A homeless man showed up at the Good Morning America studio Tuesday morning with a knife and threatened to kill Michael Strahan, The New York Post reports.
At approximately 8 a.m., Andrew Johnson, 25, got into an argument with security at the sidewalk set of the series in Times Square. During the altercation, he pulled a knife and said he was there to kill Strahan, who is a part-time co-host on the morning show. A police officer "heroically tackled" Johnson and knocked the serrated knife out of his hand, an ABC News rep said.
Well, this is going to be a great way to start the day!
President Barack Obama will make his first appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael on Friday.
POTUS will sit down with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan in the White House's Blue Room to discuss a range of topics, including the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, which takes place on Thursday.
Erin Andrews is four weeks into her new gig as co-host of Dancing with the Stars, and while her presence in the ballroom has been a breath of fresh air for viewers in Season 18, the transition period has not exactly been bump-free.
Last week, some tabloid reports surfaced, quoting anonymous sources who accused Andrews of "diva" behavior on the set, and speculated that ABC might already be looking to replace her. (Executive producer Conrad Green has vehemently denied that there's any animosity behind the scenes.)
"I've got to be honest. ... It kind of got me worried and scared," Andrews told TVGuide.com last week, noting that she immediately called producers to do damage control. "I just went back and forth with the producers like, 'Are we good here? Please tell me what I need to work on. Please tell me what I need to do. 'And they're like, 'We couldn't be happier.'"
After his private conversation with a 17-year-old girl leaked online, James Franco attempted to do some damage control on Live! With Kelly and Michael Friday.
After meeting the teenage tourist at his Broadway show Of Mice and Men, Franco reached out to her on Instagram. He soon suggested they rent a hotel room and insisted, "Don't tell."
Michael Strahan has confirmed he's joining Good Morning America.
The former football star announced the news during Wednesday's Live! with Kelly and Michael.