RIPA GETS DISSED BY COURIC: IS THERE BAD BLOOD?

Published on: October 25, 2006
RIPA GETS DISSED BY COURIC: IS THERE BAD BLOOD?

Live With Regis and Kelly host Kelly Ripa is getting sick of Katie Couric dodging her at the latest Hollywood happenings—and now she’s letting the whole world know!

Ripa, 36, spoke her mind on Thursday’s show, explaining how the former Today Show host has avoided her numerous times at high-profile events. According to Ripa, the most recent dodging took place just this Monday at an event sponsored by Harvey Weinstein to promote environmental awareness.

The morning talker told the audience Couric didn’t just give her a quick brush-off this time around—she actually switched her place card in an attempt to move her seat further away!

"The last time I almost got seated [next] to Katie Couric was at the Trump wedding. Do you remember? At the last minute, she switched over to the Today show table,” Ripa adds. In actuality, the New York Post reports that Couric’s wedding seatmates were Shaquille O'Neal, Mohammad Al-Fayed, Stone Phillips and Lachlan Murdoch.

“This is a very bitter pill to swallow,” says Ripa, of this latest snub. However, those in Couric’s camp feel differently. "There's nothing but positive feelings between Katie and Kelly.”

After the on-air remarks were made, Ripa’s people confirmed their client was indeed kidding around. “It's a joke. Any normal person would know that.”