Regis Philbin signs off Live With Regis and Kelly for the final time today, and we're celebrating his career with a look back at some of his finest interviews. Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Gwyneth Paltrow are just a few of the A-listers who have shared stories, laughs, and anecdotes with Regis since his show's inception in 1983. We bid farewell to Regis and wish him all the best in the future — click through to see Regis chatting with Hollywood's hottest stars!
George Clooney was on Live With Regis and Kelly today to talk about his latest directorial effort The Ides of March. George premiered the movie last night in NYC with his costars Evan Rachel Wood, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Paul Giamatti, but Ryan Gosling wasn't on hand for the film's East Coast debut. He's been tied up in LA working on his next film, The Gangster Squad, in recent weeks. We chatted with George last night on the red carpet, where he talked about filming the political thriller in the Midwest and some of the odd jobs he worked before he was famous. Before making his way to the event last night, George stopped by the Time, Inc. offices for a live interview. George said he'd never join Twitter, joked about casting Ryan Gosling in his film because he was "cheaper" than other stars, and also shrugged off the idea of running for political office himself during the chat.
Alexander Skarsgard has been taking it all off a little more often than usual on this season of True Blood, so naturally when he visited Live! With Regis and Kelly, it was exactly what they wanted to ask him about. He deadpans about his European origins and then jokes around with the hosts (who both seem flustered by him). He also addresses the burning question of whether people bite him in real life . . . sort of.
This Friday, fans will finally be able to see one of the most anticipated moments in the Harry Potter films, the kiss between Rupert Grint's Ron and Emma Watson's Hermione, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. However, Rupert told Regis and Kelly today that neither him nor Emma was particularly looking forward to the lip-lock. He says kissing Emma was like kissing his sister, and he'd rather share a smooching scene with a different actress. Watch the clip now to see who his secret celebrity crush is!
This morning on Live With Regis and Kelly, Kelly and guest cohost, former NFL player Michael Strahan, got their groove on when Kelly announced the greatest workout song of all time. Which song took the title in the Gold's Gym March Music Madness competition? It was Kanye West's "Stronger," which Strahan admitted to voting for in the competition. But that didn't stop Ripa from revealing her favorite workout tunes, which included "Gonna Fly Now," also known as "Theme From Rocky," "On to the Next One" from Jay-Z, and OutKast's "Rosa Parks." What is your favorite workout song?
The royal wedding invites may have already been sent out, but Reese Witherspoon is still hoping hers arrives in the mail! The actress and newlywed flashed her gorgeous wedding ring during her interview this morning on Live With Regis and Kelly, where she shared her excitement for William and Kate's happy day. Take a look as she talks about the upcoming ceremony and her own recent nuptials — and then be sure to check back on April 29 for our live royal wedding coverage on PopSugar!
Jennifer Lopez threw on a leather dress to visit the Live With Regis and Kelly studios in NYC today. The star's on the East Coast making the rounds as the new face of Venus Razors, taking over for former spokesmodel Brooklyn Decker, while also chatting up her new role on American Idol. The heart-wrenching story of one Idol hopeful had most of you in tears last week, and tonight the cameras are heading to Austin, TX for more even emotional stories.
It's been a busy 24 hours for Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, who both picked black dresses last night to visit The Late Show in NYC. Their interview blitz continued today with a 4 a.m. start at The Today Show before moving on to say hi to the retiring Regis Philbin over at Live With Regis and Kelly, with Kim choosing a pink Zac Posen dress. They're out chatting up their show Kourtney and Kim Take New York ahead of its debut on the 23rd. Kim spent the last few days on the West Coast, though, hitting up the Critics' Choice Awards on Friday with sister Khloe and cozying up next to Zac Efron at Sunday's Golden Globes. Kim and Kourtney had a little time to settle into their hotel yesterday before Kim was off to catch up with her new boyfriend, Kris Humphries.
On this morning's episode of Live With Regis and Kelly, Regis Philbin announced that the current season will be his last. After 28 years of cohosting the morning talk show (remember when it was Live With Regis and Kathie Lee?), Philbin will be retiring at the end of the Summer. At 79 years old, I suppose it was only a matter of time, but I have to admit that I'm kind of bummed about this news. Sure, days when I can actually watch Regis and Kelly are few and far between, but I've grown up with the show, and there's something sweetly comforting about Philbin's banter with Ripa.
As for what will happen next year, we'll still have to wait to find out how the show will go on without Philbin. After 10 years, Ripa has clearly made a name for herself as the face of the morning show, and it wouldn't be the first time she took the reins without her copilot (various celebs have filled in for Philbin over the years). Do you have any ideas for who should take over for Regis? And more importantly — will you miss him?