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Is Kelly Ripa Salty With Michael Strahan?

Ever since news broke that, come September, Michael Strahan would be leaving Live: With Kelly and Michael, people have been speculating that Kells is upset about the changes. Well, the dirt is being turned up. Turns out that Kelly didn’t show up to work for two days prior to her scheduled vacation because she needed to “process.”

Of course.

Kelly finally got around to congratulating her co-star this morning on her show, saying, in part:

“Our long national nightmare is over… Apologies have been made, and the best thing to come out of all of this is that our parent company has assured me that Live is a priority. .. I am thrilled for Michael. This is a tremendous opportunity and I couldn’t be prouder of you and everything we’ve accomplished together.”

It sounds like ABC-Disney didn’t inform their smily star in the proper way. They apparently were scrambling to get Kelly the info just a half hour before the news broke in major media outlets. And then there’s the apparent fear that moving Michael to Good Morning America means that Live will lose its own time slot.

Talk to any broadcaster or producer and they’ll tell you that TV is a grimy business. Sometimes announcements get made and then get un-made depending upon who has the most power in a relationship. Odd that the announcement come out several months before September…

Let’s wait and see how all this shakes out.