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Kelly Ripa returns as TV Land Awards host, even though ’07 almost killed her

10th Annual TV Land Awards - Red Carpet

America’s sweetheart (well, one of them anyway) Kelly Ripa returns to host TV Land’s annual awards ceremony Sunday night, and it’s a gig she simply adores – so much so that she’s returning after the hosting duties nearly cost the host her life back in 2007. We’ll let her explain:

“One of the shows being honored was ‘The Flying Nun,’ ” Ripa recounted of the 2007 awards. “So they decided that’s how I should make my entrance, as the Flying Nun. They rigged up me in a harness so I could fly in. While they were getting everything in place, they kept telling me not to look down, because if I did, the harness could slip. So I was making my entrance and, like an idiot, I looked down anyway — and I saw Charo. And I was so excited to see Charo that I almost did fall out of the harness.”

But a brush with death isn’t enough to steer Ripa away from her TV idols. “I can’t help it,” she explained. “I always get that way around these TV stars. They’re people I grew up with, but never dreamed I’d ever get the chance to meet. Being on TV was not part of my world.”

This year, she got to meet even more classic TV Land stars. 2012 honorees include Laverne Shirley, In Living Color, One Day at a Time, Aretha Franklin and Paul Reubens of Pee-wee’s Playhouse. “It was exactly the same feeling this time” as in 2007, Ripa noted. “I was on the stage and thinking, ‘Wow, Laverne and Shirley are looking at me.’ ”

Though Ripa is playing it safe this year, not risking life-and-limb for some grand entrance, she admits that she still can’t contain her giddiness when face-to-face with television’s classic icons. “When I saw Laverne and Shirley in the audience,” she says, “I almost jumped onto their table. You can never explain to these people how much they meant to you.”

Are you tuning in to watch Kelly Ripa host the TV Land Awards?

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27 Responses to “Kelly Ripa returns as TV Land Awards host, even though ’07 almost killed her”

  1. DrSchaffer Istvan

    2002: [1 Horrorsope] "once in the icy flood of ignorance" [xcerpt].

    The Madness of the TV Culture.
    Live with Regis and Kelly:

    “Let’s go for big ticket travel prizes Baby, because we… worth it!”…
    [a'int no looser in this show].

    Blond Babe, Kelly Ripa:
    “John Voigt won an Academy Award for this… Coming back from Vietnam movie in 1979. He was on the Show… yesterday…and mentioned it six times! …Remember? …1979 Vietnam movie with John Voigt”.
    The Lady from South Dakota: “?”.

    Blond Babe Ripa:
    “Think about it! …The Prize is Right… and Big! …Coming Home (!)… from Vietnam movie! …John Voigt won an Academy Award for it in 1979! …
    The Lady from the Countryside:
    “John Voigt… can… screw me and I would still don’t bloody know it!
    …World War II? …
    I don’t know! …Can I go to the Bahamas… please with that blond guy from the audience, if I can name a number between three and seven?”.

    Blond Babe, Ripa: “Go for it! “
    The Lady: “Forty-six!”.
    Blond Babe, Ripa:
    “Unfortunately… you did not win the Bahamian Prize… Madame, but there are no looser with this Show… we are going to send you to World War II….We won it Regis… didn’t we?”.

    2000-2001(?) Too Stoned, Arid Zoo na, USA Facebook: DrSchaffer Istvan.

  2. Lynda Qualls

    She's WAAAAAY to "perky" for most of America. Tone it down about a thousand notches Kelly, be real please! You seem really out of touch with the rest of the world. But, I suppose having money does that to person. I'm sure you are a good soul down in that large smiley faced body of yours! The commercial where you throw things together for the family (advertising appliances) is nauseating, I would NEVER buy one of those appliances……

  3. Amy Michelle

    She might be too perky, or she might be holding secrets. What are comments about her standing in an elegant dress going to deatil?

  4. Wade Hodges

    It is amazing how polarizing Kelly Ripa is. Perky to me is an asset as long as it is controlled. She has shown that she can. You can always turn her (program) off if not. I admire her, perky and all.

  5. Anonymous

    LOVE KELLY! She is an upbeat person that brings smiles and laughs to many people. We need that nowadays. She's awesome and so is her family.

  6. Anonymous

    Only in the author's head is she 'America's sweetheart'. As for the rest of America; She's an obnoxious bitch.

  7. Anonymous

    like Allen responded I am dazzled that some one can get paid $6605 in four weeks on the computer. did you read this page.



  8. Misty Crabtree

    wow why do people down others, fix your own life, or find a happy thought…… all these comments are negitive! sad when people waste time of their lifes to be mean….. all these haters could better their lives if they used the five mins. talking shit, and do something good for someone else.

  9. Lynda Qualls

    Becky Sue Forcier Hi. I actually don't even watch her show so I wouldn't need to change the channel. I'm responding to an image she portrays, not who she is as a person. The image is out of sync. More power to her to earn big bucks for portaying the perky image, I just can't buy it.

  10. DrSchaffer Istvan

    : By the way I do like Kelly Ripa, because she is cute, funny, brave and authentic; well most of the times. But my musical-, totalArtistic-, DOQu, nouvelleMovie is 90 percent "Based on True Story"!

  11. Becky Sue Forcier

    Ilike happy people,go be with the boreing I like laughter and Kelly is like alot of young couple and she makes my day,Soo much hate and sadness in the world,I want happy and upbeat

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