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Regis Philbin and Joy Philbin Talk Life After 'Live!'

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 18th 2011 12:05PM
regis philbin last day on Live!After more than 28 years hosting 'Live!,' and an astonishing 17,000 hours on live television, it's time for Regis Philbin to hang up his hat and leave what he calls, "The best job in TV."

But just because he's saying goodbye to 'Live!' with Kelly Ripa -- and Gelman -- doesn't mean that he's leaving the entertainment business for good. After five decades on live television, Regis Philbin doesn't know how to not be on TV.

"I'm still looking for something," Philbin tells AOL TV. "People think that he's retiring, but he's not," his wife, Joy Philbin, adds. "He's just moving on to something new."

We caught up with Philbin and his wife, Joy, before his big farewell on 'Live!,' to talk about life after live television, what's next and why reality TV isn't for Regis.

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EXCLUSIVE Sneak Peek: 'Live! With Regis and Kelly' Halloween Flash Mob (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 28th 2011 9:30AM
Nick Lachey & Kelly Ripa flash mob for HalloweenRegis and Kelly always do it up big for Halloween. This year, 'Live!' is kicking off their annual Halloween Headliner's Ball spectacular (airs Mon., Oct. 31) with a flash mob production number, and we've got the exclusive first look right here.

Featuring Kelly Ripa (in some fabulously bright purple lycra pants) and guest co-host Nick Lachey (not sure we'll say the same about his fluorescent shutter shades), the choreographed dance to LMFAO's 'Party Rock Anthem' has more than 100 flash mobbers dancing, all for a confused crowd of onlookers in New York's Lincoln Center.

Back in the studio, 'Project Runway' host Heidi Klum, '90210' star AnnaLynne McCord and 23 other celebrity guests will be on hand for the show as Kelly and Nick re-live this year's biggest headlines and most outrageous shows through costume -- almost 40 different looks in total throughout the show -- from 'Toddlers & Tiaras' to Charlie Sheen and everything in between.

And, of course, the audience members will be dressed up for the costume contest as well -- one lucky person will win the grand prize of $10,000 to shop at HomeGoods.

Watch the entire flash mob cold open now to get you in the mood ...

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Regis Philbin Announces Final Show

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 6th 2011 10:15AM
Regis PhilbinRegis Philbin will leave 'Live! With Regis and Kelly' for good on Fri., Nov. 18. The legendary TV host made the announcement of his final show live on his long-running morning program Mon., Sept. 6.

Philbin has been with the show from its start. Originally a local New York City talk show titled 'The Morning Show' from 1983 - 1988, Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford took the show national in 1988.

For a brief period after Gifford's departure in 2000, the show was titled simply 'Live! With Regis' until Kelly Ripa joined Philbin in 2001.

The talk show plans to honor Philbin in style. For the next three months the show will roll out new segments for the "Regis Farewell Celebration Season."

Leading up to Philbin's final show in November, 'Live' will spotlight some of the host's top moments and reminisce about classic memories. The regular 'Live' trivia segment will be rebranded so as to be nostalgia-based.

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'Regis and Kelly' Help Take Down a Criminal

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Mar 7th 2010 10:00AM
Regis and Kelly helped John Walsh bring down a wanted killer.
Sometimes morning TV can be more than perky weather girls and middle-aged anchors with over-sized coffee mugs.

One of the U.S. Marshal's most wanted criminals is now in custody thanks to the unlikely partnership of Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and John Walsh.

Just a week after being added to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list and one day before his case was to be profiled nationally on FOX's 'America's Most Wanted,' former state corrections officer Albert James Turner, Jr. is now in custody.

Walsh visited 'Live with Regis and Kelly' Friday morning to discuss the 1,000th episode of the long-running true crime show and his interview with President Obama. He previewed the upcoming cases Friday morning, and the right person was watching.

As a U.S. Marshal's press release states, "a viewer tip led to Turner's arrest this morning at a mall in Concord, N.C. He was taken into custody without incident."

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers: 'I grew up watching Dallas' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 1st 2010 9:00PM
Regis and Kelly, Jonathan Rhys MeyersEver wonder how foreign actors pick up American accents for roles? Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers says part of it's growing up with American TV shows.

"It's almost subconscious," Meyers told Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on 'Live With Regis & Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) this morning on watching shows like 'Miami Vice,' '21 Jump Street,' and 'Dallas' when he was a kid. "Because this is constantly being filtered into your living room, and you're hearing it through the tube the whole time, it's so much easier when you're an adult to be able to go to that accent."

As Ripa reminded him, though, "Well, you're a gifted actor!" Yeah, that definitely has something to do with it.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Amy Adams Reveals How She'd Propose to Regis on 'Regis and Kelly' (VIDEO)

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 8th 2010 9:43AM
Making the rounds for her new film 'Leap Year,' actress Amy Adams stopped by 'Live With Regis and Kelly' yesterday, where Regis immediately asked how she would propose to him. Put on the spot, Adams says that she wouldn't get down on one knee "for obvious reasons" (she's pregnant), then says, "I would probably say, 'Regis, I think it's about time,'" referencing her stomach.

Adams gives Regis one of her rings, which he eventually accepts, albeit not on his ring finger.

Watch the video from TV's Top 5! after the jump.

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Regis and Kelly offended Dominicans? When?

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 4th 2008 12:04PM
Regis and KellyNear the end of today's Live with Regis and Kelly, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa offered their apologies to the Dominican community over remarks they made on the show last week. It seemed like a sincere apology, even if it was read from a teleprompter.

Anyway, since I don't watch the show every day, I had no idea what remark they were talking about. So I immediately fired up the ol' Google search machine and plugged in "regis kelly dominicans." Sure enough, a story (and accompanying video) came up from our cousins at TMZ about the Reege laughing at a joke where Kelly associates "donkeys" with "Dominicans," and the ensuing protest by Dominican organizations.

But then a click on the video clouds the issue a bit.

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Anderson Cooper is today's Edward R. Murrow

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 25th 2008 8:33AM
Anderson Cooper1Don't tell Keith Olbermann -- he of the Countdown special commentaries -- but CNN's Anderson Cooper is the Edward R. Murrow of our era. That's according to Lisa DePaulo of Elle, but the popularity and proliferation of Cooper, from CNN to CBS's 60 Minutes to anchoring Times' Square on New Year's Eve and filling in for Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly, backs up her assertion.

"He is our generation's Edward R. Murrow; that is, if Murrow were this good-looking and had lived in a world with Gawker and TMZ," DePaulo writes. "This is not just because of Cooper's exacting standards of journalism-hard work, legwork, no-divaness. He's a purist, really-like Murrow."

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Ugly Betty meets Regis & Kelly

by Kona Gallagher, posted Aug 5th 2008 9:25AM
regis and kellyOne of the best things about moving your show to New York? New York guest stars. Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa have signed up to play themselves on the September 25th season premiere of Ugly Betty. Conveniently, Ugly Betty's star, America Ferrera, announced the casting news while she was a guest on ... Live With Regis & Kelly.

In addition to the morning duo, other guest stars lined up for the new East Coast version of Betty include Ripa's husband, former All My Children star Mark Consuelos and Long Island native Lindsay Lohan. Lohan is reprising her role as Betty's high school rival for five episodes.

I'm a sucker for shows that are filmed in New York, so I'm super-psyched about this season of Ugly Betty. Now that they've already snagged Regis & Kelly, what other New Yorkers should Ugly Betty try to get as a guest star? Personally, my fingers are crossed for Anderson Cooper. But then again, my fingers are always crossed for Anderson Cooper.

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Here are the Daytime Emmy nominations

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 14th 2007 5:22PM

EllenThose cruel Emmy bastards. Here Regis Philbin is today, recuperating from his heart bypass surgery (unless it's still going on, which is possible), and he doesn't even get a nomination for Best Talk Show or Host!

Ellen got a nod though, and she led all nominees with 12 nominations. Going up against her for Best Talk Show are Dr. Phil, The View, Tyra Banks, and Rachael Ray. If she's not the winner out of that group, something is wrong somewhere. She's also up for Best Talk Show Host, with the same nominees and also Lisa Rinna, who apparently hosts something called Soap Talk.

The shows up for Best Soap are Guiding Light, The Young and the Restless, One Life To Live, and The Bold and the Beautiful. Bob Barker got a nomination for The Price Is Right. His last day on that show is in June.

Oh, and that Today Show "It's a New Day" theme? It got a nom too.

Here is the full list of nominees.

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Update: Here's who will fill in for Regis starting today

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 13th 2007 8:20AM

ReegeAnna told you yesterday about Regis Philbin's surprise announcement that he will undergo a heart bypass procedure this week. Philbin's last day for at least five weeks was yesterday, and the show has announced who will fill in for him while he's recuperating.

Today and tomorrow, CNN's Anderson Cooper, who has guest-hosted the show before, will take over for Regis in the chair next to Kelly Ripa. Then on Thursday and Friday, MTV's Damien Fahey will fill in. Then there will be a rotating group of celebs who will take over, and that list includes Jeff Probst, Martin Short, Donald Trump, Neil Patrick Harris, Howie Mandel, and Pat Sajak.

Wait a sec...no women? I know they like to have that male/female dynamic on the show, but come, who wouldn't watch Kathie Lee Gifford sit next to Kelly Ripa for a few days?

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Robin Williams ruins every talk show

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 12th 2006 4:48PM

Robin WilliamsThere was a time ("the 80s") when Robin Williams was actually funny. Not just on TV show and movies, but on talk shows as well. He'd come on, and you just knew it was going to be a wild and fun time.

Boy, are those times past.

Williams has been making the talk show rounds the past week or so, plugging Man of the Year (does that movie look awful, or what?). And every single time he's on, he embarasses himself. Or maybe he doesn't, judging from the howls coming from the audience. He just doesn't shut up, and does the same voices over and over and over again, interrupting other guests.

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