CSI's Warrick and NCIS' Jenny have nothing on this shocking exit. After eight years of breaking some of television's biggest news, Michael Ausiello is bidding TV Guide adieu.

Now, I don't know how many of you (outside of my proud momma and sisters!) pay attention to magazine mastheads, but Mike and I actually first started working together back in 1998, when I trolled the sets of As the World Turns and One Life to Live for "scoop" at Soaps in Depth. (Rule No. 1: No news tidbit about Roger Howarth is too trivial!)

I'm excited for Mike and his new opportunity. I hate him for leaving, oh yes I do, but I am also excited for him. And if you wonder why my eyes are red in the video I'm shooting later with David Cook ( plug, plug, Ausiello-style), it's because of this news.

But I guess if you are going to gain a "frenemy," why not have it be one of your best friends, right?

More on Ausiello's exit:
" Today's News: Ausiello Exit Shocker!
" Mike's heartfelt message to his fraktastic fans