Kelly Ripa A No Show On 'Live' Following Michael Strahan's News

Kelly Ripa Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

A few minutes before the announcement. "She did not know the objective of the meeting", the insider told the Times.

Sources say that Ripa is furious about being blindsided with the news of Strahan's departure.

Ripa's not the only one taken by surprise that Disney would up-end a daytime show that, this season is the No. 1 entertainment daytime talk show in households (2.9 rating) and among women 25-54 (1.4 rating-tie), and which, overall, is second among syndicated talkers only to Dr. Phil. He then "broke the news that he was leaving". The deck may not have shaken out in a way that Ripa expected, but both she and Michael Strahan are likable personalities. "I love it", he said.

The lack of a heads up may not be the only reason why Ripa is apparently upset.

'Two years ago Kelly was offered Michael's current role of contributor to Good Morning America.

The Times also reported that Ripa made "little attempt to hide her displeasure".

That job however was only offered to him after his co-host turned it down according to sources close to Ripa and with knowledge of the situation.

Since the announcement, CNN Money reports Ripa has been off the show for the rest of the week at least through Monday. An observer tells Us Weekly that the couple dined alone and toasted glasses.

The network said Ripa had a "previously-scheduled vacation" set for Friday and Monday.

Though Ripa was not on the show, Michael continued to express his appreciation for her on the air.

There are natural synergies between the shows - which is why Strahan has already been appearing on "GMA" twice a week - but there are competitive tendencies, too. "Kelly has been an unbelievable partner, and I am so thankful to her and the entire team".

"She has been an unbelievable influence on me, and this has truly changed my life to be here with her", Straham said. The show's producer found out about Strahan's decision at the same time Kelly did.

If you wanted a roiling feeling of anxiety and dread in the pit of your stomach, you'd get it from a cup of coffee like you do every morning, thank you very much.

" I'm annoying in various ways if you ask my friends".

Ripa, 45, sporting an army-green backpack, wore a black polka-dot dress and black heeled sandals Thursday morning while leaving her New York City townhouse. She was holding a copy of Malcolm Gladwell's "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants", a 2013 book that features stories of underdogs who beat the odds.

She is departing today for her 20th anniversary vacation with Consuelos, and will not return to Live until early next week.

A source tells Us Weekly that Kelly called in sick. "And it was planned for months".

Television host Kelly Ripa (L) and Michael Strahan attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 12, 2015 in Hollywood, California. When Tiki Barber and Michael Strahan retired and pursued careers in TV, I thought the polished, stately Barber would be where Strahan is and I thought the gapped tooth wise guy would be where Barber is.

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