Here are your headlines this morning,
- Michael Strahan leaves “Live! with Kelly and Michael” today.
After four years, football hall of famer and talk show host, Michael Strahan signs off at “Live!” today.
As we know, tensions have been running high since the announcement of his departure to be a permanent host on “Good Morning America” on April 19th.
Reports swirled that his co-host, Kelly Ripa, was blind-sided by the announcement, feeling disrespected in the workplace she has been in for over 20 years.
After taking a couple days off to clear her head, Ripa came back to “Live!” and discussed how respect in the workplace is so important, and she is “thrilled” for Strahan.
The sendoff today was very quiet (compared to those of Regis Phillbin and Kathie Lee Gifford), fulfilling Strahan’s wish of “simple and low-key.”
Ripa was gracious in his leaving, despite rumours.
“It is your final day. We all came today to celebrate you,” Ripa said to Strahan today.
Just before the show ended, Strahan and Ripa watched a montage of their favourite “Live!” moments.
“A lot has happened. A lot has happened, Strahan reiterated.
Gifts were received (including a photo album, his 16 inch stilettos made into a statue) and toasts by Ripa and Strahan were also given.
Ripa: “I just want to say, on behalf of myself and all of us, we couldn’t be prouder of you. You have given us so much joy in the mornings, from your smile to your sense of humour to your horrible French accent. We really are so, so proud of you. We’ve achieved so much together and I look forward to watching you every morning and seeing what you achieve.”
Strahan: “I just want to say, it is very bittersweet for me. I just want to say thank you to everybody. It’s amazing to come here. You guys have let me into your homes for the last few years every day…I didn’t know what to expect…it’s been so overwhelming with the response that we’ve had over the last four years, that you guys have loved this show. It means the world that you give us an hour a day…It is not about myself, it is not about you, it’s about everybody here. We have an incredible staff.” To the viewers, he said, “We love you. We appreciate you. I love you.”
I am extremely sad of Strahan’s departure. These two were my favourite duo in talk show history, even compared to Regis and Kelly. I really hope the rumours were all just bs, and that Ripa and Strahan will remain close as they were on screen. Cheers Michael, enjoy GMA!
2. Tyga and Kylie Jenner are off… again.
These two are just getting ridiculous, friends. Reports are flying about Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian clan, and rapper Tyga’s relationship being over, for good.
The couple is consistently on and off again, according to sister Khloe Kardashian.
“I ask Kylie…’I think you were just somewhere for New Year’s with him’ and then like one day, they’re not together,” Khloe told E! News in early January.”That’s the life of an 18-year-old…So I stopped asking her, because it’s confusing and I hate telling people, ‘Oh, they broke up’ and then all of a sudden, someone pulls in my driveway and I’m like, ‘Oh, shit, I thought we were done with this one.'”
“I’m just as confused!” Khloe said, joking, “I need like a ‘Note to self—who is everybody dating in this family.'”
In the midst of the news, Tyga was spotted in New York yesterday to promote his new clothing line collaboration with Marcelo Burlon for Saks Fifth Avenue capsule collection.
E!News asked the rapper how he was doing in light of the breakup news.
“I’m good, you know? Just another day and working hard and trying to get to that next level and achieve big things and evolve.”
Of course he also plugged his collab line, and added he wants to design his own clothing line, but admitted he “won’t put a timeline on it.”
Jenner was spotted last night partying in Hollywood at the Nylong Young Hollywood Party with Scott Disick (Kourtney Karadashian’s baby daddy and ex).
The split came after the news of Blac Chyna’s, Tyga’s ex, and baby mama of his child pregnancy with Jenner’s older brother Rob Kardashian.
Jenner and Tyga were together for 2 years, and were last seen together at the Met Ball on May 2. The two didn’t walk on the red carpet together, but sat together inside.
But, I’ve been through this before. Just a couple of months ago, I reported the supposed break up of these two, but Jenner later denied the allegations on “Ellen.” So, we will have to wait and see.