This is a historic week for morning talk shows. After 598 years on television, Regis Philbin is retiring today. The man holds the Guinness World Record for most time spent in front of a television camera, and more importantly, holds such dear memories for all of his fans who have watched him over the years. The man is a show business legend.
But let’s face it, the dude can also be a real pervert. Today, we don’t just lose a television fixture, we lose with it our best source for seeing a squeaky-voiced, dirty, old man, at least until we go home to see family for the holidays. I’m sure Regis is excited to move onto the next phase in his life and maybe find time for a little rest and relaxation. He’s certainly left behind a legacy.
Here is that legacy… a creepy, creepy legacy.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stopped by Live with Regis and Kelly as she was making the rounds to promote Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Before she came out on stage, Regis poured over her Maxim spread (pics here). Then when she was in the interview chair flirting with him, he got all flustered and distracted. Not distracted like he was afraid he may have left the iron on. Distracted like your biology teacher used to get as his mind drifted back to the whorehouses during the war.
This is ridiculous. Kelly Ripa is trying to conduct a light, fluffy interview with X-Men: First Class star Jennifer Lawrence about accents and voice dialects, and Regis keeps interjecting in a seducing tone with random questions like, “Do you have a boyfriend,” and “Nude, you say?” If this went on any longer, Gelman would have to spray him with a fire extinguisher.