Kelly & Michael: Who Keeps the Engagement Ring? Breakup Text Message Evidence
Kelly Ripa said that she loves to read stories about engagement rings in the news. Who should keep the ring in a broken engagement: the woman or the man? She said it is the only thing she and Michael Strahan fight about.
He thinks that the guy should get his ring back, while her opinion is it is the woman’s to keep. Kelly shared the latest story of a man who broke up with his fiancee via text message. Ripa said she is going to be better off without him.
But he also made the mistake of texting her the news that she could keep the $50,000 ring as a parting gift. Later, he changed his mind and attempted to sue her to get the ring back. The judge used his text message to prove that the man clearly stated she could keep the 2.97 karat diamond ring.
Michael found a lesson in this story. He agreed that the man should not have broken up with her by text. Michael’s advice for next time is to get the ring back before you break up with the woman. Kelly was disgusted by this plan, but it seems like Strahan was joking.
Kelly and Michael: Presidential Selfies
David Ortiz is in hot water for taking a selfie with the president on his Samsung phone. Ortiz has a deal with Samsung, and the company used the photo for promotion. Now the White House may be banning selfies with the president.
Strahan said that Big Papi has ruined presidential selfies for the rest of us. Ripa recalled visiting the White House for the Easter Egg Roll and having her picture taken with the first family. The situation was tightly controlled, and Kelly said she would have been afraid to pull her phone out of her purse, lest it be mistaken for a weapon.
Michael said that he usually wants to take pictures with fans, but they very often don’t know how to operate the cameras on their phones. Kelly said her arms are too short when she takes selfies.
Kelly & Michael: RIP Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93. Kelly said she and Michael recently saw him at the Vanity Fair party. She first met him at a Disney event when she had just gotten her start on Live!, and “he really made me feel like a big deal.”
Kelly and Michael: James Franco Confession
The hosts also mentioned James Franco’s recent Kelly & Michael interview, in which he spoke about his sticky situation with social media. With 3.1 million views, it is the most-watched online clip in the show’s history.
Kelly & Michael: Goat + Sheep Mating
A goat and a sheep have mated, producing a hybrid offspring nicknamed a Geep. The animal has been thriving since its March 2014 birth in Ireland. I wonder what it looks like!
Spring It On Travel Trivia: James Franco
Kathy Lahneman from Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, was the morning’s trivia contestant, playing for a trip to the Long Bay Beach Club in Tortola.
Who did James Franco say gave him a Butterfinger candy bar?
Kathy immediately knew the answer, Lady Gaga, and someone in the audience also took home a $500 Cuisinart appliance package.