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Kelly Ripa Blindsides Michael Strahan By Bringing Up His Divorce On LIVE! Check Out His Shocked Reaction!

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They should change the name of the show to AWKWARD! With Kelly and Michael!

Kelly Ripa returned to LIVE! this week, but things haven't necessarily been smooth sailing between her and Michael Strahan.

We knew there was trouble when ABC announced the former NFL pro would be leaving the morning program four months earlier than originally planned — and in the wake of all the daytime drama, Kelly clearly has NO F*CKS left to give!

On Thursday's episode, the 45-year-old made an awkward joke about contract negotiations — right in front of Strahan — during a segment involving cute animals.

Related: Andy Cohen Will NOT Be Joining LIVE! With Kelly!

Then on Friday, Kelly gave another thinly-veiled jab at her cohost of four years by bringing up his divorce!

When introducing an article highlighting children of divorce who live in one house while their separated parents move in and out for visits, Ripa said to Strahan:

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Andy Cohen Will NOT Be Joining LIVE! With Kelly Ripa — Because He's Too Busy With Bravo!

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We knew it was too good to be true…

One of the best things to come out of this whole Live! with Kelly and Michael drama is that we get to speculate for weeks about who will be taking Michael Strahan's seat next to Kelly Ripa next month!

There have been rumors that Anderson Cooper, Jerry O'Connell, and Mario Lopez are currently the front-runners for the open spot, and now one of their biggest competitors has officially dropped out of the race.

Video: Anderson Cooper Tells Andy Cohen If He'd Ever Join Live!

Andy Cohen may be Kelly's best friend — he's already defended her against Disney and ABC, after all — but he's mostly known for being the face of Bravo.

But unfortunately for Real Housewives fans who wanted to see the Watch What Happens Live! host transition from late night to early morning, it doesn't sound like he'll be jumping ship any time soon!

The 47-year-old spoke to UsWeekly at the Below Deck: Mediterranean premiere on Thursday where he denied rumors that he'd be taking over for Michael, saying:

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LIVE! With Kelly And… MARIO LOPEZ?! The Saved By The Bell Alum Hints To Ellen DeGeneres He Might Be Joining The Show — Watch!

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The whispers are growing!!

Mario Lopez hung out with Ellen DeGeneres on the comedienne's talk show on Thursday, and didn't exactly stop all the rumors about him possibly replacing Michael Strahan on LIVE! alongside Kelly Ripa during that morning show's dramz!

Video: Watch Kelly Awkwardly Joke About Contract Negotiations On LIVE!

The former Saved By The Bell stud talked to Ellen about possibly moving to New York to cohost the show (!), as well what it'll take for him to make the decision — family comes first for Mr. Lopez — but he certainly didn't seem like he was shying away from the opportunity!!

Ch-ch-check out his comments, and some bonus cuteness from the photogenic TV host's kids, in the interview clip (below):

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Anderson Cooper Finally Reveals To Andy Cohen Whether Or Not He'd Join Kelly Ripa On LIVE!

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Find out if he's down for daytime!

Sooooo… is he in or is he out?!

On Thursday, Anderson Cooper sat down with Andy Cohen to chat about daytime TV's current controversy, Michael Strahan up and leaving LIVE! With Kelly And Michael.

During his appearance on Watch What Happens Live, a caller asked the CNN anchor how he felt about the talk show host bailing on Kelly Ripa, and whether or not he would sit beside his famous friend at the desk.

Video: Watch Kelly Awkwardly Joke About Contract Negotiations On LIVE!

The journalist gave a pretty politically correct answer, trying not to show his hand, saying:

"Listen I love Kelly, and Kelly is the heart and soul of that show. It's gonna go on and continue to be great and I wish Michael the best in his new endeavor."

But, that wasn't enough for the Bravo exec!

The active member of #TeamKelly asked the TV personality point-blank if he'd take the job, to which the silver fox replied:

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Watch Kelly Ripa Awkwardly Joke About Contract Negotiations In Front Of Michael Strahan On Live!

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The drama is REAL!

Kelly Ripa is letting ABC know exactly how she's feeling!

On Thursday's episode of Live with Kelly & Michael, the blonde beauty made it clear that she's still pretty hurt after being blindsided by the news that Michael Strahan is quitting the show.

In fact, the TV personality didn't even hesitate to work a joke about contract negotiations into a segment about cute little animals!

Related: Kelly Might Quit Unless One Of These Celebs Is Her New Cohost!

Ouch! We wonder if the network execs knew the 45-year-old would use an adorable armadillo against them!

And this isn't the first time the lovely lady has slammed the show on the air since she came back to the desk! She also called out Disney's workplace policies… on the exact episode where she made her triumphant return!

Watch everyone awkwardly laugh off the Live alum's blatant jab at show producers — and her cohost — in this video (below)!

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Josh Hartnett Will Make You Grab For Tissues As He Gushes About His Baby Girl — WATCH!

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Swoon!

On Wednesday, Josh Hartnett stopped by Live! With Kelly and Michael and couldn't help but gush about his baby girl with girlfriend Tamsin Egerton. Aww!

Related: Chrissy's Newborn Luna Makes Her Snapchat Debut

The Penny Dreadful actor explained to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan:

"She is the apple of my eye. She's perfect in every way. I'm in love."

Sigh! While Josh revealed he isn't getting ANY sleep, the star doesn't seem to mind as he dished:

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Michael Strahan's Live Sendoff Won't Be 'Too Celebratory' Because Of 'All The Known Drama' — See What Insiders Are Saying About His Early Exit!

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Michael Strahan's abrupt exit from Live With Kelly and Michael is causing quite the media frenzy.

So we're not surprised the producers of the morning program are considering sending the former NFL pro off with less of a bang and more of a whisper!

After Kelly Ripa returned to Live on Tuesday, the network confirmed that Strahan would be departing the show on May 13 instead of September — which was initially announced as the month he would begin working full time on Good Morning America.

Related: Kelly Might Quit Live Unless One Of THESE Celebs Cohosts!

But after the sneaky shake up caused a bit of turbulence between Kelly and the producers, the show probably won't be making that big of a deal when Strahan ends his four year stint as co-host.

A source close to the production told ET:

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