"Regis and Kelly", Prince Edward Island - Complete Videos, Performances, Pics & Schedule


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Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa gave Prince Edward Island a much needed star power boost

The most excitement it has seen since… well… ever, Canada’s smallest province of Prince Edward Island got a serious celebrity injection on Monday when Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa came up North to Charlottetown to tape “Live! With Regis & Kelly." From July 12 to 15, the hugely popular daytime talk show will be filming at the picturesque Confederation Landing Park. Constantly living in the shadow of metropolises like Toronto and Montreal, P.E.I.'s tourism office pitched the idea of playing host to the show in order to call attention and boost tourism in the little known island.

The Prince Edward Island government reportedly spent $1 million of taxpayer money in this aggressive marketing bid to bring in visitors. Despite their brief visit, “Live! With Regis & Kelly" has already cost one fifth of the province’s entire annual tourism budget. An extravagant splurge, but P.E.I Premier Robert Ghiz feels it's worth every penny: "We are the envy of our sister provinces because we have the show here. It's a return on our investment in spades."

Certainly, the show has attracted dedicated fans from throughout Canada. Some travelled for hours from several provinces over, while others lined up at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night through the rain to get good seats for the first of four tapings on Monday morning.

Under a charming gazebo and with the East Coast panaroma behind them, Regis and Kelly took to the stage with an entourage of eight members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Greeted by a standing ovation, they made sure Prince Edward Island got its money worth and praised the sights, the people, and especially, the food.

Anne of Green Gables will no longer be the biggest celebrity to see these shores, as “Live! With Regis & Kelly" will feature guests such as Stephen Moyer, John Corbett, and Lady Antebellum during its tenure in P.E.I.

Check the show schedule below to make sure you catch your favorite stars in this quaint little province:

Updated with Videos!

Monday, July 12:
Peter Facinelli of "The Twilight Saga"
Country sensation, Lady Antebellum
"True Beauty" judge and former "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" style guru, Carson Kressley

Tuesday, July 13:
"Kelly Anne of Green Gables", a performance by Kelly Ripa and special guests
Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamelin of their new reality series "Harry Loves Lisa"
Comedienne Caroline Rhea

Wednesday, July 14:
"True Blood" hunk, Stephen Moyer
Canadian R&B singer Melanie Fiona
Kelly and Carson Kressley's featurette on horseback riding around P.E.I

Thursday, July 15:
Of "Sex and the City" fame and the upcoming film, "Ramona & Beezus," John Corbett
Pop-rock band, OneRepublic
Featurette on Regis learning the ins and outs of fishing in "Regis the Fisherman"

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