Final negotiations with the duo are underway, and an announcement of their hiring is expected next week, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
ABC declined to comment. “We have nothing to announce right now,” said spokesman Karl Nilsson.
Goldberg, the irreverent comedian and Oscar-winning actress, and Shepherd, a stand-up comic who has appeared in movies like “Beauty Shop,” would bring a strong dose of brash humor to the 10-year-old program, which was buoyed by O’Donnell’s presence last season.
NEW VIDEO FROM DEELISHIS FROM FLAVOR OF LOVE 2. SHE IS A THICK MISSES DOING HER THING.
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Deelishis showed up for her boy Flavor Flav at his roast thrown by Comedy Central. This is what she had to say.
“We’re on good terms. I was sad initially about the break-up, but I know Flav and if you know Flav, you know he doesn’t mean any harm in whatever he does. He always means well. I respect his decision to do some things for his new baby, whose name is Karma and who was born the day after Christmas. He wanted to try to give the situation with his son’s mom a try, and I understood that. I told him that if it didn’t work out and I was still available, to give me a holler. So we’ll see if they’re still together tonight
The new big-screen musical, with lyrics that include a line about women's "extra large largesse" shining through, debuts Friday. The filmmakers hope it will help open moviegoers' minds to the notion that people of ample proportions deserve their Hollywood close-ups.
Curvier women such as Mae West, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell were far more common in old Hollywood, but the outright portly like "Hairspray" lead character Tracy Turnblad have hardly ever gotten their day as lead characters.
"Growing up, all I saw were the really thin actors and pop singers of the world. Everybody was so thin and tall and blond and everything I was not," said Nikki Blonsky, the hefty 4-foot-10 newcomer who plays Tracy. "Do I have to be like them to make it into the business? I thought, `No, I'm going to find a way to make it in just as somebody different.'
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Queen Latifah received a star on the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
In an e-mail sent out Tuesday, the event is being billed “the most exciting Barack Obama event of the year anywhere,” the Los Angeles Times
Her album "Based on a True Story" is in stores now.
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The singer, who performed backup for Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood and Take 6, is set to release a new album July 31, and also wrote a tell-all book, Idoleyes, on "faith, fat and fame."