Report: Kelly Ripa is ‘Refusing to Come Back’ to ‘Live’ Following Michael Strahan’s Exit News

TV Tattle
TV Tattle

Report: Kelly Ripa is “refusing to come back” to Live following Michael Strahan’s exit news

People reports that Ripa, who was a no-show on today’s Live with Kelly and Michael taping, plans to not return to work at least for the rest of the week. “Kelly told ABC she wasn’t coming in last night,” a source tells People. “They don’t know yet when she’ll be back.” With Ripa absent, Strahan addressed his departure, saying: “Kelly, I thank you. I love you. And everyone else here at Live.”

Guy Ritchie’s heist film Snatch to become a drama series on Crackle

Sony’s Crackle hopes the 10-episode drama based on the 2000 film will become the next Fargo.

Three’s Company
is set to become a movie

New Line is in talks to purchase the movie rights to the sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984.

Idris Elba teams with John Ridley on the Showtime miniseries Guerilla

The Oscar-winning writer and American Crime creator will help write and Elba will star in the six-episode drama set during the explosive political times of 1970s London.

Lifetime is working on projects with Selena Gomez, Serena Williams and Ronda Rousey, plus a Shakespeare horror anthology series

An autobiographical series based on Gomez’s life is in the works, while Rousey has signed a three-picture deal to make movies about female empowerment. Williams, meanwhile, will produce Sister Dance, based on the dance-off she and her sister have each year. Lifetime also announced that it will give a horror spin to Shakespeare’s plays, and air Amazon hit Catastrophe.

Katherine Heigl recalls apologizing to Shonda Rhimes: “I was really embarrassed”

In an interview with Howard Stern this morning, Heigl revisited her Grey’s Anatomy Emmy drama controversy.

HBO is letting non-subscribers watch Game of Thrones and Beyonce’s Lemonade for free this weekend

Cable viewers will also get to see the pay cable premiere of Jurassic World on Saturday. PLUS: Watch Maisie Williams prank Game of Thrones fans.

MTV renews The Shannara Chronicles

The fantasy drama will return for a second season.

Lorne Michaels, John Oliver and Margaret Cho are coming to Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Judd Apatow, JB Smoove and Jim Gaffigan will also ride with Jerry Seinfeld for Season 8 of his Crackle web series.

A Jamestown TV drama is in the works from Downton Abbey producers

The eight-part drama will chronicle the early days of the first British settlers in America.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Hillary Clinton wrote me a Veep fan letter having never watched the show

Two years after receiving a flattering note from the secretary of state, Louis-Dreyfus learned via Clinton’s email document dump that Clinton hadn’t actually watched the show.

FX announces premiere dates for Tyrant and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Tyrant returns for Season 3 on July 6, while Denis Leary’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is back for Season 2 on June 30.

Animal Planet crew finds a man stranded on a deserted island

The TV crew for River Monster captured the dramatic moment last November on a deserted Australian island. “He had said his last prayer,” said Stephen Shearman, the director of the show. “He was prepared to die and meet his maker.”

Watch Adam Brody and Martin Freeman in Crackle’s StartUp trailer

The O.C. alum and Sherlock star team up in tech world thriller.

Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks sign on for British revenge thriller Tin Star

The 10-part drama for Sky Atlantic will have Roth play a former London police detective who moves to Canada’s Rocky Mountains.

Billboard Music Awards will join the big awards shows in going live across the country

For the first time, the Billboard awards won’t be tape delayed on the West Coast when it airs on ABC on May 22.

The Blacklist’s Megan Boone welcomes a daughter

Boone gave birth to her first child, Caroline Boone Estabrook, on Friday.