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Medical Examiner Releases Regis Philbin's Cause of Death

88-year-old entertainer died of heart disease

(Newser) - Heart disease led to the death of retired TV host Regis Philbin last week at age 88. Officials in a Connecticut medical examiner's office said the cause of death was "myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease and hypertension," per USA Today . Philbin's family had cited...

At the Top Were Carson and Philbin, Letterman Says

Tribute calls fellow host 'always the best guest we ever had'

(Newser) - David Letterman has always idolized Johnny Carson. And Regis Philbin was in that exclusive club of TV hosts, Letterman said Saturday. "In the same category as Carson. Superlative," his statement said. "He was on our show a million times, always the best guest we ever had, charming,...

'We Mourn His Loss': Regis Philbin Dies at 88

The legendary host of 'Live!' and 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' had a special sense of humor

(Newser) - One of America's most beloved TV hosts is gone. Regis Philbin, best known for the morning show Live! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, died of natural causes Friday at the age of 88. "His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to...

Kelly Ripa's New Live! Co-Host Is...

Michael Strahan, she announced today

(Newser) - Surprise, surprise: Kelly Ripa announced her new Live! With Kelly co-host today, and it's Michael Strahan. Rumors had centered on the former football star since last month, ABC News reports. "We finally have our new guy. That's right, I said guy," Ripa said on today's...

Regis Philbin Bids Farewell to 'Live! with Regis and Kelly'
 Regis Bids Farewell to Live! 
8 possible replacements

Regis Bids Farewell to Live!

Plus: Letterman gives him a Vespa

(Newser) - It’s Regis Philbin's last day on Live! with Regis and Kelly. He kicked off his farewell last night with a visit to David Letterman’s show (highlights in the gallery) and continued with an hour-long goodbye tribute this morning. Who will Kelly Ripa get to cozy up to...

Seinfeld to Sit in Regis' Chair

Comedian is first guest host on 'Live!'

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld is the new Regis … at least for a few days. Regis Philbin departs from his hosting gig on Live! on Nov. 18, and Seinfeld will join co-host Kelly Ripa from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Seinfeld, the first scheduled guest host, will...

For Sale: Regis Philbin's $3.8M Greenwich House

Philbins looking to part with home listed at $3.8 M

(Newser) - It appears retiring from his TV show may have inspired Regis Philbin to downsize. The Reeg and his wife, Joy, are trying to sell one of the two homes they own in Greenwich, Conn. The house on Meeting House Road has nearly 6,000 square feet, four bedrooms and eight...

Regis Philbin Writes Memoir on Television Career, 'Live! With Regis and Kelly'
 Regis Philbin Pens Memoir 

Regis Philbin Pens Memoir

Retiring talk show host calls book a 'thank-you' to fans

(Newser) - Regis Philbin may be exiting the talk show world , but before he (finally) goes, he's leaving his fans with a "personal thank-you" in the form of a memoir, due this fall. Though currently untitled, the book will reflect on his decades-long television career and include stories about Live!...

Regis Philbin Leaving Live
 Regis Philbin Leaving Live 

Regis Philbin Leaving Live

Show will continue with co-host Kelly Ripa

(Newser) - After 28 years as host, Regis Philbin is signing off. The talk-show veteran announced his retirement from Live With Regis and Kelly at the beginning of today’s show, the AP reports. "It's been a long time,” he said, “and it was the biggest thrill of my...

Letterman Opens Up About Cheating Scandal

Late Show host calls infidelity 'stupid behavior'

(Newser) - David Letterman is dead set on repairing his marriage after the infidelity that led to an extortion attempt last year, People reports. Appearing on Live! With Regis and Kelly, Letterman likened the events of last year to "an explosion," saying, "You're looking at the shards and you...

Ivanka Trump Ties the Knot
 Ivanka Trump Ties the Knot 

Ivanka Trump Ties the Knot

The Donald's daughter weds newspaper publisher Jared Kushner

(Newser) - How do a couple of millionaires really do it up for their wedding? If you’re Ivanka Trump and New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner, who wed yesterday in front of 500 guests, the answer is simple: Get Regis Philbin to sing. Other opulent details of the ceremony at a...

8 Ways Hollywood Changed Fashion

Before there was Sarah Jessica Parker, there was Jennifer Beals

(Newser) - Fashionistas rejoice: Mad Men returns tonight! To celebrate the show's influence on fashion—yes, thin-lapelled suits and Peter Pan collars are back—CNN remembers other Hollywood offerings that dominated the fashion zeitgeist:
  • Some say Clarke Gable's bare chest in It Happened One Night caused undershirt sales to plummet by 75%

Regis Dares to Ask Kate About Jon

Fluff piece goes awry for reality mom

(Newser) - Their divorce is splashed all over the tabloids, but Kate Gosselin was still shocked when Regis Philbin asked her about it during a taping yesterday, insiders tell the New York Daily News. The interview, which airs tomorrow, was supposed to be a fluff piece, but Philbin went rogue and asked...

Millionaire Returns to Prime Time for 10th Anniversary

Special 11-night run will feature Regis Philbin, celeb guests

(Newser) - To mark its 10th anniversary, ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will return to prime time for an 11-night run starting Aug. 9, USA Today reports. Regis Philbin will return as host, along with celebrity guests—including Snoop Dogg, Lauren Conrad, Vanessa Williams and Katy Perry—who will...

NBC Pages Seek Bigtime on $10/Hour

Ted Koppel, Regis Philbin alums of yearlong program

(Newser) - Screaming girls, predawn starts, and 6-day weeks are a lot to handle on $10 an hour—but NBC pages see success at the end of the tunnel, the New York Times reports. They know that hours of smiling schlep work—think photocopies and coffee—have led luminaries like Regis Philbin...

Ellen, Rachael Score Emmys

Regis Philbin earns Lifetime Achievement Award

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres took home her fourth consecutive Daytime Emmy for best talk show host yesterday—but the award for the top show itself went to foodie Rachael Ray, E! Online reports. Meanwhile, Tyra Banks scored in the new category of Informative Talk Show. “I never take this for granted,...

'Regis' Hits Sour Note With Ringo
'Regis' Hits
Sour Note
With Ringo

'Regis' Hits Sour Note With Ringo

Ex-Beatle ditches show after last-minute request to trim song

(Newser) - Regis found out today that Ringo has a tough streak. Ringo Starr opted out of an appearance on "Live With Regis and Kelly" rather than cut his song short, the AP reports. On the set to promote his new album, Starr learned belatedly he would have to chop the...

Regis Picked for New 'Password'
Regis Picked for New 'Password'

Regis Picked for New 'Password'

Morning maven chosen for remake of classic 'Password'

(Newser) - Regis Philbin will return to the game show format with a remake of the classic “Password” called “Million Dollar Password.” CBS has ordered six hour-long episodes to be aired later this season, Variety reports; a channel exec was excited to score the “ever-enthusiastic” host, who helped...

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