But wait! The source dished much, much more:
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We have a feeling this feud is only going to escalate…
Has hell frozen over?
On Sunday, the Desperate Housewives alum took to Instagram to share a cozy snap of herself and her bestie donning the comfortable boots. LOVES it!
Miz Longoria posted:
Dustin Diamond may have gotten released early from jail "unscathed," but only because he followed the rules during his time behind bars!
In his first interview since being released, the child actor opened up the incident that resulted in a four month prison sentence to Mario Lopez!
Earlier this year, the 39-year-old was found guilty of disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon when he got into a bar brawl in Wisconsin.
In a sit down for Extra, Diamond explained to his former Saved by the Bell costar that he and fiancee Amanda Schutz were enjoying Christmas at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington when a group approached them asking for photos.
But an altercation arose after a girl "sucker punched" his fiancee, causing her face to be "covered in blood." After that, a man grabbed Schutz by the hair — to which Diamond responded by pulling out a pocket knife to defend themselves.
As we're sure you know, there's a WHOLE LOT of drama going on at LIVE! with Kelly and Michael ever since Michael Strahan announced he would be moving to Good Morning America.
Since then, there has been all kinds of chaos with Kelly Ripa being a bit pissed off, Strahan being pushed out a bit earlier than expected, and rumors of Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Mario Lopez and EVEN Regis Philbin replacement cohosts.
Well the former NFLer attended the Met Gala on Monday night and talked with Entertainment Tonight about about all the drama and said people have "the wrong impression" about what went down during the meeting where Ripa found out!
The 44-year-old went on to dish on the controversy saying:
But according to reports, another seasoned TV personality has been "approached" to replace Strahan — and we're talking about none other than Regis Philbin!
That's right! Sources told Page Six that the OG LIVE! anchor himself was entertaining the idea of returning to the long running daytime show.
An insider explained that the production reached out to Philbin's longtime agent Kenny DiCamillo to discuss the possibility of Reeg returning to his natural habitat, noting:
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.
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:
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!
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):