Rosie O'Donnell Strikes Out With MSNBC

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Rosie O'Donnell.Photo: rosie.com

"You all heard about the whole big MSNBC thing?" Rosie O'Donnell said in a video on her blog this afternoon. "We were in the bottom of the ninth inning. We were almost there, the game was almost over!" But after she let slip to a blogger in Miami that she was in negotiations with the network to host a one-hour show, the network "panicked" and reneged, she wrote on her blog last night:

2day there is no deal
poof
my career as a pundit is over
b4 it began

According to the Times, however, it wasn't panic that caused MSNBC to cop out, but the fact that Rosie would only commit to a one-year contract — as she had done previously on the View. "It's all right," Rosie sighed on her Webcam. "Maybe being a pundit wasn't what's best for me. You gotta believe, what happens is supposed to happen." We bet Dan Abrams, who's time slot she would have taken, believes that, too!

MSNBC and O'Donnell Can't Make a Deal [NYT]
Earlier: Rosie Suffers Television Relapse