Leave it to “Live”! to celebrate Halloween with the biggest stars of 2013 — sort of.
Show co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan observed the holiday on Thursday, Oct. 31 with costume-filled fun, dressed as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Kate Middleton with Prince George and Breaking Bad’s Walter White, among many other pop culture icons of today. But the highlight from this year’s special edition show was the dynamic duo’s homage to Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s unforgettable, shock-inducing performance at the VMAs.
The chirpy personality wanted to make it clear: This was her time to twerk. Ripa, 43, dressed in the Bangerz singer’s skimpy bear costume and nude-hued two-piece complete with both knots atop her head. Fully channeling the controversial young artist, Ripa stuck her tongue out and danced provocatively against Strahan’s Robin Thicke, and Robin Thicker, played by show producer Art Moore.
While Miley and Robin were the biggest hits of the personalities’ whopping number of costume changes (50 according to this report), Ripa noted to the NY Post on Oct. 23 that each look is culturally relevant. “I try to lock onto one thing identifiable in their appearance or personality,” she said, while her partner-in-crime added, “You have fun with it. You gotta laugh at yourself with this job.”
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