Another Crazy Today Show Rumor?

By Brian 

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> Update: 5:07pm: “Don’t forget: Jeff Zucker planted a big wet kiss on Kelly Ripa a while ago in an interview,” a tipster reminds. “He said he loved her. Really pissed Katie off. Also: A fourth hour of TODAY has long been discussed. And Kelly would offer a perfect opportunity to expand in that direction.”

Should we add this to the list of crazy Today Show rumors?: A site called All Headline News says “rumor has it that bubbly talk show host Kelly Ripa is being courted to replace Katie Couric on NBC’s Today show. Under the surprise contract, sources say Kelly would get her own talk show as part of an extended Today show, and she’d end up going up against Regis on Live!”