It’s hard to believe that 2016 is coming to an end! It’s been an exciting year full of surprising celebrity news with everything from pregnancies, marriage, divorce and, as always, plenty of scandal! We’re taking a look back over the past 12 months and have rounded up some of the biggest scandals of 2016 — check it out!
11. Live! with Kelly and Michael
When news broke that Michael Strahan was leaving Live! with Kelly and Michael it was a pretty big deal. What made it even more of a big deal was that Kelly Ripa was once again blindsided with the news; this happened before when Regis Phillbin left the show in 2011. Earlier this year, deals were being made behind her back to move Strahan over to Good Morning America and Ripa made it abundantly clear she was not happy about it. The next morning she failed to show up for work, and then took the rest of the week off and didn’t return until the following Tuesday. When she did come back, she addressed the audience with a solo monologue about respect in the workplace, and continued to make subtle jabs at both Strahan and ABC until he made a quick departure a few weeks later. It seems to have all blown over now, but we’re pretty sure the relationship between Ripa and Strahan will never be the same and hopefully ABC execs have learned their lesson!Photo by Buchan/REX Shutterstock