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Kelly Ripa

Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970) is an American actress, talk show host, and television producer. Ripa, who played Hayley Vaughan on the television soap opera All My Children from 1990–2002, is best known as co-host of the popular syndicated morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael. She is also known for her role as Faith Fairfield on Hope & Faith. Additionally, Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos own a New York based production company, Milojo. In 2012, The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the Most Powerful People in Media. Ripa was born in Stratford, New Jersey, the daughter of Esther, a homemaker, and Joseph Ripa, a labor-union president and bus driver. She has a younger sister, Linda, who is a children's book author. She is of Italian and Irish descent. Her father has been the Democratic County Clerk for Camden County, New Jersey since June 2009. She is the first in her family to enter the acting profession. She has studied ballet since age three, plays the piano, and, in her words, is "no Barbra Streisand," but can carry a tune. Ripa graduated from Eastern High School in Voorhees Township, New Jersey, where she became a cheerleader and was later encouraged by

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Kelly to Regis: You're WHAT?!?

Kelly to Regis:
You're WHAT?!?

Sources connected with "Live! with Regis & Kelly" tell TMZ ... Regis Philbin blindsided Kelly Ripa with his retirement announcement today ... telling her less than 15 minutes before they went… READ MORE >

Regis Philbin -- I'm Retiring from the Talk Show

Regis Philbin -- I'm Retiring from the Talk Show

Regis Philbin says he's finally ready to give up his talk show gig ... after 28 years on the morning shift. 79-year-old Philbin made the announcement this morning on "Live with Regis and… READ MORE >

- 1273 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- Too Hip for Her Own Good

Kelly Ripa
Too Hip for Her Own Good

Using a pair of crutches, Kelly Ripa slowly made her way to a doctor's office in NYC on Monday.The 40-year-old revealed on "Live with Regis and Kelly" she has a stress fracture on her right hip… READ MORE >

- 1315 days ago
Kelly Ripa -- I Got My Kid on 'Hannah Montana'

Kelly Ripa
I Got My Kid on 'Hannah Montana'

Kelly Ripa's 9-year-old daughter scored an awesome gig to appear on an episode of "Hannah Montana" -- but according to her contract ... producers wanted something from mommy in return. Because her… READ MORE >

- 1329 days ago
Kelly Ripa & Hubby: Still Happily Married ... with Abs

Kelly Ripa & Hubby: Still Happily Married ... with Abs

Showing off their tone and tan physiques together, Kelly Ripa and her hunkband Marc Consuelos cooled off at the beach in the Hamptons this weekend.After fourteen years of marriage, the 39-year-old… READ MORE >

- 1414 days ago
Amber Alert Issued for Kelly Ripa

Amber Alert
Issued for Kelly Ripa

We know what Kelly Ripa did this summer ... fry in the sun.The 38-year-old mother of three showed off her George Hamilton-approved nuclear glow in NYC on Wednesday.Somebody get Kels some aloe… READ MORE >

- 1768 days ago
Kelly Ripa: I Didn't Get Rippad That Way!

Kelly Ripa:
I Didn't Get Rippad That Way!

We now know how Kelly Ripa maintains her tight, ripped physique -- by fighting companies she claims lie about how she maintains her tight, ripped physique.Ripa's lawyers just fired off cease and… READ MORE >

- 1873 days ago
Mark & Kelly: Abs-olutley Perfect Couple

Mark & Kelly:
Abs-olutley Perfect Couple

By the looks of it, Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa's marriage isn't the only thing in excellent shape.The 38-year-olds celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary by comparing their toned and tanned… READ MORE >

- 1897 days ago
Ripa: See, We're Happy ... Promise!

Ripa:
See, We're Happy ... Promise!

In a move just as suspicious as John & Jen's public gropefest, their double date couple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos put on their happy faces too -- the same month one rag published a cover… READ MORE >

- 2032 days ago
Protest Over Ass Comment on "Regis and Kelly"

Protest Over Ass Comment on "Regis and Kelly"

A donkey might be a good symbol for the Democratic Party, but that doesn't mean Dominicans want to be compared to one on national TV.Here's what went down. Kelly Ripa told a story on Monday about… READ MORE >

- 2083 days ago

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