Kelly Ripa to host TV Land Awards

March 5, 2012 at 3:33 PM
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NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Television personality Kelly Ripa is to serve as host of the 10th annual TV Land Awards show in New York, the cable network said Monday.

Aretha Franklin also is to receive the Music Icon Award at the event, which is being taped April 14 at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park and will air April 29.

Details regarding the show were announced by Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land.

Ripa, star of "Live! with Kelly," previously served as host of the 2007 edition of the TV Land Awards.

"We are ecstatic to welcome back Kelly as she reprises her role as host of the 'TV Land Awards' this year for our 10th annual celebration," Jones said in a statement. "Her energy, enthusiasm and love of television make her the perfect person to lead the evening on the occasion of our 10th anniversary."

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