Kelly Ripa NOT Furious About Ryan Seacrest’s ‘Live’ Mistake, Despite Report

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Ryan Seacrest accidentally mistook Jeffrey Tambor for a deceased actor from the movie Ghost on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” earlier this week. A new report now alleges that Kelly Ripa is “furious” with her co-host over the on-air error, but Gossip Cop has the exclusive truth.

Tambor, best known for his roles on such hit shows as “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Arrested Development,” and “Transparent,” appeared on the morning talk show on Wednesday to promote his new memoir. During Tambor’s interview, Seacrest told the actor he best remembers him as “the scary guy on the subway” from the 1990 drama Ghost. Only, that character was actually played by the late Vincent Schiavelli, who passed away in 2005.

“Oh this is horrible,” Tambor told Seacrest. “You’re gonna be embarrassed. That’s not me.” The taken aback co-host then exclaimed, “Oh gosh! Who is it?” to which the actor noted, “He’s dead.” Tambor then pretended to take offense at the mistake, telling the co-hosts, “I came on to sell a book, not to be insulted! My reps are here and we are filing an action suit.”

Celeb Dirty Laundry is now arbitrarily spinning the funny moment into nonexistent drama. The site first speculates that Seacrest is “messing up in his new hosting gig” because he has too many projects on the side. Without a single source to back up its phony claim, the webloid then suggests that Ripa was enraged by her co-host’s gaffe.

However, the on-air segment tells a much different story. Ripa was visibly amused amid the confusion, as is evident in the video below. In fact, it appeared that she also believed Tambor was in Ghost. When the actor told Seacrest, “This is horrible,” Ripa initially shouted, “Why?!” All three went on to poke fun at the mistake, and Tambor even joked that his wife married him because she thought he was Schiavelli. Regardless, Gossip Cop is assured by a reliable source involved in the talk show’s production that everyone took the mix-up in stride, including Ripa. This is simply a non-issue. Watch the funny video below.

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