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New "Live With Regis and Kelly" co-host Kelly Ripa said she'll talk just as incessantly about her children as her predecessor, Kathie Lee Gifford, once did.

"If you're a mother and you don't talk about your children, there is something very wrong with you," Ripa says in the current TV Guide.

Ripa, who continues to play Hayley Santos on "All My Children," beat out "Ally McBeal's" Jane Krakowski, Cybill Shepherd, Bernadette Peters and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo for the job.

Philbin was said to prefer Krakowski or actress Lisa Rinna over Ripa, but he eventually warmed to her cheekier style.

He said he's pleased with Ripa, although he liked having different women beside him each week.

"Kelly is damned good and handles this very tricky job with great ease and style," Philbin said. "But I was extremely happy with the rotating co-hosts, and the ratings were up."

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