I am still up working and the sun is about to come up. Bloggers works strange hours based on what is coming in. I still have a RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap waiting in the pipeline. I super tired but if I go to bed now, I’ll sleep past noon. And in three hours and 45 minutes, Live with Kelly & Michael comes on and Kelly will be back.
I am completely mesmerized by this story. I was apparently completely duped. Back before my therapy sessions became a repetitive cycle of good advice I chose not to follow, I mentioned that I was extremely intrigued by Kelly Ripa. She is so damn peppy and happy everyday. I understand that is impossible, but day after day, for at least one full hour she gave Academy Award worthy performances of a perennially happy person. And nice. She seems nice. She has lots of friends. Very rich friends. Very rich snotty friends. Her GBF list includes Anderson Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris, and well, perhaps Andy Cohen was the red flag. She was often out to dinner with Muffy and Heather and Becky or whoever her childhood friends were. She’s self-deprecating. She’s married to a hot as hell husband who is aging well. They have kids that seem well-behaved and well adjusted. She hangs out with throngs of gay guys on yachts with her perfect family. The family vacations in Turks and Caicos every year. She has a very expensive house on the UES, and a giant place in the Hamptons. She is everything we want in a “real housewife”, er morning talk show host.
And she love, love, loves Michael Strahan. I mean doesn’t she? He’s charismatic and charming and bicoastal. He pulls out her chair every morning like a gentleman. He talks about his twins like a good father. They have “good chemistry.” He’s likeable, she’s likeable, they are Oprahesque in their ability to be normal people doing normal things just like us. Except they are Kelly is allegedly getting an eight figure salary and Micheal is getting a nice seven figures. They present a playful united front against Gelman. You know Gelman, the beleaguered show runner, the boss that likely less than the talent. Gelman, the real person that was totally blindsided who most needs a day off to day drink and watch a movie marathon on Lifetime.
We are now three hours and fifteen minutes away. I am fighting moths. I leave the back porch light on all the time and Banjo has eaten something he shouldn’t have. The moths are aware I have piles of cashmere in need of dry cleaning. We are at war.
So are Kelly and Michael apparently.
Some unconfirmed sources for other site say Kelly is a jealous bitch who was pissed that Michael started doing GMA. I remember Michael talking about filming for $100,000 pyramid and Kelly through some nice nasty shade at Michael for doing so many things. I noticed some serious competitiveness lately when they had physical challenges on the show. Kelly would win often and Michael seems rather irked at times. Other sites say it’s Michael who is the divo and that he can’t stand Kelly and wants to get away from her. He wants to do other things. He’s tired of interviewing celebrities.
We are at three hours until the most watched episode in the history of
Regis and Kathy Lee Regis and Kelly Live with Kelly and Michael. We have a new game of Who is Telling the Truth? It’s a HUGE story in NYC and middle America. Not even the death of one of the biggest musical geniuses in history could kill this story. No one even knows what stupid shit Trump might have said this week was all about. Kelly is prancing out of her fancy pants apartment clutching a David versus Goliath book. Michael is muddling through hours of live TV realizing that the show sucks without Kelly.
The really big question was asked by Andy Cohen on TMZ and the rest of America on social media, the world’s biggest office water cooler. Why in the hell do you leave a show with your name in the title and two very successful co-hosts who have been bringing the ratings to go to a morning news show with slipping ratings? GMA and Today show no mercy in sacrificing anyone in the name of ratings. Don’t believe me? Ask Ann Curry. Today is still trying to recover from that mistake.
I can tell you that Kelly Ripa’s fans are legion and well-placed. I’d bet on David in this fight with Goliath. And Goliath is Disney who just had a big ass kissy very special episode of Live With Kelly & Michael not too long ago.
And here is something interesting, Wendy Williams (I know but I believe this) said that Kelly was on her show and at the break she leaned over and said something about something going on with Michael that she did not disclose, and Kelly didn’t know about it. And Kelly made it clear that those two did not talk much off camera.
Two hours and twenty minutes until lift off. I really don’t know if I can make it. Banjo is out back eating grass again and not longer even trying to eat the pumpkin cure for his tummy issues.
I wonder if this is a GMA day for Strahan.
In 2010, Kelly and Mark put their apartment on Crosby street on the market as a pocket listing which sold in 2013 for $20 million dollars. They more than doubled their investment less the extensive and expensive renovations. They bought their current digs on East 76th for $27 million. They also paid around three millions for a secluded property in Southampton with a pool and putting green. A loss of an eight figure income would cause a major lifestyle change for the Consuelos family.
Banjo is back sleeping peacefully. Two hours left. I’m gonna have to watch this later. I’m running out of things to say and blogging can only keep me awake for so long. I have read that “ABC” apologized to both Kelly and Michael for how the whole thing went down. I think that Kelly will want an apology from the head of Disney. And maybe she got one, and some reassurances that she still has a job. Strahan has supposedly apologized to her too. See? David is winning. And this whole debacle happened because they underestimated the Kelly fans. Michael is going to regret this. He won’t last long on GMA.
I’ll chat with you hear as soon as I watch. Maybe I can catnap.
GMA is starting, and it’s all Trump all the time so far…