At the posh and buzzy Fox party at Soho House in Beverly Hills, I teased Kelly Ripa: “You’re going for the most publicly arranged marriage in America!” Ripa didn’t deny that trying out one hot guy after another to be her co-host on “Live with Kelly” has been a fun challenge. “Arranged marriage! No one has put it that way before! Funny idea, Jeanne. I’ll tell you why I really need to make a decision. If I get the flu, the co-host takes over for me. So I figured out that if I have a really healthy on-air partner, I will never get sick.” I’m betting Gelman will be ordering flu shots for all.
Kelly’s off-air husband, the sooo handsome and good natured Mark Consuelos popped up to give Kelly a hug. Talk about a fabulous couple. Mark told me he’s set to star on Fox’s new series, “Pitch.” After 20 years of marriage, he wanted me to know he has no problem with Kelly’s on-air “arranged relationships.”
I noticed more heads turning as Tarji P. Henson joined the group. A top contender for an Emmy, she clearly loves that the crowd loves her. On “Empire” she’s had some “arrangements” of her own with lots of talk about Cookie having a new affair. Taraji doesn’t mind and she proved it with a show stopping smile.
Kudos to Fox and Soho House for a show-stopping soiree.