After Regis Philbin announced five months ago that he will plans on retiring from "Live with Regis and Kelly," the show's execs have narrowed the search for his replacement to three possible candidates.
Radio and TV personality Ryan Seacrest, 36; TV host and Bravo executive Andy Cohen, 43; and TV host, actor and Kelly Ripa's husband, Mark Consuelos, 40, are all contenders, according to the Wall Street Journal.
After Regis Philbin announced that he'll be retiring after more than 25 years on "Live with Regis and Kelly," ABC aims to find a replacement "in the coming months."
In the meantime, everyone seems to have an opinion as to who they'd like to see as the next co-host. Two of Kelly's favorites are former "All My Children" co-stars Josh Duhamel and Cameron Mathison. A hopeful Ripa also shouted-out to Tom Cruise saying, "Call me."
Talk show co-host Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos will return to the Emmy-winning ABC daytime soap "All My Children" for the show's 40th Anniversary episode!
Ripa and Consuelos met on the set of "All My Children" in 1995, playing Hayley Vaughan and Mateo Santos. They married the following year. Their appearance marks the show's 40th anniversary on Jan. 5, 2010. It will be the first time they've appeared on "AMC" since leaving the show in 2002.
Ripa first joined the cast in 1990, originating the role of Hayley. In 1995, Consuelos made his debut in the role of Mateo. The characters quickly became one of daytime television's most popular supercouples as their on-screen romance carried into real life. They now have three children; Michael, 12, Lola, 8, and Joaquin, 6.
Production for "All My Children" makes its cost-cutting move from Manhattan to a new home in Los Angeles -- December 11 will be the final day of taping in NYC. The L.A. facility is twice the size of the show's New York home -- with two sound stages and HD capability.
The Ripa and Consuelos episodes will air Jan. 4 and 5 on ABC.
Adorable couple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have been happily married for over a decade. Now the lovebirds are bringing the extravagant and outrageous weddings to TLC as producers of the reality show "Masters of Reception."
Sex symbol turned fashion designer Justin Timberlake made a special appearance on "Oprah Fridays Live" -- and Lady O's panel really wanted to know more about his girlfriend of over two years -- Jessica Biel!
The Grammy award winner showed off looks from his Wiliam Rast Spring 2009 collection. When two female models walked out in his Americana denim meets bada** biker fashion line, JT said, "My favorite thing is the sexy slash tomboy look."
Throughout the show it was clear Justin didn't want his relationship with Jess to be the only topic of discussion, but panelist/soap star Mark Consuelos had to ask, "Do you see Jessica wearing this type of stuff?" Timberlake immediately answered, "Oh yeah."
Mark followed up, "That was the inspiration for this look?" The 28-year-old crooner gave in, and answered, "Absolutely." He continued, "She's a... obviously... huge muse for me -- and with the designers too." Aww!
The National Enquirer headline screams that Kelly Ripa is splitting from her longtime hot hubby Mark Consuelos -- but is there truth to the rumor?
According to Kelly's rep, that's a big no. The Enquirer claims that the couple's marriage of 12 years is on the rocks, due to Consuelos pursuing his own talk show career -- without the chat hostess, but Ripa's people tell "Extra" the rumor is just that -- a rumor. "There is no truth to the Enquirer story. Their marriage continues to be quite healthy."
The former "All My Children" co-stars were spotted together -- looking very much the couple at the premiere of "Cadillac Records."
Is it true that Mark Consuelos, husband of Kelly Ripa, officiated at the marriage of Howard Stern to Beth Ostrosky this weekend?
Yep! Consuelos is an ordained minister! The former "All My Children" star wasn't the only celeb in attendance. Guests included Barbara Walters, Jimmy Kimmel and John Stamos. Plus, Piano Man Billy Joel serenaded the happy couple, and Stamos played back-up drums!