The red carpet at the Golden Globes (search) had better be bigger than William Shatner's rug, because Joan and Melissa Rivers (search) will be jockeying for space on it with Star Jones (search).

The Rivers dames will, for the first time since bolting from E!, be calling the red carpet fashions at the Globes (the best of taste/the worst of taste) for the TV Guide Channel, while Jones will once again be taking Rivers' old spot on E!

Earlier this year, when Rivers announced she was bolting from E! to TV Guide for big money, a legal brawl erupted that was so bloody, it nearly knocked Rivers off her Manolos.

Angered with her decision to bolt, the suits at E! replaced her right off with Jones for the Emmys.

Jones made a less-than-stellar debut. While she knew her stuff, she spent too much time talking about herself and her own fashion changes (including a bizarre outfit with so much built-in hardware that it didn't move when she did), and not enough about the clothes that the stars were wearing.

Rivers however, will be back on Sunday to stand up (or down) the carpet from Jones. But the question remains — can the mother/daughter team get the TV Guide audience to swell to E! Red Carpet numbers? Rivers thinks so.

For one thing, they've expanded the red carpet enterprise into a three-day extravaganza — with pre- and post-shows, and a next-day column for "In Touch" magazine.

"Listen," Rivers said, "You've got your choice — you can go back to the woman who invented [red carpet reporting] or not. I would have stayed with E! through the Emmys, but they wouldn't do it — even though TV Guide would have let me.

"Now everyone's talking about 'dueling divas' — but I'm not concerned."

So who gets the prime spot on the rug, if there is such a thing?

"I don't know yet where we're standing, but I'm sure it will all be worked out."

"What I can tell you," she continued, "is that we're going live right afterwards for the first time [with fashionistas and critics], and we'll talk about the worst outfits, the biggest pains in the a--es, all of that."

The biggest change this year?

"Well, the 'Sex and the City' girls are out," she said, "and the 'Desperate Housewives' are in. As long as we're all still plucking our eyebrows and getting implants, it's all about trying to catch a man and sex — right?"

She says she's an expert on men and sex, so she knows she's right. Her TV show in England has turned her into their Dr. Ruth.

"People come to me with their sexual problems and I solve them on television. After all, I should know — I've had two orgasms in my life!"