Now that TV talk-show host Regis Philbin has retired from his morning “Live with Regis and Kelly” on ABC, he’s making the rounds of the bookstores to sign and sell his new book, “How I Got This Way.” On Saturday (Nov. 26), Barnes & Noble in the Americana was host to some 300 Regis fans who came to learn the real scoop on the TV star’s life. A bonus was the appearance of Regis’ wife and sometimes TV partner, Joy Philbin.
Originally, Regis wanted to be the next Bing Crosby. In fact, Glendale resident Gladys Wymore mentioned his idol when Regis signed her book. “The way you feel about Bing Crosby is the way we all feel about you,” Wymore said. Wymore was willing to stand in a long line for 3½ hours before the noon book signing.
What’s next for Regis? Although he’s been approached by the show’s producers, he modestly turned down the opportunity to dance on “Dancing With the Stars.”