Live with Kelly Ripa wants a gay man cohost! to replace outgoing Strahan, Live! is probably done in the fall

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    Apr 20, 2016 1:46 AM GMT
    Anderson is a bore, he had his own show and it flopped, Cohen might be 'too gay' for this morning show, Harris might do well since showing performance hosting Oscars, and hes a married man with children

    Developing story, stay tuned.....


    Kelly Ripa Kept ‘In the Dark’ as Michael Strahan Sprinted to ‘GMA’
    https://www.yahoo.com/tv/kelly-ripa-kept-dark-michael-strahan-sprinted-gma-215801290.html


    But Ripa might have reason to celebrate herself. “As soon as Michael eclipsed her in popularity, she was over him,” the veteran said, adding that Ripa’s wish list for a replacement includes Anderson Cooper, Bravo’s Andy Cohen and Neil Patrick Harris.

  • Apr 20, 2016 12:34 PM GMT
    What about Craig Ferguson? Loved his late night show.

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    Apr 20, 2016 1:38 PM GMT
    I liked the two together. If you noticed, Kelly was a no-show this morning. SO disrespectful of Michael and Disney blindsiding her. Strahan will lose his fan base because he adds Nothing to GMA. People watched him because of Live. Kelly will survive, he won't.
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    Apr 20, 2016 1:49 PM GMT
    Show needs to go off the air!!!!
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    Apr 20, 2016 2:21 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI liked the two together. If you noticed, Kelly was a no-show this morning. SO disrespectful of Michael and Disney blindsiding her. Strahan will lose his fan base because he adds Nothing to GMA. People watched him because of Live. Kelly will survive, he won't.


    I agree, very disrespectful to keep her out of the loop. It's just as much her show as it is his.
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    Apr 20, 2016 5:55 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI liked the two together. If you noticed, Kelly was a no-show this morning. SO disrespectful of Michael and Disney blindsiding her. Strahan will lose his fan base because he adds Nothing to GMA. People watched him because of Live. Kelly will survive, he won't.




    I have to agree, even the shows producer, Gelman was surprised by the news. This was all backdoor planning by Michael and Disney CEO. The same thing happened to Kelly when Regis left the show, she wasn't told either.

    There is now talk of GMA going 3 hours long, taking Live's current 9am time slot. It would appear, the show, "Live With___________" (fill in the blank) is probably over.

    If I were Kelly, I probably would not have shown up either, this sounds like it could turn into a big ass law suit, if Kelly doesn't come back and tries to break her contract with Disney, unless this was Disney's way of telling Kelly, "your contract with us is over". They could reach some sort of settlement and the show basically ends in the fall when Michael officially moves to GMA. Meantime, Michael will carry Live! by himself, with am sure, unknown, cohost(s)

    Very shitty way of treating your employees Disney icon_mad.gif


    MICHAEL STRAHAN BLINDSIDED KELLY RIPA ... NO WARNING
    http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/19/michael-strahan-blindsided-kelly-ripa/

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    Apr 20, 2016 7:05 PM GMT
    This thing makes me again wonder how did someone so fucking ugly end up on national tv anyway. I'll never understand what they were thinking; who wants to wake up to THAT early in the morning. I mean looking at those teeth, all I would think of is kicking field goals. And what does he use for a toothpick, a tree branch?

    Terrible move ABC.
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    Apr 20, 2016 7:12 PM GMT
    No one will watch Live if it's Michael and a guest host. From what I read, Kelly wants him gone NOW. Hopefully he will go on "vacation" next week so she can do her show. I mean, my god, they spent a year searching for a co-host and then he leaves after four?
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    Apr 20, 2016 8:08 PM GMT
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  • ChicagoSteve

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    Apr 20, 2016 8:33 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidNo one will watch Live if it's Michael and a guest host. From what I read, Kelly wants him gone NOW. Hopefully he will go on "vacation" next week so she can do her show. I mean, my god, they spent a year searching for a co-host and then he leaves after four?


    They threw an absolute ton of money at him to accept the full time GMA role. But the man is already worth $35 million dollars. He was already rich after his football playing days, but, I mean, come on, how much does one person need?
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    Apr 20, 2016 9:49 PM GMT
    turbofan saidThis thing makes me again wonder how did someone so fucking ugly end up on national tv anyway. I'll never understand what they were thinking; who wants to wake up to THAT early in the morning. I mean looking at those teeth, all I would think of is kicking field goals. And what does he use for a toothpick, a tree branch?

    Terrible move ABC.
    Says the loser with no pic,lol.
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    Apr 20, 2016 11:00 PM GMT
    turbofan saidThis thing makes me again wonder how did someone so fucking ugly end up on national tv anyway. I'll never understand what they were thinking; who wants to wake up to THAT early in the morning. I mean looking at those teeth, all I would think of is kicking field goals. And what does he use for a toothpick, a tree branch?

    Terrible move ABC.


    I think there might be a fan or two of three billion... I was always very very fond of him and his smile. #teenagecrush
  • ai82

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    Apr 20, 2016 11:46 PM GMT
    Michael is awesome. He is handsome, funny, smart, self-deprecating, and interesting. His star is definitely rising. Don't forget, they won an Emmy when Michael was with the show. Honestly, I watched the show every morning I could because it is entertaining. I will say I sensed tension between them for the last couple of month, so it's not entirely unexpected. At the end of the day, people take opportunities, grow, then move on. It does'nt mean they are unappreciative, it just means that maybe they want to continue to develop and grow. The show has done a lot for Michael... commercials, a book, a clothing line; but Michael also did alot for the show. It became can't miss TV with him. I think Josh Groban would be a good addition.
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    Apr 21, 2016 6:58 PM GMT
    More Liberal Hypocrisy. If Kelly said she wanted a white person, there would be outrage.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 21, 2016 7:04 PM GMT
    Michael doesn't really do that much for me, but I didn't really have a problem with watching the show. I know she and Neil are friends and it would be great to have him on as co-host, but I think he has far too busy a schedule. Will be interesting to see what happens.
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    Apr 21, 2016 9:08 PM GMT
    turbofan saidThis thing makes me again wonder how did someone so fucking ugly end up on national tv anyway. I'll never understand what they were thinking; who wants to wake up to THAT early in the morning. I mean looking at those teeth, all I would think of is kicking field goals. And what does he use for a toothpick, a tree branch?

    Terrible move ABC.


    Such a weird post. The guy was successful as a football player and super bowl winner. Successful as a football commentator. Successful on the Kelly Ripa show and beat out big names after a several month long audition. He was successful as an add on to GMA which is why they offered him the gig. They want him on Dancing with the Stars as well. I think its a great story that talent, good personality, and work ethic go a very, very long way still. Maybe in your world one has to be a super model or have perfect teeth. Glad we don't all live there. Good luck Michael! Keep doing your thing.

    I do agree that keeping Kelly in the dark IS SHITTY. I will say that this does happen in nearly every job in the world. Reorgs, mergers, contract buyouts, resignations happen everywhere all the time and they're almost always done in secrecy. I can't tell you how many times I've worked at a company and found out about major changes like this at the very last minute or even via email. I do think that she should've been told in private behind closed doors (even if Michael just told her as a true partner). I don't know the whole story though. Maybe there was a big contract fight.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Apr 21, 2016 9:58 PM GMT
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    turbofan saidThis thing makes me again wonder how did someone so fucking ugly end up on national tv anyway. I'll never understand what they were thinking; who wants to wake up to THAT early in the morning. I mean looking at those teeth, all I would think of is kicking field goals. And what does he use for a toothpick, a tree branch?

    Terrible move ABC.


    Such a weird post. The guy was successful as a football player and super bowl winner. Successful as a football commentator. Successful on the Kelly Ripa show and beat out big names after a several month long audition. He was successful as an add on to GMA which is why they offered him the gig. They want him on Dancing with the Stars as well. I think its a great story that talent, good personality, and work ethic go a very, very long way still. Maybe in your world one has to be a super model or have perfect teeth. Glad we don't all live there. Good luck Michael! Keep doing your thing.

    I do agree that keeping Kelly in the dark IS SHITTY. I will say that this does happen in nearly every job in the world. Reorgs, mergers, contract buyouts, resignations happen everywhere all the time and they're almost always done in secrecy. I can't tell you how many times I've worked at a company and found out about major changes like this at the very last minute or even via email. I do think that she should've been told in private behind closed doors (even if Michael just told her as a true partner). I don't know the whole story though. Maybe there was a big contract fight.


    Good observation woodfordr, Kelly was MIA this morning as well. I would assume ABC would want to wrap this up as quickly as possible and end the drama. I won't be surprised if Strahan is gone soon. I just think it is strange that at the level they are at, with being in the public eye and the salaries involved, and the fact that she is 50% of the show, she would not have been told in advance.
  • Wendigo9

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    Apr 22, 2016 3:14 PM GMT
    To be honest, I can see why Regis left the show to begin with, and I thought their side guy "guilman" was gay (dressed as britney spears once).
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 22, 2016 4:22 PM GMT
    I think Lance Bass would be a good replacement. He's great on his radio show "Dirty Pop" on Sirius Radio