Thursday, April 5, 2012

Kelly Ripa Continues with Rotating Hosts and Search Continues

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa and Andy Cohen
After almost five months, the search for a "replacement" for Regis Philbin on "Live with Kelly" continues.

No announcement has been made and even the speculation has been scarce.  The list seems to include the following, Rob Lowe, Pat Kiernan, Mark Consuelos, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Lachey, but no front runner has emerged.

Any thoughts from our readers?

In the meantime, a new set is being unveiled on Monday, April 9th, which will also start "House of DJ Week" with five of the country's top DJ's appearing and "spinning tunes, appropriate since the new set will include more production space for performances and demo segments, and an updated lighting system with state-of-the-art LED fixtures."  Here is the "Live with Kelly" schedule of co-hosts for the next couple of weeks:

Monday, April 9, 2012 - Kelly and co-host Howie Mandel get the party started by giving viewers their first look at "LIVE's" stylish new digs. Kicking off "House DJ Week" is Samantha Ronson, arguably the best-known and most iconic DJ on the scene today. Ronson also is a singer-songwriter whose latest album, "Chasing the Reds," was released in Fall, 2011. Monday's guests are "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara and L.A. Reid from "X Factor," plus the latest eliminated contestant from "American Idol" performs.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Howie Mandel returns as guest co-host. Kelly and Howie welcome "Jersey Shore" star DJ Pauly D, who has parlayed his fame from the MTV reality show into a red-hot DJ career and his own spin-off show, "The Pauly D Project." Also making guest appearances on Tuesday are Christina Applegate from the NBC series "Up All Night" and Oscar(r)-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe from "The Big C."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Joining Kelly at the co-host desk is style maven Carson Kressley. Wednesday's House DJ is the favorite of President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Jay Z and Beyonce -- DJ Cassidy, whose ability to blend musical genres electrifies audiences wherever he mans the tables. Also visiting is actress Cheryl Hines from ABC's "Suburgatory," and recording artists Monica and Brandy perform their latest duet, "It All Belongs to Me."

Thursday, April 12, 2012 -- Making his guest co-host debut is "Community" star Joel McHale. New York native DJ Chrissie Miller, a regular fixture during New York's Fashion Week and the owner/designer of Sophomore Clothing, will provide the soundtrack as "The Big C" star Laura Linney and actor Bradley Whitford from the new horror film, "The Cabin in the Woods," sit down to chat with Kelly and Joel.

Friday, April 13, 2012 - Kelly and Joel McHale team up again as co-hosts. "House DJ Week" wraps up with DJ Twist, a New York-based veteran of the turntables who has been the go-to DJ for performances and events throughout the country for more than a decade. Friday's guest lineup includes "Mad Men" star John Slattery.
April 16, 2012 - Comedian D.L. HUGHLEY joins Kelly to interview Ice T from the long-running NBC series, "Law & Order: SVU," and "The Vampire Diaries" star Paul Wesley. Plus, the latest eliminated contestant from "American Idol" performs.

April 17, 2012 - D.L. HUGHLEY is back as Kelly's co-host this morning. Kelly and D.L. chat with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and iconic anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall stops by to talk about the new DisneyNature film, "Chimpanzee."

April 18, 2012 - EPSN's "Mike & Mike in the Morning" host MIKE GREENBERG co-hosts with Kelly today. Actress Olivia Wilde and comedian Kevin Hart speak with Kelly and Mike.

April 19, 2012 - "Saturday Night Live" head writer SETH MEYERS co-hosts this morning with Kelly. Kelly and Seth talk with actor Zac Efron about the new film "The Lucky One," and Ana Gasteyer discusses ABC's "Suburgatory."

April 20, 2012 - SETH MEYERS returns. Kelly and Seth interview actress Candice Bergen about her performance in the Broadway play, "Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man,'" and "CSI: Miami" star Eva La Rue visits. Plus, Peter Gros drops by with adorable baby animals.


  1. I found it very interesting when Carson Kressley was on on april 11 , He does a good job but really a vertical stripe shirt and horizontal stripe tie and a suit coat with squares on it .... a bit crazy I might add

    1. You wear anything now. I noticed checks and other designs put together. I guess solid colors is out