Rosie reveals talk show will not go ahead

“We were close to a deal/almost done/well what can u do/2day there is no deal/poof/my career as a pundit is over/b4 it began.”

For those who frequent, you know that’s Rosie O’Donnell blog speak for it ain’t gonna happen.

Just two days after NBC confirmed to the press that it was in talks with the former View host to headline her own political gabfest, O’Donnell posted a message on her blog saying such talks had ceased.

O’Donnell says she thinks the network backed down after she accidently leaked possibility of such show at a gig in Florida.

The controversial comedian was reportedly in talks to star in her own show on the network – a current events show that would have put her head to head with Larry King.

According to The New York Times, NBC had been considering O’Donnell for a number of jobs in recent months and had settled on offering her a prime-time slot that would pit her against CNN’s Larry King Live and Fox News’ Hannity and Colmes.

O’Donnell herself alluded to the possible new gig during a recent book-signing in Miami, according to

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