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Kelly Ripa: I Don’t Talk To Regis Anymore

Kelly Ripa Doesn't Talk To Regis Anymore

Kelly Ripa spent more than a decade by Regis Philbin’s side every morning, but now the Live host said she doesn’t see or talk to her fellow co-host at all.

After a long career on television, Regis decided to leave the show back in November 2011.

Kelly Ripa said that was the last she every really heard of him.

“I haven’t seen him, no,” Ripa told The Hollywood Reporter after being named to the publication’s annual 35 Most Powerful People in Media list.

Even though they haven’t kept in touch, Kelly Ripa still had good things to say about Regis. She even gave him a favorable comparison to the new host, Michael Strahan.

“Well they’re both incredible storytellers,” Kelly Ripa said, adding that Regis could even keep up with the former New York Giant on the football field. “They are both fiercely competitive, and they’re both incredible football players.”

It’ a good thing he still has the energy, because Regis Philbin recently decided to make a return to television. He will be hosting a show for FOX Sports 1 called Rush Hour, discussing sports topic with a panel of athletes and celebrity guests.

“I think we’re going to have some fun and discuss sports — that will be the basis of it,” Philbin said. He added that instead of getting up at the crack of dawn to co-host with Kelly Ripa, his new gig lets him get up in the afternoon and film in the evening.

While Regis is settling in to his new gig, Kelly Ripa is back to doing what she does best — covering hot topics. When the host sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to the 35 Most Powerful People in Media list, Ripa talked about news that disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner was making a run for mayor of New York.

Why not, Kelly Ripa said, adding, “I love a political Cinderella story.”

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42 Responses to “Kelly Ripa: I Don’t Talk To Regis Anymore”

  1. Rodrigo Garrido

    Each generation lives a different lifestyle. Perhaps Mr. Philbin is not interested in being in the public's eye anymore. I respect that about him.

  2. Greg T Rapson

    Please someone help this poor lady before she starves to death. I am not making a joke. She looks so unhealthy I feel sorry for her and her kids. She was so cute when she was a healthy (read curvy) looking woman. Please ladies…do not risk your health to look like her! Women were created to have curves. It makes you beautiful and men love them!

  3. Julie Marie Bromley

    I don't find it at all odd not to talk with someone you worked with for years. I retired 6 years ago and have only seen the people I worked with for 20 years a couple of times. My co-workers were just that…co-workers. My life was lived outside the workplace and my circle of friends didn't include my co-workers. I suspect that is what is happening here. Regis made a decision to leave the show and he's moved on, as has Kelly. He and Kelly are from completely different generations and the only thing they had in common was the show. If Regis had intended to keep in contact with Kelly, he would have done so.

  4. Stephanie Savarese Mauro

    Loved her on AMC but quite honestly I haven't watched Live since Regis left.

  5. George Underwood

    Come on! Regis was fired because he wanted Mondays and Fridays off with more vacation weeks and a pay increase…Unfortunately for him, he thought he was the LIFE BLOOD of the show and the producers knew otherwise…

  6. Dorcie Lacy

    KELLI DOES NOT TALK WITH REGIS ANYMORE… GUESS WHAT? I DO NOT WATCH THE TV PROGRAM ANYMORE I TAPED IT EVERYDAY WHEN REGIS WAS THERE. I WATCHED HIM FOR MANY YEARS EVEN WHEN HE WAS IN LOS ANGELES.. KELLI WAS A VERY LUCKY WOMAN TO GET TO WORK WITH THIS GREAT MAN. I WAS SO SAD WHEN THEY HIRED HER. I LOVE YOUNG PEOPLE BUT SHE IS SO LOW ON THE IQ I FIND IT A STRAIN TO LISTEN TO HER. EWWWW! I FEEL SICK. JUST MENTIONING HER NAME.

  7. Jim Ake

    about 20 years ago a woamn I was seeing, just had to go to atalantic city to see regis and kathy lee…after the show he was in the same restaurant as we, and was very rude towards his fans. lost all respect for the man. he's close to 90 now..just aly down and relax, your time in the spotlight is over…

  8. Jennifer C Call

    I commend her for not getting implants. She's just fine.

  9. Jill Davis

    She has been on the show a LONG time. You didn't mention Kathy Lee. Hmmm…. A little jealous??

  10. Jill Davis

    WTH is wrong w/you? Are you a male or a female??? Brick?

  11. Bob Tobener

    Regis is in the same company as Carson & Griffin, he is the last of the great talk show host, for Kelly Ripa to compare Strahan to Regis, not even close, maybe she should ease up on the Botox.

  12. Judy Landry Ball

    I don't like her anyway she is silly and self centered. I like Michael I watched it when regis was on for regis so if I watch some now it's for michael not her silly self.

  13. Susan Panin Babiarz

    Regis was the life of the show! He was very entertaining, funny and many interesting stories! Many times Kelly was very disrespectful to Regis if he could not remember facts.The show is not the same w/o him.HE MADE THE SHOW! Kelly should be in awe of him and what he gave her.IT IS VERY OBVIOUS WHEN HIS NAME IS MENTIONED, NOT ENOUGH, THAT SHE DOES NOT RESPOND AT ALL AND SHOULD WITH GRATITUDE! SHAME ON HER! SHE THINKS SHE IS HOT, THINK AGAIN MISS KELLY!

  14. Susan Panin Babiarz

    He deserved the time off as long as he had worked there and made the show a hit!!! That it was you get and should get for keeping a show running so long!!!!!

  15. Susan Panin Babiarz

    Oh and I will be honest, the show is not that entertaining for me now since Regis left.I use to watch it faithfully evert morning.Now it just does not have that pizzaz! Michael is O.K. BUT, NOT THE SAME.I really do not care if I miss it!

  16. Susan Panin Babiarz

    Well then you are not listening to the core of the conversation here.BUT on your comment, she may not get implants,she is getting other spa/surg. elsewhere.

  17. Susan Panin Babiarz

    WE LOVE REGIS AND MISS HIM TONS! I MISS LAUGHING AT HIS ANTICS.Michael some times is trying too hard for a laugh and then it is not the same fun as REGIS!

  18. Lesa Sheridan Buckley

    Nor have I, I don't care for Michael (I'm sure he's a nice guy) I just don't care what it is he is offering the program..I think he tries too hard…

  19. Tammy Lord

    I haven't watched the show very much since Regis left.I liked Kelly on AMC..don't care for her on thios show.

  20. Merle Dixon

    Lesa Sheridan Buckley get a life y'ol bag n'stop fawnin over youngins like JT, shiiiit, just makes ya look lowly n desperate, shiiiit!

  21. Merle Dixon

    damn lilbrickyboy, y'lilweewee needs augmentation, shiiit, shut'cha dumb ignorant mouth y'damn pansya$$, shiiityes!

  22. Caitlyn Garrison

    It is quite obvious that the mere mention of Regis's name makes Kelly uncomfortable. She is a selfish inconsiderate big headed dope. Se should be thanking her lucky stars she is where she is today, and that is because of REGIS! I cannot watch at all anymore. She tries so hard, she thinks she's funny, she talks and makes those weird expressions, she touches Michael non stop( al little too much)..it makes me want to vomit when they come on at the start of the show and they both make the oddest faces and think they can dance. I wish more people would have boycotted watching the show when Regis left so the show wouldn't make it. She needs to be out of that job…and what about Gellman , he's even different…he used to be close to Regis and his family… I love Regis…. if anything get rid of Kelly entirely…Michael did better with Erin Smith…Kelly brings him down…That's the only time ill tune in if Kelly's OFF.

  23. Mike Haber

    Television has become a vacuum…. a huge void! Ripa, the witches of The View – screaming at each other and calling it commentary? No wonder people have become total uninformed idiots! Carson was the last great host on TV! He left, and you might as well have turned off your TV sets!

  24. Anonymous

    Television has become a vacuum…. a void! Ripa, the witches of the View – screaming at each other and calling it commentary? No wonder people have become total uninformed idiots! Carson was the last great host of interview television! When he left – you might as well have turned off your tvs!