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Regis Philbin Mystified By Portable Media Devices (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 21st 2010 4:00PM
Regis Philbin just can't seem to wrap his brain around the idea of portable devices like the iPhone and iPod, which are capable of storing a vast wealth of media. Co-host Kelly Ripa and show producer Michael Gelman did their best to explain the concept to Philbin on today's 'Live With Regis and Kelly,' but to no avail.

"You know the collection of records I've got, how many of those can you put on an iPhone?" asked Philbin. When Ripa and Gelman explained that today's devices can store entire music collections, Philbin asked, "Where do they stay?" and "Where are they?"

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Regis Yells at Gelman for Technical Difficulties During 'Live with Regis and Kelly' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 8th 2010 1:20PM
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa attempt to place a phone call during 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' but are met with technical difficulties, causing Philbin to direct mock ire at show producer Michael Gelman.

After an unsuccessful attempt to get an outside line, Philbin lays into Gelman while Ripa ineffectively stabs at buttons on the phone. Ultimately, Philbin throws up his hands in exasperation and begs viewers directly for help.

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Our Favorite TV Sidekicks: They're the True Stars of the Talk Shows

by Liane Bonin, posted Nov 18th 2009 4:14PM
On June 23, 2009, the trademark laugh of the greatest sidekick of all time was silenced as Ed McMahon floated up to the great sidekick couch on the sky. While Publisher's Clearing House commercials and 'Star Search' reruns will never be the same, the good news is that McMahon, who rose up in the wake of some pretty stellar sidekicks himself, set the bar high for those to follow.

Perhaps he set it too high, though, as newcomers to the talk show field like Jimmy Fallon and Craig Ferguson have chosen to fly solo on their talk shows. And that's a shame. Like wine in a box and BBC America series, these straight men of the chat circuit are all too often underappreciated and overshadowed but consistently, inconspicuously deliver the goods.

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