Paula Deen, Judy Gold, Rene Syler, and Lee Woodruff, Kate Gosselin

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Move over, Barbara Walters.

Just days after Kate Gosselin's guest gig on The View, sources confirm the famous mother of eight will shoot a pilot this weekend for a new chatfest with Paula Deen.

As I was the first to tell you, the show is being developed by media powerhouse Telepictures. Unlike The View, producers at the Deen project wanted all their cohosts to be moms.

An insider just told me comedian Judy Gold will be included with the previously revealed cohosts, former Early Show coanchor Rene Syler and ABC newsman Bob Woodruff's wife, Lee Woodruff...

"It will not be The View," the insider said. "Definitely not."

I'm told at least 20 women auditioned for a spot.

"It is Paula's program," the insider said. "She has final authority." The pilot will be shot in midtown Manhattan. My source said reports that Christie Brinkley and former Spice Girls singer Mel B will be two of their guests are not confirmed definites: "They're still working on the guests."


The new talk show isn't the only thing happening this weekend. So are the Emmys. Get scoop on the big night in our chock-full of goodies Red Carpet blog.

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