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November 18, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. Regis Philbin said goodbye to "Live!" today with tears, clips and Mayor Bloomberg giving him the key to the city. ( Huffington Post ) Philbin is reportedly leaving because bosses wanted him to take a pay cut. ( THR ) Natalie Wood's drowning death is being investigated by a new generation of detectives. ( Los Angeles Times ) Karl Slover, one of the last surviving Munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz," has died.
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August 9, 2013 | By Joe Flint
"I think it's time for ESPN to get a little competition, don't you?" That tough talk is coming from an unlikely source - 81-year-old Regis Philbin. The former daytime television talk show host and David Letterman foil is one of the faces of Fox Sports 1, the cable network launching Saturday that is the latest David looking to knock off ESPN's Goliath. Given that Philbin is more accustomed to speaking to housewives and is more than twice as old as the viewers Fox Sports 1 is hoping to attract, his hiring seems unusual to say the least.
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June 20, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's been 12 years since they sat behind a desk together, but Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford picked up like no time had passed on NBC's "Today" on Wednesday morning. Philbin's appearance began with an Aaron Sorkin-style walk and talk as Gifford escorted him from the street outside " 30 Rock" and into the "Today" studio, where Matt Lauer waited. Seated together, Lauer kicked things off with a spectacularly awkwardly worded question: "Do you think, Kathie Lee, [this]
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Look out, "SportsCenter": At age 81, Regis Philbin is back with a new show, and he's not taking prisoners.  "Crowd Goes Wild" premieres next month on Fox Sports 1, the new cable network designed to compete with ESPN. And hosting the festivities will be none other than Philbin, former overseer of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," legendary morning-show co-host and perennial David Letterman punch line.  "I think we're gonna have a little humor now and then," Philbin told WSJ Live in an online interview.
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April 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin of "Live! With Regis and Kelly" haven't kept in touch. Philbin retired from the show in November 2011 after hosting the talker since 1988, first with Kathie Lee Gifford. Ripa replaced Gifford in 2001, and when it was announced that Philbin would also be bidding the show adieu , Ripa did test-runs with various co-host contenders before ultimately settling on former NFL star Michael Strahan in September 2012. The announcement was made to quite a bit of fanfare, since Strahan was one of 50 guest hosts who had stopped by "Live!"
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September 19, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
When Regis Philbin left his co-host role on "Live! With Regis and Kelly" last November, he said he wasn't retiring. And he wasn't kidding. Nearly a year after Regis stopped being a regular presence on our TV screens, the man is back with a new gig. He'll be appearing one day a month as a special guest on "Rachael Ray. " In an interview with USA Today , Regis was quick to emphasize that he's not going to be a co-host. "I'm just a guy showing up on her show once a month. " No matter what he's called, he's still the Guinness world-record holder for most hours on U.S. television.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before once again ignoring the launch of a new iPhone. The Skinny: I'm starting my list for things to atone for next week and I fear I'll run out of paper. Well, at least I don't have to atone for this column yet. Tuesday's headlines include a nonprofit's plans to archive TV newscasts, more legal problems for News International and a look at what's going on at "Today" since Ann Curry left. Daily Dose: Netflix is getting a new look for iPhones and iPod Touch.
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July 10, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It seems "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Seth Meyers is not looking to become an early worm. The "SNL" writer and Weekend Update anchor is downplaying reports he'll assume the role of Regis Philbin on "Live!" Meyers, according to a report last week, was said to be the front-runner to sit alongside Kelly Ripa -- other names on the list included singer Josh Groban and retired football player Michael Strahan. The 38-year-old comedian is currently serving as a guest host on the morning show.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Look out, "SportsCenter": At age 81, Regis Philbin is back with a new show, and he's not taking prisoners.  "Crowd Goes Wild" premieres next month on Fox Sports 1, the new cable network designed to compete with ESPN. And hosting the festivities will be none other than Philbin, former overseer of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," legendary morning-show co-host and perennial David Letterman punch line.  "I think we're gonna have a little humor now and then," Philbin told WSJ Live in an online interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deleting my Twitter Vine app. The Skinny: I think the producers of "Smash" should watch "Nashville" to learn how to produce a musical drama. I'm even starting to get into country music. Thursday's stories include Time Warner's plans to increase original programming on the Turner networks and CBS's concerns about revealing costumes during Sunday's Grammy Awards. Daily Dose: Satellite broadcaster Dish Network has struck a deal with Fox Sports to carry the latter's San Diego regional cable channel, which is home to the Padres.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin of "Live! With Regis and Kelly" haven't kept in touch. Philbin retired from the show in November 2011 after hosting the talker since 1988, first with Kathie Lee Gifford. Ripa replaced Gifford in 2001, and when it was announced that Philbin would also be bidding the show adieu , Ripa did test-runs with various co-host contenders before ultimately settling on former NFL star Michael Strahan in September 2012. The announcement was made to quite a bit of fanfare, since Strahan was one of 50 guest hosts who had stopped by "Live!"
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deleting my Twitter Vine app. The Skinny: I think the producers of "Smash" should watch "Nashville" to learn how to produce a musical drama. I'm even starting to get into country music. Thursday's stories include Time Warner's plans to increase original programming on the Turner networks and CBS's concerns about revealing costumes during Sunday's Grammy Awards. Daily Dose: Satellite broadcaster Dish Network has struck a deal with Fox Sports to carry the latter's San Diego regional cable channel, which is home to the Padres.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
When Regis Philbin left his co-host role on "Live! With Regis and Kelly" last November, he said he wasn't retiring. And he wasn't kidding. Nearly a year after Regis stopped being a regular presence on our TV screens, the man is back with a new gig. He'll be appearing one day a month as a special guest on "Rachael Ray. " In an interview with USA Today , Regis was quick to emphasize that he's not going to be a co-host. "I'm just a guy showing up on her show once a month. " No matter what he's called, he's still the Guinness world-record holder for most hours on U.S. television.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before once again ignoring the launch of a new iPhone. The Skinny: I'm starting my list for things to atone for next week and I fear I'll run out of paper. Well, at least I don't have to atone for this column yet. Tuesday's headlines include a nonprofit's plans to archive TV newscasts, more legal problems for News International and a look at what's going on at "Today" since Ann Curry left. Daily Dose: Netflix is getting a new look for iPhones and iPod Touch.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2012
It's hard to imagine anyone more different from Regis Philbin than Michael Strahan, the hulking, gap-toothed, 40-year-old former defensive end for the New York Giants. But after months of speculation and a rotating cast of temporary "Live!" guest hosts, Strahan has emerged as the clear favorite to fill the void left by the 80-year-old Philbin when he retired last November from the morning show. Strahan would become the co-host with Kelly Ripa. On Monday, ABC-Disney Domestic Television, producers of the syndicated talk show, announced that a permanent replacement had finally been selected and would be unveiled live on the air Sept.
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August 22, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Michael Strahan, the former New York Giants defensive end who's reportedly set to join Kelly Ripa as the permanent replacement for Regis Philbin on "Live!" on Sept. 4, beat out many other fill-in hosts for the gig, including Seth Meyers and Josh Groban. Strahan may hold the record for most sacks in a single season and sport a Super Bowl ring on his finger, but surely his athletic ability didn't land him in the co-host's seat. He already has regular gigs on "Fox NFL Sunday" and Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes.
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September 3, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Regis Philbin stood on the helicopter pad atop a 24-story hotel in Universal City, his arms outstretched above the expansive city view. Posing for a newspaper photographer, he screamed: "I'm back, Los Angeles! The king is back! I've come to save you from boredom! No more snoozing at 9 a.m.! The excitement is coming back!"
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April 4, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Tournament of Roses has given its final answer: Regis Philbin will be the next grand marshal of the Rose Parade. Instead of announcing the selection of Philbin at tournament headquarters in Pasadena, tournament President Ronald A. Okum and Michelle Jacobs, reigning rose queen, flew to New York to make the announcement Tuesday morning on television's "Live! With Regis and Kelly." Okum said Philbin personifies the theme of the 113th Rose Parade, "Good Times."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
More than nine months after Regis Philbin retired from the syndicated weekday talk show “Live!,” Kelly Ripa finally has a new co-host, the show announced Monday. But don't get too excited just yet: Viewers will have to wait until Sept. 4 to find out who got the coveted job. On Sept. 3, Ripa will kick off the new season of “Live!” by herself. The next day, the show will end months of frenzied speculation when Ripa's new partner finally joins her onstage. While we don't know yet who'll be sitting beside Ripa, the guests that morning will include “Homeland” actress Claire Danes and "American Idol's" Phillip Phillips.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Seth Meyers is not cut out for morning television - just ask Kelly Ripa. In an appearance on “Late Night” Tuesday, the terminally chipper blond took a few good-natured hits at "SNL" star Meyers, who currently is serving a weeklong stint as co-host but has emphatically denied reports that he will be taking over for the recently retired Regis Philbin. Jimmy Fallon asked Ripa about who's being considered for the job, but she pleaded ignorance. "Everyone assumes I have the inside track, but I am just a hired employee," she said.
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