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Tuesday
Nov152011

Brad Pitt to Quit Acting in Three Years?

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage(SYDNEY) -- Is Brad Pitt ready to retire from acting?

The 47-year-old Moneyball star tells the Australian version of 60 Minutes that he plans on hanging it up after three more years, reports People.com.

He explained, "I am really enjoying the producing side and development of stories and putting those pieces together, and getting stories to the plate that might have had a tougher time otherwise."

Pitt added that he wants to take on the best roles he can so that one day his children can be proud of his body of work.

"If I'm choosing a film now, I want it to be maybe less immature than things I have done in the past.  I'm very conscious; when they're adults I want it to mean something to them.  I want them to think, 'Dad's alright,'" he said.

Pitt also said that he and Angelina Jolie are still undecided about having more children.

"I don't know that we're finished.  I don't know yet.  I don't know," he said.

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Tuesday
Sep062011

Regis Philbin Announces Final Day as Host

Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Regis Philbin will officially host his last edition of Live with Regis & Kelly on Nov. 18. No replacement has been named yet.

Philbin announced the date at the start of the morning show, Tuesday.

He has hosted the show for more than a quarter-century, most recently sharing it with Kelly Ripa.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Phil Collins: 'Retirement' Comments Taken Out of Context

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After an interview appeared in FHM in which Phil Collins seemed to announce that he was quitting music, and a subsequent denial by his spokesperson, Collins himself is now speaking out about what's really going through his mind.

In a posting on his official website, Phil says those quotes in FHM were taken out of context.

"Why they were printed at all is a mystery," he writes, "as I haven't spoken to anybody in the press for a few months. However, many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted."

Phil then explained that he is taking a break from music, but it's not because of "dodgy reviews" or "bad treatment in the press."  He also said, "I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved.  I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do, thank you."  He further clarified, "I'm not stopping because I don't fit in [with today's music scene]," and cited the number one debut of his most recent CD, Goin' Back, in the U.K., as proof.  Finally, he denied he was stopping because he wanted to spend all his time focusing on his hobby -- studying the Alamo.

Phil went on to say, "I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."  Phil's two youngest sons, Nicholas and Matthew, from his third marriage to Orianne Cevey, are both under the age of 10.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Phil Collins Not Retiring, Says Rep

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite a recent interview with FHM magazine which seemed to indicate that he'd be giving up music for good, Phil Collins' rep tells People magazine that Collins "is not, has no intention of, retiring."

In fact, Collins is simply taking some time off to recuperate from his health problems -- he has nerve damage in his hands that renders him incapable of holding a set of drumsticks, or playing the piano.

Last fall, Collins told People magazine that he wanted to take "some real serious time off" and spend time with his two youngest sons.

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Monday
Jan242011

Report: Regis Philbin Quit Over Mandated Pay Cut

Photo Courtesy - Stephen Lovekin/ FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- More details are emerging after last week's surprise announcement that Regis Philbin is quitting Live! With Regis & Kelly.

According to TMZ, Philbin didn't leave because he wanted to -- he was angry over a pay mandatory cut in his new contract, and even angrier that his agent of 30 years let it happen.  The 79-year-old reportedly makes around $20 million a year, according to the gossip site, which reported producers sought the pay cut due to Live's declining ratings and Philbin's frequent days off.   Philbin fired his agent shortly afterward.

TMZ is also reporting -- contrary to its own initial reports -- co-host Kelly Ripa was actually "furious" Philbin told her about his decision 15 minutes before the show on which he made the announcement began.  "She felt it showed a total lack of respect for her," declared the source.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Regis Philbin Retiring After Nearly 25 Years

Photo Courtesy - Disney-ABC Television Group (NEW YORK) -- Veteran broadcaster Regis Philbin announced Tuesday that he will be retiring from the weekday talk show Live! with Regis and Kelly after nearly 25 years.

Philbin broke the news Tuesday morning at the top of his show.  He confirmed that though he's departing, the Live! franchise will continue.  The Disney-ABC Television Group plans to name a new personality to join Kelly Ripa, who has co-hosted the show for nearly ten years.

Philbin, 79, has been a television personality since the 1950s.  He's best known for the Live! talk show, which premiered in national syndication in 1988 as Live with Regis & Kathie Lee.  A three-time Emmy Award winner, Philbin was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2008. 

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