Rumors have spread that former co-host of “The View,” Rosie O’Donnell is at the top of CBS’ list to replace Julie Chen on “The Talk.”

According to the Daily Mail, a source said that O’Donnell’s track record on her own show and “The View” is one of the reasons why she is being considered as Chen’s replacement. 

CBS News has yet to comment.

During E! News Daily Pop live daytime broadcast series, co-hosts Justin Sylvester, Carissa Culiner, and Morgan Stewart discussed the rumor of Chen’s replacement by O’Donnell.


“I actually think this is a really good choice, I think that would shake that show-up and I think it would actually stay on longer if they got someone like Rosie O’Donnell. They’re going to need somebody big to fill those shoes,” Stewart told her co-hosts.

Culiner agreed, “I think that Rosie has a very distinct voice and she’s great at managing a show.”

Sylvester wasn’t in agreement with his co-hosts on the possibility of O’Donnell being the replacement. He believes that Sarah Gilbert and O’Donnell are too much alike, “they are two of the same person, both lesbians, both in the same political party, both agree on the same things — it’s no fun,” he said.

Other names that have reportedly been brought up as replacements include “The Talk” guest host Carnie Wilson, Ann Curry, Debbie Matenopoulos, and Lisa Ling.

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