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Kelly to Regis:

You're WHAT?!?

1/18/2011 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with "Live! with Regis & Kelly" tell TMZ ... Regis Philbin blindsided Kelly Ripa with his retirement announcement today ... telling her less than 15 minutes before they went on the air.

Regis and Kelly

We're told Kelly was "stunned" that Regis didn't tell her well in advance.  But one source connected with the show tells us, "She wasn't upset."

Our sources say Regis felt if he talked about it before making the announcement, it would have leaked out.

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Kàt    

it'll be nice nice without Regis. He has become a bit senile

1192 days ago
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A.B.    

Good for Regis, he should spend some time doing something other than working...even though his "job" isn't nothing to complain about.

http://factbasedweightloss.com/

1192 days ago
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artie help    

kelly has the best feet.

1192 days ago
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tink981    

I wonder who will take his place? Kelly's hubby Mark maybe? He guest appears a lot....

1192 days ago
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Belinda    

There are so many great guest host ...However Kelly could just do the gig herself...thats what she's been doing for years already ;)

1192 days ago
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geowhiz    

She had just realized her career was now over. Looks like it's time to take offers from Penthouse.

1192 days ago
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Kevin    

I'd love to have that 15 minutes with Kelly!!! Especially if her mouth is open like that.

1192 days ago
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justme    

Darn- they changed the picture, but in the original one of her, is that a big black filling on her back bottom tooth on the left? maybe that's why the picture was changed? I mean, it looked huge! I would think with all her veneers she had done she would have gotten that black filling changed on her bottom left molar in the back, lol ;-) !!!!!!

1192 days ago
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Alexkara    

He's 79 and it's the right time that he retire. If you have watched the show recently...Regis seems confused a lot of times. Also he has been out due to numerous medical reasons. It isn't fair to his cohost and I'm pretty sure they can find someone else in a flash. I doubt that Kelly was "blindsided" because she clearly knew Regis was not himself any more.

1192 days ago
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MsMaribel    

tink981 - Anderson Cooper is another one that comes to cohost alot when Regis is on vacation.

1192 days ago
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TheMachine1    

Ricky Gervais should take the gig.

1192 days ago
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Marguerite    

i wonder what this cheap old man will do with himself now. years back he called my husbands company to come and fix his system at his in connecticut on a weekend. had to be there asap, mind you they didnt install it had nothing invested in this and went because he said it was an emergency. then thinks he doesnt have to pay them for coming to svc his system. cheap ahole

1192 days ago
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mamajj    

I watched the show this morning & Regis said....Kelly, Gelman & himself had a meeting w/the GM of the station this morning where he told everyone there. It's not like he pulled Kelly aside & dropped it on her. They were in a meeting w/other people. Good luck to you Regis.

1192 days ago
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northern gypsy    


haven't been watching lately...but i do remember thinking
the age gap doesn't work for me... R.P. isn't relevant anymore !!!
not upset...no kidding

1192 days ago
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Butterfly    

MANY FANS OF REGIS ARE NOT TAKEN IN BY KELLY'S "SURPRISED" comment and looks! This is the news she has been salivating for just to make sure her no talent husband replaces Regis. She strikes me as a person who would step on anyone just to get her own way and to make sure she has a husband and wife show like Lucy and Desi but obviously, a different type.

1192 days ago
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