Word from TMZ last week that Regis Philbin’s decision to walk away from ABC may be motivated by a private beat down administered to him by network suits.
A celebrity motivated by money? Say it isn’t so!
Apparently the ABC execs feel Regis has taken too much time off due to health issues and the falling numbers for LIVE! with Regis & Kelly no longer warrant paying him a high salary.
Are they crazy? The man handed ABC a ratings bonanza with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, not to mention the fact he’s set a Guinness World Record for “Most Hours On Camera”.
So what if he can be annoying as hell? So what if he comes off like the Tasmanian Devil hopped up on Red Bull?
The man is a 1,000 years old (in dog years) and going strong! He still draws television viewers in like a black hole.
Even if they are blue-haired old ladies and the mentally ill.