In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.
Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...
Deborah Kerr, whose most memorable film turns include From Here to Eternity and The King and I, died Tuesday at age 86. The actress, who suffered from Parkinson's disease, is survived by husband Peter Viertel, two daughters and three grandchildren.... The Rat Pack is at last no more, with the Wednesday passing of Joey Bishop at age 89. Bishop is survived by his son Larry, two grandchildren and his longtime companion, Nora Garabotti.
Unwinding to some Dean Martin after a taping of Live with Regis and Kelly (ABC, 9 am/ET; check local listings), 76-year-old Regis Philbin is feeling nostalgic about the show's 20th anniversary. Live's two-week celebration closes out tomorrow morning when former spitfire cohost Kathie Lee Gifford returns as a guest.
TV Guide: It's been 20 years. How's it feel? Regis Philbin: Twenty years, where did they go? My dream was to go national with the kind of show I'm doing now. I'm glad I finally achieved it.
TV Guide: Say you had to spend an eternity with Kathie Lee, Kelly [Ripa] or Joey Bishop [to whom Regis