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Did Regis quit after going 'ballistic?'

Regis Philbin’s announcement that he’s retiring from daytime TV caughta lot of people off-guard, and it turns out the talk show host may havemade the decision out of anger, according to TMZ.

Regis Philbin’s announcement that he’s retiring from daytime TV caught a lot of people off-guard, and it turns out the talk show host may have made the decision out of anger, according to TMZ.


Sources tell the website Philbin went ballistic after being told by executives that when his Live with Regis and Kelly contract expired, his salary would be greatly reduced because of the show’s lagging ratings and Philbin’s extensive vacation time. Philbin reportedly earns $18 million to $20 million a year.

 
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