Lisa Rinna ‘Honored’ by Regis Replacement Consideration

Lisa Rinna to Replace Regis Philbin?

Lisa Rinna is thrilled to be considered for the vacancy being left by soon-to-be-retired talk-show host Regis Philbin—but if she has any say in the matter, she'd like to see somebody else fill the position.

Rinna tells Celebuzz exclusively:

"I'm so honored to even be in the same sentence as both Regis and Kelly. Personally I think it has to be one of the Fab guys that have filled in for Regis- I'd have to go with my boyfriend Anderson Cooper. :) Adore him!"

How very gracious of her. Wonder if ABC will act on her recommendation? After all, they seem to have a pretty high opinion of her.

PopEater reports that the brass at ABC is seriously considering the Harry Loves Lisa star and Melrose Place alum—who's guest-hosted Live! With Regis and Kelly in the past—as Philbin's replacement. According to a network source,

"Lisa has proved she can do the job. She has co-hosted the show with Regis, filled in for Joy Behar on her show and was even better than Billy Bush when she stepped into his shoes on 'Access Hollywood's' new daytime show."
Do you think Rinna would be a good choice to replace Regis Philbin? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


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  • jackie

    That would be awesome.......Would love to see lisa everyday.....please please give her the job....and lisa please take it

  • NewsThristy

    I would like to see "The Kelly & Mark Show" - like Lucy & Desi did; I would further like to see skits like Carol Burnett and Lucy - like folks, did. You can still have the "morning news segment" but add something like "Faith & Hope" - I think that was the name of Kelly's show a bit ago? Remember how all those Lucy re-runs ran...and ran...and probably still run, today.