If it seems like the search for a permanent co-host to join Kelly Ripa on “Live! With Kelly” has been dragging on forever, then you probably have a short memory of how long this show takes to find a co-host. It took six months for the show to replace Kathie Lee Gifford with Ripa, so […]
You can’t hurry love. Nor, according to Michael Gelman, can you hurry up selecting a TV co-host. A couple of months after 80-year-old Regis Philbin exited “Live!” and took his name in the title along with him, Kelly Ripa has been welcoming a succession of fill-in co-hosts.
Today was the first day of a Regis-free “Live!”, which is now dubbed “Live! With Kelly”; Kelly Ripa came out by herself, stood in front of the host chat desk, and gave a little speech about this being the beginning of a new journey, then introduced her first guest co-host, Jerry Seinfeld. What followed from […]
By FRAZIER MOORE NEW YORK — Regis Philbin wades into the studio audience to chat during a commercial break. “Thanks, everybody, for coming,” he says sincerely, then, with a dash of comic bluster, cracks: “Anybody want to pay me a tribute?” “Don’t leave!” a woman cries out from the back row. She might as well […]
After announcing on-air Tuesday that he would be retiring from “Live with Regis and Kelly,” Regis Philbin spent part of this morning’s show quashing rumors. “No, I’m not sick,” Philbin, 79, announced. He went through clippings of stories about his departure, which is expected at the end of the summer. “I don’t want to get […]