Talk-show host and former football star Michael Strahan is coyly talking about, but not confirming, reports that he’s expected to soon join the cast of ABC’s Good Morning America on a part-time basis.
Strahan was asked by co-host Kelly Ripa on Live With Kelly and Michael Wednesday whether he was doing it, and Strahan replied: I don’t know. If I read the papers I am.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations who requested anonymity because the deal hasn’t been completed said Tuesday that Strahan will work semi-regularly during the show’s first hour. He will continue as host of Live.
Good Morning America has lost two male cast members in the past four months: Sam Champion to The Weather Channel and Josh Elliott to NBC Sports.
Willard Scott weds
NBC says 80-year-old Willard Scott has tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend.
The veteran Today show personality and Paris Keena were wed Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla. They have been together for about 11 years, Today host Matt Lauer said in sharing the news on Wednesday morning’s telecast.
Cryer penning book
Actor Jon Cryer is working on a candid memoir.
The Emmy-winning star of Two and a Half Men has a deal with New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Marsha Mason is 72. Singer Wayne Newton is 72. Singer Tony Orlando is 70. Actor Alec Baldwin is 56. Actor David Hyde Pierce is 55. Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy is 53. Actress Jennie Garth is 42. Actress Cobie Smulders is 32. Singer Leona Lewis is 29. Actress Amanda Bynes is 28.