LOS ANGELES — Regis Philbin is taking on more television duties. The co-host of ‘‘Live with Regis and Kelly,’’ who holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a TV camera, will host the official Oscar red carpet show, producers have announced. ...
Dennis Doty, producer of the arrivals show that airs just before the Academy Awards ceremony, called the 76-year-old Philbin ‘‘the perfect guy to serve as host.’’
‘‘He knows everyone, and everyone loves Regis,’’ Doty said in a statement.
The 80th Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 24 on ABC.