It looks like Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin will be working together after he leaves Live With Regis and Kelly later this summer. According to Deadline, Ripa and hubby Mark Consuelos’ company Milojo is developing a TV special starring Philbin. Reportedly, "it is said to showcase Philbin's abilities as a storyteller."
Live With Regis and Kelly host and former All My Children star Kelly Ripa (pictured with hubby Mark Consuelos above) is the latest celebrity to receive a Madame Tussauds wax figure. Ripa’s figure, which she posed with on April 5 in New York City, joins the wax figure of her Live co-host Regis Philbin in the museum. See more photos after the jump.
Is Regis Philbin experiencing a little bit of remorse over his decision to not take a pay cut and leave Live With Regis and Kelly, later this year? According to Pop Eater, the offers for other work he anticipated haven’t been coming in as expected.
"He's 79, and everyone knows TV is a young person's game. What was he thinking? I'm sure he looked at how the public has welcomed back Kathie Lee [Gifford, his old co-star] on 'Today' and assumed they would do the same for him. But as of now, he hasn't had any great offers."
Was it too much to hope that Josh Duhamel would be reunited with former All My Children co-star Kelly Ripa on Live! With Regis and Kelly? Apparently so. Duhamel’s representative hase denied Entertainment Tonight’s report the model-turned-soap star-turned-A-lister is in contention to replace Regis Philbin. From The Hollywood Reporter:
Duhamel's rep tells The Hollywood Reporter that "there is no truth" to the reports that the actor will step in or is in the running to replace Philbin on Live! With Regis and Kelly.
Daytime just won’t be the same this fall. Oprah will have left for the greener pastures of OWN and today TV icon Regis Philbin announced he will be retiring from Live With Regis and Kelly. The Guinness World Record holder for the most time spent in front of a television, told viewers,
"This will be my last year on this show," and "It's been a long time, it's been 28 years since I've been here. And it was the biggest thrill of my life to come back to New York, where I grew up as a kid watching TV in the early days, you know, never even dreaming that I would one day have the ability, or whatever it takes, to get in front of the camera and talk to it.” READ MORE
Rap "it" girl Nicki Minaj made an appearance on Live With Regis and Kelly this past Monday where she and viewers were in for a bit of a surprise. After her performance, Minaj chatted up with the Live hosts when Regis got a bit hands on with the rapper. Watch the encounter at the 2:40 mark after the jump!