Well, believe it or not, Ryan Seacrest was actually in need of a new gig after that whole American Idol reboot fell through. So it is, that the ubiquitous host may have found a new Live! gig, replacing Michael Strahan alongside Kelly Ripa.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of her hit song 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,' the cast of Cyndi Lauper's Tony-nominated musical 'Kinky Boots' arranged a musical tribute, complete with a whole bunch of famous faces lip-syncing to the '80s classic.
While Disney and ABC won’t formally announce Kelly Ripa’s permanent co-host until September 4th (when Ripa is expected to walk on stage with her new co-host in tow), but multiple reports this afternoon are naming former NFL star Michael Strahan as the one who will replace Regis Philbin on ‘Live!’
In a selection process that would put ‘The Bachelorette’ to shame, Kelly Ripa has tried out almost 60 possible ‘LIVE!’ co-hosts since Regis Philbin left the show last year. And it looks like she’s finally found her match.