'Price' Is Wrong for Rosie
O'Donnell doesn't want to move to Los Angeles
In a video posted on her personal site on Sunday (June 24) evening, O'Donnell says that despite having a "nice lunch" with the show's producers last week, a move to Los Angeles isn't in the cards.
While getting her hair and makeup done, O'Donnell answered questions from fans, including one specific query regarding her reticence to move across the country for a new job.
"Here's the thing: I don't really need a job," O'Donnell explains. "I'm in a weird position. I don't need the money."
She continues, "I know you're not allowed to talk about money in America. But I'm just saying I don't. So to get my entire family uprooted from their lives and move them across the country so that I can have a fantasy childhood indulgence job just doesn't seem fair."
O'Donnell and wife Kelli live in New York with their four kids.
In a different blog post last week, O'Donnell said that she would take the "Price" job if it were offered, but her certainty had already wavered in a later post, saying "It would be good for me, but I don't know if it's right for them."
Barker, whose final "Price Is Right" episode aired on June 15, expressed confidence at the Daytime Emmys that O'Donnell would be able to handle the job, but later emphasized that his words weren't the same as endorsing the former "View" co-host.
Initial frontrunners for the "Price" gig included Todd Newton, Mark Steines, John O'Hurley, George Hamilton and even Mario Lopez. More recent buzz had Ian Ziering auditioning and Drew Carey entering the picture as a late dark horse.
As soon as we know anything more, we'll let you know.