Lesbian star may get new talk show
She did battle with Elizabeth Hasselbeck and now she could be wiping the floor with Larry King.
Just six months after Rosie O’Donnell bolted from The View, sources say she’s eying a return to TV – on MSNBC.
The controversial comedian reportedly is in talks to star in her own show on the network – a current events talk fest in which O’Donnell would presumably offer up her throughts surrounding the upcoming election.
According to The New York Times, NBC has been considering O’Donnell for a number of jobs in recent months and has settled on offering her a prime-time slot that would pit her against CNN’s Larry King Live and Fox News’ Hannity and Colmes.
A possible sticking point: O’Donnell’s show would replace Live With Dan Abrams, which only began airing in September and stars the network’s former general manager.
O’Donnell herself alluded to the possible new gig during a recent book-signing in Miami, reports lyingonthebeach.com.
According to a podcast on the site, the comedian said she would soon begin competing against “the guy with the suspenders and the long, long face” during the event.
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That said, insiders warn that negotiations are still underway.
Among the details that supposedly still need to be ironed out: when such a show would appear, what O’Donnell would be paid and whether she would also be seen on NBC.
This is the latest of several gigs O’Donnell has considered in recent months.
Rumours she would take over hosting duties on The Price is Right stalled when producers insisted she’d need to tape weekdays in Los Angeles.
This season, O’Donnell is expected to return to her guest starring role on nip/tuck.
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