Strahan effectively replaces Regis Philbin, who left the show in November of last year. Since that time “Live!” has experimented with a slew of guest hosts who took over the chair next to Kelly Ripa, including Strahan, “SNL” performer Seth Meyers and singer Josh Groban. The LA Times‘ Joe Flint reports that Strahan will remain as a contributor to Fox’s NFL coverage on the weekends, even as he hosts “Live!.”
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In a suspicious article (given what we know now about Curry and Guthrie), Radar Online reports that Regis Philbin could be tapped to replace Hoda Kotb if Kotb gets promoted to a new gig at the NBC morning show. Philbin filled in for Kotb last week, rejoining his old TV co-host Kathie Lee Gifford.
This morning Regis Philbin guest-hosted the fourth hour of NBC’s “Today” with his old partner in crime, Kathie Lee Gifford. It was the first time in 12 years (the end of “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee”) that the pair co-hosted a TV show together.
Before the 10 PM hour, Matt Lauer interviewed the pair about the reunion.
“Do you think it will be the human equivalent of riding a bike, even though you haven’t ridden him for 12 years?” Lauer asked Gifford.
For the fourth hour itself, the team brought in a small studio audience to try and replicate some of that “Live!” magic, and let Philbin and Gifford do what they do best.
Before there was “Live! with Kelly,” there was “Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee.”
“He is in rare form,” Gifford said this morning. “We are just going to let him show up and let the sparks fly.”
“He is going to be out of control,” Kotb added.
Gifford and Philbin have made TV appearances together since they parted ways on their syndicated talk show, though they have not hosted together on TV since 2000.
- The Wall Street Journal is expanding its online video service in the coming weeks, adding a political talk show based in Washington, according to a memo obtained by Jim Romenesko. “WSJ Live” has had production quality comparable to many cable news programs. “There’s much more to come,” writes Alan Murray in the memo.
- Fox News contributor Dana Perino is profiled by Woman Around Town. Her favorite New York City moment? “Memorial Day weekend as we walked by Times Square, the United States Marine Band was there jammin’ with songs from the Rolling Stones and Soft Cell. They performed right in front of the Armed Services recruiting station, and I will never forget the tears of joy and pride that spilled over as we cheered them on.”
When “Good Morning America” recently snapped “Today’s” 16-year winning streak, former “Today” star Bryant Gumbel was underwhelmed.
“I didn’t really have much of a reaction,” says Gumbel, 63, “Today” co-anchor from 1982 to ’97. “[The streak] is a long time, but nothing lasts forever. It’s the nature of the business. I’ve been gone a long time now – 15 years. It’s frightening.”
Gumbel returns to mornings today and tomorrow as guest host on “Live! with Kelly.” Today marks his 24th gig; his second since Regis Philbin stepped down in November. No permanent partner yet for Kelly Ripa.
Why does Gumbel do “Live!” so frequently? “[Executive producer] Michael Gelman is a friend of mine,” he says. “Kelly is a friend of mine. The studio is very close to my house. When they ask, if my schedule allows and I’m not in one of my moods, I say yes.”
Gumbel’s moods are no joke, as many can attest. He describes the above-referenced one as: “Screw the business; I’d rather be in a cave and have nobody see me the rest of my life.” Even when he’s not in a mood, Gumbel characterizes himself as “somewhere between a hermit and a recluse.”
These days, he’s a happy hermit. He’s quietly beaten lung cancer, twice, and prostate cancer. He and his wife, Hilary, are about to celebrate their 10th anniversary. He just became a
Regis Philbin is sitting in for Piers Morgan tonight on his CNN show. And Reeg called in the big gun, David Letterman, who rarely does TV outside of his own show. Regis asked Dave who his favorite guests have been over the years.
“You know that Brian Williams wants your job,” said Regis. “Brian Williams can have my job,” Letterman shot back.
- “Nightline” is poised to win the May sweep after winning the week of May 14. It’s the 8th straight week the ABC news show has topped Letterman and Leno in Total Viewers as well as A25-54 and A18-49 viewers.
- Bill Owens, the executive editor of “60 Minutes,” will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Towson University’s College of Fine Arts and Communication today.
HLN made it official today, announcing it will broadcast the 39th annual daytime Emmy Awards next month. The daytime Emmys will be presented Saturday, June 23 at 8pmET, at The Beverly Hilton hotel.
“HLN is thrilled to work with NATAS to celebrate some of television’s best programs and performances,” said HLN SVP and general manager Scot Safon. “Every day we focus on the news and information people talk about, and that has included extensive coverage of the Daytime Emmys in the past. This year, we’re very excited to also be carrying the event itself.”
Anderson Cooper is nominated as best talk show host, along with Dr. Oz, Rachel Ray, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa and the doctors from “The Doctors.” “Anderson” is also nominated in the Best Informative Talk Show category alongside “Dr. Oz” and “The Doctors.”
CBS has televised the broadcast the last two years. In 2009, the CW aired the show. And in prior years, the Daytime Emmys aired on ABC, CBS and NBC.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper continues to be a hot topic in the media this week. First the New York Times cited a CBS News executive as being a big fan, and now Kelly Ripa says that he was her favorite guest co-host on “Live with Kelly.”In addition, on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” last night, Cooper overwhelmingly won a very special viewer poll ( see right). Sorry Piers and Wolf, maybe next time.
Cooper has his own daytime talk show now, so he won’t be replacing Regis Philbin, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a connection between him and Ripa. Watch Ripa explain, after the jump.