Kelly Ripa Threatens to Quit 'Live' Over Ryan Seacrest's Brazen Bid
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Ryan reportedly wants 'Live' to be moved to L.A. to fit his schedule as he will return to L.A.-based 'American Idol', much to Kelly's dislike since all of her family and friends are in New York.

AceShowbiz - Feud rumors between %cKelly Ripa% and her new co-host %cRyan Seacrest% continue to emerge online. Recent report suggests that Kelly threatens to quit "Live with Kelly and Ryan" after being enraged over Ryan's bid to move the show to L.A.

Radar Online reports the daytime talk show is in chaos after the 46-year-old TV host tells ABC's honchos that she's done watching them kiss up to Ryan. "Kelly's announced that if push comes to shove, she's ready to walk," says an insider.

Kelly reportedly explodes when Ryan pushes for "Live" to be permanently moved to Los Angeles to fit his schedule as he will reprise his hosting duty on the upcoming "American Idol" reboot on the network. Thus, should "Live" be moved to L.A., Ryan can avoid getting back and forth from New York to L.A. for the two shows.

"After Ryan made his demand, network brass wanted Kelly to uproot her family and move to California," tattles a source close to Ryan. "That's when Kelly put her foot down and said, 'No way!' "

"Kelly pointed out that her production company with husband %cMark Consuelos%, Milojo, is based in New York and so is 'Live'," says the source. "She also pointed out that her son, Joaquin, is about to begin high school in New York City. Producers have offered to have Joaquin home-schooled or provide a tutor for him, but she won't pull him out of school."

"Kelly's given them an ultimatum-it's her way or the highway!" the insider continues. "She feels that she was stabbed in the back over the whole %cMichael Strahan% fiasco, and she's not going to allow it to happen again!"

Producers allegedly are trying to ask her to cooperate, even if it's just during the period when "American Idol" goes live. In addition, the producers try to convince Kelly that moving to L.A. "will help the ratings because they'll have access to all the stars in Hollywood."

"But Kelly feels once again the show that bears her name is being hijacked from her-which is what happened with Michael Strahan!" continues the source. "Kelly's fuming that ABC would even consider it! All of her family and friends are on the East Coast-and now she has to pack up and move for Ryan's sake? That's got to make her steaming mad!

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