You’ll recall we were told that Bob Barker was “adamant” about her not getting the job.
We may have been misinformed:
“I believe they’re going to have a meeting with Rosie,” Barker said backstage Friday night at the Daytime Emmy Awards, where he won his 19th trophy.
“She knows the show,” he said. “There’s no doubt in my mind she could do the show. Now, whether they want a lady host, I don’t know. I’ve never heard that discussed. As far as I know, they’ve only auditioned men.”
Barker said his friendship with O’Donnell goes back several years, when she had him as a guest on her old daytime talk show.
Why would morning TV’s most opinionated idiot want a job that consists essentially of saying “spin that wheel” 20 times a day? She’d do big ratings and big money with her own show on HBO, where she could trade conspiracy theories with other cranks while the zombiefied audience claps on cue. Plus, it’d give us a hell of a lot more content.
I just hate to see talent wasted.