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The Word: Mary J. Blige Joins ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder”…

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Fly girl, Mary J. Blige is set to guest star on the upcoming third season of Shondaland’s How To Get Away With Murder on ABC.

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Michael Strahan Leaving LIVE! For GMA, Kelly Ripa Kept In The Dark

Michael Strahan is set to leave LIVE! With Kelly and Michael in a few months for Good Morning America.

The announcement was made an hour after Monday’s show and kept under such tight wraps that not even co-host Kelly Ripa was given a heads up. Executives ambushed Ripa immediately following taping, barely breaking the news that Strahan was moving on up before it became public. The face of Electrolux was reportedly “livid” and who can blame her; this isn’t the first time Ripa’s been scorned by a TV husband. Back in 2011, previous co-host Regis Philibin dropped the bomb that he was calling it quits to the TV darling 15 minutes before going on air.

ABC also released an internal memo revealing Strahan would be wrapping up his hosting duties by the end of the summer to work on GMA full-time. The former NFL player chose to be present when Ripa learned of his departure. Apparently it was the networks decision to keep Ripa along with other key staff members in the dark to prevent any leaks and Strahan didn’t get a say in the matter.

Ripa was noticeably absent Wednesday morning a day following the announcement of her co-host’s pending exit. Strahan was joined by Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer. He of course immediately addressed the news confirming that he is leaving the show and joining GMA as a full-time co-anchor in September. Strahan also took time out to thank the fans.

“But I do want to say to all of our viewers out there … four years ago when I came here I’m sure they were surprised. You still continue to give us your eyeballs and watch this show. Thank you guys. I couldn’t have asked for better fans at all. You guys are absolutely amazing.”

The guy with the “gap tooth” everyones come to love reassured fans that he isn’t going anywhere.

“I’m always available to guest co-host because I consider myself to be a part of this family forever,”

Strahan joined Ripa on LIVE! four years ago back in 2012. He became a member of the GMA team in 2014, appearing twice a week while co-hosting Live! 

Congratulations to Michael Strahan on his new gig! We hope him and Ripa are able to mend fences, it does seem like his hands were tied.

 

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Fly Recap: Gladiators Awaken, Scandal Returns To Prime Time TV

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First of all, we’ve gotta say thank you to Shonda Rhimes! What almost felt like an eternity has finally broke and the new episodes of Scandal are here!  Last time, they left us on edge when Fitz found out about Mellie’s mass murder deal, with Papa Pope!

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Now although it can be quite understood why she chose to give up the names at his request.( I mean after all we are talking about “Command”.) But these actions caused every last Juror involved with the B613 trial to be brutally killed.

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And at the same token, unknowingly giving power to the man responsible for the death of their son. Foolishly, making moves without giving knowledge to the president,  unfortunately for her there wasn’t too much of a surprise on our end when we heard Fitz shout the words “Pack your bags and get out of MY HOUSE” as soon as he caught word.

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Good Bye Mellie, and Right On Fitz! And now after this long and aggravating wait allow them to be reintroduced to you…

IMG_3932 Everyone’s hearts melted all over again as we get into the two love birds that started it all!

Check out more of our recap after the jump.