Already Going Through Regis Philbin Withdrawals

I am utterly dismayed this morning. Let me rephrase as I don't think that sentence completely expresses my emotional state right now: I am completely, totally and miserably devastated.

My Regis is leaving.

If you have not heard the news yet, I will be strong and share it with you (have Kleenex in hand? You really should.)
Regis Philbin announced this morning that this will be his last year on Live With Regis and Kelly. My Regis is retiring.

It's like Oprah all over again. But worse.

Yes, I may be in the minority here, but I will miss my Reeg more than Oprah. Besides, I can always cough up the extra money and watch Oprah on cable. (probably won't, but the point is I could....)

But where and when will I see my Regis after he retires? Where will I get my morning dose of grumpy mixed with a smidgen of sarcasm and a sprinkle of sincere concern?


I have not yet heard how Kelly will survive this shake-up on Live, but something tells me that hubby of hers, Mark Consuelos (yum) is already preparing his best morning spiel. Just in case, you know, he gets a call to audition.

And while the thought of having some delicious eye candy greet me every morning via my TV screen, it does not nearly fill the void that I already feel in the pit of my stomach.

Maybe I will have to record and save all the shows from this point on to help me when Regis actually leaves (maybe this summer I hear...) and my true withdrawal begins.

Sigh. I am contemplating starting a "Please Regis Don't Go!" Campaign.

Would you be interested in joining me??

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