Last week, Kathie Lee Gifford stated that she will not read Kelly Ripa’s new book, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories. Kelly Ripa had the most simple and mature answer for it. The All My Children star thanked Gifford for providing her with free publicity with the unnecessary comments about her book. The heat comes after Kelly Ripa called out her late Live co-host Regis Philbin’s sexist behavior. Kathie Lee Gifford and Regis Philbin hosted a show together as well and called him the”best partner” earlier this month. So that explains why she dissed Ripa’s latest book.

Kelly Ripa replied to Kathie Lee Gifford

Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories Book By Kelly Ripa
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories

One week after Kathie Lee Gifford dissed Kelly Ripa‘s book, the author had a few words to say. She believes that Gifford’s comments only gave her book more “attention.” The author of Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories said,

“I am a person that tends to take a negative and turn it into a positive. It’s really hard to sell a book, right? … So my ultimate comment is, ‘Thank you.'”

The actress/TV personality had a simple reply to Kathie Lee Gifford’s diss about her book. She handled the situation maturely. Fans speculate that Gifford’s criticism came due to Ripa’s sexism allegations against Regis Philbin.

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Kelly Ripa called out Regis Philbin’s behavior

Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin on the show

One part of Kelly Ripa’s book that is causing stirs on social media is the section that covers her and late Live co-host Regis Philbin’s work together. The author alleged in her book that Regis Philbin referred to her as “it” and cleared up the “basic misconception” that the two were friends outside of work. However, Kathie Lee Gifford had different views about Philbin. Regis Philbin died in July 2020 at the age of 88.

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Kathie Lee Gifford said Regis Philbin was the “best partner

Kathie Lee Gifford and Regis Philbin
Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford and Regis Philbin hosted the show together for a decade until Ripa replaced her in 2001. After her exit from the show, the two became good friends. Earlier this month, she stated that Regis Philbin was the “best partner.” Gifford’s bond with the late TV host explains why she did not like Kelly Ripa’s part about working with him and decided to diss her book. She clearly stated that she will not read her book because she feels that Ripa is making Philbin look like a terrible person.

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Source: PageSix

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