Live with Kelly and Michael
It's a marriage made in Nielsen heaven. Live With Kelly and Michael was a hit from the get-go when it debuted on September 4, 2012. And the frisky daytime gabfest — hosted by Kelly Ripa and former NFL defensive end Michael Strahan — continues to show surprising muscle. It recently tied with Dr. Phil as the No. 1 syndicated talk show in household ratings, beating longtime champ Ellen (particularly impressive since Live airs in earlier time periods with lower TV usage). With more than 3.5 million viewers, the show is also drawing its biggest overall audience since 2007—08, when it was still Live With Regis and Kelly. Why has this 25-year-old program caught fire? We corralled Ripa and Strahan to find out.
Many people returned from the long holiday weekend with a tan, but Kelly Ripa went back to work with something a little more permanent: a new 'do!
On Tuesday's episode of Live! with Kelly and Michael, the TV host debuted a sleek new bob. "Back in...
Duck Dynasty star Jase Robertson claims he was a victim of "facial profiling" in New York City recently.
During an interview on Live! With Kelly and Michael last week, Robertson revealed that he was escorted out of a New York City hotel because a staff member thought he was homeless.
Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa
For people who worked side-by-side for more than a decade, Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin might not be as close as you'd think.
The late-night shakeup continues. Amid reports that NBC is replacing Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon as the host of The Tonight Show, the network is now eyeing Seth Meyers to take over Fallon's timeslot, The New York Post reports.
Michael Strahan says he almost closed the signature gap in his teeth, but decided that it was who he was.
"I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it," the new Live with Kelly and Michael co-host told Elle magazine. "I was in my twenties. I was playing with the Giants. There's so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix everything now. For me, I made the conscious effort to say, 'This is who I am.' I'm not perfect. I don't want to try to be perfect.'
Dolly Parton had the chance to show off her quick wit during Wednesday's broadcast of LIVE with Kelly and Michael. When co-host Michael Strahan suggested a few new nicknames for the well-endowed singer now that she's received an honorary doctorate, Parton was quick to shoot them down without missing a beat.
It's Thanksgiving, so what else do you have to do besides sit around in a tryptophan-induced stupor and peruse the Internet for funny videos? To get you started, here are our favorite clips of the week, including a supercut of Brody's heavy breathing on Homeland, One Direction giving unsuspecting fans the surprise of their lives, and proof that Paul Rudd had a worse week at work than you did. (It involves vomit.)
A lot of new big names have moved into the daytime neighborhood this fall, but viewers are choosing to spend more time with a familiar friend. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is off to its best start in its 10-year history, ranking as the No. 1 syndicated talk program among the advertiser-favored audience of women ages 25-54 through the first two weeks of the TV season. Its overall average of 3.3 million viewers is up 6 percent from a year ago, putting it behind Dr. Phil (3.8 million) and Live With Kelly and Michael (3.4 million).
When Oprah Winfrey ended her program in 2011, insiders in the syndication business wondered where her viewers would go. No program last year took immediate advantage of the upheaval, but daytime habits change glacially. "All the research indicated that after Oprah left there was a large opportunity for Ellen, and that may be playing itself out," says Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, which syndicates Ellen.
Regis Philbin is coming back to daytime: The former Live! co-host has signed on for a monthly guest spot on Rachael Ray.
"I can't tell you how excited I am that Regis will be a recurring special guest on our show this season," Ray said in a statement. "Regis has been a close friend of the show and a close friend of mine for years and it'll be a blast having him on the team."