Regis Philbin What do Regis Philbin, Queen Latifah
and Rod Stewart have in common? They all have new CDs of standards. We caught up with Philbin, 73, about When You're Smiling
, his first disc since 1968.
ON WHY HE DECIDED TO RECORD AGAIN I did an album 36 years ago, and nobody called after that. Then all of a sudden here [Hollywood Records] was, so I said, "Sure, why not?"
ON HIS FAVORITE ARTIST TODAY I like Usher a lot. He's been doing Live since he was 17, and I've watched him grow up and become a major star.
ON WHAT'S ON HIS iPOD Every song Dean Martin ever recorded. He's my all-time favorite. He had a lot of style and class. He had a great way with a song.
ON WHAT KELLY RIPA
THINKS OF HIS NEW CD She likes the cover. She says I look like a young buck, like somebody who frolicked with her on the beach in New Jersey years ago.
ON IF HE'LL EVER DO A DUET WITH KELLY I've asked her many times to sing, but she shies away from it. I do have a duet on the CD with my wife, Joy, "They Can't Take That Away from Me." But Kelly? Not yet.