Rosie O'Donnell Long Dreamed Of Ruling Over Contestants' Row With An Iron Fist

Chingchonggate may finally be blowing over, but even casual watchers of The View know Rosie O'Donnell's tenure at the yapfest won't be long. Case in point: O'Donnell's rambling diatribe on the alien, rich-lady ways of Barbara Walters (pay special attention to Walters' patented DeathStare), whose penchant for throwing dinner parties not featuring a communal macaroni salad bowl led O'Donnell to practically rally the audience to rise up against her boss and join a people's revolution. Now, a press release from Extra gets Rosie to address rumors that she wants to take over from retiring Bob Barker to host The Price is Right:

O'Donnell addressed rumors that she is leaving her job at "The View" to host "The Price is Right." O'Donnell said, "See I want 'The Price is Right,' but nobody's offered me 'The Price is Right.'" About her current contract co-hosting "The View," she revealed, "It is a clause in my contract [allowing her to take over Bob Barker's job], but they apparently don't want me...which is sort of sad...because I have visions for 'The Price is Right.'"

We have no idea if there really is a "Come On Down!" escape clause in O'Donnell's View contract, but assuming this is not a joke, we're praying Barker's legacy isn't sullied with the introduction of O'Donnell's unsubtle comedy stylings into Price is Right's delicate game show chemistry. Besides the unsettling image of the plus-sized host flanked on all sides by her "O'Donnell's Beauties," we can barely stomach the thought of valuable game time being taken up by on-camera apologies in which the comedian is required to explain how she had no idea screaming "ARRIBA, ARRIBA, ANDALE, ANDALE!!!" at a contestant of Latin American descent during a round of the Clock Game could be construed as culturally insensitive.