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Live! finally, officially debuted its new team Tuesday: Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Super Bowl-winning former star of the New York Giants!

Frequent guest host Strahan jogged out of a SUV, embraced Kelly Ripa and was greeted by confetti as he was confirmed as the new co-host of the show.

Strahan won the gig last month, following Regis Philbin's retirement in 2011; 59 co-hosts joined Kelly Ripa before a permanent one was named.

Michael Strahan, Kelly Ripa

"I adore you and I am so happy to be here and be a part of this," he said upon his introduction. "You know how they say it's a dream come true?"

"I truly can't say that because I didn't even know I could dream this."

Veteran producer Michael Gelman said “as a guest co-host, Michael’s chemistry with Kelly was off the charts, and continued to grow each time he visited."

"Interaction between co-hosts always has been what makes this show different from any other on TV. Kelly and Michael’s ability to play off of one another and just plain have a fantastic time together creates great TV for the audience.”

What do you think of Michael Strahan as Kelly's co-host?

 

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Regis Philbin certainly left behind big shoes to fill, so it's appropriate that the rumored front-runner to replace him has some mighty large feet.

Former N.Y. Giants defensive end Michael Strahan will join Kelly Ripa as her co-host on Live! early next month, according to numerous reports.

The football star and TV personality, 40, has joined Ripa numerous times as guest host (see below, with Magic Mike's Channing Tatum this year):

Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa's co-host will be revealed on-air September 4.

Nick Lachey, Neil Patrick Harris and 57 other guest hosts have stepped since Regis bowed out last year; Seth Meyers was rumored to be in line for the full-time gig.

The rumor going around is that it will be Strahan, however, after he impressed Ripa and execs with his previous guest hosting duties in recent months.

Strahan played 15 NFL seasons, all with New York, setting the single-season sack record and retiring following the Giants' epic Super Bowl XLII victory.

What do you think? Live with Kelly and Michael?

 

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Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host will finally be announced September 4, nearly a year after mainstay Regis Philbin retired. Who do you think it will be?

Ripa began hosting Live! with rotating co-hosts on November 2. Since then, a whopping 59 men and women have co-hosted in the absence of Regis.

One of them will be named permanent co-host on Tuesday, September 4.

Kelly Ripa Red Carpet Photo

Ripa will start the season the day before by hosting solo for the first - and only - time. Her new co-host will be unveiled on the show morning after.

Kelly and whomever it is will welcome Homeland actress Claire Danes and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to the program for the big day.

Seth Meyers, Michael Strahan, Josh Groban and Kelly's own husband Mark Consuelos are reportedly on the short list of potential candidates.

Who do you think should get the gig?

 

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Kelly Ripa starts every weekday morning by sharing details of her personal life. So why should an interview with a supermarket tabloid be any different?

The bubbly talk show host says in the latest issue of In Touch that she works out every day... she doesn't overeat... she tries to drink water, but prefers wine and...

"When all else fails, I get Botox injected right here, right into my forehead as much as possible!"

Kelly Ripa Face

How does she know when it's time for another injection?

"When my kids start asking me if I'm mad at them, and I say, 'Why do you think I'm mad at you?' They say it's because I'm frowning. I go, 'Oh no! I am? I'll be right back!'"

Ripa is married to Mark Consuelos and the couple has three kids: Michael, 15, Lola, 11 and Joaquin, 9. Can you tell she's had work done?

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Mother's Day is a wonderful celebration honoring our moms and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society in general.

Here at THG, this means a little tribute to some of the celebrity moms we've come to know and love ... and also a bunch who could use some improvement.

On this 13th day of May, take a look at a 13 popular THG celeb moms (and 13 more who also have kids) in the poll below and vote for your favorite (and least favorite):

  • Blue Ivy Photo
  • Jessica Alba and Daughters
  • Obama Family Portrait 2011
  • Jennifer Garner and Daughter
  • Will, Jada and Family
  • Brangelina, Kids Pic
  • Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon

Who's your favorite celebrity mom?

 

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In November, Regis Philbin is expected to exit the seat he's occupied for decades.

So, who will banter with Kelly Ripa every morning on her ABC talk show? Disney insiders claim "it's ridiculous at this point to be speculating about who will replace" the TV legend, but The Wall Street Journal reports three names have emerged as contenders:

Ryan Seacrest, Andy Cohen and Mark Consuelos.

  • Seacrest Photo
  • Andy Cohen Picture

Seacrest already holds down more jobs than anyone in Hollywood, whole Consuelos is married to Ripa (who joked with David Letterman recently that the couple would "kill each other" if they co-hosted), so we say the gig goes to Cohen, the host Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live."

Who do you think should replace Regis?

 

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It's the most pressing question in television today. No, not how the heck did three million people tune in to watch Kourtney and Kim take NYC.

But: who will replace Regis Philbin on Live?

The veteran host announced his impending retirement from the show this month, although he's yet to give a date for his final show. Still, talk is rampant over who will replace him.

According to Entertainment Weekly, ABC has a long list of potential Kelly Ripa co-hosts, but we've narrowed it down to the most likely ones here. Got a preference? Vote on them now.

Mario Lopez Pic

 

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With both celebrity gossip notoriety and ridiculous appearances going for them, it's no surprise that Kate and Jon Gosselin were Halloween staples this year.

A pair of celebrity duos themselves decided to go as the terrible tandem.

On Live with Regis and Kelly, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa masqueraded as Jon and Kate, complete his and her stacks of $100 bills divided on the table. LOL.

Meanwhile, the gruesome twosome who relinquished their title of Most Painful Reality TV Couple to the Gosselins showed gratitude by dressing up as them.

Spencer and Heidi Pratt also lugged around eight dolls, a funny touch. Let's just hope that Speidi doesn't have eight children of their own someday. Yeesh.

Whose costumes were tops? Compare the faux Gosselins and vote below ...

Speidi as Jon and Kate

Who makes a better Jon and Kate?

 

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Don't worry, morning talk show fans: Kelly Ripa won't be leaving Live with Regis and Kelly any time soon.

But the thin beauty and husband Marc Consuelos will make a pair of guest-starring performances on the drama on which they met, All My Children, to help celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Best known now for yapping with Regis Philbin each day, Ripa rose to fame as Hayley Vaughan on the soap opera, starring for over a decade until 2002; Consuelos played Mateo Santos for seven years.

The couple will appear on January 4 and 5, marking the first time back in Pine Valley for either one since they each left in 2002.

Ripa said her talk show will air behind-the-scenes footage of her return to All My Children next month. Regis ought to have many wisecracks to offer about that.

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Julia Roberts and Kelly Ripa each have three children.

But you'd never know it, based on how these older beauties look!

  • Kelly Ripa Red Carpet Photo
  • Julia Roberts Red Carpet Picture

While many readers had to bathe for hours after merely contemplating sex with Aubrey O'Day or Tila Tequila in our previous edition of Who Would You Rather, this installment is kid-friendly.

Compare the bodies of Roberts and Ripa below. Let us know which you'd prefer to wake up next to in the morning (after having had intercourse with her the night before, that is)...

Julia Robert or Kelly Ripa: Who would you rather...

 

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