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In case you missed it, “LIVE with Kelly” ran a contest to giveaway the grand prize of the opportunity to co-host the television show with Kelly Ripa for a day. Submissions were due last week and by the end of the week, the contestants would be narrowed down to the top 40.

I didn’t make the cut.

A technical glitch in the website’s video upload prevented me from getting in my application by the midnight deadline last Tuesday, so it looks like filming and editing this video was for naught. Hey, everything happens for a reason though right?

I can’t thank the people who commented and liked my post on Facebook about this enough. To be frank, I was pretty bummed about it – especially when I saw the top 40 and noticed that some radio DJs did in fact make it to the next round. I figured because I was technically not an amateur that my application wouldn’t even be considered but I was wrong.

And yes, I did reach out to someone who has a strong connection with the show. As far as the contest, nothing could be done even with the tech mishap because there are strict rules that both prohibit late submissions and protect companies from issues like that.

But who knows, maybe something good can come of it? I’ve been saying for a while now that not only does everything happen for a reason, but these things happen for you, not to you.

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“Extra” host Maria Menounos called in to “The Ralphie Show” and shed some light on her recent interview with Kim Kardashian.
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Menounos filled in for Kelly Ripa on “Live! with Kelly and Michael” last Thursday morning.

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