Rumors are abound from an inside source that Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable operator, is in talks with The Walt Disney Co. to buy the remaining 40% of E! Networks it doesn't already own.

The Hollywood Reporter reports E! Networks, which is comprised of the E! celebrity channel and the Style fashion channel, is valued at around $3 billion.

Disney had no comment, company spokesman David Caouette said Monday night. It's unclear how much Philadelphia-based Comcast would pay to acquire the rest of the network from Disney, which is based in Burbank, California, or how long it might take to strike any agreement.

Brian B.