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Nancy O'Dell decides to exit Access Hollywood

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 18th 2009 10:34AM
access_hollywood_nancy_odellWell, apparently Nancy O'Dell doesn't have the same ailment that has kept Mary Hart glued to the chair on Entertainment Tonight. In a shocking announcement, Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell is leaving the show, effective immediately. In fact, she may not be on today's broadcast.

The story is still be sorted out, but it seems that Nancy is walking away from the last two years on her contract for a better job somewhere else. Her PR rep said, "[She] has chosen to leave the show after 13 years. ...Even though she will be leaving for a new opportunity, this decision is based totally on Nancy's desire to take her career to the next level and is completely amicable. She will continue on with projects as a broadcast entertainment journalist."

People magazine claims that O'Dell was uncomfortable with the tabloid sensentionalism of Access Hollywood and just had enough.

I wonder what took her so long; I turned off the show years ago for that very reason. People added that O'Dell has a good rep in the biz and wants to keep her image clean. So, perhaps, she's getting out while the getting was good. Or she just found a way to get off that set the way Mary Hart hasn't been able to. (Mary, please, move on already!)

What's next for Nancy O'Dell? I could easily see her morphing into a talk show, one of the morning shows, or even something on Food Network or Lifetime.

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Jason

Well the tabloid sensationlism that was done during Michael Jackson's death and then even with tiger woods recently must of pushed her over the edge.

December 21 2009 at 7:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tool

Since Access Hollywood is a NBC-Universal production, it might be possible that she could show up on some other NBC show.

I agree that Nancy is a very attractive. Probably a good career move to leave now, and although I don't watch these shows, I think she would make a good host somewhere else.

December 18 2009 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JoeBrooks

Based on looks alone, I say she deserves to be an Anchor Model on Fox News - Give her Greta's timeslot!

December 18 2009 at 11:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Galley

Agreed. She is so gorgeous! She needs to be on a much better show than freaking Access Hollywood.

December 18 2009 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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