Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin Don’t Keep in Touch

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They were a great screen team for more than a decade, but those days are long gone for Kelly and Regis, who haven’t been in touch since their morning talk show turned over into “Live! with Kelly and Michael.”

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Kelly Ripa says she hasn’t been in touch with Regis Philbin since he retired from the show in November 2011.

“I haven’t seen him, no,” Ripa replied to The Hollywood Reporter at an event Wednesday.

Things are swell with Kelly and her new co-host, ex-NFL star Michael Strahan though; the pair was named among THR’s Annual 35 Most Powerful People in Media List.

When Ripa was asked what Philbin, 81, and Strahan, 41, had in common, she joked: “Well they’re both incredible storytellers, they are both fiercely competitive, and they’re both incredible football players.”

Reege does have a sports connection now too, however. Philbin announced in March that he’s returning to TV to host a show for the new Fox Sports 1 channel called “Rush Hour.”

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