After 28 years at the helm, Regis Philbin has decided to retire from hosting
"Regis and Kelly Live".  It was quite a secret.  Even Kelly wasn't informed
about the news until 15 minutes before she went on the air on Tuesday.  No
specific date for his departure was given, but only that it would be sometime
this year. Philbin has shared the show with two chief co-hosts during his run,
Kathie Lee Gifford and the current co-host, Kelly Ripa. Regis, 79, did not offer
any specific reason for his decision other than to say, "There is a time.
Everything must come to an end for certain people on camera.... for certain old
people."  Later in the show, he told the audience, he was just retiring from the
show, not from show business.

Jennifer Aniston, in an interview with Allure magazine, says she hated the
"Rachel" haircut that was popular in the mid 1990's when the show, "Friends" was
popular. The layered cut was given the name "The Rachel" for Aniston’s
character, Rachel Green, on the show. She wore the hairstyle for the first two
seasons.  Jennifer thinks it's the ugliest haircut she's ever seen and to this
day, wonders how the haircut became so popular. Aniston’s longtime hairstylist
Chris McMillan came up with haircut. He still works with her today.

Former "Six Million Dollar Man", Lee Majors, will be appearing as a guest star
on William Shatner's show, "Bleep My Dad Says"... He'll appear on the February
3rd episode, playing an arrogant millionaire who competes with Ed (Shatner) for
Rosemary (Jean Smart), who Ed had been seeing non-exclusively. Shatner tweeted
that he is "thrilled to be working with an old friend."

Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry is attempting to legally declare
himself as the father of 2 year old Nahla.  The story appears that he wants to
protect his rights to be able to have visitation.   So far, the couple have not
filed for child custody, visitation or support and they don't plan to file --
they have an arrangement they worked out between the two of them and hope they
don't need to go to court.

Oksana Grigorieva is not only making Mel Gibson's life miserable, she's also
making him pay for the experience. Gibson's legal bill from Oksana's lawyers
could reach over a million dollars before it's all over. TMZ did an analysis of
sorts that includes, Alan Shifman (aka lawyer #41) claims he racked up a
$163,000 fee for work performed between October 15 and November 15, 2010.  He
left the case after feuding with lawyer #39. TMZ is reporting that Shifman is
asking Mel to pay $600 an hour -- that means he worked about 272 hours during
the month ... which translates to 9 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Denver Broncos running back Laurence Maroney was arrested in St. Louis on
Tuesday night. Accoridn to police, he was for possession of marijuana and was in
possession of a firearm.  Officers say while Maroney has a valid "Conceal and
Carry" permit -- he was arrested for packing the gun while under the influence
of drugs. Maroney was in a car with 5 other people when cops say they observed
"several occupants" of the vehicle smoking what was believed to be marijuana.
Five of the six people in the car were arrested and three firearms were
discovered during the bust.

Less than a year after her bitter split with wife Tammy Lynn Michaels, Melissa
Etheridge has found a new partner....it's "Nurse Jackie" creator, Linda Wallem.  
The rocker and Wallem, both 50, share the same birthday (May 29th) and have been
best friends for over 10 years. Wallem even served as "Best Man" at Michaels and
Etheridge's 2003 wedding in Malibu.

"Mad Men" star, Christina Hendricks, freaked out at the Golden Globes after she
realizes she had lost an $850,000 diamond bracelet on the red carpet. The
bracelet was a loaner from Chopard just for the event. Luckily, an event worker
had found it and handed it back to her. A rep for Chopard confirmed Hendricks
was wearing 200 carats of their diamonds at the show and a security guard was on
hand to make sure nothing went missing.  The Chopard rep said the bracelet that
fell off was the 124-carat one worth $850,000, and it was returned as were
another bracelet and a pair of earrings.

Rock promoter, Don Kirshner, whom Time magazine once dubbed the "Man With the
Golden Ear," died Monday in a Florida hospital. He was 76. Kirshner managed The
Monkees in the 1960s and also created the animated series The Archies. He was
behind "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" in 1972, and gave national exposure to
musicians including Billy Joel and The Police. The show also boosted careers of
comics including Billy Crystal, Arsenio Hall and David Letterman. The show also
featured artists Kirshner helped launch including Prince, The Eagles, Lionel
Richie and Ozzy Osborne. Kirshner  lso ran three labels, Dimension Records,
Colgems Records and Kirshner Records. Before he died, Kirshner was chief
creative officer of Rockrena, a company launching this year to find and promote
talent online.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTRA) has announced its
nominees for its annual awards -- think the British Oscars. The BAFTA awards are
handed out Feb. 13 in London.  Here are the highlights of the nominations...


BEST FILM

    * BLACK SWAN - Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin
    * INCEPTION - Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
    * THE KING'S SPEECH - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
    * THE SOCIAL NETWORK - Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin
    * TRUE GRIT - Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen


ANIMATED FILM

    * DESPICABLE ME - Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
    * HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
    * TOY STORY 3 - Lee Unkrich


LEADING ACTOR

    * JAVIER BARDEM - Biutiful
    * JEFF BRIDGES - True Grit
    * JESSE EISENBERG - The Social Network
    * COLIN FIRTH - The King's Speech
    * JAMES FRANCO - 127 Hours


LEADING ACTRESS

    * ANNETTE BENING - The Kids Are All Right
    * JULIANNE MOORE - The Kids Are All Right
    * NATALIE PORTMAN - Black Swan
    * NOOMI RAPACE - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    * HAILEE STEINFELD - True Grit

SUPPORTING ACTOR

    * CHRISTIAN BALE - The Fighter
    * ANDREW GARFIELD - The Social Network
    * PETE POSTLETHWAITE - The Town
    * MARK RUFFALO - The Kids Are All Right
    * GEOFFREY RUSH - The King's Speech


SUPPORTING ACTRESS

    * AMY ADAMS - The Fighter
    * HELENA BONHAM CARTER - The King's Speech
    * BARBARA HERSHEY - Black Swan
    * LESLEY MANVILLE - Another Year
    * MIRANDA RICHARDSON - Made in Dagenham
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