Posts Tagged ‘Regis Philbin’

Farewell Regis! And the Demi/Ashton marriage…

Posted by BRADY in celebrity gossip

November 18th, 2011, 03:38 PM

Oh Regis, what will TV be without you? After 28 years and a few co-hosts later, Regis is finally bidding farewell to Live! With Regis and Kelly at an unbelievable 80 years old. I say unbelievable because the guy still has the wit and energy of a 20 year old. Despite sticking around for so long, one thing you can never say about Regis is that he is past his prime, a TV icon allowed to continue his reign of morning television out of respect even as he left his prime. That’s the story for a lot of great aging celebs who don’t know how to let go of the limelight, but not Regis. He’s as entertaining and charming as ever, and if the man didn’t deserve some sort of retirement I’d say I was sad to see him go. Regis on TV  was just a fact. He was always there. And the world will be a less entertaining place without his unique brand of celebrity interviews. Though I kind of think we still have some Regis in our future, adding to his already record breaking 17,000 hours on the air. That guy likes being on TV.

But that wasn’t the only thing that came to an official end this week. So did the marriage between the one time King and Queen of Twitter: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. After weeks of rumors swirling about the Kutch’s cheating and Demi leaving him, her reps have finally confirmed that she is filing for divorce. As for Ashton? He confirmed it via tweet, of course. My biggest question is what Demi will change her name to on Twitter, since it is currently @mrskutcher. Maybe @twoandahalfmensucks? Or @myfirstexshouldbeatupmysecondex? I’m sure she’ll figure something out.

Top 10 Most-Watched TV Episodes of the Decade

Posted by KAT in American Idol, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friends, Grey's Anatomy, Spin City, Survivor

December 2nd, 2009, 06:00 PM

Friends Cast

The Hollywood Reporter put out a list today of the top 10 most-watched TV episodes of the decade.  Wondering if any of the included episodes will come as a surprise:

1. Friends
Airdate: May 6, 2004; Viewers: 52.5 million

Titled “The Last One,” the “Friends” series finale closed a modern-day Golden Age of comedy TV — and marked the end of the NBC’s “Must-See TV” era. At the time, the final “Friends” was the most-watched entertainment telecast in six years, and it has never been surpassed. A finale that stayed true to the series, the “Friends” closer was well-liked by fans and concluded with slow pan across Monica and Chandler’s empty apartment.

2. Survivor: Borneo
Airdate: Aug. 23, 2000; Viewers: 51.7 million

Survivor” was a new series that premiered in the dead of summer, yet that didn’t stop its August finale from nearly toppling “Friends” as the most-watched telecast of the decade. During its riveting two-hour closer, audiences expected tough whitewater rafting guide Kelly Wiglesworth to triumph over scheming corporate trainer Richard Hatch for the show’s $1 million prize — and then were stunned to discover that on this new TV genre called “reality,” sometimes the villain wins.

3. Joe Millionaire
Airdate: Feb. 17, 2003; Viewers: 40 million

Fox put a deceptive twist on the reality TV genre with “Joe Millionaire.” Why tell contestants the truth when fooling them is so much more fun? With women vying for the attention of fake millionaire Evan Marriott, millions watched the season finale to see which bachelorette he would choose and, more important, how she would react when she learned the truth about his identity. Marriott’s relationship with winner Zora Andrich didn’t last and, once the show’s twist played out, neither did “Joe Millionaire.”

4. ER
Airdate: Feb. 17, 2000; Viewers: 39.4 million

A car crash the previous week left Lucy Knight and John Carter gravely injured after they were attacked by schizophrenic patient. A massive audience tuned in for this episode, “All in the Family,” to see who would survive. Considered one of the most tragic episodes of the series.

5. American Idol
Airdate: Jan. 16, 2007; Viewers: 38.1 million

The “ American Idol” sixth-season premiere marked the pinnacle of the show’s popularity, back when each season brought in a higher number than the one before. The Minneapolis opener was for a season won by Jordin Sparks and introduced millions to the name Sanjaya.

6. Grey’s Anatomy post-Super Bowl episode
Airdate: Feb. 5, 2006; Viewers: 38 million

Code black! This post-Super Bowl episode of ABC’s medical soap was jam-packed with attention-getting drama for the football crowd — supply-closet sex, a doctor giving birth, a lesbian shower scene and guest star Christina Ricci as a paramedic with her hand on the trigger of a bomb that’s also inside her patient. Ahhh! Sealed “Grey’s” hit status and proved girly shows can score ratings touchdowns after the Big Game, too.

7. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Airdate: May 3, 2000; Viewers: 36 million

Three “Millionaire” episodes from the same week in May are clumped together on the most-watched list, as Regis-fever swept the country. ABC was criticized for airing this flashy new game show three or even four nights a the week, though we’ll never know if the network’s scheduling saturation was to blame for the show’s demise two years later or if the game show’s popularity with viewers was destined to be short-lived.

8. Frasier
Airdate: May 18, 2000; Viewers: 33.7 million

The seventh-season finale of “Cheers” spinoff “Frasier” promised to end the suspense over Niles Crane’s swooning over physical therapist Daphne Moon. Niles confesses his love for Daphne on the eve of her wedding, only to be rejected … or so it seemed at first.

9. Everybody Loves Raymond
Airdate: May 16, 2005; Viewers: 32.9 million

The series finale for Ray Romano’s long-running sitcom went off the air as a top 10-ranked show among total viewers. The episode was only subtly climatic, with Ray Barone’s routine surgery resulting in a moment where his family thought he might have died. The episode concluded with the Barones talking and laughing around the dinner table.

10. Spin City
Airdate: May 24, 2000; Viewers: 32.8 million

Yes, we were surprised, too — and it’s not for the series finale. This was the final episode starring Michael J. Fox, who left the show because of his worsening Parkinson’s symptoms. Charlie Sheen took the lead role for two more “Spin” seasons, though Fox had a brief return in the final year.

Whew!

So I’m actually pretty surprised we didn’t get an episode of Seinfeld in there - the finale, at the very least.  Sure, I remember viewership and interest dwindling for Jerry and the gang at that point, but you’d at least think they’d beat out Spin City, am I right?

And what about this “Who Shot J.R.? episode of Dallas I’m always hearing about?

Lauren Conrad Wants to Be a Millionaire!

Posted by KAT in The Hills, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

August 13th, 2009, 11:49 AM

In case you missed it…

Fashion designer and authoress Lauren Conrad, formerly of The Hills, was on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? last night, playing for charity.  Check her out:

She got it right!

L.C. earned $50,000 for m.powerment by mark, a charity dedicated to empowering women to fight against dating abuse and partner violence.  Great to see a publicity stunt with charitable intentions.

AHEM!  Which his more than I can say about Lauren’s frenemies - wait, I mean enemies - Heidi and Spencer Pratt, who have been all over the blogosphere this morning, giving us waaaaayyyy too much info on their sex life and body parts, as a way to promote Heidi’s Playboy cover.  Gag me with a spoon!

Congrats to Lauren!  Oh, and for the record, I totally knew the answer too.  No biggie.  Call me, Regis.

[Source: PopSugar]


Monday Crumbs!

Posted by KAT in Bromance, Full House, Live with Regis & Kelly, Rock of Love Bus, Rock of Love Charm School, The Hills

January 19th, 2009, 12:43 PM

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, everyone!

It seems to be a slow news day so far, so here’s a few breadcrumbs to follow:

Brody Jenner & Regis Philbin

The Hills / Bromance’s Brody Jenner appeared on Live with Regis & Kelly this morning and asks for Regis’s hand in bromance.  Good move, Brodes.

Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt

Speaking of The Hills!  Former McCain-ers Heidi and Spencer have thrown their support behind Barack Obama, as evidenced by their whimsical bike ride and Baracky t-shirts.  Suck it, GOP!

[Sorry dudes, tried not to blog about them, but I find their photo ops so LOL-worthy!]

Silly Full House-themed spoof of Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” posted on Dave Coulier’s website: “Uncle Jesse’s Girl.”  Apparently, John Stamos sent it to him.  I like picturing that exchange.

Mildly funny.  Very very very mild.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne arrested for assault! Mama didn’t raise no fool!  Oh wait, I mean the opposite of that.  It’s off to Charm School for you, Kel!

Rock of Love Bus: Brittaney

Former porn star, sock-stealer, and Kat fave Brittaney was kicked off of Rock of Love Bus last night.  Weepsauce!  I will cry each week on your behalf, Britts.

That’s all for Monday so far!  Let’s hope the day picks up with some celeb scandal!

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