Whoa. The drama behind the scenes at ‘Live’ is very real right now, as a new report reveals that Kelly Ripa will not be returning to the morning talk show until Michael Strahan is long gone.
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Under the weather or just over life all together? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as they wonder where the heck Kelly Ripa was for today’s Live talk show at 9am ET. Unfortunately, she passed on sitting next to Michael Strahan for on Wednesday, April 20, but there’s a lot more to the story than just his departure, reports TMZ.
After finding out that Michael was leaving at 10:30 in the morning on Tuesday, April 19, Kelly was totally outraged, claims the report. It goes on to say that Kelly feels disrespected, used, and outraged.
Most importantly, the source claims Kelly won’t be returning to the show for the unforeseeable future.
The problem here isn’t just with Michael, claims the report. Unfortunately, Kelly is upset with the entire cast and crew, especially the big guys, for not letting her in on this secret. Hmm.
But, what Kelly doesn’t know is that it technically wasn’t their fault, either. According to the report, everyone was kept in the dark about Joe’s move off of Live with the exception of the network CEO, Bob Iger.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think Kelly should stay off the show for now, or should she suck it up and show up for work? Comment below with your thoughts.