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Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 5:41am

Regis Philbin Is Leaving Daytime TV!

He's retiring from Live! with Regis and Kelly.We'll leave it to our friends at Monkey See and other pop culture outlets to get to the true meaning of this breaking news:

"Regis Philbin says he's retiring from his weekday talk show." (Associated Press "alert")

There's nothing about it yet at the website of Live! with Regis and Kelly.

Update at 9:20 a.m. ET. In case you need to be brought up to speed about the show's history, here's a snippet from the Regis bio page:

"Currently in its 22nd season in national syndication, LIVE! with Regis and Kelly originated in 1983 when Philbin created The Morning Show for WABC in his native Manhattan. It quickly became the number one show in the market. Kathie Lee Gifford joined him in June 1985, and in September 1988 the program debuted in national syndication and the title was changed to Live with Regis & Kathie Lee. In 2001, Philbin was joined by [Kelly] Ripa, and the program entered a new era as LIVE! with Regis and Kelly."

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