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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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Regis -- Hey, Schmidt Happens!

Regis
Hey, Schmidt Happens!

Regis Philbin was left cleaning up Kelly Ripa's Schmidt-stains yesterday, after his co-host accidentally dropped a real S-bomb on live televsion! But even for a pro like Reeg, Mike Schmidt is a… READ MORE >

Kelly Ripa Drops the S-Bomb on Live TV

Kelly Ripa
Drops the S-Bomb on Live TV

It plagued baseball announcers for years, and now Kelly Ripa has fallen victim to it too: It's hard to say Mike Schmidt. READ MORE >

- 2131 days ago
Kelly Ripa: Oral Skills to Pay the Bills

Kelly Ripa: Oral Skills to Pay the Bills

With one hand gripped firmly on her food and the other hand cupped gently underneath, Kelly Ripa unhinged her jaw and showed the proper technique for, er, eating. See Also Kelly Ignores 800 lb.… READ MORE >

- 2260 days ago
Kelly Ripa to Priscilla - Oh No You Di'nt!

Kelly Ripa to Priscilla - Oh No You Di'nt!

A war as big as the one between LC and Heidi nearly broke out on the set of "Live with Regis and Kelly" this morning when the dancing, motor-oiled, Scientolo-grandmama stepped up to the perky one… READ MORE >

- 2316 days ago
Denzel -- American Signer

Denzel -- American Signer

Denzel Washington, ever the gentleman, doesn't mind signing autographs -- as long as it's just one per person. insertBCSinglePlayer(1264609438);Such was his output, as TMZ observed, when he gave… READ MORE >

- 2494 days ago
Kelly Ripa Phone Home

Kelly Ripa Phone Home

Talk show host Kelly Ripa is one of the hardest working women in show business -- and it shows! The soon-to-be 37-year-old terrestrial beauty was spotted sans makeup in New York on Thursday,… READ MORE >

- 2518 days ago
Mary-Kate: Uptown Girl?

Mary-Kate: Uptown Girl?

Rocking some awful posture and equally offensive hair, Mary-Kate Olsen joined Ashley Tisdale, Adam Sandler, Kelly Ripa and Howard Stern for a Billy Joel concert in the Hamptons over the weekend.… READ MORE >

- 2571 days ago
Hamptons -- Half Price!

Hamptons
Half Price!

The Hamptons was the spot to be for bargain-hunting celebs like Mandy Moore, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Kelly Ripa and Edie Falco this past weekend. The 10th annual Super Saturday "garage sale" event… READ MORE >

- 2578 days ago
Regis -- Bypassed by Docs, Bathed by Kelly?

Regis -- Bypassed by Docs, Bathed by Kelly?

Regis Philbin is going under the knife this week for bypass surgery, and looks like he'll have the services of a preternaturally perky nurse -- his co-host Kelly Ripa -- should he want them.… READ MORE >

- 2718 days ago
Kelly Ignores 800 lb. Rosie in the Room

Kelly Ignores 800 lb. Rosie in the Room

Kelly Ripa put an awkward sock in it this morning, when it came to addressing her bitch-brawl with Rosie O'Donnell, and made it very clear that she didn't see Clay Aiken's pointed goof last night… READ MORE >

- 2828 days ago

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