REGIS AND KELLY'S FEUD ON THE SEA

Published on: June 22, 2005
REGIS AND KELLY'S FEUD ON THE SEA

By ALEXANDER HITCHEN

The National Enquirer's Keep Regis Campaign moved to the high seas as Live stars Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa feuded aboard a cruise ship.

Supporters of our Keep Regis Campaign were among the 1,000 Live fans invited to join the pair for the five-day cruise televised on the show in June. "And it was anything but smooth sailing," said a show insider.

"There was a battle behind the scenes over who was going to get the best cabin. Reege ended up with the second-best aboard the Pride of America because Kelly took the best-placed penthouse."

Regis was given a cabin on the right — or starboard side — of the 921-foot vessel.

The Navy vet, 73, knows the starboard side is second best on an outward journey because the port or — left side — is protected from the sun.

The insider said cabins were assigned by show bosses who, as our readers know, are scheming to replace Regis with a man closer to 34-year-old Kelly's age. Survivor host Jeff Probst, 43, is said to be gunning for his job.

We recently reported that Regis is seeking a new four-year deal worth $60 million.

Bad blood was evident even before Regis and Kelly stepped aboard. Kelly was quoted saying of Reege: "He's hoping I'll throw up, preferably on-air."

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