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The Word: Ripa keeping mum on Regis replacement

Kelly Ripa isn’t too concerned with trying to find a replacement for herfamed co-host Regis Philbin when he leaves “Live! with Regis and Kelly”at the end of November.

Kelly Ripa isn’t too concerned with trying to find a replacement for her famed co-host Regis Philbin when he leaves “Live! with Regis and Kelly” at the end of November.

“All I want to do is enjoy and celebrate his legacy,” she told Metro while co-hosting Super Saturday 14, an annual benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund on Saturday in Water Mill, N.Y. “After he leaves, we’ll worry about getting a guy or gal in there.” But she did tell the throng of reporters that the change-up won’t be boring.

“I don’t think there will be a Regis replacement — I think it will be a totally new person.”

—Additional reporting by Jeryl Brunner

That’s some support check

To all the deadbeat dads currently running from your child support obligations — pay up and be thankful that at least your baby mama isn’t Linda Evangelista. The model is seeking $46,000 a month in child support from billionaire Francois Henri-Pinault, the father of her 4-year-old son.

The payments — called “probably the largest support order in the history of the family court” — would cover round-the-clock nannies, drivers and security detail. “On days when I do not work, I am working onmy image” is a wonderful way to say “unemployed,” isn’t it?



Free workout for stars of ‘Bachelorette’

It must be great to be a Bachelorette. Not only do you get a fake fiance — but you’re also offered a real gym membership! Now that?Penn Dental student Ashley Hebert has accepted the proposal of NYC native JP Rosenbaum, both the New York Sports Clubs and Philadelphia Sports Clubs have offered the couple free memberships for the duration of their engagement. Smart cookies — that will be a free six-month membership at best. Until then, maybe the Bolt Bus will offer free bus tickets to help with the commute??

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