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Rosie to Leno Step Aside


While comedian Rosie O'Donnell may not be in the running for a late-night show, she certainly has an opinion on NBC's tumultuous climate.

"If you're privileged enough to be asked to drive the bus, you should say thank you. And when you're done, you say thank you and you should pass the keys to the new guy -- with red hair -- and not try to flatten the tires," she said regarding NBC's decision to ax Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien and let Jay Leno reclaim his previous post.

O'Donnell was appearing at the Television Critics Association conference in Los Angeles to promote her upcoming HBO documentary, A Family Is a Family Is a Family. Though O'Donnell is no stranger to talk shows -- she hosted her own eponymous daytime show from 1996 to 2002 -- she said she's a little leery about jumping back onto a daily talker.

"That question today is like asking if I'd like to vacation in Haiti -- I hear it's nice, but not right now."

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