On Friday, Regis Philbin leaves devoted Live! with Regis and Kelly viewers with 28 years' worth of memories... and a hole in their hearts. Mornings just won't be the same without Reege. Who could possibly fill the chair next to Kelly Ripa once the parade of temporary co-hosts (starting with Jerry Seinfeld) have eased the transition? Already really busy guys Jeff Probst, Neil Patrick Harris, Anderson Cooper and Ryan Seacrest couldn't possibly have time for the gig, could they? So who's it going to be? Let's take a look at eight possible contenders:
The woman who made a sexual harassment claim against Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd that led to his resignation has identified herself as former soft-core porn actress and reality star Jodie Fisher.
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Fisher, who worked as a contractor for HP, said in a statement Sunday through her lawyer, Gloria Allred, that she never had an affair or an "intimate sexual relationship" with Hurd and that she never intended for her claims to cost him his job.
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Prince Harry, Prince William and Matt Lauer by Jeff Overs/NBC Universal Photo
This Monday's ratings bits: CBS' Creature Comforts delivered 4.3 million total viewers, a week-to-week drop of 370 thou. NBC's Age of Love debuted to 6.95 mil, landing it in third behind Men-Mother repeats and Hell's Kitchen (7.33 mil). ABC's Ex-Wives Club (3.81 mil) was down 320K. Matt Lauer's chat with princes William and Harry gave Dateline its biggest audience 12.2 million since January 2005. UPDATE: NBC will rebroadcast this Dateline Sunday, July 1, at 7 pm/ET. The Closer's Season 3 opener was watched by 8.8 million, besting the TNT hit's previous premiere and setting a new record for ad-supported cable's best delivery of all time for a series telecast.
Age of Love host Mark Consuelos
Does age matter? That's ostensibly the question at the heart of Age of Love, NBC's new dating series premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET. Hosted by former daytime star Mark Consuelos, the reality show takes 30-year-old Aussie tennis hunk Mark Philippoussis and sends him a-courting with women from two very separate age groups: the "kittens" (aka gals in their twenties) and the "cougars" (ages 38 to 48). TVGuide.com asked Consuelos, the man who gets to call Kelly Ripa his wife, for a look at the semicontroversial program.
TVGuide.com: The last we "spoke," it was you crashing my Q&A with Kelly, tryi