Elisabeth Hasselbeck Makes Fox & Friends Debut With Battle of The Sexes and Duck Dynasty (PHOTOS)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck had a busy first day in her new job as co-host of Fox & Friends. In addition to being welcomed by Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade with a cake, the show surprised her by having Sherri Shepherd bring presents.

Hasselbeck also got a shout out from Regis Philbin. Doocy, Kilmeade and Hasselbeck then showed segments from their visit to Duck Dynasty, which included all three wearing beards.

Sean Hannity dropped in to welcome Hasselbeck and brought up his visit to The View while Rosie O'Donnell was a co-host. Hasselbeck joked she tries to block out parts of that time. 

Fox & Friends additionally launched a week-long "Battle of the Sexes", which pits Hasselbeck and Maria Molina against Doocy and Kilmeade. The women won the first day of the five-day competition.  Check out more photos from Hasselbeck's first day on Fox & Friends and visit Fox News Insider to watch the clips.

Kelly Ripa Hasn’t Seen Regis Philbin Since He Left Live!

Have Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin kept in touch since he left Live! With Regis and Kelly? Apparently not so much. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter,  if she and Philbin have kept in contact, Ripa replied:
"I haven't seen him, no."

Do you think it's strange the former co-hosts haven't seen one another? Watch the video below, then sound off in the comments!

Is Regis Philbin Getting a Talk Show on Fox Sports 1?

Television isn’t the same without Regis Philbin gracing the airwaves each day, but it looks like he could return as a talk show host soon. According to Sports Business Daily, Philbin is in talks with Fox Sports to host a The View style sports show.
Fox declined to comment on the rumors, but sources say Philbin would serve as the main host of a show that would look like a sports version of "The View," with Philbin serving in the Barbara Walters role as the part-time host. Philbin is a known sports fan, and sources said the show would be a sports show, as opposed to a hybrid entertainment-and-sports show.

Would Regis Philbin Return to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Could Regis Philbin return to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? now that Meredith Vieira has decided to leave the long-running syndicated game show? According to The Huffington Post, when asked if he would entertain the possibility, Reege replied:
"I do feel that I’m not doing everything I should," he admitted. "I’m not accomplishing anything."

Does Reege Agree With Mitt Romney’s Comments About “Sharp-Tongued” The View Co-Hosts?

Regis Philbin dropped by Joy Behar: Say Anything on Current TV. During their chat, Behar asked Philbin what he thought of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney avoiding The View and his comment about the ladies being “sharp-tongued”.
Behar: “He was caught in that 47 percent, you know, Americans are on the boob speech, and he said that we were a bunch of sharped-tongue women at The View. What do you think of that?”

Philbin: “I think he is right on the money, I’m sorry. Way to go Mitt! No, you gals, I’ve always thought were very, very fair.”

Behar also didn’t pass up the chance to asked Philbin what he thinks of Kelly Ripa’s new co-host Michael Strahan. During the segment Philbin reminded Behar, as only he could, how Ripa owed everything to him. Watch the clip after the jump!

SNL’s Seth Meyers Denies Rumors He’s Permanently Replacing Regis on ‘Live’

Saturday Night Live head funny bone tickler Seth Meyers is saying not so fast to rumors he'll be permanently sliding in to Regis Philbin's old seat on Live With Kelly. Meyers, who has been co-hosting with Kelly Ripa all this week, addressed the scuttlebutt about him becoming a full-time fixture on the syndicated chatfest with the Sun-Sentinel. Here's an excerpt:

“No, no, no, no, no,” Meyers said by phone from New York on Monday afternoon. “I know [Reege’s replacement] is a very important thing down there. But, right now, what I would say to you: I’m really in love with the job I have. I’m very excited to be going back [to “SNL”] for the election season, which is always fun.”

Live With Regis and Kelly Wins Daytime Emmy For Outstanding Talk Show Host!


Way to go out on top, Reege! Live With Regis and Kelly's former dream team Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa won for Outstanding Talk Show Host. This marks Philbin's first win in the category since the show started in 1988. Here's hoping when they finally find a new co-host for Ripa he can hold a candle to Reege.

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