Friday, May 24, 2024

Watch Regis Tell Larry King How He Never Heard from Kelly Ripa Again, Never Invited Once to Come Back on the Show


I’ll tell you what. I like Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos personally. I have never understood this. But I know that once Regis left “Live,” Kelly never spoke to him again. He was never invited back on “Live” again. He retired from “Live” in January 2011. He and I spoke about this often; Joy, as well. They were mystified. In time, Kathie Lee joined the Today show’s third hour, and she had Regis on often as a guest and co-host. They still had their old magic.

It’s a very good interview, but jump to 7:19 where Larry asks Reege about Kelly. After watching this, and this morning’s “Live” tribute to Regis, I’d say Kelly will be up for an Emmy after that performance.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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