- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rosie: ‘Price’ not right

Rosie O'Donnell has shut the door on coming on down to be the next host of “The Price is Right” — all because she doesn’t want to deal with schlepping to Los Angeles, TMZ.com reports.

In a post on her video blog over the weekend, Miss O'Donnell called the gig “a fantasy childhood indulgence,” and explained that she asked CBS to let her tape multiple episodes on the days she was out West, but the network said no way.

According to Miss O'Donnell, it would’ve been a lark anyway, since, as she put it, “I don’t really need a job,” and uprooting her large brood wasn’t an option.

The search continues.

Losing ground?

The latest nightly news ratings are out, and Brian Williams and his “NBC Nightly News” are losing to Charlie Gibson and “World News Tonight,” says Mediabistro.com, citing a report from Associated Press.

Although Katie Couric is in a distant third place, Nielsen reports that Mr. Williams has lost over 246,000 more viewers than Miss Couric over the past 39 weeks.

For his part, Mr. Williams calls it a “back-and-forth dogfight.”

Moore fined for DUI

“Criminal Minds” star Shemar Moore has been fined and given probation after copping a no contest plea Friday on a DUI charge, Zap2it.com reports.

Charges against Mr. Moore — whose credits include a long run on the CBS soap “The Young and the Restless” and co-starring roles in the feature films “The Brothers” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” — were filed on Friday morning stemming from the actor’s June 1 arrest in Los Angeles.

Mr. Moore, 37, was pulled over for speeding on Santa Monica Boulevard early in the morning. At the time, the officer reported Mr. Moore “displayed signs of alcohol impairment and a DUI investigation was conducted.” Mr. Moore blew a .08 blood alcohol level, exactly California’s legal limit.

Although Mr. Moore’s next court hearing was scheduled for today, the actor’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, entered a no-contest plea on the charge of exhibition of speed, according to TMZ.com. The two misdemeanor DUI charges were dropped.

The celebrity news Web site also said that Mr. Moore was swiftly sentenced, received probation, paid a $1,400 fine and was ordered to perform community service.

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