Billy V: 1/19/2011

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-Regis Philbin said on Tuesday he was retiring from his morning TV show "Live! with Regis and Kelly" after; he's been on the show for 28 years, he's 79, says this will be his last year with the show, leaving sometime between the end of summer and fall. Philbin is the Guinness World Record holder for most time on camera, with more than 16,500 hours accumulated over his entire career.

Philbin created "The Morning Show" for WABC in his native New York City; in 1988 the program gained national syndication and he's been on since.

Piers Morgan's CNN talk show debuted Monday night with 2.1 million viewers, compared to a 657,000 average in that time slot last year. It didn't hurt that Piers' first guest was the queen of daytime TV, Oprah Winfrey.

Hawaii Theatre's Tribute to the music of Johnny Noble and Charles King this coming Saturday, January 22, featuring Kawika Trask, Robert Cazimero and friends?

Glad to hear news:  Jimmy Borges got a call from SOS Leader and Hawaii/Vegas entertainer Tony Ruivivar; everyone has been worried since he was diagnosed with cancer, but doctors removed the large tumor that was in his liver; his liver is expected to grow back to 80% of it's size in about 8 weeks and he doesn't need chemo.  Congrats to Tony and the Society of Seven.

Jake Shimabukuro's new CD called Peace Love Ukulele is soaring to new heights; it's debuted in the #1 spot on the World Album charts with a bullet; it is out selling all other Jake Shimabukuro CD's ever released and Jake's going to be busy with many things including tours, concerts and plans on his upcoming marriage.  Congrats to Jake Shimabukuro!!!