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During CNBC Interview, Regis Philbin Gets Summer Internship Offer

During an appearance on CNBC’s “Fast Money” this week, Regis Philbin was offered a job — as a summer intern.

During Philbin’s appearance, Greenlight Capital president David Einhorn called in to the CNBC control room because he’s “always wanted to meet Regis.” Einhorn, who runs a New York-based hedge fund, congratulated Regis on a recent stock pick and said he’d like to bring Philbin on in an official capacity: “We’re trying to get some young blood in at Greenlight, some young minds, and I was wondering maybe if you want to come intern for the summer,” Einhorn suggested.

“Exactly what I’ve got, some young blood,” Philbin joked. Watch:

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Barbara Walters Farewell: ‘True, I Was the First Female Co-Host… But Also True, I Was a Flop’

WaltersSawyerIt was a star-studded farewell for Barbara Walters at New York City’s Four Seasons restaurant tonight. From comedian Joan Rivers to commissioner Bill Bratton; from New York’s chronicler of scandal, Cindy Adams, to the man who plays the president on “Scandal,” Tony Goldwyn; from actor Woody Allen to attorney David Boies, But mostly, the pool room was packed with Walters’ fellow TV news colleagues and those ladies — past and present — from “The View.” Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd; Meredith Vieira and Joy Behar.

Following a best of Barbara video, Disney Chairman Bob Iger welcomed the crowd, before Walters delivered a few words of thanks and admitting it hasn’t always been easy. “True, I was the first female co-host of a network news program. But also true, I was a flop. My male co-host didn’t want a partner and neither did the audience. I was drowning, gasping for air. Then someone threw me that life preserver called Specials with the biggest stars in news and show business and I learned how to swim again.”

Current and former evening news anchors were there, including Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams who arrived with Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric and fiancé John Molner; and Connie Chung (who was part of an ill-fated co-anchor pairing with Dan Rather) and husband Maury Povich. We caught up with early risers Savannah Guthrie and George Stephanopoulos along with their spouses, Mike Feldman, and Ali Wentworth, respectively, as they were heading out. Guthrie’s “Today” colleague Al Roker and his wife, ABC correspondent Deborah Roberts made the rounds as well.

Walters continued: “I’m grateful to the legendary Roone Arledge for bringing me to ABC News; thankful to David Westin for his steady leadership; to Ben Sherwood – you made us all believe we could win and with your leadership and passion, we did; and James Goldston – I’m told that all our shows are number one at the moment – you should quit right now.” Sherwood, Goldston and Westin were all on hand, as were other ABC News executives including Barbara Fedida, David Sloan, Jeanmarie Condon and John Green.

We spotted Jenny McCarthy hand-in-hand with fiance Donnie Wahlberg; the “Nightline” team of Juju ChangDan Abrams, and Dan Harris as well as a host of correspondents and anchors from ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and Fox, including Elizabeth VargasAmy RobachDavid MuirNorah O’DonnellJon KarlGio Benitez, Dr. Richard Besser, Tory JohnsonRick Klein, Brian Ross, Mara Schiavocampo, Thomas RobertsAlicia MenendezHoda Kotb, Greta Van Susteren and Lisa Ling, a former “View” co-host, now woking on a new show for CNN.

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The Ticker: Ross, Philbin, Kelly-Brown

  • ABC’s Brian Ross hit a jaywalking pedestrian outside the network’s headquarters Sunday evening. Ross says he was “slowly” pulling up to his parking spot when a 52-year-old former taxi driver walked in front of his BMW. The man suffered a broken arm, bruises and back pain.

  • Regis Philbin is scaling back his work at Fox Sports 1′s “Crowd Goes Wild” after the Super Bowl. Philbin actually told the NYTimes’ Richard Sandomir that he was leaving the show, but Fox Sports says he’s just taking February off, then returning on a limited basis.

  • NBCU PR exec Kathy Kelly-Brown has been named to the new role of SVP of Global Talent Booking. Working in collaboration with producers and bookers across NBCUniversal, Kelly-Brown will develop publicity opportunities for upcoming film, TV, book and music projects.

Kathie Lee Gifford: ‘I’m Going to Have Something Called a Podcast’

For the debut of her Podcast one program this week, Kathie Lee Gifford will have Regis Philbin as her first guest. Gifford talked about the debut on the fourth hour of “Today” this morning: “You know me now with the iPhone, and the iPad, and the tweaking, and the — no twerking, but tweeting. And now this coming Wednesday for the first time I’m going to have something called a podcast.”

Philbin bumped Gifford’s current co-host, Hoda Kotb, who will have to wait three weeks to appear on the program. Watch:

Brian Williams Does an Excellent Regis Impression

“NBC Nightly News” anchor and resident television news funnyman Brian Williams was on “The Late Show with David Letterman” Thursday night. Williams broke out a spot-on impression of Fox Sports 1 host Regis Philbin, who he referred to as “America’s pre-existing condition,” for the occasion.

“If you can find pound-for-pound a better entertainment value than that very compact man — we got a little booster seat for him, and we spent about half of the dinner talking about our mutual love for you,” Williams told Letterman. Watch:

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Debuts on ‘Fox & Friends’

“Fox & Friends,” the No. 1 cable news channel morning show since Nov. 2001, saw its first significant change in 7 years. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who survived “Survivor” and “The View” joined Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade this morning.

Hasselbeck got a welcome from Regis Philbin, a cake from Carlo’s, she did Zumba with Sean Hannity and got a visit from, naturally, Donald Trump. The show also got a new set. (See the construction video after the jump).

Hasselbeck replaces Gretchen Carlson on the couch. Carlson had been F&F co-host since 2006. She’s now going to anchor part of FNC’s dayside lineup.

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Regis Philbin Gets Into Feud With Colleagues, Also Gets a Horse

With the debut of Fox Sports 1, Regis Philbin is returning to the daily airwaves as one of the co-hosts on the afternoon show “Crowd Goes Wild.”

Philbin quickly got into a feud with the channel’s star sports highlight team Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. It wasn’t pretty.

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Also, in honor of his birthday, his co-hosts decided to get the man who has everything the one thing he doesn’t have: his own horse. The horse’s name? “Regis: The Horse.”

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On Her Final Show, Joy Behar Says To Barbara Walters: ‘F*ck Harry Reasoner’

Today ABC aired Joy Behar‘s final edition of “The View” as co-host. It was a star-studded affair, with Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers and Meredith Vieira all stopping by to wish her well.

Barbara Walters got emotional, as she wished Behar well:

“Anytime things can got too sentimental, you could always rely on Joy to punch a hole in the conversation and bring us back to reality,” she quipped. “Whatever you choose to do, it will be smart and provocative. I love you Joy.”

Behar, in her final words, decided to speak up on behalf of the ABC News anchor, and mention her former “ABC Evening News” colleague.

“Barbara, what can I say Barbara, thank you for asking me to join the table all these years ago,” Behar said. “If you will allow me to say so, there is something I have been wanting to say on your behalf for 16 years. F*ck Harry Reasoner.”

For the backstory, you can read in depth about the Walters/Reasoner tension here.

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Regis Philbin Bringing Back ‘Host Chat’ For Fox Sports 1 Series ‘Crowd Goes W!ld’

Regis and the cast of “Crowd Goes W!ld”

Former “Live!” co-host Regis Philbin is bringing back the “host chat” segment that led off his former daytime program “Live!” The segment will be the focal point of “Crowd Goes W!ld,” a new sports talk show launching on Fox Sports 1 Monday, August 19.

As with “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee” and “Live! with Regis and Kelly,” Philbin will open up the program with, well, whatever is on his mind.

“Regis will be talking about what he did last night, Regis will be talking about what is going on in the world of sports, what is in the news cycle, and that will create, immediately, furor and debate and no doubt opinions,” the EP of the program Michael Davies says. “It is almost like ‘host chat’ built out.”

It will be built out, because alongside Philbin will be a panel of co-hosts, including Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay, comedian Michael Kosta, former Pro Bowl defensive end Trevor Pryce and Sky Sports host Georgie Thompson. YouTube star Katie Nolan will serve as the show’s social media correspondent, in charge of fan interaction through social media.

Still, at the heart of the new show is Regis:

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The Ticker: ’20/20,’ MacCallum, Regis

  • Among younger viewers, “20/20″ was the most-watched newsmagazine during the month of June. The ABC show topped CBS’ “60 Minutes” and NBC’s “Dateline” in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

  • As Regis Philbin gears up for the launch of his Fox Sports 1 show next month, he tells the New York Post he’s ready to get back to daily television. “There were times when I would get a little antsy, when I wondered what I could or should be doing,” he said.

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