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Michael Strahan I Can Stop the Bleeding at GMA

4/1/2014 7:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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is joining "Good Morning America" on the heels of Josh Elliott's departure ... TMZ has confirmed.

ABC sources tell TMZ Strahan will appear during the 7:00 hour of GMA ... 3 to 4 times a week.  He'll be a utility player ... features, lifestyle, sports ... pretty much anything.

GMA is in trouble ... Josh Elliott's departure for NBC Sunday was bitter.  Sam Champion is gone.  Lara Spencer and Amy Robach hate each other.  

Not to mention ... Josh's departure makes little George Stephanopoulos look lost in the land of Amazons. Dude needs a testosterone-assist which Strahan provides. 

Michael Strahan GMAGMA is a $300 million a year cash cow for ABC and it's in danger of losing ground fast. 

How far behind could Kelly Ripa be?

Josh Elliott I Wanted Out of "GMA" So Bad I Took a Pay Cut!

4/1/2014 6:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Josh Elliott Leaving GMA

Josh Elliott was so disgusted with ABC ... he took a pay cut of more than a million dollars ... multiple sources connected with both ABC and NBC tell TMZ.

Our sources say ABC offered Josh between $4 and $5 million to stay, but he chose NBC despite the fact that they offered him just over $3 million.

We're told Josh was at the point of no return when Robin Roberts signed a $14 million a year contract to anchor GMA.  He felt slighted by the ABC offer and just wanted out.

Sources say the feeling is mutual.  As one source put it, "He's definitely an abrasive guy."  Another source says, "People hated him.  He was always just rude."

And get this ... we're told just weeks ago Sr. VP of ABC News James Goldston confronted Amy Robach -- Josh's replacement on GMA -- and called her "toxic" because she created tension on the set.  Indeed, we're told Amy and Lara Spencer "hate" each other and can't hide their contempt.

Another source says Robin Roberts hasn't helped matters -- one person saying she acts like a "diva" on the set.

As for Josh's future ... our network sources say NBC did NOT promise Josh any role on "Today," but we're told there's no doubt he's got to the top of the heap as the likely successor to Matt Lauer.

Morning TV ... it's just like grade school, only all the students are really rich.

'Bachelorette' Boyz II Men Date War

3/20/2014 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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LET THE GAMES BEGIN -- the men on the new season of "The Bachelorette" are already competing hard for the affections of sexy attorney Andi Dorfman ... and somehow, Boyz II Men got dragged into the fray.

Spoiler alert -- sources tell TMZ, Andi and her suitors were out in Santa Barbara Wednesday for their third group date ... when they arrived at an outdoor Boyz II Men show ... and took over the stage.

It was all obviously a set-up for the show, but it still looked like a blast. We're told the bachelors were split into two groups -- one in khaki blazers and one in blue cardigans -- and they each sang their own renditions of "I'll Make Love to You."

We're told the guy in the foreground (on the left) had the best voice.

And Andi ... looked hot.

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Juan Pablo Who Needs 'The Bachelor'??? I'm Famous Without It

3/18/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Bachelor" star Juan Pablo is already suffering from delusions of grandeur -- insisting he's big enough to host major nightclub events around the country ... WITHOUT mentioning his claim to fame, because that's exactly what he demanded.

TMZ has obtained the flier for Juan's upcoming club appearance at The Pool After Dark in Atlantic City on March 29th -- and NOWHERE on the flier does it mention "The Bachelor."

Looking at it, you'd think Enrique Iglesias canceled and the club was forced to hire a cheap replacement.

And it's no accident -- sources tell us, Juan specifically instructed the casino NOT to associate him with "The Bachelor" in any press releases or fliers.

And his ludicrous demands didn't end there -- we're told Juan agreed to a 15-person meet-and-greet on the condition no one asked about his reality show stint. Same rule goes for reporters looking for interviews.

Best part -- he's getting around $20,000.

Oh yeah, Nikki -- whom JP ultimately settled on by the end of the show -- will be there too. That is, if they're still together.

'Revenge' Actress Women Don't Know CRAP About Sports

3/13/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Host: "Welcome back to 'PERPETUATING STEREOTYPES' ... starring 'Revenge' actress Ashley Madekwe."

Ashley: "Thanks ... really great to be here."

Host: "Ok, are you ready to set women back about 50 years?"

Ashley: "You bet!" 

Host: "Great! We're going to ask you a question about sports ..."

And ... here's the part where you watch the clip and then shake your head.  

'Bachelor' Juan Pablo Publicity Blackout EES OK, I'm Done with This Crap

3/11/2014 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Bachelor" star Juan Pablo has told Warner Bros. he won't do ANY post-season publicity for the show ... and for its part the studio is saying good riddance.

Sources connected with the show and the studio tell TMZ ... Juan Pablo outright refused to appear on "Good Morning America" Tuesday, and made it clear he was done with publicity of any sort for the show.

Our Warner Bros. sources say that's just fine with them, because they think he damages the "Bachelor" franchise because of his d-baggery. 

And even GMA wasn't fighting to get Juan Pablo on the show.

As for the show itself ... we're told producers grew to HATE Juan Pablo, and it appears the feeling was mutual.

Ariel Winter My Broken Family Can't Be Fixed

3/11/2014 1:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter says she will never have a relationship again with her mom and her older brother ... this according to one of her text messages.

The text -- obtained by TMZ -- was filed in Ariel's guardianship case.  She was texting her older brother Jimmy who has sided with their mother in the battle over Ariel.

Ariel, who is now under the guardianship of her sister, wrote, "How dare you say you miss me ... if you really wanted to see anyone and cared, you'd do a 180."

And then she goes in for the kill:  "I'm sorry, what we've been through can't be fixed."

Ariel's mom filed the document, trying to prove Ariel suffers from PAS -- Parental Alienation Syndrome -- and their family is being destroyed as a result of the guardianship.

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Jimmy Fallon NBC Threatens Celebs ... It's Fallon or the Highway

3/6/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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is coming down like a hammer on celebs who want to get on Jimmy Fallon's show ... if they dare do a show on CBS or ABC ... they can forget about "The Tonight Show."

Sources connected to CBS, NBC and ABC tell TMZ ... the Peacock network believes Jimmy Fallon's ratings success gives them extreme bargaining power.  They put the word out to celebs, agents and publicists ... if they want to be on Fallon they can't appear on ANY other network ... and not just shows that go head-to-head with Jimmy, but morning shows as well.

We're told NBC is saying the stars who go on Fallon are also allowed to appear on "Today," "Dateline" and any similar shows they air, but that's it. 

A GMA source tells TMZ ... they've already gotten fallout from people they were trying to book.

Fallon is dominating late night .... crushing Jimmy Kimmel by bringing in more than twice the number of viewers.

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Hot Mom ...

or HOT MESS?!


Your mom may have been embarrassing, but could you imagine one of these moms dropping you off at school?! Pam Anderson, for example ...

From Fox 411: "Pammy is really good about attending her boys' sporting events, but she doesn't exactly fit in with the other soccer moms."

Click through to Fox 411 to see what some Hollywood kids have to deal with on a daily basis!

Lawyer 'Bachelorette' Boss Stunned She's Leaving for Dating Show

2/28/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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New "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman has stunned her boss -- the D.A. of Fulton County -- by bailing in the middle of a murder trial to appear on a TV show ... but he's grudgingly giving her a shot at stardom.

TMZ obtained the letter written by Fulton County D.A. Paul Howard Jr., who calls her request "highly unusual." 

Truth be told ... most law firms and prosecutors' offices would give someone like Andi her walking papers, because they would normally view the request as flaky.  But Howard grudgingly agreed to take her back, calling her "a valued member of the DA's office."  She's also hot.

But two strings attached.  Her leave will be unpaid.  And, she has until May 31st to come back.  After that, she's just another professional reality star.

He ended his letter with, "Wish you best of luck."

'Modern Family' Star Boob Grabber Charged Indecent Assault

2/20/2014 1:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The perv fan who groped "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland's chest in Australia this week has been charged with assault with an act of indecency, TMZ has learned.

The 29-year-old man was arrested Tuesday outside a "Modern Family" after-party in Sydney. Hyland was posing with fans when he allegedly grabbed her breast.

23-year-old Hyland immediately left the event in tears while her security handled the creep.

Hyland was remorseful about bailing on the event, saying sorry to all the fans she, "didn't get to say hi to but I had to leave due to an inappropriate touch of a fan."

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Barbara Walters Offered Serious Dil-Dough For Black Vibrator

2/20/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Barbara Walters
just got a letter ... not from her buddy Obama, not from Hillary Clinton ... from a company that wants her to be the front person for a line of super-slow running black dildos.

Barbara's comment this week on "The View" -- that she still uses a vibrator at age 84 -- caught the eye of a company called Phallix.

Phallix sent the letter -- obtained by TMZ -- to the ABC offices in NYC, touting it's latest creation .. the "Babs" line -- a self-pleasuring device made of special, smooth glass developed by NASA eggheads.

This ain't your grandma's vibrator.  Well, actually it is.  It's designed to go especially slow, for the 60 and over crowd.

Phallix is looking to partner with Walters for a product that will please even the fussiest old biddy.

We're guessing Babs will pass.  She just said she was kidding about the whole vibrator thing. Too bad ... it could make her one of the 10 Most Fascinating People ... for sure.

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Barbara Walters My Sex Toy Has a First Name ...

2/17/2014 8:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Barbara Walters really loves herself -- like REALLY loves herself -- the 84-year-old just announced on TV she has a VIBRATOR ... and it even has a name.

The topic of vibrators came up on "The View" today ... and Barbara revealed she's a big fan of the self-love movement ... even at 84 years old ... but the name she gave her vibrator is the best part. Watch the clip.

It's not the first time Barbara's gotten down and dirty on the subject of sex -- a couple years ago she asked her religious co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck if she liked it rough. Oh, Babs.


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Ariel Winter's Mom Gunning for Entire 'Modern Family' Cast

2/13/2014 1:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0213_modern_family_abcAriel Winter's mom wants to drag the entire cast of "Modern Family" into a custody war ... trying to force them on the stand and tell the judge she's not a terrible mother. 

Chrystal Workman wants a small village of witnesses to testify, including Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Angela Gould and Diane Rodriguez.

Workman also wants ABC Network Prez Paul Lee and show producer Steve Levitan.

In all, Workman wants to call 83 witnesses.

And get this ... she doesn't have a lawyer so she would be grilling them herself.

If it happens ... Ariel will turn 18 before the trial is over. Thing is ... the judge has pretty much made it clear ... ain't gonna happen.

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