Kelly Ripa Controversies

  • Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin worked together for nearly a decade as hosts of “Live! with Regis and Kelly.”
  • Ripa’s written recollection of their time together on-and-off camera has been met with criticism from fans and foes, including former “Live!” host Kathie Lee Gifford, who admitted she won’t be reading the essays, possibly as a subtle homage to her “great friend.”
  • In Ripa’s new book, she wrote about having trouble working with Philbin, how she was not allowed to use her own hair and makeup team.