Posts tagged Regis Philbin
How might the potential firing of Ann Curry bring about a reunion between one of TV’s most beloved tandems? Well…
This, of course, would leave an empty chair alongside Kathie Lee… and it might be occupied by Regis Philbin, sources say!
Philbin and Gifford, of course, spent years by each other’s side on Live! every morning until the latter left in 2001 and was replaced by Kelly Ripa. Regis then retired fromMore >
Will Ryan Seacrest be taking over for Matt Lauer on The Today Show?
The American Idol host addressed that rumor this morning… to Matt Lauer on The Today Show.
After joking about taking both Lauer’s job and that of weatherman Al Roker, Seacrest revealed that, yes, he has signed a new deal with NBC Universal. But Lauer can rest easy.
“The plan is for me to join the NBC family and continue to have a role at the E! network,” Ryan said. “The first assignment will be to join the prime time team for the Olympics on NBC.”
From there, who knows. But one thing is certain: this appearance byMore >
Glee will be Startin Somethin on January 31.
The Fox hit – whose ratings have plunged on season three, as storylines have grown more inconsistent and character development has taken a backseat to the latest song the show can plug in iTunes – will pay tribute to Michael Jackson in two weeks, airing an episode that tackles a number of iconic hits.
Watch the official promo for “Michael” below and then check out the song list for the installment:
Visit our friends at TV Fanatic for more Glee spoilers and look forward to the following MJ covers on theMore >
Charlie Sheen is on his way back into our living room: his FX sitcom premieres in June.
What made that network take a chance on the troubled actor? President and general manager John Landgraf was asked this question by reporters yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour and said he was “as skeptical as you might imagine” when he first walked in to a pitch meeting with Sheen. But then…
“I saw [a very different Charlie Sheen] in the room, and what I heard was a really good pitch for a comedy series – funny, complicated, and I think the character that Charlie ought to beMore >
Since news broke that Eric Johnson got Jessica Simpson pregnant long before she went and confirmed it, she lost out on the whole tabloid exclusive deal.
But, since the pressure’s on celebs to shed the baby weight they inevitably gain as soon as possible, she may have a backup plan up her sleeve to cash in.
If Us Weekly is to be believed, then Jessica is already planning for just that, and is in talks with Weight Watchers to be their newest celebr pound-shedder.
Once baby makes three, Jess will make four. Million. All she has to do is lose “a significant amount of weight” on theMore >
Regis Philbin’s last show Friday boosted ratings of Live With Regis and Kelly to near-record highs, with ABC scoring a 7.3 household rating and 23 percent share.
Philbin’s swan song included a celebrity packed audience, taped accolades from celebrities and a key to the city presented by New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Ratings were up 157 percent year-over-year, leaving many fans wondering what the network will do to replace him … and specifically who will fill his shoes.
Questions for another time. Here’s Regis Philbin’s brief farewell speech:
Who shouldMore >
File this under Things You Didn’t Expect Today: Regis Philbin going all Sitch on Snooki.
No, he didn’t discuss Snooki servicing him on live TV … but he did take his shirt off!
The 80-year-old talk show host disrobed Thursday morning on Live with Regis and Kelly, exposing his pasty man parts in all their glory, leaving the pint-size Jersey Shore guidette princess speechless … if that’s even possible.
Give the man credit for turning the tables on the oft-naked reality star … but when’s Kelly going to wear JWoww-style tops or show off straight vagine like Deena?
That’s what we wanna know.More >
SpongeBob SquarePants is in some hot water.
The cartoon character is at the center of a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause attention and learning problems.
The study took 60 four-year-olds and randomly assigned them to watch SpongeBob or the slower-paced PBS cartoon Caillou, or had them draw pictures.
Right after the nine-minute assignments, the kids took mental function tests; those who had watched SpongeBob did measurably worse than the others.
Should parents soak up this new study’s facts about SpongeBob?
Previous research linked TV-watching withMore >
Now that would be something.
Earlier this week, Regis Philbin announced his last day on Live With Regis and Kelly would be November 18, 2011. His replacement? Still very unclear.
Here’s what a source at ABC is saying about it, though:
“They would love to be able to tempt Kathie Lee Gifford back. It would be a huge TV event, returning to the show she started with Regis Philbin.”
“Plus, at the end of the day, TV is all about ratings and no one that has filled in for Regis has generated anywhere near [the] ratings or buzz.”
How’s NBC, her current employer, feeling about that?More >
According to TV Guide Magazine, Ashton Kutcher is pocketing $700,000 per episode of “Two and a Half Men,” a figure that effectively makes him the highest paid star on American TV currently.
The magazine recently published its “Who Earns What” edition, in which it claimed that Kutcher will end up making $16.8 million for the upcoming 24 episode season of “Two and a Half Men.” The total sum is still half a million shy of what Sheen pocketed in his final season on “Men before being scripted out of the show.”
Sheen has however claimed that his actual paycheck per episode was $2 million, whichMore >
Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper, possibly Randy Jackson… and Jeff Probst.
The Survivor host is the latest big name to land his own talk show, as he confirmed a deal with CBS today that will have the untitled gabfest on the air in 2012.
“I’m fascinated with human nature and thrilled that this show will allow me the opportunity to connect with real people and explore their stories on a personal level,” says Probst, who isn’t leaving the reality show that made him famous. “As I continue with Survivor, I am excited to extend my relationship with CBS with this new adventure in the world ofMore >
Mad Men won’t return until the spring of 2012, but at least fans can take comfort in knowing that Don Draper will be there – smoking, imbibing and reflecting – when new episodes finally air again.
Jon Hamm has signed a new contract with the series.
This move means the drama is that much closer to production, following a messy contract negotiation between creator Matthew Weiner and AMC.
While Hamm won’t be back in his Emmy-nominated role for months, he’s still churning out hilarious Bridesmaids quotes on the big screen. Seriously, if you haven’t seen this Kristen Wiig-penned comedy yet, doMore >
Regis Philbin decided it was time to leave Live With Regis And Kelly after he was told he would be receiving a paycut due to poor ratings on his former hit morning show.
Currently Regis Philbin rakes in upwards of $18 to $20 million per year, however after talking to ABC executives his now fired agent Jim Griffin told Regin that they couldn’t come to a deal that would secure the same amount of money.
Regis is believed to have told co-host Kelly Ripa about his decision just 15 minutes before going on the air to announce that he would be leaving ABC.
Apparently Ripa was furious over Regis’More >
Regis Philbin is calling it a career after 28 years on the morning shift.
The 79-year-old made the announcement this morning on Live with Regis and Kelly, saying he’ll officially tape his last show towards the end of the summer.
During his announcement, Regis joked, “There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people.”
He didn’t give a specific date for his final show. Here’s the clip:
See the article here: Regis Philbin Announces Retirement
[HMG Celebrity News] – In a move that will see him face a wide range of contenders from Jerry Springer to Oprah, CNN’s Anderson Cooper has announced plans to debut a daytime talk show.
The 43-year old New York-born newsman says the so-far untitled project will cover popular topics like celebrities, pop culture and social issues in a journalistic style, with a spin to make them attractive to a female audience.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of daytime programs,” Cooper tells THR. “With this program I hope to relay important information and relate to people in a different way.More >