“They are begging Oprah to fill in,” said a TV insider. “Not full time . . . But they are hoping she’ll do one day, two days, one hour, fill in till Christmas. Anything.”
According to reports, CBS will use a rotating cast of news reporters to step in. Winfrey joined 60 Minutes in September, and, as you all know, “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King is her BFF. Without Rose, King hosts “CBS This Morning” with Norah O’Donnell.
An insider said of the strategy to land Winfrey: “Unless you get a superstar [on the show], it’s always going to be, ‘Charlie’s missing.’”
King mentioned Winfrey on the show on Tuesday, saying of Rose: “I really am still reeling. I got an hour and 42 minutes of sleep last night. Both my son and my daughter called me. Oprah called me and said, ‘Are you OK?’ I am not OK.”
Also, while discussing the ongoing Charlie Rose scandal at CBS on her show Tuesday, Wendy Williams recalled the time she was groped on television during the early years of her talk show.
“My worst guest? I’m not going to name, but I can tell you this, it had to do with some groping,” Williams said. “You all saw it and I didn’t say a word. And I felt it and I didn’t say a word. My staff saw it and that guest will never be here anymore.”
“I hug my guests,” she said. “He hugged me but lays in my breasts inappropriately and I didn’t know what to do because I am brand new on TV … After the hug, he looked up at me, he goes, ‘Oh! You’re not Oprah!”
The sleuths of Black Twitter immediately went to work, pulling up footage from comedian Gilbert Gottfried’s April 2011 appearance on the show, and linking to this 2011 article that details his appearance, including the line, “You’re not Oprah!”
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