‘The Talk’: Rosie O’Donnell Eyed As Julie Chen Replacement
Rosie O’Donnell has plenty of experience as talk show host, and now she could be taking it to The Talk— if producers can get her. Apparently, rumors are swirling that she’s on the short list.
CBS is looking for a replacement for Julie Chen on “The Talk”, and one of the not-always-reliable British tabloids says that the frontrunner is Rosie O’Donnell .A so-called “source” says, quote, “She has a proven track record, from her own show to her time on ‘The View’, and despite being polarizing she brings in viewers.
“Rosie can be a bit intense when it comes to politics, but she is incredibly good at connecting with an audience, and would be an ideal fit.”
Rosie O’Donnell hosted a self-titled daytime talk show from 1996 to 2002 and a nighttime show, The Rosie Show, from 2011-2012. O’Donnell was also a co-host and moderator on The View on and off between 2005 and 2015. Her first stint ended after a headline-making argument with Elisabeth Hasselback. O’Donnell returned to The View in 2015, then stepped away for good soon after, telling fans in a video posted to her YouTube that she exited the show before her contract ended to take care of her health.
Other names that have come up include Carnie Wilson, Ann Curry, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lisa Ling, Kris Jenner, Mayim Bialik, and Carrie Ann Inaba.
The source says a final decision won’t be made until November. The Talk airs weekdays on CBS.
I AM SO ON BOARD! Bring it on Rosie!
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