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Jersey girls talk up talker

A new "View" … Jersey style? Sources said that Debi Mazar, Aida Turturro and Karen Duffy are shopping a syndicated talk show that's being described as a New Jersey take on ABC's daytime talker "The View" that would focus on practical solutions to issues facing women. The trio are said to be longtime friends who have been developing the idea for some time with the intent to host. Now it appears that the timing with their schedules is right as sources said they are planning to pitch the project as an hourlong strip for fall 2008. Producer Janelle Fiorito ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") is developing the project with the trio and would executive produce, sources said. Fiorito already has experience in daytime, having worked on the syndicated talkers "The Greg Behrendt Show" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Mazar most recently appeared on HBO's "Entourage" and just wrapped the feature film "The Women." Turturro received her second Emmy nomination this year for her role on HBO's "The Sopranos." Duffy recently hosted TLC's "House of Tiny Terrors" and co-hosted Bravo's "Live Earth" coverage in the summer. (Kimberly Nordyke)