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Rosie's Loose Lips Sink MSNBC Ship
E! Online ^ | 11/08/2007 | Gina Serpe

Posted on 11/08/2007 1:04:50 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

Rosie O'Donnell's return to the world of talk has been short-circuited by her own big mouth.

In a posting to her blog Wednesday night, O'Donnell revealed that negotiations with MSNBC to host her own prime-time show had fallen apart due to her inability to keep quiet about the potential deal.

"We were close to a deal/ almost done/ i let it slip in miami/ causing panic on the studio end," she wrote in her trademark punctuation- and grammar-eschewing free verse. "Well/ what can u do.

"2day there is no deal/ poof/ my career as a pundit is over/ b4 it began."

Still, O'Donnell doesn't seem to be too distraught.

"Just as well/ i figure/everything happens for a reason/ bashert—as we say," she wrote. "And on we go."

Word of the proposed deal, which would've seen O'Donnell in the 9 p.m. time slot, immediately after Keith Olbermann on MSNBC's schedule and talking head-to-talking head with CNN's Larry King, was first reported Monday by the New York Times. The newspaper indicated that cautious conversations had begun between O'Donnell and the network.

Apparently not cautious enough, at least for O'Donnell.

The boisterous talk-show vet failed to keep mum about the back-and-forth, dropping hints of a potential return to the airwaves on several stops of her book-signing tour for Celebrity Detox.

During a stop in Miami on Sunday, O'Donnell told fans she would soon be competing against "the guy with the suspenders and the long, long face"—as in, King.

On Tuesday, during a stand-up show at the New York Comedy Festival, after reports of her discussions with the cable net had already made the rounds, O'Donnell again played not so coy with the audience.

"We're filming for an unidentified TV station, which I was told I was not allowed to mention," she said during the gig. "You don't tell me what I'm not allowed to say, because then I can't help but say it!"

She went on to prove her point.

"They told me not to mention this possible show, and they are men in business suits. Nothing is scarier than men in business suits screaming at you over the phone."

O'Donnell's last television foray ended abruptly in May, when she departed The View before the end of her one-year contract after an on-air bustup with Elisabeth Hasselbeck.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: msnbc; rosie
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There's just something very disturbing about this headline.

I just can't say.....

1 posted on 11/08/2007 1:04:51 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wonder if it had anything to do with Brian & The Judge asking Brokaw about it.


2 posted on 11/08/2007 1:07:18 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Big mouth, little brains.


3 posted on 11/08/2007 1:07:39 PM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Responsibility2nd
Nothing is scarier than men in business suits screaming at you over the phone

Rosie has led a sheltered life.

4 posted on 11/08/2007 1:08:11 PM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why the heck is keeping it a secret such a big deal? Because they needed to sell their stock short before they announced it?


5 posted on 11/08/2007 1:09:03 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Responsibility2nd

Was rosie to take over for Joe Scarborough.

MSNBC has gone completely moonbat, hasn’t it?


6 posted on 11/08/2007 1:09:36 PM PST by Neville72 (uist)
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To: Slapshot68

Alligator mouth and twitty bird brain


7 posted on 11/08/2007 1:11:54 PM PST by clamper1797 (Democrat-one who panders to the crude, imbecilic, and mindless whims of the masses)
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To: sageb1
Fox & Friends made a graphic with all of NBC's "great newsmen" and on the end was Rosie.

It was clearly rubbing the faces of those clowns at NBC. I loved it.

8 posted on 11/08/2007 1:12:37 PM PST by lormand ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!"- Jim Robinson, Sept, 30, 2007)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Nothing is scarier than men in business suits screaming at you over the phone."

That's just priceless, this bimbo should get out more often.

9 posted on 11/08/2007 1:12:49 PM PST by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rosie and loose lips are words I’d rather not see together, thank-you very much :P


10 posted on 11/08/2007 1:13:28 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just when I think my opinion of her can’t get any lower, she says this crap.

That is one dumb human being.


11 posted on 11/08/2007 1:16:16 PM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must not be Dismayed)
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To: Brilliant

That’s my question. Is this the way these people always operate in order to force low-down shows on us that destroy our culture? They have to sneak up on us or we would reject their plans before they got the momentum needed to overcome descent people’s objection.


12 posted on 11/08/2007 1:16:18 PM PST by donna (Duncan Hunter: US Army, 1969-1971, with service in Vietnam)
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To: Neville72

Rosie O’Donuts got her education and girth watching 19 hours of tv a day, from birth, with a bag of potato chips, dry boxes of fruit Loops and two litres of Pepsi.


13 posted on 11/08/2007 1:17:12 PM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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So, once again, Rosie torpedoed herself. Trump is right ... the woman has severe mental problems.


14 posted on 11/08/2007 1:17:35 PM PST by RedsHunter
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well all we have is her word that this is the reason they turned her down. Maybe the real reason was because she is a total fruit cake and they just didn’t want her!


15 posted on 11/08/2007 1:17:58 PM PST by calex59
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To: Greg F
Nothing is scarier than men in business suits screaming at you over the phone

Heck what would be scarier would be having her on the other end of the phone knowing she could be nude. EeeeeweeeU!

16 posted on 11/08/2007 1:18:02 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

And I thank you. LOL!


17 posted on 11/08/2007 1:18:25 PM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: Greg F
Nothing is scarier than men in business suits screaming at you over the phone

Maybe scarier could be a big old lesbian in leather pants screaming over the phone?

18 posted on 11/08/2007 1:18:37 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: Brilliant

Why the heck is keeping it a secret such a big deal? Because they needed to sell their stock short before they announced it?


Because the deal was already going south. She’s doing damage control.


19 posted on 11/08/2007 1:19:29 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You too, huh? Mind in the gutter, sometimes good. Here? Very bad.


20 posted on 11/08/2007 1:19:44 PM PST by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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