September 12, 2005

Osmond, Gifford in talks for talk show

By Kimberly Speight

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kathie Lee Gifford and
Donny Osmond could be the next hot couple to enter the daytime
talk show arena.

Word is that the duo are shopping for a deal that would
have them on the air in the fall of 2006. The daytime veterans
are said to have known each other for years; Osmond even subbed
for Regis Philbin on Gifford's former syndicated show "Live
With Regis and Kathie Lee."

"Doing a talk show is the equivalent of the viewers
inviting the hosts into their living rooms," Osmond said. "I'd
like to think that Middle America would enjoy having Kathie Lee
and me drop by for a visit each weekday."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Gifford said that the TV
personality has been approached on several occasions about
hosting another television show and "would look forward to
working with (Osmond) at any time" but noted that "at this
point, they are only in discussions."

Osmond's daytime credits include "Donny & Marie" and the
game show "Pyramid." Gifford, who co-hosted "Live With Regis
and Kathie Lee" from 1989-2000, joins the syndicated
entertainment newsmagazine "The Insider" Monday as a special

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter