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Regis Philbin Defends Kelly Ripa

4/23/2016 1:00am EDT
Regis Philbin
Regis Philbin is coming to Kelly Ripa's defense over how the whole Michael Strahan leaving “Live! ” for “Good Morning America” went down.

TMZ's reporters caught up with Regis while he was strolling down a sidewalk in New York City. He said it was wrong for Kelly to learn the way that she did that her co-host was leaving the show, but added that he doesn't know all of the details. He was surprised at how Disney and ABC executives dealt with the situation surrounding Strahan's departure and doesn't blame Kelly for her unvarnished anger.

Philbin was asked if he ever sees Ripa since moving on...

Regis & Kathie Lee: Together Again!

7/9/2015 9:26pm EDT
Regis And Kathie Lee Reunite As Philbin Joins 'Today' Show's Fou
The King and Queen of morning television are together again!

It was announced on Thursday's edition of 'Today' on NBC that Regis Philbin, who has made guest appearances in recent months on the fourth hour of the program, will be joining the show as a special contributor.

The move means Philbin will now be appearing next to former co-star Kathie Lee Gifford on a regular basis.

Philbin and Gifford dominated the morning airwaves on 'Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee' from 1985 to 2000 on ABC. Gifford left 'Live' to spend more time with her family in 2000, and Philbin followed suit in 2011.


Why Is Regis Kissing Hoda?

3/24/2015 10:30am EDT
Regis Philbin & Hoda Kotb Share Awkward Kiss For 'Twizzler Chall
The "Twizzler Challenge" is the new "Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise money for autism research, and Regis Philbin and Hoda Kotb made out on national television to promote the cause.

The Twizzler Challenge takes its cue from "Lady and the Tramp." Two people eat a single Twizzler licorice and meet in the middle and kiss.

"Let me look at your lips," Philbin said on "Today" Monday morning, putting his arm on Kotb's shoulder. "She could swallow me. Honest to God, something's going to happen here. I've never seen lips like that."

Kathie Lee Giffords commented, "She's got nice lips, they're Egyp...

Regis Philbin & Kathie Lee Gifford May Reunite On 'Today'

6/27/2012 8:23am EDT
Regis Philbin
Rumors are swirling that former co-hosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford may reunite for a special appearance on NBC's "Today" in order to distract viewers from certain other issues with the morning show.

The idea is to reportedly deflect attention from Ann Curry's certain departure. Since Curry took over from Meredith Vieira ratings have dropped, and many have complained about her lack of chemistry with co-host Matt Lauer.

Curry is expected to take home at least $10 million per a contract she signed last year. Reportedly, Curry is holding out for $20 million as she's only one year i...

Ryan Seacrest Responds To Dick Clark's Death

4/18/2012 10:03pm EDT
Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol and co-host to Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve since 2005, has offered his thoughts on the venerable TV host's passing.

He writes, "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life."

It's assumed that Seacrest will take over for Clark's hosting duties, having joined the host after he suffered a stroke prior to 2004's special. That year, Regis Philbin filled in for the only countdown Clark missed since the show's inception in 1974.

Dick Clark died this morning due to a massive heart at...

Betty White Inducted Into NAB Hall Of Fame

4/18/2012 9:27am EDT
Betty White
Golden Girls legend Betty White is the latest star to enter the National Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame.

The veteran actress was inducted into the prestigious institution at a special ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

White was selected for the honor in recognition of her lengthy career, her seven Emmy Awards and her numerous TV and film roles.

NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith says, "Betty White is admired by generations of audiences. She has remarkable energy and an incredible ability to connect with viewers. Betty's contributions to television and entertainment as a whole a...

'The Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Pop Goes Debbie Gibson And Dee Snider While Aubrey O'Day Walks

4/2/2012 9:21pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
During an extended three hour episode, I watched the Celebrity Apprentice last night. And I only fell asleep twice! Here’s what happened:

Last week: The teams put together parties to launch a new line of mock tail drinks. The men of Unanimous won the challenge with their beach party, and the women of Forte suffered the loss of Patricia Velasquez, who was fired. Aubrey cried crocodile tears, as she had hoped Dayana Mendoza would be the one to leave. Clay Aiken brought checks worth $50,000.00 to the National Inclusion project.

This week, the teams meet up at Trump Towers with Donald Trump a...

Regis Philbin Signs Off Live After 28 Years

11/18/2011 11:28am EST
Regis Philbin | Photo Credits: ABC
In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.

Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...

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After Hurricane Irene Most People Would Want Ellen DeGeneres To Entertain Them If They Ever Lost Power Again

9/8/2011 7:20pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Millions of Americans along the east coast of the U.S. were affected last week as Hurricane Irene tore through their towns and cities, wreaking havoc with high winds & flooding and ultimately cutting off power to nearly six million people for several days.

While many were set apart from the outside world with no telephones, cell phones or internet service, people had to find a way to pass the time without their everyday amenities. And if it happened again most say they'd want daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to be there with them.

Ellen was tops in a recent poll by GE Generator Syst...

Rumor Patrol: Regis Philbin Fighting Alzheimer's? Sandra Bullock And Ryan Reynolds Engaged? And More!

8/26/2011 12:00pm EDT
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Regis Philbin leaving TV due to Alzheimer's? A source told the National Enquirer, "[Regis] becomes easily confused and gets flustered because he can't remember simple things, like close friends' names. Family and friends have been urging him to see a doctor for help." They are urging Regis to leave Regis and Kelly before he makes an on-air mistake that tarnishes his legacy.

Verdict: FALSE. Philbin is "perfectly ...

Dina Lohan Could Join 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 13

7/11/2011 10:00am EDT
Dina Lohan
Dina Lohan may join the cast of Dancing with the Stars for its 13th season. According to the NY Post, Dina was at a party when it was overheard that she was in talks with ABC to join the reality competition.

If she signs on, she'll be in a cast that allegedly includes Shaquille O'Neal, Donnie Whalberg, Khloe Kardashian, Nick Jonas, Queen Latifah, Regis Philbin, and Mike Tyson.

In other Dancing news, Season 12 champion Hines Ward was arrested over the weekend for DUI. His lawyer has since refuted the police's claims of intoxication.

Oops! Jennifer Aniston Says 'Retard' On Regis & Kelly (Video)

8/19/2010 11:26pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is under attack from a disability group for using the word "retard" in a TV interview.

The actress was talking about dressing up as her heroine Barbra Streisand for the upcoming issue of Harper's Bazaar on "Live with Regis and Kelly" on Thursday when she made the slip-up.

She said, "I play dress up. I do it for a living - like a retard!"

The off-hand remark has upset officials at The Arc, a non-profit advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and CEO Pete Burns has taken aim at Aniston.

He tells, "It was extraordinarily offensiv...

Hot Legs: Heidi Klum At 'Regis & Kelly'

7/1/2010 7:44pm EDT
Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum strutted out of the "Live with Regis & Kelly" studios in New York yesterday wearing a beige scoop-knecked blouse and a short black skirt that was split up the center.

The statuesque supermodel caught the eye of a male admirer as she made her way to greet the waiting fans.

The "Project Runway" judge left little to the imagination in a recent ssue of Germany's GQ. The mother of four got nearly naked in the revealing pictorial.

It isn't the first time she went naked for the mag. Last year she did a February shoot near Valentine's Day. She explained, "My husband (Seal) has seen th...

Touching Emmy Tribute For Dick Clark

6/29/2010 4:34pm EDT
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Broadcasting legend Dick Clark was honored at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Sunday night.

Ryan Seacrest kicked off the tribute with a nod to "American Bandstand," the durable musical variety show that ran from 1952 to 1989. Clark, 80, hosted from 1957 onward, and featured a who's who of celebrated musicians on the show, from Madonna to the Beach Boys to Janet Jackson.

The accolades continued with kind words from Clark's celeb pals.

"Without 'Bandstand,' without Dick, there would be no 'American Idol,'" Simon Cowell said.

Barry Manilow joked, "The first time you and I met was when...

Regis Philbin To Undergo Blood Clot Surgery

5/14/2010 3:30pm EDT
Regis Philbin
Veteran TV presenter Regis Philbin is to undergo his second surgery in six months, to remove a debilitating blood clot that formed after his hip replacement operation.

The 78-year-old host of Live with Regis & Kelly underwent the operation in December and was off the air for several weeks. He's suffered from limited mobility ever since due to the formation of a clot in his leg; and Philbin will be off the air again on Tuesday to have it removed.

He explains, "Ever since I got my hip replacement the other leg has acted up. If I walk more than three blocks, all of a sudden I feel that pai...

Multi-Platinum Superstar Christina Aguilera Confirms 2010 Global Tour

5/10/2010 11:00pm EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera, songwriter, actress, philanthropist and one of the greatest singers of her generation, has confirmed her highly anticipated return to the stage with a global tour. Often referred to as the voice of her generation, Aguilera will pull from her repertoire of chart-topping hits and fan favorites, while mixing her bold, iconoclastic and innovative stage production into a live concert experience not to be missed. British pop singer Leona Lewis will appear on all North American dates.

All fans who purchase tickets at through June 4th will receive an email with...

30 Days of Christmas: Week Five - Modern Classics

12/26/2009 5:30pm EST
The Nightmare Before Christmas
One holiday. One month. One woman. Thirty individual movies. Readers ready? Go!

Day Twenty-Five: December 20, 2009 - Love Actually

"Love Actually" is a long one, as far as holiday movies go. Some would assume it is too long for a genre that is notoriously known for cheesy carols and over-the-top design. However, what is at the core here are some very sweet (and often intertwining) stories about young love. From the racy movie stand-ins who come together (no pun intended), bonding even in awkward situations, to the elementary aged boy who is convinced he has found his true love, to the...

'How I Met Your Mother' Season 4 On DVD & Blu-ray Sept. 29; Win A Copy!

9/14/2009 12:54pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother Season 4
"It's going to be LEGENDARY!" (#11 on the Paley Center's "50 Funniest Catchphrases"). Throw back a drink at MacLaren's Pub with Ted, Barney and the gang, as How I Met Your Mother, The Awesome Season Four arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD September 29 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The Emmy Award winning series centers around architect Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor), a hopeless romantic determined to find love in New York City. This love story in reverse is narrated by an older and off-screen Ted (Bob Saget) who tells his children tales of his single days with his best friends,...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 25

8/25/2009 3:00am EDT
Gene Simmons
Happy Birthday to

Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons (1949)

"The O.C." actress Rachel Bilson (1981)

"Kenan & Kel" star Kel Mitchell (1978)

German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (1970)

"All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison (1969)

Powerman 5000 singer Spider One (1968)

Belle & Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch (1968)

Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy (1967)

Actor Blair Underwood (1964)

Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (1961)

"Coraline" director Tim Burton (1958)

English musician Elvis Costello (1954)

Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes (1952)

Judas Priest singer Rob Half...

Best Busey, Jay Leno Show, Katy Perry 'Millionaire', Delonte West's KFC Rap & More (Videos)

8/10/2009 4:00pm EDT
Best Of Gary Busey, Jay Leno Show, Katy Perry On
A very strange and funny Gary Busey B-movie clip; Jay Leno's new show; and some geek modded out a real guitar to play Guitar Hero. Katy Perry sits in with Regis on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"; a mother drags her unruly child through a store on one of those kid-leashes. Cleveland Cavalier Delonte West waits for his food at KFC and starts out with a goofy rap about it that actually turns pretty entertaining; and the trailer for the upcoming film "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell" looks hell-arious! Check 'em all out!

Gary Busey starred in a film back in 2000 called A Crack In the F...

John O'Hurley Discusses His New CD, 'Family Feud,' & His Role As Peterman On 'Seinfeld'

2/17/2009 11:05am EST
John O Hurley
I lied to John O'Hurley. I told John O'Hurley -- who is best known for his role as J. Peterman on Seinfeld -- on my own merit, that I was going to avoid any questions about Seinfeld. I swear, I gave it a gallant effort. I really thought I was going to make it through. Do you realize how hard of a subject this is to avoid when an actor is so known for a role; especially when that character is on a show I still love? Sadly, I succumbed to temptation. I accept your scorn.

Thankfully, John was more than willing to discuss the iconic show along with his new classical CD, Family Feud, why he...

A Search For The Perfect Hamburger On 'How I Met Your Mother'

9/30/2008 8:59am EDT
How I Met Your Mother
I thought, for a fleeting moment, that How I Met Your Mother had committed an unforgivable sin on Monday night's show. I thought they made up a cross street. Over the years the quality I most love about the show was their accuracy of streets and subway lines of New York City. I can thankfully report back ... I was the one who was wrong.

The latest installment was a "one off" episode, albeit a fairly good one. Nothing advanced the main plot points -- Ted and Stella, Barney and Robin -- instead, focusing on Marshall's unsuccessful job search intertwined with New York gentrification and h...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

9/29/2008 9:04am EDT
Monday, Sept 29

Chuck (NBC, 8 p.m.) - The adorkable Chuck is back, and he's got some confidence. Or at least enough delusional Intersect-free hope to ask Sarah out on a real date.

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - Battle Serena vs. Blair is game-on at Fashion Week.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox, 8 p.m.) - A software glitch renders Cameron memoryless in a halfway house.

How I Met Your Mother (8:30 p.m.) - If you're looking for the best burger in New York, who do you ask? Regis Philbin, of course. Please let Neil Patrick Harris pull out his Regis impression.


Celebrity Birthdays, August 25

8/25/2008 3:00am EDT
Gene Simmons
Happy Birthday to "The O.C." actress Rachel Bilson (1981), "Kenan & Kel" star Kel Mitchell (1978), German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (1970), "All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison (1969), Powerman 5000 singer Spider One (1968), Belle & Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch (1968), Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy (1967), actor Blair Underwood (1964), country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), "The Corpse Bride" director Tim Burton (1958), English musician Elvis Costello (1954), Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes (1952), Judas Priest singer Rob Halford (1951), Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons (1949), "Alien Loc...

Regis Philbin To Guest Star On 'How I Met Your Mother'

8/13/2008 2:38pm EDT
Regis Philbin
Television personality Regis Philbin will guest star on How I Met Your Mother to be broadcast Monday, Sept. 29 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET) on CBS. Production on the episode begins Aug. 18.

Regis, who will star as himself in the episode, meets a burger-mad Marshall while on his quest to find the restaurant where he had his very first New York burger.

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Summer TV Preview: ABC, CBS, NBC & Fox

5/28/2008 9:43am EDT
Memorial Day has come and gone, and with its passing the summer of 2008 has (unofficially) begun. It wasn't so many years ago that the summer quarter was little more than an exercise in futility for the networks. They figured that no one would want to stay indoors on beautiful summer evenings to watch original programming, so they instead filled the schedule with repeats of shows that weren't interesting the first time around. Occasionally, viewers were treated to the burn-off episodes of a failed (and swiftly canceled) offering from the prior season. Yippee.

That all changed a few...

Will Stars Shine Brighter On 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?'

8/28/2007 12:22pm EDT
Tony Hawk
As classes resume in schools across the country, celebrities also head back to the classroom to test their knowledge for charity on "Are You Smarter Than A 5Th Grader?" this November, Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

With host Jeff Foxworthy in his familiar place at the head of the class, entertainer Regis Philbin, on-air personality Billy Bush, American Idol finalists Clay Aiken and Kellie Pickler, skateboarding icon Tony Hawk and Miss America Lauren Nelson will add to the schoolroom antics as they try to ace the questions and earn money for charity.

The celebs will head ba...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 25

8/25/2007 3:00am EDT
Gene Simmons
Happy Birthday to "The O.C." actress Rachel Bilson (1981), "Kenan & Kel" star Kel Mitchell (1978), German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (1970), "All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison (1969), Powerman 5000 singer Spider One (1968), Belle & Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch (1968), Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy (1967), actor Blair Underwood (1964), country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), "The Corpse Bride" director Tim Burton (1958), English musician Elvis Costello (1954), Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes (1952), Judas Priest singer Rob Halford (1951), Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons (1949), "Alien Loc...

Comprehensive Three CD Box Set Spotlights The 4 Seasons' Influential Legacy

6/20/2007 8:00pm EDT
Frankie Valli
LOS ANGELES - Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons have sold more than 100 million records worldwide. More than 40 years after lead singer Frankie Valli, guitarist Tommy DeVito, bassist Nick Massi and keyboardist Bob Gaudio first topped the charts with "Sherry"-the first of three consecutive #1 hits-the group is back in the spotlight.

Thanks to Jersey Boys, a Tony® award-winning musical based on the band's story, the music and legend of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons are both finally getting their due. The musical is currently playing to sold-out crowds regularly at the August Wilson Theater ...

Upcoming Guests On The 'Late Show With David Letterman'

12/9/2006 8:00am EST
Matt Damon
Coming up next week and beyond on the Late Show With David Letterman:

Monday, Dec. 11

Actor Matt Damon; journalist/talk show host Barbara Walters

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Howard Stern; musical guest Gwen Stefani

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Kid Scientists; talk show host Regis Philbin

Thursday, Dec. 14

Actor Will Smith; musical guests Evanescence

Friday, Dec. 15

Actor Clint Eastwood; actor Matthew Fox

Monday, Dec. 18

Actor Ben Stiller

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Singer/actress Beyonce; Survivor: Cook Islands winner; sportscaster Marv Albert

Wednesday, Dec. 20...