Fact: Actor Robert De Niro surprised his longtime friend and beloved U.S. TV host Regis Philbin with a bouquet of red roses during his morning show Live With Regis and Kelly on Monday (07Nov11). The Goodfellas star was not lined up for an interview but stopped by the studio to wish the 80 year old a fond farewell ahead of his final show on 18 November (11).
Fact: Beloved U.S. TV presenter Regis Philbin is putting off his plans for retirement - he's staying on as co-host of daytime chat show LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY for an additional three months. The 79 year old was expected to step down at the end of the summer (11), but has postponed his exit from the programme until November (11) after almost 28 years on air.
Tweet: "Heartbroken that Regis is leaving... Real showman... Real bright light in the universe... You are loved... Shine on." Actress Kirstie Alley is saddened to learn Regis Philbin is retiring from his daytime chat show LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY after almost 28 years on air.
Fact: U.S. TV host Regis Philbin has become a grandfather. The star's daughter Jennifer 'J.J.' Philbin gave birth to William Xavier Schur on Monday (18Feb08) after 30 hours in labour.
Fact: U.S. chat show presenter Regis Philbin has been announced as the host of the official red-carpet show at the 80th Academy Awards on 24 February (08).
Fact: Madonna, Ringo Starr and Halle Berry were among the celebrities who sent beloved US TV host Regis Philbin get-well gifts as he recovered from a heart operation. Madonna and Berry sent him luxury bathrobes, while former Beatle Starr sent the TV star a basket of apples.