Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Regis Philbin announced yesterday that after 28 years, he’s stepping down as co-host of Live With Regis And Kelly. Larry King offered to fill in for a few weeks but clearly that would be the worst idea of all time. Can you imagine waking up, turning on your TV and seeing that Gargamel face glaring back at you? At least his CNN studio was dimly lit and he usually just interviewed old boring politicians so in comparison he was passable. Well it’s a different world in ABC’s 9am time slot: a brightly lit set… sitting next to the impossibly youthful Kelly Ripa… with guests like Miley Cyrus or Snooki or that cat who can play the piano. If you thought Regis looked like a creepy old man, Larry would look like a creepy old corpse.
ps. This is what that is, in case you didn’t know (Dad)
pps. While doing the intense research that’s necessary for a ground-breaking post like this, I read that when Kathie Lee Gifford left the show it was “to work on her music career”. Glad to see that worked out for her!
Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Ok first of all, yes, Regis Philbin is still alive. I know, crazy, right?
So rapper Nicki Minaj was on “Live With Regis and Kelly” the other day Regis straight up started hitting on her, including some awkward clumsy touching and culminating with a tap on the ass (classic move!).
Given that he’s in the twilight of his life, I think it’s refreshing to see that he hasn’t given up on the ladies! And who knows, maybe he has a shot. Considering she’s a 25-year-old bisexual Trinidadian hip hop MC at the peak of her career with multicolored hair and lyrics like this…
“How ‘bout I $%& all on your #$@% and then I %$#* it off.”
… it seems an unlikely pairing, but as they say, love is blind. And now that I think of it, Regis is also probably basically blind at this point. Maybe he wasn’t seducing her, he was just trying to “see” what she looked like by feeling her. Cataracts are a bitch, ya know.
(I added the dorky %$^# because my dad recently told me he’s been reading my blog. For the record, dad, I have no idea what Nicki is referring to in the lyrics above because I am an angel.)