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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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61.

KicksandGiggles    

Kelly has worked on making Regis look like a old man from Day 1. So she should be dancing on her bony legs & trying to lift that Huge Head of hers in joy now that he is retiring. She has always been demeaning to him which is why I would not watch.

I bet her hubby will get a new job.

1338 days ago
62.

Mel    

Translate - Regis thinks Kelly has a big mouth and can't be trusted!!!

1338 days ago
63.

Jack King    

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

So he's calling her a blabber mouth?

1338 days ago
64.

moe l.    

Kelly is probably grateful she won't have to sit next to an old person who smells.

1338 days ago
65.

Mimi    

God Bless Regis..thanks for all the great years !
HOWARD STERN to replace Regis..

1338 days ago
66.

Midol    

Thanks, Larry. I cited the incident re. Clay Aikens to remind the readers here of how rude the narcissistic Kelly Ripa is. Not only was she out-of-place and rude to Clay, she disrupted "The View" and showed just how arrogant she is. Her entire being is repulsive...she IS NOT FUNNY and that modeling routine is just disgusting. She and that husband of hers have been hoping for this for years, as reported in the tabloids and elsewhere and I do believe so.

Kelly Ripa is also an uneducated person and is stuck at the mental age of eighteen or so imo. We see how very unflattering that is as a person ages. She is the epitome of stupid, imo.

ABC has become one of the worst networks, imo.

With Oprah and Regis leaving, I hope Barbara Walters is the next to go. Get rid of Kelly Ripa and make room for the many talented middle-aged and older people for the millions of retirees who have time to watch daytime tv. They could clean up much of the filth that has invaded the airwaves and be good influences on the other daytime viewers who would be mostly welfare mothers and kids who watch after school waiting for their parent or parents to arrive home from work.

Betty White is fabulous and Kathy Bates was on a program that looked good last night. Viewers are sick of the acting-out Kardashians and their perverted behavior along with all the other trash that consumes hours of airtime.

I used Clay Aiken as only ONE example of Ripa's horrible behavior......there are many others and of course her anorexia is a horrible example to young girls watching the show.

1338 days ago
67.

Elizabeth    

Bye, Regis. It was fun. Now bring on Pat Sajak, the obvious choice as the next co-host(well, really Anderson Cooper would be the absolute best, but he has a real job).

1338 days ago
68.

Google That!    

This just in, Larry King will be taking over and the show will be called Kelly and Larry. And Regis will be taking over the Larry King show.

1338 days ago
69.

Hisjules    

test

1338 days ago
70.

eyeinthesky    

He's demoted to mail room duties, most of his fans died off!!They need new blood, maybe Fabio, lmao!!!

1338 days ago
71.

Carvey    

Regis' job consists of drinking coffee and mispronouncing names. What is there to retire from?

1338 days ago
72.

Joanne Boyle    

Will miss you Regis, we also love Kelly she is so down to earth. I start my day with you, So sad to seeyou leave.

1338 days ago
73.

A.L.FOX    

R.P.pushing 80 y.o. I feel like I have heard his life history enough that I won't have to read bio book when it comes out,etc. Nice guy,good luck.

1338 days ago
74.

Midol    

Rid the show of Ripa and get SNOOKI!

1338 days ago
75.

Rachel Rothechild    

So heis saying does not trust and respect his to be former co-host enough to shut her mouth? I wonder is he still finds Kellys son attractive. If you watched it last year you would remember the uncomfortable moment her son made that statement.
He tolerated and never liked Kelly anyway. i remember when he would stab her with some on air words and somehow she would always put him in his place untoil it was noticeable to teh public tehy both relented.
But at time he can shock Kelly and with her timing she always comes back and bites him back. I see his memory, age, ego, insecurity he still tries not to show is too much and Kelly almost carries teh show 75% of the time. So hearing this announcement was like hearing when Ricky martin said I am gay(happy). We already knew it was just when did he know?

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