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Regis NOT Retiring, Fires Agent Of 25 Years!

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We're not seeing the last of him just yet!

Although Regis Philbin announced this week that he would be leaving his talk show, Live With Regis and Kelly, later this year, the 80 year old reportedly has no plans to retire, and is looking to revamp his career in a big way - starting with the decision to leave his agent of 25 years, Jim Griffin at Paradigm, and going back to his original agency, WME.

Sources close to the host reveal that he was offered a new deal for his spot on Live, but he declined, and told bosses that he wanted a 'life change.'

Maybe he's looking to have a Betty White-esque comeback!

Either way, we're glad to know that he's not dropping out of the public eye JUST YET, and we'll be curious to see where he's planning on taking his career!

Congratulations, bb!

Thoughts??

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10 comments to “Regis NOT Retiring, Fires Agent Of 25 Years!”



  1. 1

    Sounds like he wants to get away from Ripa and Gelman.



  2. 2

    "Comeback"? How do you have a comeback when you have never left?



  3. 3

    It is about time. He has to be the most boring person on Earth. A tired, cranky old white man is not funny.



  4. 4

    Why does he have to do anything? He's 80! Go retire on an island somewhere!



  5. 5

    I like Regis and glad he wants to do something else…He would do well on a sitcom.



  6. 6

    Good. Reeg is awesome!



  7. 7

    I can't wait to see what Regis does next!!



  8. 8

    Re: meeeeer – exactly. he can never have a career resurgance like betty white. she is still at the top of her game. shes sharp and her wit is still quick. regis on the other hand doesnt know up from down or right from left. best thing for him and US is for him to buy that island, retire and enjoy the rest of his life OUTSIDE the public eye.



  9. 9

    So we will be seeing skeletor presenting daytime television soon then.



  10. 10

    I watch Live with Regis & Kelly and for those of us who watch that show knows thats exactly what he said on Tuesday! Get your information correct when you go to printing! He is just stepping down from Live, nothing else is changing. He will still be working on other projects.