Kelly Ripa was notably absent from ‘Live With Kelly and Michael’ this morning, and a new report says that she didn’t appear because she’s upset that the show might be canceled after Michael Strahan leaves!
Kelly Ripa, 45, heard Michael Strahan‘s bombshell at the same time as the rest of the world — and she’s not happy about it. Kelly is angry that Michael is leaving because she wasn’t given any heads-up, and now she might lose her 9 AM time slot…or maybe even the whole show. Read on to see why ABC might be canceling the program!
Kelly is feeling disrespected by ABC and Disney, TMZ reports. Disney has more or less announced that they don’t care about Live, and are instead focusing on Good Morning America. A source tells the outlet that “there’s serious talk about giving Live the boot at 9 AM and adding a third hour to GMA [and] it’s unclear if Disney is eyeing a time slot later in the morning for Kelly’s show”. Wow — soon, Kelly might not even be on our TVs every morning!
Understandably, Kelly is furious over the whole thing. “She found out at 10:30 in the morning [on Tuesday], the same time Disney made the announcement,” TMZ adds. “She never got a call from Disney CEO Bob Iger or anyone else at the Mouse House.” That’s awful! “She was shockingly disrespected by Disney honchos,” the report concludes. We don’t blame Kelly one bit for staying home today (Ana Gasteyer stepped in as Michael’s co-host this morning). Time will tell if a new host replaces Michael, or the show gets axed altogether!
HollywoodLifers, do you think this is why Kelly didn’t show up today?