Seth Meyers May Be Stepping into Regis Philbin's Venerable Elasticated Slacks

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The list of candidates being considered to fill ABC's Regis-shaped hole has been whittled down to three—Josh Groban, Michael Strahan, and SNL's Seth Meyers. Meyers is reportedly the frontrunner and will join host Kelly Ripa for a weeklong trial starting on Monday July 9th. "Ripa's preference for pal Anderson Cooper is well known," says Showbiz411, "but unlikely since Cooper already has two shows—one on CNN and one in syndication. Others who'd like the gig have not been asked back as many times as Meyers. Strahan has been a strong contender, but in the end, I'm told, it's Meyers who has the widest appeal, background and strengths." Word is that if he got the job, Meyers would continue to do "Weekend Update," but would step down from his position as SNL's head writer. When reached for comment, Regis yelled a bunch. [Showbiz411]


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Demi Moore's daughters—Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah—have reportedly cut ties with their mother due to her increasingly 'nanners behavior following her split with Ashton Kutcher. "Demi is just being very needy right now and the girls are tired of it, they want a mother not another little sister. They are all concerned that she is going to relapse and head back to rehab and they can't deal with the stress and worry of it," says a source. Ugh. I feel terrible for everyone involved in this story. [NYPost]

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An undisclosed something is wrong with Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., the son of activist Jesse Jackson. He took leave for "exhaustion" in early June, but now his camp has released a more serious statement: "Congressman Jackson's medical condition is more serious than we thought and initially believed...According to the preliminary diagnosis from his doctors, Congressman Jackson will need to receive extended in-patient treatment as well as continuing medical treatment thereafter." I don't know if that's pointing at a disease or an addiction or what, but I'm uncomfortable playing blind-item with somebody else's health problems. So best of luck to everyone. [NYTimes]

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Ooooooh!!! Gigantic baby Kris Humphries used his baby-cannon put a baby of his own inside this lady maybe! Just what the world needs! DOUBLE BABY. You know that slightly craycray-seeming Myla Sinanaj, who dated Humphries for 30 seconds after his split from Kim Kardashian, and now keeps releasing totally natural and not-at-all orchestrated statements about whatever fake fight they're in this week? And then they both sit and stare at us like dogs who know where we keep the Beggin' Strips, just waiting for us to pay attention to them as though they are interesting or notable in any way? Yes, those people. Well, they're multiplying. But Sinanaj says she "plans to have the baby but wants to raise it alone, because she believes Kris has betrayed her by talking crap about their relationship." Yes. I will believe the shit out of that when I see it. [TMZ]

  • Here's that Janice Dickinson's butt you ordered. [Radar]
  • All tuckered out from a strenuous night of crashing his car while zonked out on pills, some 16 and Pregnant dum-dum named Weston Gosa fell asleep DURING HIS MUGSHOT. [TMZ]
  • Andy Griffith died of a heart attack. [HuffPo]
  • Taylor Swift and Dianna Agron partied with the Kennedys on the 4th of July—causing breathless busybodies to speculate that Swift is romantically involved with Patrick Schwarzenegger, which obviously means that she is going to immediately die. [ONTD]
  • Rapper Crunchy Black, formerly of Three 6 Mafia, has been shot in the face in Las Vegas. He is currently recovering. [TMZ]
  • Rihanna is suing her former accounting team (which she hired when she was 16 and still living in Barbados), alleging that they "engaged in misconduct and malfeasance" that cost her a million billion dollars. A spokesman for the firm, New York City-based Berdon LLP, declined to comment. RiRi claims that the company's shittiness caused her to lose money on her 2009 Last Girl tour, despite the fact that the tour made tons of dough. []
  • Move over, Channing Tatum—there's a new Channing Tatum in Tatum-town! And his name is THIS GUY. Now turn in your badge and your sleeveless hoodie. [HuffPo]
  • If you're one of the bajillion Tumblrers who got outraged over this photoshopped photo of Jennifer Lawrence—don't cry, little dove. It's fake. [Crushable]
  • Great headline: "People Very Excited to Live in Building Where Katie Holmes Hid From Scientologists." [DailyIntel]
  • Tom Hardy is a needy and demanding boyfriend, says My Boyfriend Tom Hardy™. "I do demand a lot of fuss made of me! However, if you were my partner, you'd get a lot of attention back." YES I ACCEPT YOUR OFFER WHEN IS THE NUPTIALS. [DigitalSpy]

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I think Kelly and Michael Strahan have the best chemisty, out of the co-hosts listed.