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I don't know which bit of media-vaporware news last week was more disappointing: the fact that the Google Phone turned out to be not an actual phone but just a giant nerd committee -- or the fact that Rosie O'Donnell's nighttime MSNBC talk show almost immediately turned out to be a nonstarter.
As Rosie wrote on her blog in her signature poetic style, "2day there is no deal/ poof/ my career as a pundit is over/ b4 it began." She included this cryptic clue about the collapsed negotiations: "i let it slip in miami / causing panic on the studio end."
But word on the street is that she simply wanted too much money. Rosie, you big tease, you're driving us all nuts here! You know you want -- need -- to be back on TV. How much cash do you want? Look, I'll help organize a fundraiser. That's how much I miss the glorious train wreck that is you on TV. I've got some ideas: a bake sale? A telethon? Rosie, call me. Call me on my Google Phone.