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Regis Philbin

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 since the 1960s. 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. 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. After Philbin's contract with Live! with Regis and Kelly was not renewed, his final episode of Live aired on November 18, 2011. Philbin was born in the Bronx, 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 (Albanian-Italian) descent. They lived at 1990 Cruger Avenue in the Van Nest section of The Bronx. Philbin was

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Regis Philbin's Very Touching Moment at LAX

Regis Philbin's Very Touching Moment at LAX

He may be leaving "Live with Regis & Kelly," but Regis Philbin still got some,er, very special treatment by TSA security at LAX on Monday.You gotta hand it to the the 79-year-old for being… READ MORE >

Regis Philbin: I Made My Decision 'A Long Time Ago'

Regis Philbin: I Made My Decision 'A Long Time Ago'

Regis Philbin claims he was ready to bail on "Live" way before contract negotiations went sour -- insisting 28 years in the same place is long enough ... period.The Reegemeister quit L.A. earlier… READ MORE >

- 1432 days ago
Regis Philbin Quit Over Pay Cut

Regis Philbin
Quit Over Pay Cut

Regis Philbin quit his show after execs told his agent they would cut his salary when his current contract expired ... sources tell TMZ.  Sources connected with the show tell TMZ ... Regis'… READ MORE >

- 1435 days ago
Regis Philbin -- I'm in Los Angeles!

Regis Philbin -- I'm in Los Angeles!

Fresh off his exit announcement from "LIVE! with Regis & Kelly," Regis Philbin and his wife Joy touched down yesterday in sunny Los Angeles. Reeg is in town to receive a lifetime achievement… READ MORE >

- 1435 days ago
Kelly to Regis: You're WHAT?!?

Kelly to Regis:
You're WHAT?!?

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… READ MORE >

- 1439 days ago
Regis Philbin -- I'm Retiring from the Talk Show

Regis Philbin -- I'm Retiring from the Talk Show

Regis Philbin says he's finally ready to give up his talk show gig ... after 28 years on the morning shift. 79-year-old Philbin made the announcement this morning on "Live with Regis and… READ MORE >

- 1439 days ago
Regis Philbin -- Topless Vacation

Regis Philbin -- Topless Vacation

Buxom TV host Regis Philbin showed off his sexy freckled physique in Hawaii this weekend.The 78-year-old TV legend is responsible for a lot of great mammaries. More Regis Reeg -- Kiss Me I'm… READ MORE >

- 1944 days ago
Reeg -- Kiss Me, I'm Drunkish

Reeg
Kiss Me, I'm Drunkish

Regis Philbin sure enjoyed his vodka tonics on St. Patty's Day at the Oak Room -- and while he wasn't wearing any holiday colors, he certainly may have been feeling green this morning. READ MORE >

- 2110 days ago
Regis -- Holy Overreaction, Batman!

Regis
Holy Overreaction, Batman!

Regis Philbin gave his side of that whole "Dominican thing" to our cameraman -- and Batman -- this morning in NY.Oh, and that planned protest? Hasn't happened yet.UPDATE: Our guy on scene says a… READ MORE >

- 2248 days ago
Protest Over Ass Comment on "Regis and Kelly"

Protest Over Ass Comment on "Regis and Kelly"

A donkey might be a good symbol for the Democratic Party, but that doesn't mean Dominicans want to be compared to one on national TV.Here's what went down. Kelly Ripa told a story on Monday about… READ MORE >

- 2248 days ago

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