Page Six is reporting that Kelly Ripa‘s new co-host, Ryan Seacrest, was to make an appearance on Good Morning America with the FINALLY complete American Idol judging lineup Wednesday, but Kelly threw a fit at the last minute and he had to cancel, so the judges did the appearance sans their Ryan, who a source says is scared shitless of his yapping lapdog of a co-host.
The source said this to Page Six:
“It’s very clear that Ryan wants to stay on her good side. She’s an executive producer on the show, so she has a lot of pull. It’s fair to say she has a lot of influence over him. He joined her show. It sounds like she still feels threatened.”
Ha! Kelly may look like a chipper band geek, but don’t let that fool you: she’s the Morning Show Don. Once you enter Live!, you’re there until she sets you free, which is flat out never. Regis Philbin, WHO WAS THERE FIRST, said she took it personally when he decided to retire and has never invited her back to be a guest, which is sorta not true, but I admire the shit stirring that was probably him just paying a debt to Queen Kathie Lee Gifford. And we all know how she took Michael Strahan‘s departure for greener Good Morning America pastures like a champ! Lolz…just kidding.
ABC released statement saying the rumors were as false as most of the boobies interviewed on Live!, and Ryan couldn’t make it because he was up late pulling an all-nighter to prep for the show. It’s hard work, y’all! Or is it? A source pooh-poohed that excuse: “How much prep does he really need for ‘Live!’? It was really odd and confusing. It’s pretty obvious that she’s difficult to work with.” Fair, I mean, how much work goes into sipping a latte and pretending to be entertained by whatever Kelly did with her kids and Andy Cohen last weekend? But why is Ryan being such a pushover? He’s got that Idol, radio, AND Kardashian koin! Are those blonde highlights so expensive that he needs a Ripa allowance, too?!