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Fran Drescher NOT in Negotiations for FNC, MSNBC Show

drescher9-11.jpgUSNWR’s Washington Whispers reports that “The Nanny” actress Fran Drescher is in talks with Fox News and MSNBC: “She’s opened negotiations with Fox for a talk show. And why not? she says with that trademark nasal giggle. ‘A lot of my fans watch Fox News,’ says Drescher, who is also talking to MSNBC.”

TVNewser contacted both networks and it looks like Drescher and (USNWR) might be overstating the situation a bit. Bill Shine, FNC’s Senior VP of Programming, exclusively tells TVNewser: “There is no meeting currently scheduled with Fran Drescher and we have no interest in pursuing a talk show with her. We engaged in a brief dialogue with her staff which was nothing more than a professional courtesy and she never formally met with any executives at Fox News Channel.” We also spoke to an insider at MSNBC about Drescher’s claims who told us, “There’s nothing to it.”

So, for now, it looks like “the flashy girl from Flushing” won’t be coming “over the bridge” to cable news in Manhattan. (Sorry.)

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Huckabee Talks Host/Guest Relationship

huckabee_12-21.jpgFNC host, author and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is profiled by Kate O’Hare of Zap2It (appearing here in the Buffalo News).

Huckabee describes the TV hosting job as “an experience that takes me full circle.”

O’Hare writes about the long list of liberal guests who have appeared on “Huckabee,” including Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Maher and Oliver Stone. This week, Fran Drescher, the actress seeking Sen. Hillary Clinton‘s Senate seat, appears on the program.

“The words ‘host’ and ‘guest’ imply something to me,” says Huckabee. “They imply that the host is extending hospitality to those whom he invites, and that the guest will be treated with dignity and respect and hopefully, in turn, will act like a guest.”

Earlier: TVNewser’s interview with Huckabee.