Live With Kelly: Bryant Gumbel Co-Hosts

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Kelly Ripa: “Made in New York” Award Recipient

On today’s show, TV broadcast journalist and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel was guest co-host for the second day in a row. As Kelly and Bryant sat down, Kelly revealed that she was very tired because she had a big night out last night.

Kelly was presented with a special “Made in New York” award, which she brought with her to show the audience, by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver. The award was presented to New York celebrities who have made outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

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Made In New York Award: Live With Kelly & Bryant Gumbel

Kelly Ripa became the recipient of a "Made in New York" award, which she discussed with co-host Bryant Gumbel. (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

Kelly said that she was very proud to accept the award, because she is proud to have made her career in New York. She moved to the city when she was 19, and even as a busy actress, she has never lived in Los Angeles.

Other recipients of the awards were Robert DeNiro, Whoopi Goldberg, Meryl Streep, and Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, who won the lifetime achievement awards. Kelly embarrassed Mark by snapping a few pictures of she and Meryl Streep with her cell phone.

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Live With Kelly: New York Soda Ban

Kelly and Bryant then discussed Mayor Bloomberg’s recently proposed ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, which has been causing a stir in the city. Many people are for the ban for health reasons, other people believe it is unconstitutional. Kelly said that she was “wishy-washy” about it, but then admitted, “who needs to drink a 64 ounce Cherry Coke?”

Bryant Gumbel: New York Barbecue

Bryant then brought up food in New York. It’s a place that has the best food, as he says, but no great barbecue. This weekend, however, some great ‘pit-masters’ from around the country are bringing their food to Madison Square Park. You can buy different plates and test out different types of barbeque.

Kelly then showed a video of a bat with a super long tongue slurping up nectar. If the bat were a human, then the human’s tongue would be nine feet long. Kelly said, “I bet he could polish off a 64 ounce soda.” She and Bryant also discussed the fact that the human tongue can now taste more than just sweet, salty, sour and bitter; there is also a newly discovered section that can taste fat.

Live With Kelly: CDC: There is No Zombie Apocalypse

It may be gross and disturbing, but it’s hard not to notice that lately, cannibalism has been a new trend. First there was the case of the face-eater in Miami, and now a man has been captured and arrested in Germany for the same offense. As a result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were forced to release a statement denying the existence of zombies in order to ease people’s fears. Let’s hope it stays that way!

Bryant switched gears by bringing up a new case in which a woman sued her ex-husband over the rights to their honeymoon pictures. Since he was the one who took the photos, the judge ruled that they belonged to him. Kelly said that they should have just “burned all the pictures together.” Who would want to keep the reminders of a failed marriage? Not me!

Kelly Ripa: Lola Gets a Cell Phone

Kelly explained that her daugher, Lola, is now entering middle school, and she and Mark were debating whether or not to get her a cell phone, since she will now be going to school in the Bronx. Kelly felt like she was not ready for a phone, so instead, she took Lola for a manicure as her graduation present. However, when Mark got home the same day, he brought Lola a phone. Kelly had video of Lola receiving the phone and going crazy with joy in her bedroom. She remarked that it made her manicure gift look pretty lame.

During Spring into Spring trivia, a caller won a trip to the Aruba Resort and Stellaris Casino by correctly identifying that last week’s guest, Chris Hemsworth, has an Australian accent (as he is from Australia!)

 

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