They should change the name of the show to AWKWARD! With Kelly and Michael!
[Image via ABC.]
On Tuesday, when Michael Strahan announced that he would be leaving Live with Kelly and Michael to take a job at Good Morning America, there were certainly quite a few feelings!
Kelly Ripa was obviously pretty upset about the former NFL player's exit seeing as how she had NO idea it was happening, but thankfully she has quite a few celebs who have her back like Oprah Winfrey and even most recently Regis Philbin!
Despite the former soap opera star's famous friends backing her, the talk show host is apparently so distraught by ABC and Disney going over her head and not notifying her of the change, that she canceled her and Mark Consuelos' 20th Anniversary vacation to Turks and Caicos this weekend!
Seeing how Ripa is obviously quite angry and disturbed by the events, you would think that Strahan might have tried to reach out to her by now to patch things up — but apparently that's not the case!
A source close to E! News revealed that the cohosts have NOT spoken since the ABC executive meeting on Tuesday when the blonde beauty learned of Strahan's exit! The insider went on to dish that Michael:
Drama, drama, dramaaa!
While it's been rumored that the blonde beauty isn't planning on returning to the morning program until the former NFL star has fully transitioned to GMA, the reality is that Miz Ripa decided to leave for her ALREADY PLANNED vacation a day early with her husband Mark Consuelos to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Way to take lemons and turn them into lemonade, girl!
One insider dished:
Kelly Ripa is putting her foot down!
As we reported, the blonde beauty is reportedly refusing to go back to LIVE with Kelly and Michael until Michael Strahan officially leaves.
On Tuesday, the former NFL star shocked everyone when he revealed that he is exiting the daytime talk show to co-host Good Morning America.
On Wednesday, ABC officially confirmed Ripa will NOT return to her seat this week.
According to a rep
Michael Strahan is trying his best to do damage control!
The NFL star turned TV personality pulled a fast one on Kelly Ripa after announcing he would be leaving Live for a full time job on Good Morning America on Tuesday.
And to make matters even more awkward, the 44-year-old hosted Wednesday's show without his perky cohost — because Kelly was so livid she didn't show up to work!
So instead, Strahan addressed his exit sitting alongside Ana Gasteyer, telling the audience:
"I couldn't ask for better fans. On top of that, I've worked with incredible staff here. I'm always here, I'm always available to guest co-host if I get a call, because I consider myself to be a part of this family forever."
Though the Fox NFL Sunday analyst still considers himself part of the Live family, we can't say the same for Ripa — who reportedly won't return to the show until Strahan leaves!
After a cringeworthy hour of a Ripa-less daytime entertainment, Strahan finally mentioned his cohost of four years at the end of the episode.
Noting that Ripa "truly changed" his life, the former athlete said:
This all must have been a long time coming…
Johnny Manziel is currently making headlines for refusing to enter rehab, but it sounds like his downfall has been in the works for a while.
Nike spokesman Brian Strong confirmed they fired the athlete way back on March 11 of last year, almost immediately after he finished rehab the first time.
As you may recall, Johnny's manager Drew Rosenhaus also dropped the former Cleveland Browns QB on Tuesday, and now we understand why — he wasn't making any money!
All of this combined with his pending domestic abuse case must be taking its toll on Johnny Football…
Get well soon, Johnny.
[Image via Johnny Manziel/Instagram.]
On Wednesday, it was reported that Kelly Ripa is furious about Michael Strahan's departure from Live With to Good Morning America because she feels she was blindsided by the former NFL star's announcement AND was incredibly disrespected by the executives at Disney. Awkward!
Apparently, Miz Ripa received a call about the move at the exact same time the network was announcing Strahan's jump to GMA. Not to mention, the industry vet never received the official word directly from Disney CEO's Bob Iger, or any of the other head honchos at the parent company.
Not cool! Sources dished to TMZ that the 45-year-old and her show's team feel that the corporate company has proven
Sad day for those us pulling for Kate Hudson's rumored relationship with J.J. Watt!
The 37-year-old beauty explained the reason behind their dinner together:
"We actually just have the same agent. We were at, like, a big dinner. It's just what happens."
Ergh! So why did J.J. call it a "date" on video — just wishful thinking??
Anyone else totally rooting for this one?! Let us know in the comments!