NEW YORK CITY - After what seemed like a year and hundreds of guest hosts, the executives of Live With Kelly have finally picked a replacement for Regis Philbin.
They pointed out that contrary to dozens of rumors Philbin was not let go because he was 80-years-old but because he started making lots of off-color jokes about the pope, Norte Dame University, and Bingo.
After going through 59 guest hosts Kelly, the little bitty blonde pixie is thrilled to announce that her new co-host will be former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan.
Strahan who has that David Letterman dental look is 40, and he said that he was as happy as a starving alligator at a fat flamingo convention to get the job.
He did ask Kelly if she would mind it very much if the new title of the show could possibly be Live With Michael & Kelly.
Ripa, who has been known to bite the head off of a stray bat, ala Ozzy Osbourne replied with an emphatic "Hell no bro!"
Micheal responded with a "Hey, I was juss axin' dats all, no biggy."
Reports are that Anderson Cooper who was at the top of the co-host list is devastated that he was not picked.
He told Tittle Tattle Tonight's Pico de Gallo that it has just not been his month, first his fiancé gets photographed cheating on him, then his Mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, is livid that all of her wedding planning was for naught, and now he has been passed over for the co-host gig by a football player.
Cooper told de Gallo that he is seriously thinking about quitting the TV business and moving to some remote island off the coast of either Peru, Wales, or Cambodia.
In Other News. Butch Patrick, the actor who portrayed Eddie Munster in the TV comedy The Munsters is not at all happy that lots of people are starting to refer to Paul Ryan as the old Eddie Munster due to his widow's peak. Patrick says he is considering hiring famed California attorney Ginger Allred to represent him and his Eddie Munster name, which he says he owns the rights to.