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Originally posted 06/03/2013 12:25PM
Cyndi Lauper has plenty to celebrate – and she's not doing it alone.
Not only is the singer-songwriter Tony-nominated for her critically acclaimed score to the best-musical contender Kinky Boots, but she's also marking the 30th anniversary of the monster hit that first put her on the map, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," which she released in 1983.
To celebrate? She was totally surprised by the Kinky Boots ensemble. After quietly securing permission from Lauper's manager and her record company, Sony Music, they assembled this performance music video (see below) of Lauper's signature number.
"It's so sweet, I'm crying," Lauper, 59, during a quick break from rehearsal Monday, told PEOPLE of her reaction to what was done – and about those who participated. She first saw the video Sunday night, before it was posted to YouTube.
Originally posted 04/03/2013 03:15PM
After nearly 17 years of happy marriage to Mark Consuelos, one thing can still really set off Kelly Ripa.
"I am openly hostile when Mark leaves the toilet seat up," Ripa, 42, told PEOPLE Tuesday at a private dinner in New York to honor her pal, Bravo star Andy Cohen, and his partnership with the retail site Gilt Man. "I don't think you get past the little pet peeves."
"Mark never puts the toilet seat back down, and it irritates me," she continued. "We still fight about it. But it's OK to fight about things. We're secure with each other. I don't feel like if we have an argument, it will be the end of our lives."
Originally posted 02/17/2013 10:00AM
Call it an on-location family vacation.
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan are taping four episodes of Live in Orlando, but the morning show co-hosts are also making time to embrace their inner children (and their real ones!) at Walt Disney World.
The Live co-hosts spent the day with their families at the park on Saturday, where Ripa rode the Epcot attraction Test Track with her kids Joaquin (next to Ripa), 9, Michael, 15, and Lola, 11.
Originally posted 01/22/2013 06:55PM
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are living the good life!
The couple have put their N.Y.C. penthouse on the market for a cool $24.5 million, according to real estate site Zillow.
Boasting a spacious rooftop terrace with an outdoor fireplace, the luxurious living space also has a private home gym, outdoor shower, five bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
Originally posted 09/07/2012 10:25AM
A feisty and fit-looking Kristin Chenoweth said she was happy to be "here" – meaning alive – Friday morning, during her first television interview since her accident on the set of The Good Wife this summer.
By "here," she also meant on Live! With Kelly and Michael, where the Emmy- and Tony-winner mentioned "pain and issues" she still faces after being seriously injured by a falling light fixture on July 11.
"Those who sent me prayers and well wishes," said the actress, "I want you to know, I could really feel it."
Originally posted 09/04/2012 09:15AM
Michael Strahan will join Kelly Ripa as co-host of Live!, the show announced Tuesday morning.
"It's time for a new era of our show to begin," Ripa said at the top of the hour. "It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the newest member of our Live! family, Michael Strahan!"
"I adore you and I am so happy to be here and be a part of this," Strahan, 40, said. "You know how they say it's a dream come true? I truly can't say that because I didn't even know I could dream this."
Originally posted 08/21/2012 06:50PM
Regis Philbin left behind big shoes to fill when he signed off from Live! last fall.
Coincidentally, the rumored front-runner has some very big feet.
Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan will join Kelly Ripa as her co-host on Live! early next month, according to numerous reports. (ABC has no comment).
The football star and TV personality, 40, has joined Ripa, 41, on the show numerous times since Philbin's November departure as one of her many celebrity guest co-hosts (Nick Lachey and Neil Patrick Harris also took on the job). Earlier this summer, guest co-host Seth Meyers was rumored to be in line for the permanent gig.
Originally posted 08/04/2012 09:30AM
Dozens of people auditioned for the role. But as he did so often on the football field, Michael Strahan emerged victorious – landing the coveted job of Live! co-host alongside Kelly Ripa following Regis Philbin's retirement.
Strahan, 40, is already a household name in New York, where he played his entire celebrated NFL career with the Giants. But what else does he bring to the table?
Below, check out five things to know about the Houston, Texas, native, including his charitable side and his future bride.
Originally posted 08/02/2012 11:00AM
In her last PEOPLE.com blog, Diem Brown, the Real World/Road Rules Challenge contestant recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the second time, chronicled her mood swings while taking fertility drugs. Now, she opens up about her anxiety over her final egg retrieval procedure – and her upcoming cancer treatment.
Calm. Breathe in slowly. You have done this before. It's easy. Just turn on your autopilot and let the doctors work their miracles.
I'm here at the NYU fertility clinic awaiting my second egg retrieval. I'm the first retrieval appointment of the day, so the waiting room is empty. It's just me and the nurse behind the check-in counter.
Originally posted 07/17/2012 12:20PM
Daytime TV's favorite husband just got a little scarier.
Former All My Children star (and Kelly Ripa's doting husband), Mark Consuelos has joined the cast of FX's American Horror Story for season 2, EW.com reports.
Consuelos will play Spivey, a patient admitted to an institution for the criminally insane in the 1960s.
Jessica Lange (who won a Golden Globe for her role as Constance Langdon in the show's debut season), James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Zachary Quinto, Adam Levine, Chloë Sevigny and Lizzie Brochere also are all slated to appear on season 2 of the series.
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