Don' expect scandal-ridden TV talkbox Pat O'Brien to go back on the air any time soon. Sources told Page Six the twice-rehabbed host is being dropped from "The Insider." We're told his "temporary" replacement, Donny Osmond, is expected to "take over permanently" as co-host.
Read the People.com article explaining O'Brien's return to rehab last month:
The entertainment host "has entered a rehabilitation facility for treatment," according to a statement posted on the Insider's Web site. "O'Brien and his doctors felt this is the best course for maintaining his sobriety."
O'Brien, a veteran of CBS Sports and Access Hollywood, first entered a rehab program in 2005. In a statement at the time, he said, "I have had a problem with alcohol. Overcoming this problem is a top priority in my life."
After completing a 40-day program, O'Brien told PEOPLE, "When you hit the bottom with this disease, it's a real bottom, like being in a grave that hasn't been covered yet."