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Ringo Starr walks off Regis and Kelly

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 22nd 2008 4:24PM

Regis and KellyIf you tuned into Live with Regis & Kelly this morning expecting to see Ringo Starr perform his new single, then you were probably disappointed. He walked off the set before the show started.

Starr thought he was going to be able to perform the entire "Liverpool 8" song without editing (talk shows often need a shorter version of the song to fit their time schedule). He actually tried to cut the 4 minute, 15 second song down to the required 2 minute, 30 seconds, but found that he couldn't do it and still have the song be worth hearing, so he decided not to appear on the show at all.

Interestingly, he appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and performed the same song in an edited version, but one that was much longer than 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

Starr's publicist said that they could cut back his interview or fade to a commercial, but the show didn't want to do that. Meanwhile, the show says that Starr has known about the time restrictions for months.

La la la la, life goes on.

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shelle

Yahhh!!!!!!! go ringo you stood up for your self. regis and kelly is so boring anyways. i used to sit there andwait for him to crack a hip you did the wright thing

LOVE U RINGO!!!!!!!!

January 29 2008 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bret W Turner

and worse than the View? who the fuck do you think YOU are?
My mind has changed. Fuck Regis. Fuck Kelly. Fuck Ringo. And fuck Heath Ledger for overdosing.
And fuck Paris Hilton, too. You're all way too overcrowded with celebrity.
BWT

January 23 2008 at 5:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bret W Turner

I agree with everyone.

Ringo's a Beatle. That gives him status above Regis or Kelly. He can do anything the fuck he wants to.

At the same time, Ringo's not John; Ringo's not Paul; Ringo's not even George. Ringo hasn't done a goddamned good thing on his own since Harry Nilsson's "The Point." And that takes an ear to hear Ringo.

So if Ringo wants to keep his shit going, he's going to have to bow down to the Simon Cowells and Ryan Seacrests in the world because you can't live forever, Dick Clark.

BWT

January 23 2008 at 5:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LC

Exactly Dorv.

I appreciate Ringo's artistic integrity on not shaving the song down, but he could have respectfully declined appearing on the show months ago stating his reason.

To back out a the last minute was extremely unprofessional.

January 23 2008 at 10:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SadOldMan

Ringo never was the bright one. His people knew months in advance about the parameters.

January 23 2008 at 8:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Elvis

Good for you Ringo!! What the hell is wrong with them?? That show is terrible.. Worse than the View.. And the View sucks!!! Regis is terrible and Kelly is so dumb. I wouldn't pay her a penny..Masybe they could have stopped talking for that 2 minutes ti make up the time. What a joke that show is!!! You go Ringo.. You did the RIGHT thing my man...Keep on Rockin!!!

January 23 2008 at 5:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Elvis

Good for you Ringo!!! This is such a terrible show anyway.. Don't know why stars keep going on the show. Kelly is terrible!!! So Dumb. I like Regis by himself. Never thought he was that funny though. My Fav??? Merv Griffin... A class act....

January 23 2008 at 5:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stigmata

now thats what i call artisitic integrity!
F*** regis and kathy, they're so goddamn awful anyways!
talk about a couple of completely talentless morons!

January 23 2008 at 12:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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The Pepto Pimp

Did you know that Kathy Lee left the show YEARS ago?

Still, your sentiment is correct. He's Ringo EFFING Star! He's a freaking legend. You know, one of THE BEATLES. If those two gulls can't stifle their egos for two or three extra minutes then THEY DON'T DESERVE to have Ringo on the show.

January 23 2008 at 10:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sitruc

Umm...how about he's getting more publicity for not going on the show than if he had?

January 22 2008 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dorv

I don't really get why everyone is cheering for Ringo here. He was booked months ago with the understanding that the song would be cut down to 2:30. Then, on the day off, he walks off because he can't do it?

I mean, I understand taking a stand for artistic beliefs, but shouldn't that stand have been to not take the booking?

January 22 2008 at 7:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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