Rosie O'Donnell by Mark Von Holden/ Rosie O'Donnell by Mark Von Holden/

Shortly after announcing the upcoming "celebrity" edition of The Apprentice, NBC Entertainment chief Ben Silverman on Monday told reporters, "It would be great to have Rosie [O'Donnell] on" the Trump-fronted program, adding, "Donald personally told me to extend an invitation to her."

Let's hope Silverman still has all his fingertips. Quick to snuff any speculation that, if only just as a lark, Rosie might take The Donald up on the offer, the mouth's mouthpiece told the Associated Press, "It will never happen in this lifetime or beyond." Meaning, not unless Ro gets an executive-producer credit?