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Jerry Seinfeld to Fill In for Regis on 'Live' Tomorrow

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 10th 2010 1:05PM
SeinfeldFor the longest time we didn't see Jerry Seinfeld on TV at all but now he seems to be everywhere. Not only is he on NBC's 'The Marriage Ref' (which he also produces), he's now going to pinch hit for Regis Philbin on tomorrow's edition of 'Live with Regis & Kelly' (or as Tom Hanks called it the other day, 'Live with Regis & Kathie Lee'). Of course, it's like Seinfeld never left TV because his sitcom is on various channels six times a day.

This will be Seinfeld's first go at co-hosting the show. On a side note, is Regis OK? He seems to be taking several days off since his hip surgery. Hopefully this week is just a planned, ordinary vacation week and not something more serious. But this has been a good week for co-hosts, with Andy Richter yesterday and now Seinfeld.

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Regis is plugging Millionaire everywhere - even CNBC

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 13th 2009 3:36PM
Regis Philbin played Millionaire on TV the other day, and not just on ABC. He actually showed up on a rival network, CNBC, and not only plugged the show but also played a stock-oriented version of the game called Who Wants To Be A Fast Millionaire.

[via TV Newser]

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It's not every day you see Regis Philbin dressed as Shrek

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 23rd 2009 6:07PM
"You look like Buddy Hackett after a bad clam." "Why don't you and I get a couple of whores?

This is why I love David Letterman.

Regis Philbin showed up on The Late Show last night, dressed as Shrek, part of a Broadway celebration he's doing on Live with Regis and Kelly. He says it took 2 1/2 hours to get into the makeup and then he had to wait while Letterman did other things. He looks a little like a green Joe Torre. More stunts like this and I think it could kill Reege.

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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.

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Regis needs work, to host Oscar red carpet show

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 11th 2007 12:02PM

Regis PhilbinApparently, holding the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera isn't enough. The AP is now reporting that 76-year old Regis Philbin has been signed to host the red carpet show for the upcoming Oscars. Dennis Doty, producer of the show, says he's a great host because "he knows everyone, and everyone loves Regis." The arrivals show for the 80th Annual Academy Awards airs at 5/4c February 24, 2008 on ABC.

I bet Ryan Seacrest is pissed. How dare a hosting gig come up and not be his. How do they expect him to become the new king of all media? But Philbin is one of the most beloved people. I mean seriously, does anyone not like the man? How do you achieve that level of likeability, anyway? I can tell you from personal experience it's not achieved by offering free back massages to everyone you meet. And I thought everyone liked massages, but no! Apparently, they like restraining orders more.

[via Yahoo! ]

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Jimmy Kimmel sets a Guinness World Record

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 29th 2007 3:42PM

Reege and Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel not only got two paychecks for his twin hosting duties last week, he also set an official world record.

Kimmel filled in for Regis Philbin on Live with Regis & Kelly every day, and when he was done he jumped on a plane (private from ABC, but still) and hosted his late night talk show in Los Angeles. The Guinness Book of World Records has officially named him a world record holder, saying that the 22406 miles he commuted during the week are a record for the Furthest Distance Commuted In One Working Week.

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Here's why Kathie Lee left Regis

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 16th 2007 3:00PM

Kathie Lee and ReegeYesterday we told you about Kathie Lee Gifford making her first appearance on Live with Regis & Kelly next month, and now she is revealing for the first time why she left the show in the first place.

She left in 2000 because her dad was dying. Gifford says she had an "epiphany" while guest-hosting David Letterman's show when he had heart surgery. She realized that she wanted to be with her dad and be with family without having cameras in her face and having to talk about it on the show all the time.

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Oh Reege! Kathie Lee coming back to Regis & Kelly

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 15th 2007 3:04PM

Kathie Lee GiffordOf course, that headline doesn't quite make sense, since she's never even been on Regis & Kelly, so she can't come back to it. But it's a lot snappier than saying "Kathie Lee coming back to the show that used to be called Live with Regis & Kathie Lee."

The singer/actress/Carnival Cruise promoter will return to the morning show on Sept. 14 to end the big celebration marking the show's 20 years in daytime syndication. Expect lots of clips, lots of laughter, some tears and a knock-down fight with Kelly Ripa as Gifford realizes she shouldn't have left seven years ago.

No word on whether Frank, Cody and Cassidy will make an appearance. Let's hope that Gifford doesn't sing some tribute to Reege.

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Regis coming back sooner than we thought?

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 7th 2007 10:31AM

ReegeRegis Philbin, the iron man of daytime television and entertainment in general, looks to be on the mend after having triple-bypass surgery last month. The New York Post reports that not only is he walking again, but he's actually taking shopping trips with wife Joy, and told reporters that he was feeling well.

Originally he was supposed to be out for five weeks, but it's possible he could be back a little earlier than that (though it's already been three weeks, so I doubt he'll be back until the five weeks are up). He didn't ask me, but Regis? Take your time coming back. We know you're in great shape and a workhorse and all that, but really, you're 75 years old and just had major surgery. You don't need to be all excited listening to Kelly's stories about her kids and all those screaming fans.

On Monday, Martin Short will be the guest host on Live with Regis & Kelly, and then Pat Sajak takes over for the rest of the week. The following week, Jeff Probst is the guest host.

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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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