People: Oct. 12, 1998

TALK AIN'T CHEAP

Last week talk-show hostesses OPRAH WINFREY and ROSEANNE vied for the arguable honor of conducting the first non-grand jury grilling of Monica Lewinsky. When negotiations with Winfrey seemed to fall apart, allegedly because Lewinsky asked for money, Roseanne picked up the ball and offered some--a lot, in fact. If Lewinsky is still debating her choice, we offer some points to consider.

ROSEANNE Familiar with being a social pariah

On first show, featured a Linda Tripp impersonator, identified as a "big fat snitch"

Said on Larry King Live she thinks the President loved Lewinsky

Offered seven figures

OPRAH...

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