Josh Duhamel won't take over for Regis Philbin
February 8th, 2011
09:41 AM ET

Josh Duhamel won't take over for Regis Philbin

Did you hear that Josh Duhamel may be taking over for Regis Philbin on "Live With Regis and Kelly"? Well, don't believe it.

The actor's rep is shooting down rumors that the former soap star is ditching movies and returning to daytime TV as Kelly Ripa's sidekick.

The reports first surfaced last week, when "Entertainment Tonight" reporter Kevin Frazier told Duhamel's wife, Fergie, he had heard whispers of Duhamel possibly replacing Philbin when he leaves "Live With Regis and Kelly" in November.

"Wow! Do they have Vegas odds on that?" she replied. "Right now he is actually in New York filming 'New Year's Eve.'"

Still playing coy, Fergie added, "You're going to have to ask him that question."

But Duhamel's rep says it just isn't happening: "There is no truth to the story," says the spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Philbin claims he hasn't heard who might take over his spot but thinks Duhamel would do well.

"That's a good name," he says, adding, "Actors have careers that are pretty good to them — this is a daily thing every morning, so they've got to consider that before they get involved."

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  1. Raigosa

    How about Duhamel as Joran van der Sloot...!?

    February 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. T-rex

    *KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK* COME IN...oh hey beiber ya little FA GG OT. Yes I wanna prepare a nice celery/carrot stick salad in your hineyhole and use you as my table center piece...ok? GOOD!! But first I need u to provide some ranch into this container...kindve a dipping sauce for me and JO SH. After dinner the 3some begins...

    February 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ejeck-u-ater

    RUUUUUMP RAAAAAANGERS HOOOO ! It's a LGBT stampede !

    February 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. T-rex

    Oh beiber you cutie...lets get on our knees and give Josh a double surprise...then he can take turns on our rumps.

    February 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Justin Bieber

    Sounds like I should hook up with T-rex. He is my type of man. The poop shoot is waiting, big boy. Come on over and let's party. -Bieber

    February 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Justin Bieber

    I am a fruit. I love boys. I think Josh is hot. Time to hook up for a little Bieber-licious fun...

    February 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. T-rex

    I want him to bend me over the saw horse, take his tool and plunder my manhole for buried treasure.

    February 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. T-rex

    Josh...my TorpedoTurd shooter is empty for the moment as Im reloading. Feel fred to enter at your own risk and plug away...!

    February 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. T-rex

    treasure

    February 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. What about

    lettuce

    February 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Just Sayin

    T-Rex needs to be blocked.

    February 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. A Complex Attorney

    What is the matter with you people?

    February 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Nancy Jane

    I heard they may offer James Franco the host position.

    February 8, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mona

    Thank you for moderating that creep cnn.

    February 8, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sarah

    do your parents know your on line? shouldn't you be in school? And if you are not a child,are you some kind of perverted pre- school janitor,very disturbing

    February 8, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  16. Jeff

    Gross. I hope children aren't reading this. Where are the CNN moderators ?

    February 8, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  17. piggy

    What is wrong w u your disgusting

    February 8, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  18. Mondongo

    Yeah, he should stick to robot movies...?

    February 8, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  19. Eddie King

    Say, Eddie King really likes "Josh Duhamel won't take over for Regis Philben"...

    February 8, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  20. piggy

    What in the hell is wrong w u your sick

    February 8, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |

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