Dropping the F-bomb and having an epic fail of a day behind the anchor desk of the nightly news has worked out pretty well for A.J. Clemente.
Clemente, whose on-air gaffe as a TV reporter made him a viral video sensation, has been busy making the talk-show rounds. He has all the time in the world, given that his blunder got him abruptly fired from the Bismarck, North Dakota station that hired him.
One of Clemente's stops Wednesday was on "Live with Kelly and Michael." Hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan talked to him about the embarrassing kerfuffle.
Ripa and Strahan made the fledgling broadcaster an offer: "You're a native New Yorker. And one thing about New Yorkers, we believe in giving second chances, man," Strahan said. "So, we have a challenge for you, if you're willing to accept it. We're going to send you to cover the star-studded red carpet premiere of Pierce Brosnan's new movie, 'Love Is All You Need'."
Clemente accepted. (Again, his schedule is pretty open these days considering he's unemployed.) He'll act as celebrity correspondent tonight for the syndicated morning talker and will return to the show Thursday morning to recap the event, hopefully without swear words.
In case you haven't seen it, or just want to see it again, here's what made Clemente a household name: