“Extra” was with Philbin at the press conference and asked him how he thought Michael Strahan was doing as his replacement on “Live!” with former co-host Kelly Ripa.
“Strahan is brilliant, and when it came time to narrow it down, it was my observation that it should be Strahan. It’s obvious what he’s done… Kelly is smiling.”
As for his new gig, Regis said he is thrilled to be making a comeback. His new show, “Rush Hour," will air weeknights from 5:00-6:00.
Talk show veteran Regis Philbin could be returning to his old gig as host of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”According to the NY Post, the current host, Meredith Vieira, has decided to leave her $12-million yearly job at the end of this season after hosting the show for 11 years. Reports say she wants to work more regularly for NBC News.
Filling in for Griffin’s co-host Hoda Kotb, Regis walked into the studio hand-in-hand with Kathie Lee and sat down with Matt Lauer to talk (and laugh) about their dynamic. Watch!
Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld dished about taking over Regis Philbin's spot on "Live with Regis and Kelly," telling "Extra," "I haven't had a job in 35 years, I'm not looking for one now."
Jerry, his wife Jessica, Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos attended "A Night of Comedy with Jerry Seinfeld and Friends" at the Baby Buggy Foundation's 10th Anniversary gala in NYC to help needy families with clothing, gear and services.
TV talk show host Regis Philbin stopped by The Grove to speak with "Extra" host Maria Menounos in his first interview since retiring from his hit morning show with Kelly Ripa.
Who does Reege think should replace him? "Everybody asks me that. Listen to this -- George Clooney!" he laughed. But in all seriousness, Philbin added, "Neil Patrick Harris always does a great job -- but he's got an enormous hit. They've got to find someone who has the time right now to do that. Neil was great and he will probably pinch hit, I'm sure. They have to keep looking around until they find someone that really appeals to Kelly... and then they'll go for it."
Menounos asked Regis what his Monday morning was like after his big farewell November 18. "I took a look at the show," laughed Philbin. "I love Jerry Seinfeld. I thought they looked great together, it was a good show."
Talk show veteran Regis Philbin was mobbed on his way to the set of "Live with Regis and Kelly," marking his final episode after 28 years on the show.
His friends and family were in the studio to bid him farewell, along with "Extra" host Maria Menounos, who brought Reege a bottle of champagne. The 80-year-old declared, "Let's get wasted!"
Now that Regis Philbin's time on "Live with Regis and Kelly" is nearing an end, "Extra" wants to know who you think should step into the spot.
Some of those rumored to be in contention are already out, including "Real Housewives" host Andy Cohen and Ryan Seacrest. Kelly Ripa told "Extra" she doesn't have a clue. "I swear, they've told me nothing! If I knew something I would tell you."
"Extra's" Mario Lopez recently hung out with billionaire Donald Trump. Mario says, "There are a couple of things I gotta do every time I'm in New York. Number one: eat pizza, and number two: get 'The World According to' my friend Donald Trump!"
Here is the Donald, sounding-off on the latest headlines:
Kim Kardashian's divorce: "I think she just made a big mistake. It's okay. It's too bad. I guess she threw in the towel a little early, but if it doesn't work, it doesn't work. She's trying to recover from the mistake and I'm sure she will."