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Ro Show a No Go: "We Were Close"

11/8/2007 7:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rosie O'Donnell may have scotched her chance at a primetime gig on MSNBC -- by blabbing about it in public.

On her blog, Ro says that a deal to host a live hour-long show on MSNBC was "almost done," when she "let it slip" at a talk in Miami, "causing panic on the studio end" and killing the opportunity. Rosie didn't seem too broken up about it: "Just as well ... bashert -- as we say," says the Irish Ro. (Bashert is Yiddish for "as it was meant to be.")

FOX News' Roger Friedman reports the breakdown was all about the Benjamins, and the length of Rosie's contract.

Conan's Scary Stalker – Catholic Priest


It's something out of a Conan O'Brien sketch -- a nice red-headed Catholic boy from Boston gets stalked by not-so-nice Catholic priest from Boston.

And, in fact, David Ajemian, a Boston priest, was arrested last week while trying to get into a taping of NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." Father Ajemian has allegedly been sending the TV host "threatening emails, postcards, and letters" for over a year.

The priest is under psychiatric evaluation, and faces charges of aggravated harassment and stalking. Conan has not yet been examined.

Party Favors: Eagles Beat Britney ... Lance and Ashley Shack Up in SoHo House ... Is Jennifer Lopez PREGNANT?


You know your career is in the crapper when your superhyped album doesn't sell half as many copies as those of a band popular 30 years ago. Such was the fate of Britney Spears' "Blackout," which got housed by the Eagles' latest, "Long Road Out of Eden," 711,000 to 289,000 in first-week sales. ... Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen stayed at the Soho House together, says Usmagazine.com, during their whirlwind week in NYC. ... And, finally, *palm smacking forehead*, can you believe it? On the final stop on her "El Cantante" tour, Jennifer Lopez announced that she is pregnant.

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