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Kelly Ripa tells Rosie She's Not Homophobic Towards Clay

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Monday we posted a video clip of Kelly Ripa and special guest host Clay Aiken. While Kelly was interviewing "Dancing with the Stars" winners, Aiken covered Ripa's mouth so he could ask a question.

Ripa objected and told Aiken that she didn't know where his hand had been. Most people, including Rosie O'Donnell, assumed that Ripa was referring to Aiken's alleged penchant for "fisting" men... whatever "fisting" is...

Yesterday Ripa called into "The View" to berate O'Donnell for jumping to that conclusion, and explained that she meant that she had seen Aiken shake hands with members of the audience, and she didn't want to catch the germs from the filthy housewives and tourists that frequent the "Live with Regis and Kelly" studio audience.

We are thrilled to have this matter settled.