Mario Lopez and Anderson Cooper’s Thirst for Michael Strahan’s Live Gig Is Going to Cause a Drought

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Did you wake up with really dry skin today? No, no, even drier than usual. That’s because all the moisture has been sucked out of the air by the intense, moisture-wicking thirst of the men angling for Michael Strahan’s soon-to-be-vacated Live With Kelly and Michael spot. While guesting on Watch What Happens Live last night, Cooper danced around the topic when Andy Cohen inquired if he wanted to step into Strahan’s no-doubt enormous shoes. "Look, I’m very happy at CNN,” Cooper claimed. “It would be a dream to work with Kelly, but nobody’s offering anything, so ...” So. Mario Lopez also hinted at his intentions during an Ellen interview this week. “That’s very flattering. Very flattering. You’re so nice," Lopez said, smiling and flustered and absolutely parched, when DeGeneres brought up rumors about him hosting Live. "I know some people were saying that. It’s very flattering. I love Kelly. I’ve guest hosted with her a few times. She’s awesome.” When DeGeneres pressed him, Lopez joked, “Well, I got to go over everything with Mrs. Lopez. She’s the real boss of the house so we’ll see what she has to say about that!” So go ahead and fill up your bathtubs, everyone. We're all going to need some reserve liquid until this thirst is quenched.