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Is Rob Lowe Joining 'Live! With Kelly' as Her New Co-Host?

Rob Lowe is reportedly in talks to replace Michael Strahan on Live! With Kelly.

The 52-year-old actor is being considered to co-host alongside Kelly Ripa after also being considered to replace Regis Philbin back in 2012, according to ET.

“I hosted it with Kelly and had the time of my life,” Rob told the outlet, while not confirming the rumors. “I love her … I love being able to talk to an audience every morning like that and just being fun, counter-punching, being silly, and talking about cool stuff.”

Meanwhile, Variety reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister, tweeted, “Despite reports today, we are hearing at @Variety that Rob Lowe is NOT in talks for #LiveWithKelly”

Rob‘s rep had no comment.

DO YOU THINK Rob Lowe would make a good co-host?

Kelly Ripa's 'Live' Gets New Name & Logo After Michael Strahan Exit

Kelly Ripa is officially flying solo after Michael Strahan left Live! with Kelly & Michael on Friday (May 13), and the show has unveiled the new name and logo.

The show revealed on Facebook that it will now be called Live with Kelly, and the logo can be seen in the gallery below.

“Don’t forget to reset your DVR/PVR to ‘Live with Kelly’!! On tomorrow’s show we have guest co-host Jimmy Kimmel, Gordon Ramsay, Priyanka Chopra, and American Authors performs!,” the show updated on Facebook about Monday’s show. Tune in to see Kelly with Jimmy!

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Michael Strahan Says His Goodbye to 'Live!' & Kelly Ripa (Video)

Michael Strahan sits down for his final episode on Live! with Kelly & Michael on Friday morning (May 13) in New York City.

When co-host Kelly Ripa mentioned that it was Michael‘s final show, he joked that he’s not dead.

“I am happy. I am not six feet under. Six feet, five inches above the ground. So I’m happy. It’s another day,” he said.

“This is a moment that I didn’t anticipate being here, at least at this point. But it’s here. And we’re going to enjoy it,” Michael added. “I’m not dying. I’m still in the family. And I’m still available to come back if I’m ever called to co-host. I’m not going anywhere. I’m not gone. So, there we go.”

Michael Strahan’s Final Open – Kelly & Michael (Flashback Friday Farewell)

Kelly Ripa Wears 'Freedom' Jacket Ahead of Michael Strahan's 'Live' Exit

Kelly Ripa wears a very telling jacket while leaving her apartment with her husband Mark Consuelos ahead of the taping of Live! with Kelly & Michael on Thursday (May 12) in New York City.

The jacket had the word “Freedom” written across the back, just one day before Michael Strahan‘s exit from Live!.

Kelly will have a slew of guest hosts until a new co-host situation is figured out. Michael, meanwhile, will be joining Good Morning America full time in the fall.

15+ pictures inside of Kelly Ripa out in her “Freedom” jacket… More Here! »

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Things Were Tense Between Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan During Last Days on Set

  • Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are apparently still not on good terms – TMZ
  • Is this Teen Mom headed for divorce? – Radar
  • Katie Cassidy shows off her bikini body – Just Jared Jr
  • Is this Hollywood’s hot new couple? – Huffington Post
  • Will Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner get back together? – DListed
  • Halston Sage shows off her bra through her shirt – Hollywood Tuna
  • Nick Jonas shows off his muscular body – Towleroad

Kelly Ripa Explains Michael Strahan's Early Departure From 'Live'

Kelly Ripa is addressing why Michael Strahan had to depart Live! with Kelly and Michael four months early, after initial reports indicated he would be staying through the summer.

“What we’ve explained…is, ‘Well, if you had asked us, we would have told you, Guys, we need to start looking, because we have summer hiatus, we have vacation time. We need to find people. If we’re going to have this list narrowed down at least to a manageable size by the fall, we need to start now,’” Kelly told People about telling the crew of Live about the situation. Kelly added, “nobody consulted us initially.”

“We just keep doing it one show at a time,” Kelly added. “We always try to remind ourselves it’s never as good as we think it is and it’s never as bad as we think it is. We just keep marching forward. That’s what we’ve done for years. It’s not a formula I invented. This is a formula that Regis [Philbin] created, and we’re sticking to it.”

More 'Live! With Kelly & Michael' Guest Hosts Revealed!

The line-up of upcoming fill-ins for Michael Strahan is filling out nicely!

ABC just revealed some Live! With Kelly and Michael host names via Instagram.

For the week of May 16, co-hosts will include Empire‘s Jussie Smollett, comedian Cedric the Entertainer, ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir, and Hawaii Five-O star Daniel Dae Kim.

This comes after news that Jimmy Kimmel will be the first guest host following Michael‘s exit on May 13.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the Live! With Kelly & Michael fill-ins so far?

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