paid Stars

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TV Guide has released its annual report on TV’s Highest Paid Stars and a number of daytime stars made the list.  All My Children alum Kelly Ripa reportedly earns $20 million a year as host of Live! With Kelly.

Matt Lauer, who recently extended his stay at The Today Show, takes home a hefty $21.5 for getting up so early. Mario Batali cooks up $6,000 an episode on The Chew.



Over at The View, Sherri Shepherd brings in a tidy $1.5 million a year. Anderson Cooper, who splits his time between his daytime talk show and his primetime gig on CNN, gets a handsome $11 million per year for his efforts. However, it is Judge Judy Sheindlin who tops the earnings board with $45 million a year.

To find out which stars are paid the most in primetime and late night visit TV Guide.

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