January 21, 2011
"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.