It was a bittersweet end for "LIVE! With Kelly and Michael" — as feuding co-hosts Kelly Ripa
and Michael Strahan
parted ways over his abrupt departure to "Good Morning America." Michael left his co-hosting duties months early after ABC executives decided that things were simply too tense between Kelly and her co-host. The famously-upbeat blonde
hadn't been shy about expressing her displeasure over Michael's sneaking off to another show without telling her. As insiders told The National ENQUIRER
, the top brass was worried that Kelly's enduring anger towards Michael
would end up damaging the "LIVE!" brand over the summer.