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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Giving away one more car to an ecstatic contestant, TV host Bob Barker taped his last round of "The Price Is Right" on Wednesday, ending 35 years as host of America's longest-running game show and five decades on network television. Barker, 83, took the stage to a shower of confetti and a standing ovation but quickly got down to business conducting his usual assortment of contests and prize giveaways, culminating in a final "Showcase Showdown." .... He is estimated to have awarded more than $200 million in prizes during his career.
Rosie O'Donell has set her eyes on hosting The Price is Right and if the departing host Bob Barker has his way she won't get it. A source told Rush & Molloy that Bob Barker "is adamant that Rosie not get the gig."
CBS Television decided to choose a new host who is nothing like Bob Barker, whom they think can reach a new, younger demographic. Producers have decided that they need someone who is loud, obnoxious and in-your-face. Since Bobcat Goldthwaite turned them down, the new host will be none other than Gilbert Gottfried.