Fred Savage seems to the lead candidate as Michael Strahan’s replacement on Live with Kelly, so that means he has been co-hosting the show a lot. Today, he was on once again and Bizarre Foods’ Andrew Zimmer was one of the guests. The Chef wanted Kevin Arnold to taste some of the delicacies that he has tried from all over the world. They were dishes like raw goat from Japan, Gizzard Salad from the Caribbean, fried puffer fish from North Carolina, Senegalese style heart, liver and kidney of lamb and a soup with racoon meat originally from Africa. Somehow he was able to eat all of those without a problem, but the last one really got to him. That was Stinky Tofu from China that is fermented in dumpster juice. Proving it is better to be a carnivore than a vegetarian.
That and maybe he doesn’t want to co-host the show if he has to eat things like that all the time.
Since that was the last thing he ate, we didn’t get to see his whole hilarious reaction on the air. Thankfully they put that up on Instagram for us to enjoy and enjoy it you will.
Leslie Jones was on Live with Kelly today and she talked about how none of the designers wanted to dress her for the Ghostbusters premiere. Then as she was telling the story, in her excitement she said, “I picked up the phone and I was like, oh man, I can’t believe these designers are not f*cking…”
As soon as she dropped the F-bomb, she realized her mistake. It was too late to hit rewind, so her expression was priceless. Because of that it makes you like her, almost enough to go see her in the movie on Friday. But then you are like f*ck it because even though the critics seem to like it, you still think it looks like sh!t.
Back when Kelly Ripa was in high school, she was a cheerleader. Well her kids are now in high school, so does she still remember how to twirl a baton? Today on Live with Kelly, she dressed up as a Majorette and showed us that she can still do it. Now, her husband, Mark Consuelos, wants her to eat a salad for dinner and try that trick out on his baton.
Now that the whole Michael Strahan scandal is last week’s news, Live with Kelly needs a new way to get people to talk about the talk show. Today, Kelly Ripa licked a pussy. Wait that is not safe for morning TV? It is when she is a using a fake tongue called the Licki Brush on an animated stuffed kitty. Did it work? Are you talking about the show?
Now when it comes to the Licki Brush, my cat thinks that it is for the dogs. Like if I bought one, I will wish I had a dog to protect me from her. Who would buy that for their feline friend? Not me.
Talking about feline friends, I want that animated kitty for my cat. Actually, I want it for me and will pretend it’s for her.
And when it comes to animated, I so think that Fred Savage will be the next co-host of Live. Don’t you?
Fred Savage was co-hosting Live with Kelly today and he shared more than you wanted to know about him. The actor told Kelly Ripa that the hotel the show put him up in, is the same one that his wife and him made their first baby 10 years ago. If the story stopped there, then we would be OK bu
He went into detail about how his wife and him were having problem conceiving. They were using an ovulation stick that would tell you when it was time to have sex. When it said it was time to go, you had no choice but to do it right then and there. Only problem is they had a big meal and their stomachs looked like there were already 9 months pregnant. Because of that he doesn’t know how they made a baby. He also demonstrated how hard it was for them to connect.
But it gets worse. Ripa then admitted that her husband Mark Consuelos knows they are going to do it if she gets a salad. Anything else and they are just going to go to sleep. Savage said if his wife shaves her legs, then he thinks he will get lucky. He’s not always right about that.
I am going to have to binge watch The Wonder Years in order to get that image of Kevin Arnold out of my head. It is more than I needed to know about him, but it was endearing.
Although, as horrified as I am about hearing the details of how he made his first born, I think his son Oliver will be even more horrified when he watches this video on YouTube some day.
A few weeks ago, Michael Strahan announced that he was leaving Live with Kelly and Michael and his co-host took a few days off. The media went crazy with their theories why she did it, and now she broke her silence about it to People. She said, “I think what people need to understand about the entire situation is that I didn’t just not show up.” Then she added, “I said, in the room, ‘I am going to take the day off.’ I needed to actually sit and gather information. I needed to make sure I said the appropriate things on TV and didn’t just come out and say whatever.” Six days later, she was ready to return to work, and she spoke her mind then.
How does she feel about Strahan’s new job? She said, “I get it. We’re excited for Michael. He wanted that job, and it’s great for him. I think it is a perfect match, I really do.” But there is a but, “However, what nobody considered is there’s a whole other group of people that it really impacts, because we have to now find another great person.” You see Live is a family, and she says her co-workers were looking at her to make sure that they were going all be OK and still have a job.
When Kathie Lee Gifford left the show, it took them a while to find Kelly Ripa. Then when Regis Philbin left, it also took them a while to find Michael Strahan. Will their viewers wait for them to find another co-host and will they take them quickly? To make matters worse, there are rumors that ABC wants to add a third hour for Good Morning America, so what does that mean for the future for Live with Kelly and Who? Plus, there is more competition these days and what if the viewers find something else to watch during the transition period? There’s a lot riding on the show because of his decision, so you can understand why she reacted the way that she did. I didn’t until this interview and now I get it.
This wasn’t the only point that I liked that she brought up in this interview, she also took on her big bosses. She said, “I think that all people are deserving of fair treatment in the work place. People deserve respect People should be treated equally and with dignity.” Then she elaborated, “I think that requires a certain amount of empathy on a level. When you’re dealing with big business, it’s easy to forget that you’re dealing with people and that people have feelings. It’s easy to just look at it like a business unit, a unit, a unit.” Corporations quickly forget its employees who keep them functioning and they need to remember that. She took a big stand against the cold corporate world, and for that I will always respect her. Hopefully, other businesses heard her stance because too many forget that they need to treat their employees better. They make the company work, not the people who sit in boardrooms all day.
Remember when Michael Strahan announced last week that he was leaving Live with Kelly and Michael to go to Good Morning America and he said that he would stay until September? Things changed. Shortly after Kelly Ripa made her return to the show, it was revealed that her co-host would be not be staying until September. In fact, he is leaving a lot earlier because his last day is May 13th.
ABC released this statement to People about his much earlier departure:
After meeting with the producers of both Live! and Good Morning America, and after speaking with Kelly and Michael, we have decided on a plan that best advantages both shows for the future.”
To that end, Michael’s last day on Live! will be on Friday, May 13, which not only gives the show the chance to have a nice send-off for him during the May book, but to also immediately begin the on-air search for a new co-host.
This plan also allows GMA to start integrating Michael into the show more often this summer before his full-time start in September.
This is what they should’ve done in the first place. This makes total sense.
But let’s be honest, who thinks they are doing to test out co-anchors for her and start him on GMA early? We are all thinking that they are doing this because this was probably was one of the agreements that Ripa made with the head honchos at ABC to get her back on the show today.
When it comes to Strahan, I am sure he is doing a dance like the one above to celebrate that he is out of there in just over two weeks.
For the first time in nearly week, Kelly Ripa was back on Live with Kelly and Michael. She could’ve let what has transpired go unnoticed, but instead she made a speech at the beginning of the show.
Guys, guys, guys. Our long national nightmare is over.
Please, sit down. Please, be seated. Look — I’m going to be completely honest — I’m fairly certain that there are trained professional snipers with tranquilizer darts in case I drift too far off message.
I first want to honestly, sincerely thank you for welcoming me back to the show. The love, the show of support through this bizarre time has been really overwhelming. I really, I needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts. After 26 years with this company, I earned the right. And let’s be honest, I know half of you called in sick to be here, so we get each other!
In that time, I gained some perspective. I always speak from the heart. I didn’t want to come out here and just, like, say something I might regret. So what transpired though, over the course of a few days, has been extraordinary in the sense that it started a much greater conversation about communication and consideration and, most importantly, respect in the workplace.
And since we’re being honest, I don’t consider this just a ‘workplace.’ This is my second home. This is a place that I’ve devoted myself to, not just because of you, our loyal viewers, but because of all of the producers and the crew who work on this show. We have an incredible team. We are incredibly devoted to one another. We are family. Apologies have been made, and the best thing to come out of all of this, you guys, is that our parent company has assured me that “Live” is a priority.
Guys, calm down, they didn’t say anything about Christmas bonuses.
But there is a commitment to this show; and to the people that work here; and most importantly to you, the viewers, who have watched us every day for 30 years.
I am thrilled for Michael. I’m thrilled for you. This is a tremendous opportunity and I couldn’t be, and we couldn’t be, prouder of you. And everything we accomplished together.
So, back to the show. This is entertainment. It’s supposed to be entertaining! So let’s get back to what we do best and start the show.
Oh, wait. Incidentally, I just want to say one thing. My dad, who was a bus driver for 30 years, thinks we’re all crazy!
And I think he’s right. I think he’s right.
The most glaring part of this speech is that she did it standing up, away from her co-host Michael Strahan. Proving to most people that the rumors are true and they don’t get along. You can also tell in her speech she is bitter, and by the way ABC employees have been treated, to me, under Ben Sherwood, I get where she is coming from.
You can’t keep promoting and firing people and letting their co-workers find out about in the press. You need to make them feel like their workplace is a family, a home, and keep their morale high. If not, ABC will be in more trouble than it already is in. And it sounds like Ripa’s stand might be what the network brass needed to understand they can’t keep playing that game anymore.
Not only will they be alienating their workers, they will also be alienating their fans too. I am not mad about how they handled the Castle firings, I am just mad that they did it. Enough for me to switch the channel when it is on next season. I will suffer through the rest of this one before I say goodbye to the show.
Back to Ripa, I think she acted like a baby. This is what happens at a job. But then again if more people took a stand like she did, it might not be the case?
How do you feel about it all after hearing her speak for the first time since Michael Strahan announced that he is leaving?
On Tuesday, Michael Strahan announced that he was leaving Live with Kelly and Michael in September for GMA and on Wednesday his co-host Kelly Ripa didn’t show up for work. According to the rumors, she was pissed that no one told her he was leaving until seconds before it was announced. Then everyone starting wondering when and if she will be back.
Late last night she sent a note to co-workers telling them she would be back to work on Tuesday. According to The Hollywood Reporter she said, “I wanted to thank you all for giving me the time to process this new information. Your kindness, support, and love has overwhelmed me. We are a family and I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday morning. Love, Kelly.” She had a prescheduled vacation day on Monday which is why she won’t be back until Tuesday.
What made her end her strike? According to TMZ her people talked to Disney’s people and got assurance that Live with Kelly and The Replacement doesn’t get cancelled for a third hour of Good Morning America. At this point that decision is still at least a year away depending on the ratings of both shows. That is also about the time when her contract is up.
TMZ also added that Ripa is OK with Strahan leaving early because the two have not gotten along in two years. That decision is yet to be determined.
What has been determined is Tuesday is going to be an awkward must see show, so don’t miss it.
Yesterday, ABC announced that Michael Strahan was leaving Live with Kelly and Michael for Good Morning America in September. Shortly after the announcement, there were rumors that Kelly Ripa was blindsided by the news and wasn’t happy about it.
This morning she was a no show, and it seems to confirm the rumors. According to TMZ, she feels betrayed by the whole situation and is furious about it. Then they added that even though they seem to have a lot of chemistry on the show, it was all a show and the two didn’t get along.
When will she back in the seat? At this point, we don’t know.
Does she have a right to be upset? Yes and no. He is going on to a better position but in the real world, this happens all the time. The big boss promotes an employee and doesn’t tell anyone it is going to happen until it does. Granted that seems to be ABC’s way of handling things now, ie Castle’s firings and the replacement of ABC’s Network President. If they keep that up, the morale at the company will be a lot like Ripa’s.