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Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan reunited on Tuesday morning on their ABC morning show, Live! With Kelly and Michael following what Ripa is calling a national nightmare.

The pair have been at odds since last week’s announcement that Michael would be leaving the show for a full time position with Good Morning America, a move that the veteran host learned about the same morning the world found out.

For Ripa, she felt disrespected and blindsided, emotions she made sure to express when she made her return this morning after taking a week off. “Guys, our long national nightmare is over. Please, sit down, please, please. Please be seated,” she told the audience.

“I first want to honestly, sincerely thank you for welcoming me back to this show,” she said. “The love, the show of support to this bizarre time has been really overwhelming. I needed a couple of days to gather my thoughts. After 26 years with this company, I earned the right—and let’s be honest, I know half of you called in sick to be here…I didn’t want to come out here and just say something I might regret. What transpired, though, over the course of a few days has been extraordinary in the sense that it started a much greater conversation about communication and consideration and, most importantly, respect in the workplace.”

She continued, “Since we’re being honest, I don’t consider this just a workplace. This is my second home. This is a place I’ve devoted myself to, not just because of you, our loyal viewers, but because of all the producers and the crew who work on this show…We are family apologizes have been made and the best thing to come out of all of this you guys, is that our parent company has assured me that Live! is a priority.”

“There is a commitment to this show and the people that work here and most importantly to you, the viewers, who have watched us every day for 30 years,” Ripa explained. “I am thrilled for Michael. I am thrilled for you this is a tremendous opportunity. I couldn’t be—and we couldn’t be—prouder of you and everything you have accomplished.”

In response, Strahan, told his longtime co-host, “I’m so happy you’re back. One thing I know about you is you love this show, you love the fans, you lvoe this staff, I love you, and I’m so happy you’re here…This show has been transforming for me, and I know this show lives on because you are the queen of morning television.”

Last week on GMA Stahan explained that he is “very thankful for her [Kelly]—to her—because I learned so much from her.”

Michael’s last show will be in September.

 

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It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere

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Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!

Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.

 (L-R)Quavo, Offset and Takeoff perform at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.

 Jaden Smith performs at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.

Bebe Rexha and Machine Gun Kelly arrive at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.

He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.

“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”

In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.

“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”

BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.

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