Regis Philbin fires his agent Jim GriffinJanuary 24th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Los Angeles Times has reported that Regis Philbin has fired his agent, Jim Griffin.
Griffin was later quoted by the newspaper claiming that he was shocked by the decision of Philbin. He said that when he first met Philbin, he was hardly getting any contracts. He was bitter that after getting him this far, he has decided to sever their ties.
He said that, “When I first met Regis, he hadn’t worked in a year and a half and here we are… We’ve had a great run.”
TMZ reported that Philbin has been offered a new contract for his role in the show, Live with Regis and Kelly. He has threatened to quit the show as he is not happy with the new contract.
The website reported that Philbin kept his decision to quit to himself and only revealed it to co-host, Kelly just 15 minutes before they went on air.
Philbin was receiving between $18 million and $20 million every year. However declining ratings and rise in the median age of viewers have compelled the show’s producers to consider cutting the costs of production and subsequently cut the paycheck of Philbin.
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