Right now things are a bit uncertain about the future for New Jersey’s own Kelly Ripa when the ageless Regis Philbin leaves talk program "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" in November.
But according to the woman Ripa replaced, Kathie Lee Gifford, Ripa will survive whether Philbin creates a new talk show or not, which has been rumored.
Gather.com has mentioned a few of the names listed as possible replacements for Philbin since his retirement announcement, including American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, Neil Patrick Harris, Survivor host Jeff Probst, and even Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos.
Someone who recently co-hosted Live with Regis and Kelly when Ripa was vacationing was a contender for Ripa's spot on the show ten years ago. Actress Lisa Rinna told PopEater, “It would be fun to co-host with her, at least see what the chemistry would be like cause we know sometimes women get along, sometimes they don't."
Meanwhile, Kelly was shaken by the recent cancellation of ABC soap "All My Children," where she basically began her career, starring from 1990 to 2001.
Ripa said to EW.com: “All My Children was where I met my husband; it was there when my first two children were born; it was there where I met many of my life-long friends. I feel heart sick.”
Kelly and her family also received invitations to participate in the annual Easter egg roll on Easter weekend. On Easter they were able to tour the Obama's living quarters.
On Easter Monday, E! Online reported Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos visited the Storytime Stage, and read “Robot Zot” to children.
According to askmen.com, Ripa was born in Stratford, New Jersey, moved to Berlin, and eventually enrolled in Camden County College, winning roles in "H.M.S. Pinafore", "The Wizard of Oz" and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court".