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Michael Strahan Is 'Looking Forward' to His Final Days at Live!

Originally posted 05/04/2016 10:35AM

Several hundred fans of Michael Strahan, many wearing New York Giants jerseys, filled the lobby and an exhibit hall of New Jersey's Yogi Berra Museum on Tuesday night, clutching copies of his newest book and eagerly awaiting the TV star's scheduled 6 p.m. arrival.

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Kelly Ripa Tells Michael Strahan 'Cheers to You' for Live! Emmy Win in the Wake of His Departure Drama

Originally posted 05/02/2016 10:35AM

Now that Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan have put the drama behind them over his departure from Live!", they have a bit of celebrating to do.

On Monday, Ripa and Strahan both walked out onto Live! With Kelly and Michael's set holding the Emmy statuettes they won at Sunday's ceremony.

Ripa, 45, asked the crowd what they did over the weekend before announcing, "We won an Emmy!" She then turned to her co-host, 44, and said, "Cheers to you" while tapping his award with hers.

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Kathie Lee Gifford to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan: 'Be Professional' Despite the Live! Drama

Originally posted 04/27/2016 01:10PM

Former Live! co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, has some sound advice for Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan: Be professional.

Ripa's predecessor appeared on Fox11 to weigh in on Strahan's shocking departure from Live! for a new role at Good Morning America.

"Be totally professional," said Gifford, 62. "I would keep anything that is going on between you private. It's nobody's business but yours. But always, always be professional at your job. That's what you're hired to do."

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Michael Strahan to Step Down from Live! on May 13 – Four Months Earlier Than Announced – as Kelly Ripa Makes Her Return

Originally posted 04/26/2016 12:00PM

Michael Strahan will be stepping down from his role as co-host of Live! early, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

"May 13 is his last show," a source tells PEOPLE. "He'll take the summer off and GMA can integrate him early before September, and this will give Live! more time to find the co-host. He's totally fine with that. Now he can enjoy his summer."

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Kelly Ripa Is 'Glad to Get the Drama Behind Her' as She Returns to Live! After Tense, Weeklong Absence

Originally posted 04/26/2016 10:10AM

Returning to the Live! stage alongside her co-host Michael Strahan on Tuesday, Kelly Ripa joked that "our long national nightmare is over."

And a source tells PEOPLE she's hoping her return, after a tense, weeklong absence – which began after the star, 45, was "blindsided" by the news that Strahan would be leaving to co-host Good Morning America – will put an end to the drama and tension.

"Kelly was glad to be getting the drama behind her," says a source.

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Kelly Ripa Says Live! Drama Opened Up a Conversation About 'Respect in the Workplace' – Read Her Full Speech

Originally posted 04/26/2016 10:00AM

Kelly Ripa returned to Live! one week after the bombshell announcement that her co-host Michael Strahan will be leaving the show in September for a full-time gig at Good Morning America.

In a defiant speech that earned a standing ovation, she assured fans that Live! "is a priority" for the network (despite speculation that it might be on the chopping block in a move to bolster GMA). She also noted that she's "earned the right" to take some time away from the transitional drama to gather her thoughts. She concluded that she's "thrilled" for Strahan, who, for his part, called her the "queen of morning television."

Read Ripa's full remarks, and Strahan's own on-air response, below.

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Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Are Going Through a 'Big, Bad Breakup,' Says Ripa's Pal Andy Cohen

Originally posted 04/25/2016 01:45PM

Andy Cohen feels like Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan's TV relationship was cut short.

On Monday, the Watch What Happens Live host and close friend of Ripa didn't hold back as he discussed Strahan's shocking departure from Live!, during his weekly show Andy Cohen Live on SiriusXM's Radio Andy.

"The two of them had such great chemistry," said Cohen. "I'm just looking at this like it's a premature end to a great relationship."

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Kelly Ripa Says She Will Return to Live! Alongside Michael Strahan After Weeklong Absence, Tensions: 'We Are a Family'

UpdatePosted 04/22/2016 11:00PM

Kelly Ripa Says She Will Return to Live! Alongside Michael Strahan After Weeklong Absence, Tensions: 'We Are a Family'

Originally posted 04/23/2016 12:05AM

Kelly Ripa has said she will be returning to co-host Live! With Kelly and Michael! alongside Michael Strahan PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

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UpdatePosted 04/22/2016 01:50PM

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan 'Unlikely' to Ever Co-Host Live! Together Again, Says Source: 'That's Not a Viable Option Anymore'

Originally posted 04/22/2016 12:40PM

It may be the end of an era.

A source says Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan may never co-host Live! again after she was "blindsided" by the announcement Tuesday that he would be leaving to co-host Good Morning America.

"I don't believe that co-hosting together is a viable option anymore," a source tells PEOPLE. "Anything is possible, but that doesn't seem like a viable option. Practically, it's a different dynamic now."

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Live! Is at a Loss on How to Move Forward Once Kelly Ripa Returns to Set: 'She Has Gone Radio Silent'

Originally posted 04/22/2016 11:50AM

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan and had peacefully worked together on Live! With Kelly and Michael for four years until Tuesday's abrupt news that Strahan is leaving the show in September Good Morning America. Now can the co-hosts make it a few more months?

A TV insider tells PEOPLE that Ripa "has gone radio silent" since Strahan's bombshell, leaving producers at a loss for how to move forward.

"As far as the plan to keep the peace until September, basically you have one side that wants to do that and another that is still unclear," says the source.

Another insider echoes that Ripa, 45, has been "radio silent," adding that the network "doesn't have a plan. They're not booking guest hosts. The hope is that they know more later today. The hope is that she comes back on Tuesday."

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