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'Live!' Lines Up Regis Philbin's Final Guests, Including Kathie Lee Gifford

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 8th 2011 5:35PM
Regis PhilbinThe stars are lining up to say goodbye to Regis Philbin.

The 80-year-old entertainer is leaving 'Live! With Regis and Kelly' on Fri., Nov. 18, but not before some old friends -- including former 'Live!' co-host Kathie Lee Gifford -- return to pay tribute to the talk show host.

Gifford will appear on Thurs., Nov. 17, Philbin's second-to-last show. Additional guests include: Don Rickles (Nov. 14), Jimmy Fallon (Nov. 14), Donald Trump (Nov. 15) and David Letterman (Nov. 16).

Singers Tony Bennett, Bret Michaels and Josh Groban will also stop by for special musical performances.

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Top 5 Clips of the Week: Beyonce Debuts Baby Bump, 'Jersey Shore' Fights & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 3rd 2011 12:00PM

This week's Top 5 was all about love, and its many winding, mysterious twists and turns. Our videos feature objections at Betty White's 'Hot in Cleveland' wedding, Kris Humphries finding out Kim Kardashian was married before, Beyonce debuting her baby bump, and Julianne Margulies describing her steamy 'Good Wife' sex scene. Oh, and also Ronnie, and a concrete wall, putting The Situation into the hospital on 'Jersey Shore.' Okay, so they're not all about love, but four out of five ain't bad. Check out the clips after the jump, and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll. Enjoy the long weekend, everybody!

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Surprise Appearance Stops Elka's Wedding on 'Hot in Cleveland' Finale (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 1st 2011 6:17AM
'Hot in Cleveland' - 'Elka's Big Day''Hot in Cleveland' (Wed., 10PM ET on TV Land) sure loves cliffhanger finales. Last season, we saw a tornado that revealed the secret stash of ill-gotten loot from Elka's dead husband Bobby. That little reveal landed Elka in some serious legal trouble at the beginning of this season.

But all that behind her, she found love and was poised to get married for this season's finale, only to have it interrupted by countless men who didn't want her to marry Frank, but them instead.

Even Max came back from Florida, which we expected was the dramatic cliffhanger to tease us until the show returns at the end of November. But they weren't done yet.

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Top 5 TVR Clips of the Week: Melissa McCarthy's Live Emmy Nom, Kathie Lee Throws a Wine Bottle & More! (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 16th 2011 12:30PM

It was a wild week on the TV landscape. Vincent Pastore and Danielle Staub yelled at each other like 'Desperate Housewives.' Kathie Lee threw a wine bottle at a 'Today Show' crew-member. Melissa McCarthy found out about her first ever Emmy nomination on live TV. Bristol Palin kept talking about losing her virginity to Levi Johnston -- and thank god Don Rickles was there this time to provide color commentary. Jesse Tyler Ferguson proved that he might have a future as a reality show judge.

Onto the clips! As usual, watch them after the jump and vote for your favorite.

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Don Rickles Provides Color Commentary to Leno's Interview With Bristol Palin (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 15th 2011 4:41AM
Don Rickles & Bristol Palin, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'What do you do when an interview is perhaps less than exciting? Why not have Don Rickles sitting on the couch next to the subject providing color commentary. It worked for Bristol Palin's appearance on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

Rickles provided the best reaction to the stories she told and answers she gave to Leno's questions. He gasped and made a cross with his fingers when she revealed that she lied to her mother so she could sneak out, get drunk and lose her virginity.

When Jay Leno asked her point-blank, not expecting an answer, if her mother Sarah Palin was going to put her hat in the ring and run for president, it was Rickles who was able to step in.

"Is there any reason she shouldn't run?" Leno asked when Bristol said they were discussing it.

"'Cause she could lose," Rickles chimed in.

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Betty White Previews New 'Hot In Cleveland' Season, Will Hit on 'Almost Anybody' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 13th 2011 12:20PM
Betty White on 'Good Morning America'Betty White stopped by 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC) to preview the new season of 'Hot In Cleveland,' and got a little dreamy-eyed talking about some of the upcoming guest stars, especially John Mahoney. She also mentioned that Don Rickles and Carl Reiner will be making guest appearances, prompting host Robin Roberts to call her a name-dropper. "I know what's good for me," joked White.

Roberts couldn't help but bring up the last time White was on 'GMA,' when she was hitting on host George Stephanopoulos. "Oh, yeah, I'll hit on almost anybody," said White. "Maybe even Don Rickles."

White also mentioned that 'Cleveland' will visit Amish country in one episode, which features White's character Elka on the lam, using only her flirting skills to stay one step ahead of the law.

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Don Rickles Demands Jimmy Kimmel's Full Attention During an Interview (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 3rd 2011 1:59AM
Don Rickles, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night'When Don Rickles shows up for an interview, it's important that the host pays attention to him and remains gracious and preferably quiet. Rickles is as sharp as ever and nobody can sling a quick insult like him, as Jimmy Kimmel discovered on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night' (Thu., 8PM ET on ABC).

Kimmel started off by saying, 'Hey Don,' which Rickles took offense to. But Kimmel got in a good jab of his own when showing a picture of Rickles kissing his wife at a Lakers game.

"You look angry and you look like you've swallowed a lemon shortly before," he said.

"That was a good one," Rickles admitted. "That's gonna cost you."

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Norm MacDonald Talks Don Rickles at Frank Sinatra's Death Bed on 'Kimmel' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 7th 2011 3:41AM
Norm MacDonald, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Norm MacDonald and Jimmy Kimmel got to talking about Don Rickles on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC), which led to Rickles's long friendship with Frank Sinatra. MacDonald actually had a lunch with Rickles the week that Sinatra died.

While he thought at first they should maybe not talk about it then, he ultimately couldn't resist. "Hey Don, have you talked to Frank lately?" he asked Rickles.

"Yeah, I saw him last week," Rickles replied. "There was a lot of this!" At this point, Rickles mimicked spitting up and drooling. "It's a lot of me with my head two inches from Frank's face going 'I'm not Barbara!'"

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Joel McHale Reveals Don Rickles Insulted Craig Ferguson at His Own Party (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 24th 2011 8:20AM
Joel McHale Talks Don Rickles on 'Late Late'Last time Joel McHale and Craig Ferguson saw each other was at a Christmas party held by 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS) host. Apparently Don Rickles made an appearance and teased him the entire time.

Ferguson recalled, "He said, 'Is this your house? Here's five dollars -- get a proper house.'" But McHale noted, "It was like having the Santa Claus of comedy there."

The host agreed that "being insulted by him is like, you know, getting a kiss from someone very nice." The 'Community' star criticized his "terrible analogy," but Ferguson just thought McHale was beginning to think too highly of himself. "I'm not gonna deny that I've become more awesome," joked McHale.

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Don Rickles Jokes About Regis Philbin's Retirement (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 20th 2011 5:00AM
Don Rickles Talks Regis Philbin on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Concerning the retirement of his dear friend Regis Philbin, Don Rickles joked, "I'm sick about it," and rolled his eyes. "The man was on the show and started to wheeze while he was talking! The little girl next to him's going [he grins], 'He's gonna go, he's gonna go!'"

But in all seriousness the comedian said on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC), "He's a very wonderful man." And Rickles will still "see him socially," if not on TV. He then did an impression of Reeg out on the town.

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Don Rickles Attacks Craig Ferguson ... and His Audience (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 16th 2010 6:38AM
Don Rickles Attacks Craig Ferguson ... and His Audience"Insult comic" Don Rickles made a guest appearance tonight on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). The comedian may be 84 years old, but he hasn't lost any of his passion for being rude. First, he and Craig Ferguson discussed how Craig and his wife are expecting a baby. Rickles attempted to laugh at Ferguson's baby-related jokes, but then he got a bit of a wicked gleam in his eyes.

"Isn't he great?" Don said to the audience. "Dynamite; everything he says [is] dynamite." Craig caught on to the sarcasm fairly quickly. "Sometimes when you do that, I just don't think you're being sincere."

"You're right!" Rickles quipped. Then, he clarified even further. " ... I DON'T LIKE YOU," he said to the host. Well. That's nice and clear.

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'Tonight Show': Dwyane Wade Raps, Recruits Another Player to Miami Heat (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jul 20th 2010 5:28AM
'Tonight Show': Dwyane Wade Raps, Recruits One More to Miami HeatDwyane Wade's father wanted his sons to be successful -- in song and dance, not basketball. "I didn't play basketball that much," explained Wade on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). "He used to make me sing and rap and dance."

As a result, Wade and his brothers wrote "kiddie raps." The Miami Heat pro nervously shared the opening lines of a rap they put together when he was 8 years old. The Wade clan clearly wasn't thinking about being the next Jackson 5: This little ditty was about basketball.

Then Jay Leno asked whether there were any other new additions to the Miami Heat. Wade pulled a jersey out from behind the couch with Leno's name on it. But he said, "If you didn't wanta play, I was thinking--" and then pulled off a strip of tape to reveal "Rickles."

Wade handed the jersey to Don Rickles, sitting next to him. The basketball player got a pretty big laugh from the 84-year-old legendary comedian.

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Ozzy Osbourne and Don Rickles Get Cozy (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jun 16th 2010 2:30PM
What happens when the Prince of Darkness meets Mr. Warmth? Love! Ozzy Osbourne and Don Rickles met for the first time and got cozy on the couch at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC).

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Don Rickles, David Letterman Tease Each Other -- And Regis Philbin (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 27th 2010 5:30AM
Don Rickles Teases David Letterman, Regis PhilbinWhen comedian and late-night staple Don Rickles dropped by the 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), no topic was off-limits, not even David Letterman.

"Now, uh, take, take us back--" Letterman began. "'Take, take, take' -- How long have you had that [stutter]?" teased Rickles. Letterman needled back by chiding him for appearing on Craig Ferguson's 'Late Late Show.'

But it's all good between these two longtime friends. "He gave me a wonderful party years ago at 21," said Rickles. "And Regis Philbin to this day has tried to commit suicide over that four or five times. Because Regis wanted to be invited, and he's not big enough."

Speaking of Philbin, Letterman has a bone to pick with him too.

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If 'Idol' Producers Get Their Way, Howard Stern Could Replace Cowell

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 5th 2010 11:02AM
howard_stern_siriusThe question of who will replace Simon Cowell as an 'American Idol' judge began in earnest today with Page Six claiming that Howard Stern is the 'Idol' producers' top choice to take Simon Cowell's throne. Stunt casting? Attention-grabbing? Total bull? You can take your pick because this smacks of a PR turn if ever there was one.

For a moment, though, let's consider the possibility. Howard's contract with Sirius XM Radio wraps next January. That contract was in the $100 million neighborhood. Could 'American Idol' fork over a pay-out equal to that? Umm, yes. They make enough. Will they? Hard to imagine. The figure mentioned in the report was $50 million a year, which is what Simon will earn this season, but that's based on the fact that Simon has a track record with 'Idol.'

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