"Extra" Uncovers Clues to Regis Philbin's Plans

Following Tuesday's announcement that Regis Philbin is retiring from "Live with Regis and Kelly," career move predictions continue to swirl around the 79-year-old TV giant.


New York City's Fresco by Scotto restaurant owner, Antonio Scotto Jr., told "Extra" he overheard Regis cracking jokes that his "nice body" would help him open a "surf shop in Staten Island," but Hollywood Reporter's Matthew Belloni has predicted more reasonable career choices, saying that Reege will most likely write a book, sit in for David Letterman and/or host next year's Golden Globes or Miss America.

Philbin has already scaled back his hosting duties with a Monday to Thursday schedule, with a guest host subbing on Fridays -- today's was Ashton Kutcher, who kibbitzed with Kelly in a gray suit.