who-should-replace-michael-strahan-on-kelly-and-michael-lead-600x300ABC recently announced that the show Live with Kelly and Michael may need to find a new title and a new co-host after Michael Strahan has stated his full-time transfer to another show on the network Good Morning America as early as this fall. The internet, which was initially taken aback by the surprise announcement, is abuzz with rumours and speculations for a new co-host as Kelly Ripa, the other half of the duo will be returning soon after a short break. The reason for Ripa’s absence was duly by morning TV viewers who were treated to reruns and stand-ins during the few days she was away, allegedly from the shock of Strahan leaving the show.

The names famous people are being flung back forth across social networks with arguments breaking out every so often on who should co-chair the show and even what format the selection process should be in as the network has announced that the selection for Strahan’s replacement will be aired live some time in September. Some suggest that the tryouts should be in the Bachelorette style, while others are firmly against any sort on on-air debate format, as it seemed to resemble the mess that was this year’s presidential debate too closely.

3170655651_1_11_Um1Nor2uThe names of potential candidates range from actors from the silver screen, TV and sports persona to presidential candidates and people pretending to be presidential candidates. Names like Ryan Seacrest, Joel McHale and David Lettermen, the latter who only recently retired from hosting his own show, have all become top contenders with their freer schedules. Neil Patrick Harrison is another crowd favorite, followed by the already experienced Anderson Cooper and Ripa’s own husband Mark Consuelos. Some people are holding out for Mark Rubio, Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump, or even a Donald Trump imposter to steal the seat.

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95926963131_10154393282498132Despite rumours of lack of respect in the workplace and clandestine employment deals being made, when Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa walked back into the show hand-in-hand as co-hosts on Live with Kelly and Michael on Tuesday, there was no signs of the dark undertone that could have come with being blindsided a week earlier. Strahan’s announcement that he was leaving the show in order to co-anchor ABC’s Good Morning America had come as an unwelcome surprise and speculations flew when Ripa did not return to the set for a few days after the announcement. The network had used pre-taped session and the live show was filled in by Ana Gasteyer, Erin Andrews and Shay Mitchell.

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It was a positive lovefest though when Ripa told Strahan in front of her studio audience how proud she was of his accomplishments and what they’d accomplished together. She added that she had taken a couple of days to relax and celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary with her husband and she deserved that after working for 26 years with Disney ABC Television Group. Strahan responded in kind stating that he was glad to be back and to have her back and that to him, she was the queen of daytime television.

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the_daily_show_119137The host of this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner and comedian-in-chief Larry Wilmore promises he won’t hold back from roasting President Obama. Wilmore revealed in an interview with CBS that he does plan to aim a few jabs at the President even though he really does like him. The good-natured teasing stems from the fact that Wilson tackles racial unrest daily on his talk show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and intends to pursue the same vein everywhere, including in the White House, it seems, describing the issue as ‘the Unblackening of the White House’.

Wilmore was quoted from a previous interview as saying that he believed that he and his staff at the show were usually the ones to zero in on racial issues because they felt they were the ones who could handle the conversation in the most eloquent way. He said he remembered feeling that they had been granted the right to talk about it more than others because they had noticed all the racial discrimination and problems that the country was going through. In fact, after releasing the first few episodes, they felt like they had covered all aspects of the issue but sooner or later, something new would pop up and they would cover it. Wilson said though people asked him repeatedly why he had to talk about racism, his response had always been that it was one of the biggest issues of today, so why not.