So how does Mark Consuelos really feel about Kelly Ripa's insane onscreen chemistry with Live With Kelly and Michael co-host Michael Strahan? According to the chat hosts, their significant others (Strahan is engaged to Nicole Murphy) are more than cool with their TV marriage!
Here's an excerpt from Ripa and Strahan's recent chat with TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan:
What do your significant others — Kelly's husband, Mark Consuelos, and Michael's fiancée, Nicole Murphy — think of this TV marriage?
Ripa: Are you kidding? If there's anyone my husband loves more than me, it's Michael Strahan! No matter what we discuss on the show, Mark will always take Michael's side.
Strahan: And Nicole really adores Kelly. Plus, she's so grateful to her for taking on some of the pressure of having me around.
How's this for six degrees of soap-eration? Deadline is reporting All My Children alums Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are producing a new "mom comedy" from General Hospital: Night Shift scribe Sri Rao. Here's a description of the project from Deadline:
[The project] centers on a free-spirited single mom who’s raising two kids in Brooklyn and running a small design company with three of her best friends. Things take a turn when her conservative 16-year-old son starts interning at her company, intent on transforming the family business into a global empire. READ MORE
The majority of daytime talk's biggest names (Ellen DeGeneres and Kelly Ripa to name a few!) have skipped out on the Daytime Emmy Awards in recent years. Could that be changing this year? TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan posed the question to Scot Safon, executive vice-president and general manager of HLN, which will air the kudocast on June 16. Said Safon:
"We are outreaching as aggressively as possible to all the nominees," Safon says. "We want them to know this year is important. The themes that will rock this show are themes they will be proud to be associated with. To be in that room as part of the daytime community will be an incredible opportunity. The show is not just an announcement of winners. It's a celebration people are going to remember for a long time to come." READ MORE
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!