Saturday Night Live head funny bone tickler Seth Meyers is saying not so fast to rumors he'll be permanently sliding in to Regis Philbin's old seat on Live With Kelly. Meyers, who has been co-hosting with Kelly Ripa all this week, addressed the scuttlebutt about him becoming a full-time fixture on the syndicated chatfest with the Sun-Sentinel. Here's an excerpt:
“No, no, no, no, no,” Meyers said by phone from New York on Monday afternoon. “I know [Reege’s replacement] is a very important thing down there. But, right now, what I would say to you: I’m really in love with the job I have. I’m very excited to be going back [to “SNL”] for the election season, which is always fun.” READ MORE
Way to go out on top, Reege! Live With Regis and Kelly's former dream team Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa won for Outstanding Talk Show Host. This marks Philbin's first win in the category since the show started in 1988. Here's hoping when they finally find a new co-host for Ripa he can hold a candle to Reege.
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Live With Regis and Kelly spanked their competion to win the award for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. This marks the show's first win in this category.
If you’ve missed seeing Regis Philbin on your TV screens each morning, you’re going to have a chance to see him behind an anchor's desk in primetime. Philbin will be the guest host of Piers Morgan Tonight on May 29. Reege's old friend David Letterman will be his guest, according to the show’s executive producer Jonathan Wald on Twitter.
In 2011 daytime television had more drama going on behind the scenes than an episode of your favorite soap opera. With ABC axing two iconic soaps, Oprah and Regis Philbin bidding adieu and much more, it makes you wonder what 2012 will bring. Deep Soap's Sara Bibel has published a Top 10 list detailing some of 2011's game changing moments for daytime TV. Here's number five:
5. “One Life To Live” Proves Soaps Can Raise Their Ratings READ MORE
“We’re contemplating a show that is sort of a talent show, but it involves the whole family,” Philbin told Page Six, adding, “a family competition, which is something new in our business. It’s going to be on prime time when it happens.”