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Kathie Lee Gifford to produce 'Today' Musical

Kathie Lee Gifford to produce 'Today' Musical

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Kathie Lee Gifford has written an 18-minute "Today" musical that is scheduled to air on NBC later this year.
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Terry Crews says he has Regis Philbin's blessing for 'Millionaire' job

Terry Crews says he has Regis Philbin's blessing for 'Millionaire' job

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) --Terry Crews says original "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" host Regis Philbin gave him his blessing when he heard he would be taking over the U.S. game show.
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Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

NEW YORK , April 18 (UPI) -- David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Tracy Morgan are to headline Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles."
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Joy Behar celebrates her last day as co-host of 'The View'

Joy Behar celebrates her last day as co-host of 'The View'

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Comedian, author and TV personality Joy Behar ended her 16-year run as co-host of "The View" in New York Friday.
Keith Olbermann to host nightly ESPN2 show

Keith Olbermann to host nightly ESPN2 show

BRISTOL, Conn., July 17 (UPI) -- ESPN, headquartered in Connecticut, announced former host Keith Olbermann is returning to the company with his own show on ESPN2.

Fox announces lineup for Regis Philbin's sports talk show

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- Fox Sports 1 has announced the rest of the team for Regis Philbin's new talk show, which premieres in August.
Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Actor/comedian Don Rickles is to be honored with the Friars Club's Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a gala in New York, organizers announced.
Kelly Ripa doesn't keep in touch with Regis Philbin

Kelly Ripa doesn't keep in touch with Regis Philbin

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- "Live!" co-host Kelly Ripa says she hasn't seen Regis Philbin since he left their New York morning talk show in November 2011.
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Regis Philbin to anchor Fox sports program

Regis Philbin to anchor Fox sports program

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin confirmed on "The View" in New York Monday he will serve as anchor of a new Fox sports program.
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Regis Philbin talking to Fox Sports about anchor job

Regis Philbin talking to Fox Sports about anchor job

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Television personality Regis Philbin is in talks with Fox Sports to possibly anchor a show, the New York Post reported Thursday.
Michael Strahan named 'Live!' co-host

Michael Strahan named 'Live!' co-host

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan will be Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host on TV's "Live!," it was announced Tuesday.

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Regis Philbin and wife Joy arrive at the 2008 Library Lions Benefit at the New York Public Library in New York on November 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (pronounced /ˈriːdʒɨs ˈfɪlbɨn/; born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows from the 1960s to the present. Philbin is often called (somewhat tongue-in-cheek and alternately attributed to James Brown) "the hardest working man in show business" and holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera. With each TV appearance, he adds to his record for most hours logged (16,100, as certified by Guinness World Records in 2008). His trademarks include his excited manner, his New York Bronx accent, his wit, and irreverent ad-libs. He is most widely known for Live with Regis and Kelly (which rose to fame as Live with Regis and Kathie Lee), Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Million Dollar Password, and for hosting the first season of America's Got Talent.

On January 18, 2011, Philbin announced plans to leave Live with Regis and Kelly at the end of the 2010-11 season. However, less than a month later, he announced he will officially leave Live at the end of November 2011. On September 6, 2011, Philbin announced that his final day will be November 18, 2011.

Philbin was born in New York City. His father, Francis "Frank" Philbin, a U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific, was of Irish heritage. His mother, Filomena "Florence" (née Boscia), was of Arbëreshë heritage. They lived at 1990 Cruger Avenue in the Van Nest section of The Bronx. Philbin was raised Roman Catholic. It was long believed that Philbin was an only child, but on the February 1, 2007, broadcast of Live with Regis and Kelly, Philbin announced that he did have a brother, Frank M. Philbin (March 1, 1951 – January 27, 2007), who had died from non-Hodgkin lymphoma several days earlier. He said that his brother, 20 years younger than he, had asked him to not speak of him on television or in the press.

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