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Michael Strahan's GMA Deal May Not Be So Nice After All — See What Major Deals He's Losing In His New Contract!

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From his talents on the football field to the TV screen, Michael Strahan has proven himself to be a jack of all trades — and the face of many products!

Over the years, the former New York Giants player has scored paid spokesperson gigs for the likes of Subway, Pizza Hut, Right Guard, Dr. Pepper, Vaseline, and even Metamucil!

But now that the TV personality has joined Good Morning America full time, the only commercials he's allowed to be in are promos for the ABC morning program!

Related: Michael Tells Chelsea He 'Needed A Break' From Working With Kelly!

According to Page Six, Strahan will have to drop his endorsement deals as part of his contract for a full time position on GMA!

When Strahan abruptly left LIVE! With Kelly and Michael for GMA, he became an employee under the ABC News division, which has strict rules forbidding staffers from endorsements.

LIVE! isn't under the same rules, which is why Kelly Ripa is rolling in the dough from her endorsements with

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Michael Strahan Tells Chelsea He 'Needed A Break' From Working With Kelly Ripa!

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At least they're not hiding it anymore!

Michael Strahan's exit from Live! with Kelly and Michael was anything but cordial, but now that he's been apart from Kelly Ripa for well over a month, the pair must be back on good terms… right??


Related: Martha Stewart Tells Chelsea She Won't Watch OITNB Now

In fact, that couldn't be further from the case — Michael stopped by Wednesday's taping of Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show to promote his new game show The $100,000 Pyramid, but ended up dishing a bunch about his relationship with his old coworker.

But not only are he and Kelly not involved in each other's lives… the former football player said he didn't miss the show and admitted he actually "needed a break", saying:

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Fear Not, Bravo Fans! Andy Cohen Is NOT Leaving Watch What Happens Live Anytime Soon!

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This is such good news!

Amid rumors that Andy Cohen might join good buddy Kelly Ripa on her morning talk show Live, and after word came down that Bravo is developing a new companion show to Andy's infamous Watch What Happens Live, we've got good news: the king of the Housewives isn't going anywhere!

Related: RHONJ's Teresa & Joe Owe A Bunch Of Money Still!

Bravo announced in a statement to ET on Sunday that rumors about Cohen looking to leave WWHL are 'totally untrue!'

The network added:

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Kelly Ripa & Returning Cohost Andy Cohen Leave Memories Of Michael Strahan Behind As They Move Into A Brand New Summer Set!

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For someone not being considered for the permanent position, he sure is guest hosting a lot

Kelly Ripa probably hasn't given much thought to Michael Strahan ever since he blindsided her with his resignation, but it seems like the rest of the Live! crew wants to erase him from their memories as well.

That's because Kel and cohost Andy Cohen unveiled a brand new set on Friday morning, effectively erasing Michael's lingering presence from the ABC talk show!

Related: See Live!'s New Logo Now That Michael Is Gone!

Kelly and Michael hosted at their regular desk together for four years, but the veteran TV personality clearly wanted a fresh start to this new era of her career so she's moved into a gorgeous Summer-y beach house for the next few months!

Plus, not only was the new set installed just in time for Memorial Day weekend… it also works perfectly for the Fleet Week theme they have going on, with an all-military audience!

…one they couldn't help but flirt with!

Ch-ch-check out Kelly and Andy's brand new Live! set (above)!!!

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Watch What Happens On LIVE When Andy Cohen Guest Cohosts With BFF Kelly Ripa!

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We're not used to seeing Andy Cohen this early in the morning, but somehow it just feels right!

That's probably because the Watch What Happens Live host had the perfect chemistry with BBF Kelly Ripa when he cohosted Thursday's LIVE with Kelly!

Though the Bravo personality already confirmed he would not be joining the morning talk show full time to replace Michael Strahan, it's clear that the audience was still rooting for him to get the gig!

Related: Could Rob Lowe Be Kelly's New Cohost?

After the pair was greeted with an eruption of applause, Kelly and Andy admitted to both being a little hung over and discussed their fashion faux pas of the week.

Their natural banter continued throughout the episode, as Andy blurted out gems like:

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Is Rob Lowe Replacing Michael Strahan As Kelly Ripa's New Cohost? See What He Said About Joining LIVE!

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This would LITERALLY be the most amazing thing to ever happen to daytime television!

It's been reported ABC has been eyeing Rob Lowe as Kelly Ripa's new LIVE! cohost!

According to an ET source, the network has been talking to the Parks and Recreation alum's reps in hopes of filling Michael Strahan's empty seat on the morning program.

The 52-year-old was in talks for the same gig back in 2012 when ABC was searching for Regis Philbin's replacement, after the charismatic actor impressed audiences over his two-day stint as guest host.

Related: Mark Consuelos Will Be Cohosting Alongside Wife Kelly On Live!

While Lowe didn't get the job four years ago, the timing is looking a lot better this time around! Not only did his Fox show The Grinder get cancelled earlier this month, but he admitted to needing a distraction due to empty nest syndrome.

Speaking to ET earlier this week, Lowe didn't turn down the possibility of joining LIVE, explaining:

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Watch Fred Savage Win The Awkward Cohost Award By Revealing To Kelly Ripa He Almost Watched LIVE! With Kelly WHILE Having Sex With His Wife!

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Now that the Michael Strahan drama is over, Kelly Ripa has been having fun with her cohosts while she searches for a permanent replacement.

Monday morning, we got a treat as Fred Savage returned to LIVE! with Kelly — and this time around he made things a bit dirty as he cracked Kelly up with his ridiculously funny sex stories!

Related: Mark Consuelos Is Going To Be Cohosting Alongside Wife Kelly Ripa On Live!

Not only did the Grinder star dish about the time he and his wife conceived his son with overly bloated stomachs, but he also talked about how he almost watched LIVE! while he had sex with his wife!

Ch-ch-check out Fred tell the ridiculously HIGHlarious sex story, starting around the 5:55 mark (below)!

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