Michael Strahan 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.
GMA 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?
Living In $20 MILLION
Lap of Luxury
8/4/2013 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Being Kelly Ripa's #2 sure does pay ... just ask Michael Strahan, who's throwing down serious cash to rent a $20 MILLION mega mansion in Beverly Hills ... adjacent.
Michael and hot fiancée Nicole Murphy sold their Bel Air home earlier this week for $11 million. Get this ... they bought it for $7.9 mil a year ago. Yeah, we hate 'em too.
Here's the problem -- they're currently homeless ... so for the time being they're renting a 10,575-square-foot casa in Beverly Park.
FYI -- Beverly Park's a celeb magnet -- residents have included Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Sylvester Stallone, Tim McGraw, Wayne Gretzky, Samuel Jackson ... the list goes on.
We don't have the exact rental price, but estates like this rent in the $100,000 / month range. In the meantime Michael and his realtor Bob Hurwitz are on the hunt for a permanent place.
Until then ... Michael and Nicole have to settle for the Italian style villa, with 8 bedrooms, 10 baths, guest house, perfectly manicured grounds, fountains up the wazoo, and resort style pool.
Sure beats a 2 bedroom in Van Nuys.
The Black Me
12/24/2012 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Strahan is doing a helluva job as the new Regis Philbin ... this according to the old Regis Philbin.
The TV legend was leaving Madeo in West Hollywood last night when we asked what he thought of the 6'5", 275 pound NFL stud who took over his spot next to Kelly Ripa back in September.
"I like him," Regis said ... "I think they're pretty good [together]."
Philbin ain't the only one who feels that way -- ratings for "Live with Kelly and Michael" have been booming ever since MS joined the show.