I was reading my Twitter line tonight and my friends over at Reality Tea tweeted to Rebecca Romijn during her WWHL appearance that her husband Jerry O’Connell should replace Michael Strahan. I thought to myself, WTF? I mean I like Jerry just fine, and he auditioned for the spot, but Strahan is not going anywhere. He and Kelly are besties! They have great chemistry! I love watching that show in the morning. Okay, I don’t watch it when it is live, but whenever I get up, I watch Wendy Williams and Kelly & Michael and The View while I sort through all the emails and moderated comments and get a feel for what I have to do that day. I can usually get through all three shows in about two hours. Why would RT make such an odd comment? I wondered.
BECAUSE MICHAEL STRAHAN apparently just sprung it on Gelman and Kelly Ripa today, after filming that he has signed on to be fulltime with GMA starting in September!!!!!! He will supposedly stay on until summer. But since he is sort of bicoastal still, I imagine he will be taking a lot of personal days.
I am very distressed by this news. It took FOREVER to get a new co-host for Kelly after Regis left. Regis didn’t give Kelly much of a heads up either! Then we had a parade of try outs that was likened to a season of The Bachelorette! I guess we will be doing that again in the fall. I really, really hate this idea.
I suppose we will see Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper back a lot which will be nice. But Cohen is not made for morning coffee chats with middle American women. Cooper is but he is too busy and is under contract with CNN. I am actually watching him now. I like Jerry Connell but I don’t know that I need to see TWO fucking perky people in the morning.
The Hollywood Reporter had the exclusive on this story click the link for their full report. Here is the an excerpt.
“I look forward to continuing to work with the incredible team at GMA. It is an exciting opportunity to be able to bring unique stories and voices to the audience,” Strahan said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
He added, “My time with LiveWithKellyandMichael has been transformative, and my departure will be bittersweet. Kelly has been an unbelievable partner, and I am so thankful to her and the entire team. I am extremely grateful for the amazing support I’ve received from all of the fans.”
Well this fan is pissed. I will be watching this first thing tomorrow. Or at least right after the first 20 minutes of Wendy. As Wendy would say, “Dammit, man!”
Live With Kelly & Michael was renewed through the 2019-20 season in January of this year.
Do any of you guys watch this show or care? Be gentle with me. I hate new people in my mornings. 🙁