Interesting interview with Kelly in Elle magazine. I really think the interviewer was paid by her publicist or some kind of groupie. IMO it was nauseating. First of all, they portrayed Kelly as a person who propped up Regis, and somehow the ratings went very high when left - they failed to mention the twenty low dip in ratings last summer. There is mention of comments women make in the audience as the show starts about how tiny Kelly is, and how they love her, and then when say "who is that?", about Michael. Kelly's "interviewing skills" are also gushed over, like how she interrupted an interview when Michael was asking Kristen Stewart a question. Okay... Oh, and there are gross comments about them Mark and Kelly "doing it all the time", from Andy Cohen.
We also get the "Desi/Lucy" comparison, and Mark says he'd love to be a 1950's couple (Ok, but didn't men work in the 50's and women stood home?, I somehow doubt he'd like the lifestyle they'd have on his income, and without Kelly's). Kelly did bring up her breast size twice, and brought the interviewer to soul cycle. Oh and how amazing is it that she only has a part time nanny?? Geeze, how does she do it when she is out of work by 12pm, and then can exercise for hours everyday, and has a husband who barely works? Do women really think she is just like them? One thing I felt Kelly said that was very honest is about being able to get jobs with limited talent, the interviewer thought that was just Kelly being self-deprecating, maybe it was, but it's pretty accurate IMO.
Oh, and they also stated SHE won an Emmy, no mention that it was Regis and Kelly who won the Emmy, which I found super obnoxious! They left the impression that Live with Kelly won the Emmy, after the ratings soared, when she was done propping up Regis. When in fact, her solo show did NOT win.
I am wondering why there was a need to make Regis and Michael both look like they were just not up to what Kelly does on this show. IMO Michael is the huge draw that saved this show, and the ratings have risen significantly with him, and when I see the audience, it's obvious it's filled with more men, and people of color, who were not a group that was represented as much before Michael came on board.
This looked to me like an effort to prop Kelly, when IMO it's obvious she is falling behind Michael in popularity, and he is more competent, and seems like the star of the show.
Edited by kitkatt, Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:21 AM.