Kelly Ripa: August 13 is Left-Handed Day
“Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba joined Kelly Ripa for “Live With Kelly” August 13. It may not be common knowledge, but August 13 is a national holiday: Left-Handed Day. In order to celebrate, Kelly read a few left-handed facts. Seven percent of the population is left-handed, but a very small percent are actually fully left-handed; most left-handed people are partly ambidextrous. U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were all left-handed. Fear of left-handedness is known as sinistrophobia.
Carrie Ann Inaba: Wedding on “Live?”
Carrie Ann said that her fiance is left-handed, and it make sitting next to each other while eating pretty difficult. Carrie Ann has been engaged for quite a while, so Kelly wanted to know, when is the wedding? Carrie Ann admitted that, while she’d like to get married soon, she does not want to actually plan a wedding. Kelly had the perfect solution: get married on “Live!”
Kelly and Gelman said that they would love to throw Carrie Ann a wedding on the show. Since the “Live” Dream Wedding was held in Hawaii, and Carrie Ann is a native of Honolulu, Kelly suggested that they return to Hawaii for a destination wedding. Since Carrie Ann got engaged on the show, it’s only fitting that she get married, also!
Kelly Ripa: Most Vain Cities
Carrie Ann asked Kelly what she thought were the most vain cities in the United States, and Kelly gave the cities that would probably pop into most people’s heads: Los Angeles, New York, and Miami. However, the city that is actually most vain is Tampa, Florida.
Live With Kelly: Kelly Ripa Botox
This is based on amount of cosmetic surgeries, Botox injections, and tanning salons. New York is number seventeen, and L.A. is number sixty.
Kelly admitted that she has used Botox to get rid of her furrowed brow. When she reached a certain age, her kids starting asking her if she was mad at them, because she had a “perma-brow.”
Kelly Ripa: Short Shorts on the Rise
The popularity of ultra short-shorts is now on the rise again. The audience did not seem to be in favor of this trend; all except for one brave fourteen-year-old boy, who stood up in the audience. Kelly and Carrie Ann both said that if they could wear short-shorts again, they would, but that time has passed!
Surf’s Up Summer Trivia: Rico Rodriguez
A lucky caller won a trip to the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, when she remembered that the name of Rico Rodriguez’s character on “Modern Family” is Manny. Also, an audience member won a gift card to Beauty.com.
Carrie Ann Inaba Japanese Single
During Kelly’s Inbox, we got to know a little more about both Carrie Ann and Kelly thanks to some viewer questions. Carrie Ann started her career by singing in Japan, so she sang a verse of her hit song “Party Girl,” or, “Party Boy”– she can’t remember!
Kelly Ripa Ankle Tattoo
Kelly said that she is “too lazy” to go on “Dancing with the Stars,” but she might consider it if the show ever came to New York.
A firefighter wrote in with a question about Kelly’s ankle tattoo, which she referred to as “a symbol of my stupidity.” She got the tattoo at the age of nineteen in San Antonio, Texas, and she didn’t even pick the design– she let the tattoo artist (whose name was Snapper) choose for her.
Carrie Ann also has a tattoo on her ankle, which she got while on tour in Japan with Madonna. She was under the impression that it meant “courageous love,” but she later found out that it meant “rough sex!”