Is Ryan Seacrest quitting âLiveâ over Kelly Ripaâs attitude? Thatâs the claim from the same tabloid that falsely alleged she was quitting nearly a year ago. Gossip Cop busted that story, and now we can do the same with this new one.
âFed-Up Ryan Leaving âLive,’â the National Enquirer announces in a headline in its new issue. According to the supermarket tabloid, Seacrest is âon the verge of quittingâ the talk show to escape Ripaâs âdomineering diva-tude.â A so-called âinsiderâ is quoted as saying, âRyanâs tried to bend over backwards to please Kelly, but he still canât get his own way.â
Itâs alleged that while Seacrest âwants to be loved,â she âonly cares about ratings,â and heâs âsick and tired of it.â The magazine contends âthe end came when Kelly seemed to hang Ryan out to dryâ while he was embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. Though Ripa defended Seacest on âLive,â and gushed about working together, the outlet claims he received âlittle public support from her.â
âThe battle for popularity has driven him over the edge,â the supposed source goes on to assert, further claiming Seacrest has met with producers to discuss his âgripes.â Maintains the alleged tipster, âHe said if things didnât change, he would walk â and they didnât try to talk him out of it.â The publication insists, âHeâs done playing second fiddle.â
The tabloid, however, has tried this storyline before. Last July, there was a similar story contending Seacrest was âwalking outâ on âLiveâ as he was supposedly unhappy being âsecond banana to Kelly.â As Gossip Cop pointed out then, he has a long-term deal for the talk show. Tellingly, the very next month, the magazine changed the narrative to claim Ripa was quitting. In a fabricated cover story, it was alleged she was âfumingâ over possibly relocating the show to Los Angeles. But as we reported, such a move was never in the works.
As for the pair clashing, their rapport is obvious every time theyâre on the air, and both have the title of executive producer. That puts them on equal footing. Furthermore, in December, Ripa told the New York Times that Seacrest is âthe future of the franchise,â and made a similar comment last June. It makes no sense then to allege she isnât supportive of him.
It should also be noted that Seacrestâs Twitter header is currently a picture of him and Ripa, which indicates he hasnât soured on her at all. Gossip Cop also checked in with his spokesperson, who tells us on the record itâs âuntrueâ that heâs intending to quit their show. In May, we rounded up a bunch of wrong rumors about Seacrest and Ripa that were peddled since they started working together last year. Itâs too bad thereâs now another false story to add to the group from a tabloid thatâs already proven to be untrustworthy when it comes to the co-hosts.
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