Cloris Leachman and Regis Philbin shared a moment Monday on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), even if it was somewhat uncomfortable for everyone else. The 'Raising Hope'star turned the tables on her interviewer, asking Regis a series of questions about his future TV plans after he leaves 'Live' at the end of the year.
Turning her back to the audience, Leachman clasped Regis' hand and asked him, repeatedly, what he'd be doing in the next phase of his career. He tried to tell her that he doesn't know exactly, but hopes he'll be back on TV in some capacity (we've heard he's filming some kind of reality show). It soon became apparent that she wasn't going to let up. "Uh oh, it's one of those," he groaned.
The segment really began to feel like eavesdropping on a private conversation when Leachman moved in closer, and Regis, sounding a little sad, said "I don't know, honey. I really don't know." As Kelly Ripa took a rare moment of silence, a quick shot of the audience suggested that they didn't know how to react to this unusual moment of intimacy, either.