Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 1:06 AM UTC on Jan, 23 2011
Regis Philbin decided it was time to leave Live With Regis And Kelly after he was told he would be receiving a paycut due to poor ratings on his former hit morning show.
Currently Regis Philbin rakes in upwards of $18 to $20 million per year, however after talking to ABC executives his now fired agent Jim Griffin told Regin that they couldn’t come to a deal that would secure the same amount of money.
Regis is believed to have told co-host Kelly Ripa about his decision just 15 minutes before going on the air to announce that he would be leaving ABC.
Posted by jonsonroth as Celebrities at 9:01 PM UTC on May, 14 2010
Barbara Walters, who only just announced her heart valve surgery on this past Monday’s edition of The View, has already undergone the operation, Wednesday, and has been released. She’s said to be recovering quite well and her heart surgeons are pleased with the results. Her recovery period will be anywhere from 1-3 months, and she plans on returning to TV in the fall.
Eighty year-old Walters isn’t the only aging TV talk show host to undergo surgery. Regis Philbin, host of Live with Regis & Kelly and occasional host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, will go under the knife for a blood clot that appeared after a hip replacement operation last December. His operation will be next Tuesday. He’s previously had triple-bypass heart surgery in 2007. Good luck, Regis. The video below shows Regis’ sense of humor, where he appears on a Mad TV spoof of Millionaire.