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O'Donnell: Time for Leno to Step Aside
NYTimes ^ | January 14th 2010

Posted on 01/14/2010 9:52:18 PM PST by Steelfish

O'Donnell: Time for Leno to Step Aside

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS January 15, 2010

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Rosie O'Donnell said Thursday that it's time for Jay Leno to step aside for Conan O'Brien and ''not try to flatten his tires before he even gets going.''

NBC is seeking to move Leno into his old 11:35 p.m. ''Tonight'' show time slot and push O'Brien past midnight again, after Leno's prime-time show failed. O'Brien is balking at the move after only seven months at ''Tonight,'' and a negotiated exit from NBC seems likely.

O'Donnell, talking to reporters while promoting an HBO documentary, said she was a huge fan of O'Brien.

''If you're privileged enough to drive the bus, you should say, 'Thank you' and drive it to the best of your ability, and when it's time for them to hire a new driver, you should say 'Thank you for allowing me to drive this as long as I did' and pass the keys to the new guy with red hair, and not try to flatten his tires before he even gets going,'' she said.

O'Donnell was even more blunt on her blog, saying Leno had bullied his way back into college so he could be the quarterback again.

She also revealed on the blog that when Leno started on the ''Tonight'' show in the early 1990s, NBC executive Brandon Tartikoff offered her the chance to sub for Leno on Friday nights as Joan Rivers did for Johnny Carson. O'Donnell said Leno nixed the idea.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: leno; odonnell; rosie

1 posted on 01/14/2010 9:52:19 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

It’s time for Rosie O’Donnell to seek mental health and weight control help.


2 posted on 01/14/2010 9:55:38 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: Steelfish

Shut Up and Eat


3 posted on 01/14/2010 9:56:22 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Bostonian conservative, atheist prolifer)
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To: Steelfish
Poor Rosie....

Used to make millions in movies, and is now reduced to writing blogs no one reads except for a few MSM news sources.

4 posted on 01/14/2010 9:57:28 PM PST by chemicalman
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To: Steelfish
O'Donnell, talking to reporters while promoting an HBO documentary, said she was a huge fan of O'Brien.

Hadn't yet read the excerpt and missed this when I posted. Huge fan, huh? Well, what else could she say?

5 posted on 01/14/2010 9:57:31 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: Steelfish

Hey Rosie, just go shove a cheeseburger in your mouth or something


6 posted on 01/14/2010 9:58:24 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

Isn’t there a crate of donuts she should be scarfing down for her midnight snack?

So the New York Times finds her newsworthy...


7 posted on 01/14/2010 9:58:57 PM PST by LostInBayport ("It's not the Kennedys' seat, and its not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat." -Scott Brown)
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To: SoldierDad
O'Donnell said Leno nixed the idea.

And she's still mad!

8 posted on 01/14/2010 9:59:53 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: chemicalman
Used to make millions in movies, and is now reduced to writing blogs no one reads except for a few MSM news sources. “

Pretty much.
Not to mention lost all her looks, grown fat and ugly, and reduced to chasing other women because no sane normal man will have her. And even then she has to pay other women to take any interest in her.

9 posted on 01/14/2010 10:02:08 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: lonestar

She doesn’t hold grudges obviously/sarc. Say, isn’t there some “out of tune singing - crotch grabbing - spitting” event she’s late for???


10 posted on 01/14/2010 10:02:14 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: Steelfish
"She also revealed on the blog that when Leno started on the ''Tonight'' show in the early 1990s, NBC executive Brandon Tartikoff offered her the chance to sub for Leno on Friday nights as Joan Rivers did for Johnny Carson. O'Donnell said Leno nixed the idea. "

Sour grapes there, Rosie O'Fatso?

Leno ain't crazy, he didn't want to tank his ratings by having a sewer breath like O'Donnell hosting his show...she couldn't even keep her own show.
11 posted on 01/14/2010 10:02:51 PM PST by FrankR (There will be no jobs until it is profitable for employers to hire people....PERIOD.)
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To: SoldierDad

Yes, I know - that was Rosanne Barr - but, it worked for her, so maybe it’ll work for Rose.


12 posted on 01/14/2010 10:03:48 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: SoldierDad

I thought this slob died of a heart attack years ago.


13 posted on 01/14/2010 10:07:50 PM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

One must have a heart in order to have a heart attack.


14 posted on 01/14/2010 10:10:18 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: Steelfish

Clang clang clang goes the trolley, ring ring ring goes the bell..


15 posted on 01/14/2010 10:10:52 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Steelfish
Rosie O'Donnell said Thursday that it's time for Jay Leno to step aside for Conan O'Brien and ''not try to flatten his tires before he even gets going.''

What a great Idea; NBC can spend tens of millions on buying out Leno who will then move to FOX at 11:00 PM and crush Conan in the ratings. Conan is screwed no matter what happens.

16 posted on 01/14/2010 10:18:10 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Obama's only 2012 hope; lose one or both houses of Congress in 2010.)
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To: Steelfish
O'Donnell said Leno nixed the idea

So, we know he's not a complete idiot.

17 posted on 01/14/2010 10:26:10 PM PST by IncPen (SEC PROSECUTE AL GORE FOR TRADE FRAUD - GIVE BACK THE OSCAR! - GIVE BACK THE NOBEL!)
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To: Steelfish

Leno’s contract is so HUGE that they can’t boot him. It could actually hamstring their programming budget.

hahahahahahahahaha


18 posted on 01/14/2010 10:28:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: Darkwolf377

Yes, Slut Up and Eat


19 posted on 01/14/2010 10:30:48 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-dent] with no Negro dialect..")
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To: SoldierDad

>>One must have a heart in order to have a heart attack.

LOL! How true...


20 posted on 01/14/2010 10:38:44 PM PST by max americana
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To: Mike Darancette

Actually it was on the news tonight that Leno is back and what’s his name is out.


21 posted on 01/14/2010 11:33:55 PM PST by handmade
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To: Steelfish
NBC executive Brandon Tartikoff offered her the chance to sub for Leno on Friday nights as Joan Rivers did for Johnny Carson. O'Donnell said Leno nixed the idea.

And the only person this is surprising to is O'Donnell.

22 posted on 01/14/2010 11:44:38 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Gasoline is up 100% since the election of Barack Hussein Obama. Thanks, Democrats!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Smart man


23 posted on 01/14/2010 11:50:51 PM PST by oldenuff2no (I'm a VET and damn proud of it!!! I did not fight for a socialist America!!!!!!!)
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To: Steelfish
LL!
(Torpid) Rosie O'Donut, said that! ....she's it is a very boorish thing.

24 posted on 01/14/2010 11:52:19 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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To: Steelfish

She’s also for gun control. If you give her any grief about it, she will have her bodyguard shoot you. Oh yeah, did I mention that gun control doesn’t apply to her?


25 posted on 01/15/2010 12:03:11 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: Steelfish

OBrien should be silenced forever!!!!


26 posted on 01/15/2010 12:05:38 AM PST by dalereed
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To: SmokingJoe; All

She’s got a “new girlfriend” after her “wife” left her.


27 posted on 01/15/2010 12:06:48 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Steelfish

Conan was given a chance and he failed to produce results. Leno won, Conan lost. Fair and square.


28 posted on 01/15/2010 12:17:46 AM PST by libh8er
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To: GeronL

Getting rid of O’Brian could cost them $40 million. I believe that they will pay off Conan. He will try to move to Fox. at 11pm.

Conan’s humer was always better suited for 12:30 he should have never pushed for the Tonight Show. Only Zucker could be stupid enopugh to orchestrate the destruction of the entire NBC line up. Way to Go GE / NBC. These guys are real winners.


29 posted on 01/15/2010 12:33:34 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Steelfish
....NBC executive Brandon Tartikoff offered her the chance to sub for Leno on Friday nights as Joan Rivers did for Johnny Carson. O'Donnell said Leno nixed the idea.

Always knew Leno was a smart guy.

30 posted on 01/15/2010 12:36:23 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Steelfish

If O’Donnell took a step aside, nothing would change.

She wouldn’t clear up our view until she took three or four steps, minimum!

Cripes, she’d have to be like out on the porch to NOT block the TV!


31 posted on 01/15/2010 12:44:34 AM PST by djf (2010 in review: A handfull of Wall Street banks got way more help than Haiti!!!)
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To: Steelfish

I have this strange feeling that obama is soon going to have his own late night comedy show.


32 posted on 01/15/2010 2:39:24 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: Steelfish

Time for Rosie O’Donut to turn herself in to the Soilent Green factory.
Hell she could feed ALL of Haiti.


33 posted on 01/15/2010 2:43:05 AM PST by Joe Boucher (This marxist punk has got to go. (FUBO))
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To: Steelfish

Good idea Rosie, we’ll give it to you instead. (Miss Personality) Mainly because we have always wanted to be rid of NBC once and for all.


34 posted on 01/15/2010 2:45:19 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: libh8er

To be a little more fair about what happened-Conan suffered from a piss poor 10 pm EVERY NIGHT lead in that also decimated local news ratings to the extent NBC was facing an affiliate revolt. Lets see now, what show was that? And, don’t recall the timing, but, believe it was more than seven months between Jay’s Tonight Show debut and the Hugh Grant interview that finally saw him pass Letterman.

Conan’s statement from earlier this week here-

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/conan-obrien-says-he-wont-do-tonight-show-following-leno/?hpw


35 posted on 01/15/2010 2:50:35 AM PST by John W
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To: Steelfish

She is working on making a documentary about herself on HBO? Good thing I am do not get this channel or pay for it. I won’t accidentally see her and wonder why I am paying for it.


36 posted on 01/15/2010 4:53:23 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: SoldierDad

I think your thinking of Roseanne Arnold. Rosie O’Donnell is far more insignificant than Roseanne Arnold ever was.


37 posted on 01/15/2010 4:57:25 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Steelfish
Rosie O'Donnell said Thursday that it's time for Jay Leno to step aside for Conan O'Brien and ''not try to flatten his tires before he even gets going.''

If anyone knows about flattening tires, it would be this fat ass slob.

38 posted on 01/15/2010 5:08:20 AM PST by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: castlegreyskull

See post #12


39 posted on 01/15/2010 7:58:42 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: handmade

NBC is not AS screwed this way, Conan will get paid and go to FOX at 11:00 and do better than Letterman.


40 posted on 01/15/2010 12:35:38 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Obama's only 2012 hope; lose one or both houses of Congress in 2010.)
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To: Steelfish
I thought Wilbur was the only pig that could talk?


41 posted on 01/15/2010 12:37:42 PM PST by Rebelbase
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