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Well, not really, but Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth (search), the edgy contestant "fired" by Donald Trump on last week's episode of "The Apprentice," (search) says she's been fielding offers to host a talk show.
"If I were to write [the show] myself it would be a mixture of politics, news and business," Omarosa told The Post yesterday after announcing on "Live with Regis & Kelly" (search) that she'd been approached about a show.
Omarosa said she's been fielding calls and offers since she first appeared on "The Apprentice," which kicked off in January.
"I really got a lot of interest when I first got on the show and started getting calls from a lot of different places," she said. "Serious discussions started around week 5 or 6."
She said things "just exploded" last Friday - the day after she was booted off "The Apprentice" and was in Los Angeles to appear on "The Tonight Show." (search)
"Friday just changed my life," she said. "I was in L.A. to do the Leno show and had a ton of meetings [about the show] out there. I don't know which ones are serious or not, but the indication is that there's a true interest.
"Each person who approached me [about a show] has their own ideas," she said. "I keep talking about 'branding,' which is one of the lessons I learned from Mr. Trump, and I would like a project that would further my brand."
Omarosa also attended the NAACP Image Awards while in L.A. "A lot of the stars were coming up to me to make suggestions and saying, 'Meet my executive producer,' " she said. "It was interesting."
So, is there a walk-on role in a sitcom in her future?
"Who knows?" she said. "Humor is a big part of my life."
Omarosa is also starting her own line of business suits and accessories, which she hopes to have in stores by September.
"I've been sitting down with different design teams - I'm not a fashion designer myself, I just have my vision . . . and I'm still searching for the perfect design team," she said. "We already have the capital for [the line] and we're shooting for a September launch.
"I want to bring back serious suits that show you mean business - I love French cuffs, sharp lapels and low-cut business jackets that accentuate what women are.
"It's a celebration of women in business - with a nice edge to it."