So there are a lot of reports going around right now about Michael Strahan leaving Live With Kelly and Michael. As most people know by now he is heading over to GMA where he can do more interviews and just be the likable guy that we all know.
There have been reports that the money that Michael will be making will change his life and that one of the Disney executives put together this deal without talking to Kelly, Gellman, and the rest of the staff about him leaving.
Now everyone is saying that no one except old women care. I care! I love Kelly Ripa and I love morning shows, how else do you spend you sick days? I spend them laughing at the banter between Michael and Kelly, and I used to spend them laughing at the banter between Kelly and Regis. That’s just how it works. Money talks though, obviously Michael couldn’t say no to the money that he was being offered. I just think it’s all shady.
I am going to say this, are you ready? I think that ABC is trying to get Kelly Ripa out, much like the Today show did with Ann Curry. They will probably try and extend GMA into a third hour which means bye bye to Live, even though Live has better ratings.
So much drama! My lord you would think that it would Laguna Beach all over again!
Today though, SNL alum Ana Gasteyer filled in for Kelly. Michael had this to say.
He explained that he will be making the move in September, and that he really isn’t going anywhere.
‘It is the same channel. I am not going anywhere, I was reading some stuff and it was like I had died. It’s not a eulogy people.’
Michael did mention Kelly at the end of the program though saying ‘I really wan to thank, of course, Kelly Ripa, Kelly welcomed me here and I’ve learned so much from her and she’s just been an amazing influence on me and this has truly changed my life to be here with her. And I know that the show will continue to be strong and great because of Kelly and Michael Gellman and the staff here because everybody here is so talented. This show has not been around for over 30 years by mistake.Kelly, I thank you. I love you … and I’m not going to cry on TV mama, I promise you.
I would be afraid of an angry Kelly Ripa too, she is little but I am sure she throw one hhell of a bitch fit.