Rooney previously said he'd never retire, telling TVNewser last year he'd stay on 60 Minutes until he "dropped dead."
Fager says Rooney has had a tough time of it lately. "It's harder for him to do it every week," he says. "But he will always have the ability to speak his mind on 60 Minutes when the urge hits him."
Rooney, who joined CBS in 1949, has yet to comment.
'CSI: NY' star Sela Ward in Philly
The comely TV star Sela Ward
, who joined Gary Sinise
on CSI: New York
last season, will make an appearance at the Franklin Institute in Philly at 1 p.m. on Sunday to help promote the museum's new exhibit "CSI: The Experience." The forensics-themed exhibition opens a day earlier, Saturday, and runs through Jan. 2. Info: 215-448-1200 or www.fi.edu/
Of celebs in & out of love
Gossipers are atwitter over the continuing January Jones
mystery: Who fathered her baby, Xander
? The birth certificate leaves a blank space under dad
! So who is it? Someone from JJ's pic X-Men: First Class
? There's the director, Matthew Vaughn
, who is married to Claudia Schiffer
. There's costar Michael Fassbender
, who is dating X-Men
costar Zoë Kravitz
. Maybe it's JJ's ex-beaus Jason Sudeikis
or Jeremy Piven
. We're betting on the virgin-birth theory.
Gerard Butler is dating Sarah Carroll, an actor best known for her groundbreaking Virgin Mobile ads, says Life & Style. Sarah is so very discreet. "Um. Gerard Butler just hugged me," she tweeted Thursday.
Tidbits 'n' pieces
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
's memoir, released Thursday in Britain, sold 644 copies
in its first three days. Ouch!
Assange pocketed a $1.5 mil advance for the ghostwritten tome. . . . Sweetie-pie attorney Nancy Grace
denies that verboten parts of her chest were visible during Monday's Dancing With the Stars
. No way
did unauthorized parts escape her costume, Grace tells People, saying she wears "industrial-strength bras, gaffer tape, you name it." Get those images out of our minds!
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