Christian Slater “Live With Kelly” Co-Host Claim NOT True
Christian Slater is not locked in to be Kelly Ripa’s permanent new co-host on “Live With Kelly,” despite a misleading report. Gossip Cop can correct the sensational story.
“Kelly Ripa Finds New Co-Host: Christian Slater Permanently Replaces Michael Strahan, Kelly Finally Satisfied?” asks the typically clueless Celeb Dirty Laundry. The accompanying story states, “After a long search, it looks as though Kelly Ripa has finally found a replacement for her former ‘Live!’ co-host Michael Strahan, who left the show for ‘Good Morning America’ several months ago. After going through several different potential candidates, there’s a new report that says Hollywood actor Christian Slater is ready to take over the role.”
The webloid bases its claim off of Slater telling Ellen DeGeneres how much he loves “Live.” The actor even said that he’d throw his “hat into the ring” as the talk show looks for a new co-host. But now CDL has taken Slater’s comments and twisted them to make it seem like he’s gotten the gig.
“Seeing just how charming and funny and cooperative he is, Kelly is willing to take a chance with him,” says the outlet. Well, right now Ripa is willing to take a chance with a lot of people. She and the producers are still exploring their options, and Slater hasn’t been given the job.
The site is once again misinforming readers, just as it did last month, when CDL falsely said Ripa couldn’t find anyone willing to co-host with her and “Live” was in danger of being canceled. Suffice it to say, Celeb Dirty Laundry is not a reliable source on this topic.