Date: 2nd February 2001

Is Regis' New CoHost Kelly Ripa?

By recently registering the Internet domain, the producers of Regis Philbin's morning talk show may have tipped off who his new co-host will be, the New York Post observed today (Friday).

The Post speculates that it will be Kelly Ripa, who currently stars on the soap opera All My Children. The newspaper said that Disney Enterprises Inc., the parent of Buena Vista Television, which produces the Philbin show, officially registered the name of the Web site on Jan. 10. The registration was spotted by Trevor Rieger who operates the internet site Fans of the show who posted messages on Rieger's site approved of Riva's apparent selection unanimously. An official announcement is expected to be made on Monday.

Source: Studio Briefing