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ABC Confirms & (Kinda) Explains Michael Strahan's Early Exit From Live!

| Filed under: TV NewsCelebrity FeudsKelly RipaAnderson CooperBusiness BlitzAndy Cohen

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We didn't think we could get surprised again after Michael Strahan shocked us with the announcement he was leaving Live! With Kelly & Michael in September.

But right after Kelly Ripa returned to the show, we heard her cohost was instead going to leave in just over two weeks!

Related: Kelly Gets Her Apology From The Head Honchos At Disney & ABC

Well, it's all true. And ABC has reasoning that does NOT include trying to avoid the awkwardness between its stars.

A show spokesperson confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly, saying:

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Andy Cohen Slams The 'Big, Bad Breakup' Between Kelly Ripa & Michael Strahan — And Explains Why It's Such A Mistake To Leave!

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When you mess with Andy Cohen's BFF, you mess with Andy Cohen!!

The Bravo TV personality is very close with Kelly Ripa, of course, so people have been very interested to see what he'd say about her recent TV talk show drama with soon-to-be former cohost Michael Strahan — and on Monday, Cohen weighed in!!

Related: Source Says Kelly & Michael's TV Friendliness Was 'All For Show'!

The producer and host spoke out about the Live With Kelly And Michael drama on his own SiriusXM talk show on Monday, and Cohen was none too pleased with Strahan's move, even going so far as to pretty much call it a mistake, saying:

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Michael Strahan Pulled The Rug Under Kelly Ripa Because They Haven't 'Been Getting Along Recently'? PLUS See Which 2 Hosts Might Replace Him!

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Michael Strahan shocked America on Tuesday by announcing he would be leaving Live With Kelly and Michael for a full-time position on Good Morning America!

And apparently, Kelly Ripa was just as surprised — because her costar of four years dropped the bomb on her right after Tuesday's show!

Production sources told TMZ that the former NFL star sat down with Ripa and exec producer Michael Gelman at 10:30 a.m. EST to let them know he was parting ways with them for another morning talk show!

According to the source, Kelly and Gelman were "stunned and upset" by the news — because no one on the show had ANY clue Strahan was about to switch teams!

RANK: Who Should Replace Michael On Live?!

Though it doesn't sound like the secrecy is the former New York Giants player's fault, as the stealthy move was orchestrated by Disney CEO Bob Iger — who reportedly already has a replacement plan to fill the seat next to Kelly.

One source told ET that the perky blonde's close friend Anderson Cooper is a frontrunner to fill in — though the silver fox might need CNN's permission to do the show.

Another strongly rumored candidate is award-winning host

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Stephen Colbert Interviews Cartoon Donald Trump Who Acts Like A 5-Year-Old… So Basically There's No Difference!

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This is the perfect video to start your day!

At this point, we're so sick and tired of Donald Trump and his racist, misogynistic, and all-around disgusting statements, we just wish the 69-year-old would go away already!

Well, it seems like Stephen Colbert doesn't want to deal with the REAL Trump either, which is why he interviewed a cartoon version of the GOP candidate Wednesday night.

Video: Ted Cruz Talks About Running Over Trump With His Car!

Of course, Colbert made sure to ask Donald about Anderson Cooper comparing him to a five-year-old and his juvenile behavior as well as that whole assault case with the businessman's campaign manager — and his responses are downright HIGHlarious!

Plus, that's some really good animation for just a gag.

Ch-ch-check out the only enjoyable Trump interview on record (above)!!!

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You HAVE To See Anderson Cooper's Shocked Reaction To Learning His Mother Was Once In A Lesbian Relationship!

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Just because Anderson Cooper and his mother Gloria Vanderbilt are close and wrote a book together and are filming a documentary doesn't mean they know EVERYTHING about each other.

The mother and son recently sat down for an interview with People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle and Cooper learned that his mother once had a same-sex relationship.

Video: Anderson Cooper Tells Andy Cohen He Did NOT Like The 'Queened Up' Impression Of Him On SNL!

Thankfully the moment was ON CAMERA! Gloria revealed:

"I, myself, when I went to [Miss Porter's School in] Farmington, [Connecticut] I went through a brief so-called lesbian relationship with a girl in school."

While the reveal is great, it's really Anderson's reaction that makes this moment precious as he says:

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Ellen DeGeneres, Caitlyn Jenner, & Adam Lambert Are All Up For GLAAD Media Awards — See The Full List Of Nominees!

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Every year, the GLAAD Media Awards honor TV, movies, and music that represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in a fair, accurate, and inclusive way — especially when it tackles issues that affect their lives.

While it comes as no surprise that Caitlyn Jenner has been nominated for her docuseries, I Am Cait, after her incredible year and slew of other awards, we're thrilled to see some other stars and shows that made the cut!

Related: Sir Ian McKellen Reminds The Oscars No Openly Gay Man Has Ever Won!

Both Adam Lambert and Miley Cyrus were nominated for Outstanding Music Artist, while Ellen DeGeneres nabbed a nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Episode when trans fitness model Aydian Dowling stopped by!

There was even some Oscars crossover as Carol and The Danish Girl were both recognized.

Ch-ch-check out the rest of the incredible nominees (below):

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