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ABC Confirms Michael Strahan To Exit "Live" On May 13th! Who Should Be Ripa's Next Co-Host?

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After all was said and done, now Michael Strahan is exiting much earlier than originally announced from his co-host seat on Live with Kelly and Michael.  Seems after all the parties discussed the events that transpired, ABC, Good Morning American and “Live” felt it best for Michael to exit on May 13th!

This decision would allow Straham to integrate into Good Morning America more often this summer while also giving LIVE! more time to find a new co-host.

After Tuesday’s return to work, Ripa made her sentiments known to the studio audience and the audience at home.  E Online reports that a source revealed, “ABC could have tried to pre-tape her comments. They could have tried to block or censor her comments. They could have asked her to go out there and pretend like nothing happened. But ABC didn’t. I think the network deserves credit for that.”

So who should be Kelly Ripa’s new co-host now that Strahan is on his way out in a few weeks?  Share your thoughts below!

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Ricardo
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Ricardo

Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Seacrest or Clay Aiken would all be good.

aria
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aria

she hates clay aiken, they had an on air fall out.

Carmen
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Carmen

what about Craig Ferguson, Patricia Heaton, and Anderson Cooper.

Mariah
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Mariah

John stamos, he is hot and he would make a terrific talk show host.

Andrew
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Andrew

Caitlynn Jenner would be great, hire her ABC

David
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David

Andy Cohen or Anderson Cooper.

Patricio
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Patricio

Ditto David . Josh Groban is also great with Kelly.

Victor
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Victor

Have another female host, Rosie O Donnel.

Rick
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Rick

Rosie and Kelly had a falling out back in 2006 when Clay AIken covered her mouth.She said thats a no no putting his hand over her mouth because she has no idea where its been. Rosie took it as Kelly being a homophobe. Beside Rosie would quit in a blink of an eye like she done on the VIEW 2x.

Patricio
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Patricio

Great memory! I forgot that!

Mo
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Mo

You really want the show to fail, don’t you?

Coco
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Coco

I think Alfonso Riberio would be an excellent choice.

Patricio
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Patricio

OMG great pick. He is such a likable guy.

Eddie
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Eddie

She has great chemistry with her husband, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Groban, and Anderson Cooper.

Matt
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Matt

I think Donald Trump as new co host. The ratings would go thru the roof!!! If ABC made the offer, maybe he would drop out of the race.

blake
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blake

why would he He’s going to be President.

sonya
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sonya

Double puke!

Nikki
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Nikki

Anderson Cooper or Rosie O’Donald but although I like her husband Mark I would hate to see him as her co-host. I don’t like the two of them together on the show.

Nikki
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Nikki

Another one would be great would be Kathy Lee Gifford.

Paul
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Paul

How about Strahan’s former coach with the football Giants, Tom Coughlin? I hear that he’s available, looking for work, and doesn’t know what to do with himself 🙂

They’d be forced to start the show 5 minutes early every morning, at 8:55 am, cutting into the end of GMA 🙂

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Boy, everyone did mention some great suggestions—if they went with any one of these names, the show would still be fun.

Lori Simmons
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Lori Simmons

Neil Patrick Harris

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Another former Soap Star from New York. There are plenty to pick from since the soaps are all gone. #ATWTforeverFan

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

This is all just a publicity stunt and it is becoming sickening. My theory that this is a PUBLICITY STUNT is building. That entertainment show with that guy that used to be on The Tonight Show as Ross the Intern showed a photo of Kelly Ripa coming out of her home with Anderson Cooper’s book in her hands and they made a point to mention that you could clearly see his face on the book. They also say that he is in the lead to be her new cohost. So why the close-up picture of the book? Why the photo… Read more »

Chrystie_Delancey
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Chrystie_Delancey

Oh, and if you think for one SECOND that they don’t already have the new co-host chosen and on contract, then you are exactly the lambs for ABC that they expect you to be. This is a publicity stunt and has been in the works for a long time. Oh I am sure they will trot out a bunch of so-called “prospects” to make you think they are auditioning, but they already have the host. That is why Strahan is leaving next month so the new co-host can debut in the fall. Don’t fall for this, people!

Leah
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Leah

So agree! Networks know what will get ‘eyes’ and bump ratings and “we” never disappoint. Sadly…
Live wants its #1 spot back.
Billy Bush leaving Access for NBC Live; no chatter about that.

mgb357
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mgb357

Mark Consuelos

Nikki
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Nikki

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Timmm
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Timmm

GOOD! That means I can start tuning in on May 14th!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I share your sentiments, Timmm…

blake
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blake

same here

Ray
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Ray

I think everyone would love to see Anderson, Neil or Andy. I also read Jerry O’Connell is in the running. I am not a fan. I know he is California-based, but I would like to see Mario Lopez be considered.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Mark Consuelos (Kelly’s husband). End of story. Next……….

Nikki
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Nikki

OMG Nooooooooo. He is such a bore with her. It would be snooze-ville.

penny
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penny

Cameron Mathison, Kobe Bryant, Ronan Farrow, Andy Cohen, Mario Lopez or A.J. Calloway.

Joe
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Joe

I liked on Tuesday when the camera cut away after Kelly’s announcement, when Michael normally pulls out the chair for her, and she told him she has it. Kelly doesn’t need Michael’s help, she’ll be better off with whoever comes next.

Charday
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Charday

Bring back Regis and Kathie Lee and dump the others.

Peggie
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Peggie

I agree with you Charday.

Nikki
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Nikki

Me too.

K Ross
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K Ross

Not Mark Consuelos. Anderson Copper and Kelly have a good time together.

Yvonne
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Yvonne

First Choice, Mark Consuelos
Then Nick Lachey, Neil Patrick Harris and Anderson Cooper all tie for second because she has great chemistry with them all.

Oscar
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Oscar

Cameron Mathison, Larry King or Josh Groban.

Rj
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Rj

I thought about Cameron Mathison also.

Rj
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Rj

Also, her husband Mark could be a possibility. Funny, I am commenting because I have not actually watched the show in years!

Mo
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Mo

I was watching GMA today and when he came on I changed the channel.

Shari
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Shari

No one—kelly is our long, national nightmare.

Patrick
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Patrick

TA -DA !!!! spotlight !

the answer IS : “Joey Fatone”

Joseph Anthony “Joey” Fatone, Jr. is an American singer, dancer, actor and television personality. He is best known as a member of the boyband *NSYNC, in which he sang baritone.

Jane
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Jane

Cancel it, don’t care.

luisa giammichele
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luisa giammichele

I think it should be her husband they will do great together it is a family show

lynn wood
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lynn wood

Sooo, Michael knew but HAD to keep the news under wraps. Kelly should understand and move on now. I don’t watch ” Live” b/c even at home Kellys looks and unprofessional ism is uncalled for. It’s done. Pull your big girl fancy pants up and move on. You know most of the watchers now are just wanting to see or here what you’re going to do next. How disrespectful you are. *Way to go in being the bigger person, Michael. Good Luck at GMA. We’ll be watching.

lynn wood
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lynn wood

Even tho this may not be printed anywhere, I sincerely hope Kelly sees this and makes the little time she has left with Michael better and not just with him but the veiwers. Let us see that she’s moved and make it sincerely fun again. Am sooo sure I’m not the only one that feels this way. As much as I dislike writing this, I think much less of Kelly now.

Peggie
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Peggie

I feel the same way Lynn. I think Kelly is being very immature and a bitch. I always thought she had a big head but she has a bigger attitude to go with it. She is really sickening. Everyone in my house only watched the show for Michael and now that he is leaving you could not pay me to look at it with Kelly on it. Just saying (truth)

Nikki
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Nikki

I agree Lynn. Good luck Michael at GMA. You’ll be in better company than with this spoiled kid that thinks she runs the show. I’ll be watching GMA. My hope is that they take Kathy Lee Gifford back to be Kelly’s co-host. Believe me Kelly would be behaving herself or walking off the set because Kathy wouldn’t take her pouting and childish acting. Grow-up Kelly and See you on GMA Michael. Watch the ratings for Live drop now that Michael’s gone. Enjoy your emmy Kelly there won’t be another one. This one was for Michael.

Patricio
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Patricio

Thinking out of the box ….Erika Slezak of OLTL. Could be a greT dynamic.

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Beloved Soap Stars Left Out of 2021 Primetime Emmy Broadcast In-Memoriam Tribute

Last night, during the presentation of the 73rd annual Primetime Emmys broadcast on CBS, the annual In-Memoriam segment brought with it so many households names in a year that saw so many legacy talents and more pass away.

The tribute was performed by Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste to Bridge’s song, “River”, and as the images of the departed played across the screens from Cloris Leachman to Cicely Tyson, to Ed Asner to Michael K. Williams, and more, it was clear that several of the major late daytime soap stars were not included in the on-air tribute as well as other omissions.

Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

Those that daytime fans noticed were not included were: Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter and Dimitri Marick, Dynasty and All My Children) Stuart Damon (Ex-Alan Quartermaine, General Hospital), Ray MacDonnell (Ex-Joe Martin, All My Children) and Jay Pickett (Ex-Frank Scanlon, Port Charles).

From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

What do you feel about the omissions of Nader, Damon, MacDonnell, Pickett, and more from the In-Memoriam tribute? Let us know in the comment section, but first watch the segment.

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AMC Alum Sarah Michelle Gellar Reflecting on Her Time on Soaps: “Anything I Can Do to Continue the Legacy I’m Very Proud Of”

Daytime fans knew of Sarah Michelle Gellar her way before her Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, when she stepped on to the small screen as Erica’s (Susan Lucci) troubled daughter Kendall Hart on ABC’s All My Children. 

Gellar played the role from 1993 to 1995, and made a brief return in 2011 as the show came to its conclusion on ABC. Additionally, Sarah won a Daytime Emmy for her performance in the Outstanding Younger Actress category in 1995.

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Sarah has partnered with Lysol for their brand’s Disinfecting Wipes “Buy One, Donate One” program. where now through September 26, whenever a pack of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is purchased, another pack will automatically be donated to an under-resourced school through the Kids In Need Foundation.

The program is aimed to help curb the spread of illness-causing germs in schools this back-to-school season, a total of up to 16 million packs of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes will be donated to Title I schools across the country.

The program is the latest component of Lysol’s HERE for Healthy Schools initiative. Started in 2019 with the mission to help curb the spread of preventable illness and to help kids miss less school so they are able to learn, grow and thrive, HERE for Healthy Schools has provided educational materials for students and Lysol disinfecting supplies for educators and administrators to more than 49,000 schools across the country. This year, HERE for Healthy Schools is focused on helping to protect children, educators and parents as they make their big return to in-person learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking with TV Insider on the partnership, Gellar recalled her time on the soaps and how it changed her career and outlook, noting: “it was the training ground for the rest of my career.”

She went on to say: “I made incredible friends at that time and I learned incredible work habits, and soap operas are an intense amount of work, and I’m incredibly grateful for that time and the people that I met.  We live in a world now where my kids don’t even really know what a soap opera is, so anything I can do to continue the legacy I’m very proud of.”

So, do you remember Sarah’s time on AMC? What do you think of her thoughts on her time on the soaps? Comment below.

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‘Dynasty’ and ‘All My Children’ Co-Stars React to the Death of Michael Nader

UPDATED: Yesterday, Michael Fairman TV broke the news of the passing of Michael Nader (Ex-Dex, Dynasty and Dimitri, All My Children).  As reported, Michael died on Monday morning of an untreatable form of cancer at his home in Northern California with his wife, Jodi, and his beloved dog, Storm by his side.

Since then, several of Nader’s former Dynasty and All My Children co-stars have taken to social media with their reactions and remembrances after having learned that he has no longer with us.

From his leading ladies, Joan Collins and Susan Lucci, to Emma Samms and John James, Eva LaRue, Finola Hughes, Maxwell Caufield, Vincent Irizarry and more, so many are taking a moment to share their grief and outpouring of love for Michael.

Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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