04/03/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST
Rosie O'Donnell briefly replaced the actor who played the Cat in the Hat in the Broadway show "Suessical," but now guess who says she may be permanently replacing Rosie when the talk queen leaves her syndicated show next June: Kathie Lee Gifford. "We've just had some preliminary talks about that," Gifford, 47, told reporters in a conference call that was reported by New York's Daily News. She terms the discussions "nothing serious, and I don't know." The former costar of "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee" said that she would worry about the demands of doing another daily show would place upon her. "To commit to something long-term," she said, "I would be throwing myself right back into that same frying pan."