Regis Philbin Writing Memoir

7:47 AM PST 05/09/2011 by Associated Press
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His third book will chronicle his time on “Live!,” including stories about co-host Kelly Ripa and Kathie Lee Gifford.

NEW YORK — Regis Philbin is ready for a new chapter.

The retiring star of Live! With Regis and Kelly has a memoir coming this fall, It Books announced Monday. Philbin, 79 will reflect on his decades-long television career, including stories about Live! co-host Kelly Ripa and her predecessor Kathie Lee Gifford and such celebrities as Jack Nicholson, George Clooney and Jerry Seinfeld. The memoir is currently untitled.

In a statement released by the publisher, an imprint of HarperCollins, Philbin called the book a "valedictory" and a "personal thank-you," especially to his fans.

He announced in January that he will leave his long-running morning talk show by the end of the year. His previous books include I'm Only One Man and Who Wants to Be Me?

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