Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Michael Strahan To Join Live With Kelly


After the first four choices turned them down, it looks like Michael Strahan will become the next co-host of Live With Kelly And The Ex-Football Player. It also looks like Michael won't have to keep renting luxury cars anymore and will be too busy working to follow Nicole Murphy 24 hours a day like he does now. I'm not sure anyone saw this choice coming. Michael did a good job when he co-hosted and when Seth Meyers and Anderson Cooper and NPH turned them down and the producers got tired of Nick Lachey calling them every few minutes to see if they had reached a decision, then the big winner was Michael Strahan. The announcement is expected in September and Michael will continue to be a part of the panel on FOX NFL Sunday. Were there better choices out there? Yes. But, don't forget that Kelly wants to be the star. With everyone who turned them down, Kelly would not have been the star. Plus, if they had given Nick the job then everyday people would have been waiting for Kelly to go on vacation so Vanessa could step in, so that was not going to happen. With Michael, Kelly is the star. Period. As friendly as she is, she is still an actress deep down inside and wants to be loved and wants to be the center of attention and having Michael there will allow her that role.

28 comments:

Amber said...

I like Michael Strahan, and think his big gapped teeth are adorbs. I think it'll be a cute match-up, though I don't watch morning shows of any kind so this doesn't even affect me whatsoever.

libby said...

I watch the FOX football pre-game every week (in season), and he's a very sweet, fun guy. Easygoing, it seems.
I hope those shows film in the same city? Commuting by plane would be exhausting.

DianaofThemyscira said...

Not a sports person so have no idea who he is but good for him. Hopefully it'll be a happy choice and not something he'll regret later. Plus, always a good thing when a person of color is on a show that's usually so vanilla on so many levels.

crila16 said...

I think he's smokin hot. Love big strong men.

Sarah said...

Good for him, I hate seeing these retired ball players(the good guys anyway) out of work after retirement. Glad the job went to someone who was unemployed and needed it.

fancyscreenname said...

Yay.......Never thought theyd choose Mike. Kelly seemed to enjoy him the most. The banter between them seemed easy-breezy. Good for him. I though they were gonna choose nick.

Amber said...

Can I be honest and say that I actually like Nick Lachey, just in general? And lord knows he put up with Pimpa Joe long enough - the guy must be a saint.

MISCH said...

I was surprised

ljsmed said...

He's not unemployed, he works for FOX Sunday NFL.

Jennifer H. said...

I don't see how choosing Strahan puts more attention on Kelly. When he jumps up and does a "Magic Mike" dance with Channing Tatum, which he did, who the hell is looking at Kelly?

I think he was chosen because he did a good job. Period. I hope it works out for all, he seems like a nice guy.

emma said...

Michael is a bad choice. He isn't quick witted, a little boring and he has limited experience. I won't watch the show anymore. So many better choices. He makes Kelly look too thin and his gap tooth is bothersome to look at for me. I don't think he is the right person and they will lose many viewers. Didn't have an issue with his ex-wife?

Syd said...

I agree, emma. It is a bad choice, even though I love Strahan. Plus Kelly spends entirely too much time flirting with him.

Frufra said...

I'm fully on board with Amber's comments - love the gapped tooth look (remember, just yesterday I was admitting to a Letterman crush :-), and I also think Nick Lachey is cute as a button.

However, I watch zero daytime tv, so these are just general opinions I have. But I typically have no problem giving my opinion on anything at all, so there you go.

goes in circles said...

Heard his wife is not happy as she does not want to leave LA, nor does she want him commuting.

sbalb said...

He doesn't have a wife. He ha an ex-wife, and is engaged to Eddie Murphy's ex-wife. I like Strachan, but I NEVER watch this show so have no idea if this will work or not.

Jcool said...

The Beginning of the end of the show....

SusanB said...

I never watch this show but I do watch NFL Sunday and like him. Hope it works out for him.

ms_goddess said...

I'm pretty much echoing Frufra's comment (except for the Letterman crush - all yours Frufra!)

I also don't watch daytime TV, but I have seen Michael Strahan on FOX NFL Sunday and think he'll do a great job. Enty's right - Kelly will definitely be the star, but I think this will be a good duo.

Yes, he did have an issue with his ex-wife, but I haven't heard anything at all about issues with Nicole Murphy, so maybe it was a one-time, heat-of-the-moment deal? I don't really recall details, so if someone else does, please step up 'cause I'm too lazy to look it up right now.

goes in circles said...

Ok, his fiance isn't extremely thrilled.

Cryscee said...

I thought Nick would get it too. I like Nick! The MR. doesn't though.

figgy said...

Ah rats, I wish Nick Lachey would've gotten it. I feel like he deserves a break after Jessica.

auntliddy said...

Love nick. Didnt strahan hv nasty divorce? I dont like him, but I dont watch daytime tv anyway.

califblondy said...

The Fox fellas are my pre-game team too. Love, love, love, Howie Long

Anyways...I like Michael okay, but I think Kelly could do well with just about anyone (except Kim K. ugh).

Nick Lachey is a babydoll sweetheart, I don't know why he gets a bad rap.

pegd said...

I agree with Emma! Should've been Jerry O'Connell, but then maybe he turned it down too. Sounds like Kelly's become a bit of a diva.

detown359 said...

My dream choice is Neil Patrick Harris but he wasn't available. She and Anderson were good together. Prosbt seemed to be the heir for a long time so much so he got his own show.

I think Michael and Kelly have great chemistry. She will need to dial the flirting down though.

Blaze818 said...

Strahan is far from unemployed. He does a weekly NFL show on a major network.

Mango said...

@ Amber - this is the interwebs. No honesty allowed here!

BTW, I'm an supermodel slash astronaut. If anyone was wondering.

Henriette said...

Can't ABC just cancel this show and put a fork in it? Kelly is boring and it was Regis show. Let it die now.