Regis Philbin and his former co-host Kelly Ripa don’t talk much these days, matter-of-fact, we did a story on the subject which revealed the fact that Ripa never bothered to call Philbin after he was forced out of his own show. Be that as it may…
A TMZ photog caught the popular former host out walking with friends after lunch at La Scala. Dude spent his one question on Ripa.
We also learned that Regis does not own a smartphone, which complicated matters..
TMZ got Reege leaving La Scala in Bev Hills Friday and asked about Internet trolls who are baggin’ on Kelly over a bikini photo hubby Mark Consuelos posted showing the 48-year-old talk show host on a lounge chair. Regis hadn’t seen the pic — he doesn’t have a smart phone — but he remembered Kelly in all her glory back in the day.
You’ll recall, Kelly came on board Regis’ show after Kathy Lee left … when Kelly was a soap star. There was bad blood between the 2 when Regis announced he was leaving without even giving Kelly a heads up … but it seems the hatchet is buried. source