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Originally posted 12/10/2007 03:05PM
It's back to the future for Regis Philbin, who's been tapped to host the red-carpet show immediately preceding the Oscars telecast in February – the same job he had some 30 years ago.
"Regis is the perfect guy to serve as host. He knows everyone, and everyone loves Regis!" producer Dennis Doty says in a statement. "I'm thrilled that he has agreed to be the ringmaster for this year's extravaganza."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is producing the show, which airs Feb. 24 on ABC. Philbin, 76, who co-hosts Live With Regis & Kelly, will guide the half-hour lead-in red-carpet interview show. Philbin was "a pioneer interviewer of arriving stars" at the Oscars in the 1970s, according to the Academy.
The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced Jan. 22 at 5:30 a.m. PT.
Originally posted 09/08/2007 06:00AM
Live With Regis and Kelly 20th Anniversary What: Kathie Lee Gifford returns to her former talk show to celebrate its 20th season with Regis Philbin. When: Sept. 14 Highlights: Kelly Ripa has nothing to worry about – Kathie Lee's just visiting! After leaving her post in 2000 – to spend time with her family and write – Gifford caps off a two-week anniversary celebration by visiting her former talk show. And after seven years, an update about Cody is, uh, long overdue.
Originally posted 04/26/2007 10:55AM
Six weeks after undergoing heart surgery, Regis Philbin returned to Live with Regis and Kelly on Thursday morning – bringing along his medical team and fellow cardiac patient (and buddy) David Letterman.
Originally posted 03/23/2007 12:45PM
Regis Philbin may be in terrible pain after open-heart surgery, but he can still talk.
Originally posted 02/16/2005 09:15AM
TEASED: Regis Philbin, 73, introduced Jeff Probst, 43, on Tuesday's Live with Regis & Kelly with more than a suggestion that the Survivor host (who has subbed for Reege in the past) was being groomed to take over for Philbin when he retires. "This is a guy who would kill to sit here every day," Philbin said on camera, before telling cohost Kelly Ripa that Probst "sits here and he looks at you – the whole thing is developing before your eyes." Replied Ripa: "I think a little jealousy is what we're watching unfold." A spokesperson for the Live told the New York Post after the show aired: "Regis was kidding around with a friend of the show, and it's nothing more than that."
Originally posted 12/14/2004 08:05AM
Regis Philbin's dance card is full: He will stand in as host of ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005, as the veteran Clark recovers from what is being called a mild stroke, and Reege will also handle the hosting duties for Thursday's reunion portion of The Apprentice 2 season wrap-up, NBC has announced.
Originally posted 08/20/2004 09:00AM
CAST: Former Moesha star Brandy, 25, is returning to her comedy series roots by finalizing a deal to star in a weekly half-hour project for FOX TV, says the Hollywood Reporter. A concept for the sitcom is still being devised. While that occurs, the trade paper reports, Brandy will continue to promote her latest album, Afrodisiac, which has sold about 287,000 copies in the U.S. since its release in June, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Originally posted 02/11/2004 12:04PM
A million dollars just doesn't go as far as it used to. But $10 million might be nice.
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