Bad Blood Between Hart and Spencer is O’Dell’s Gain

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Wrap

Nancy O’Dell was a surprise replacement for Mary Hart after bad blood ruined a deal for “The Insider” host Lara Spencer to take over “Entertainment Tonight,” TheWrap has learned.

As TheWrap reported exclusively in August, the 41-year-old Spencer was part of a transition plan that had been in place months before Hart announced her 2011 retirement.

But that deal soured as “personal” tensions rose between Spencer and Hart — who just turned 60 on Monday — an individual close to the situation told TheWrap. More…