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Regis Philbin Is Retiring

By / 01.18.11

Sad news for people who like watching confused old people on TV: Regis Philbin will retire from broadcasting later this year. Philbin, 79, will leave “Live with Regis and Kelly” after hosting the show for 28 years.

“I don’t want to alarm anybody … but this will be my last year on the show,” he said. “There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people.” Philbin said his last show could be toward the end of the summer or into the fall, but nothing has been decided. [EW]

Man… first Larry King, now Regis. Our daily dose of televised old cranks is almost gone. All we have now is the weekly installment of Andy Rooney decrying how fast everything moves (“In my day, people enjoyed strolling!”). I’m sure glad I’m going to be young and handsome forever.


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