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Report: ‘Rosie Show’ trims 30 employees, moves to smaller Chicago studio
Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 3, 2012

Posted on 02/04/2012 2:53:40 PM PST by Zakeet

The ratings-challenged “Rosie Show” has let go of as many as 30 employees and contract workers in recent weeks, Crain’s Chicago Business reported Friday.

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Last month, the program moved out of Oprah’s spacious former studio and started taping in a smaller, more intimate space reminiscent of a living room. Parts of “The Rosie Show” have been axed, such as the game show segment and having a band perform on the set.

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“The Rosie Show” has struggled to capture a sizeable audience. Shortly after the program’s October debut, viewer numbers have hovered around 200,000.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: downsizing; homosexualagenda; odonnell; oprah; oprahwinfrey; own; rosie; rosieshow; show; winfrey

I wish you meat head Freepers would grab a crying towel, a box of bon-bon's, a beer, and park your right wing a$$es in front of the boob tube ... and then listen intently for hours to my insanely stupid libtard rants about the wonders of a homosexual lifestyle and the wisdom of Obozo ... cause I desperately need my bigger dressing room back ... I mean, have you evil idiots ever tried to stuff ten pounds of hog into a five pound sausage casing?

1 posted on 02/04/2012 2:53:55 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Yeah, like they could get her into a smaller studio.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 2:55:45 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Zakeet
Rosie Show’ trims 30 employees

Wow! "Rosie," "trims," and "30" in the same sentence!!

3 posted on 02/04/2012 2:57:15 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: righttackle44

That move could explain the 2 tank trucks of Wesson Oil heading into downtown Chicago.


4 posted on 02/04/2012 2:58:03 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: Zakeet

Just goes to prove that fat, gross, and stupid is no way to go through life


5 posted on 02/04/2012 2:58:07 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Zakeet

She should lose 30+ pounds.

Might make it easier to find furniture for her fat azz to land on.


6 posted on 02/04/2012 2:58:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Zakeet

She needs to stick to her core fields of expertise such as metallurgy.


7 posted on 02/04/2012 2:59:03 PM PST by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: Zakeet

“The ratings-challenged “Rosie Show” has let go of as many as 30 employees”

Well, guess they needed to offset for Rosie’s lunch.


8 posted on 02/04/2012 2:59:22 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Zakeet

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20120203/NEWS06/120209898/rosie-cuts-staff-as-show-shifts-format#ixzz1lMfNo0oo
‘Rosie’ cuts staff as show shifts format


9 posted on 02/04/2012 3:03:47 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: righttackle44
funny

Rosie appears to be that 1%er ruthlessly firing (a al Romney) some 99%ers to ensure that the huge income gap between the groups continues to grow. Hypocrite.

10 posted on 02/04/2012 3:06:42 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Zakeet

Rosie who?


11 posted on 02/04/2012 3:14:15 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Zakeet

Maybe Obozo will mandate we all watch the show. Hey, maybe he can fit it into the next 2000 page bill. It will be for the children after all. If you disagree, then you hate children. Children hater!


12 posted on 02/04/2012 3:15:27 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: Zakeet

From a spacious studio————>to a small, living room sized studio————>to the basement————>out the door————>obscurity.


13 posted on 02/04/2012 3:15:54 PM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: Zakeet

She reminds me of my girlfriend.


14 posted on 02/04/2012 3:17:34 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Zakeet

The Bureau of Labor Statistics can adjust these figures to make sure that all 30 of these former employees are counted and taken care of by BIG gubmint. This shouldn’t hurt Barry’s new “boomin’ economy” numbers or his chances to be a two termer.


15 posted on 02/04/2012 3:19:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (So just where does the "buck stop" at the Department of "Justice"?)
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To: dsrtsage
Just goes to prove that fat, gross, and stupid is no way to go through life.

Fully realizing that Rosie O'Donnell and Roseanne Arnold Barr are two separate people, it's a distinction with very little difference.


16 posted on 02/04/2012 3:20:22 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Zakeet

Most of the time I would feel awful for taking pleasure at someone else’s failure......but not this time


17 posted on 02/04/2012 3:22:00 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: Zakeet

Wow....I almost shed a tear...

Well, not really ....


18 posted on 02/04/2012 3:31:11 PM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: goseminoles

“She reminds me of my girlfriend.”

What... desperate for attention?
(sorry..couldn’t help myself but you started it)


19 posted on 02/04/2012 3:33:00 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: re_nortex

it’s a distinction without a difference.


20 posted on 02/04/2012 3:35:11 PM PST by brivette
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To: re_nortex
Roseanne Barr was (occasionally) funny. Her riffs on real life in a working class Chicago family during the first and second year she had a show rang fairly true until she went all in for the Lesbian conversion.

But how anyone so lacking in talent as Rosie O'Donnell (I mean NO talent) ever became employed in what is euphemistically called "entertainment" is one of the absolute mysteries.

21 posted on 02/04/2012 3:53:18 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Zakeet

I did not know Rosie had a show.


22 posted on 02/04/2012 4:00:48 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

“The Rosie O’Donnell show, brought to you by Doctor Scholl Shoehorns.”

Thanks Zakeet.


23 posted on 02/04/2012 4:01:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: posterchild

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/4213805


24 posted on 02/04/2012 4:06:22 PM PST by perfect stranger (Nobama)
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To: Zakeet

As I’ve written here before, you can expect to see Oprah back on broadcast TV by 2015—at the latest. OWN is bleeding money at an unsustainable rate, and the folks at Discovery (which ins underwriting the venture) are facing a critical choice. Keep throwing massive sums of money at a network with a dwindling audience, or pull the plug, and endure a p.r. nightmare as the outfit that “fired Oprah.”

As a reformed broadcaster, I can tell you exactly what Discovery will do. They will continue the down-sizing; Rosie will get the axe around the end of the year; there will be a rush to cheaper programming and “The Queen” will either resign (or be forced out) in a couple of years—at the latest.

And for what it’s worth, Oprah won’t be welcomed back to broadcast TV with open arms. Her audience was in decline for years before she signed off, and there are lots of cheaper programming options to fill the mid-morning or mid-afternoon time slots.


25 posted on 02/04/2012 4:07:31 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: Zakeet

Rosie’s new digs in Chi-Town:

“the 6,000 square-foot home includes five bedrooms and five bathrooms, 11-foot ceilings, extensive millwork and custom cabinetry, along with a security system, sports bar and home theater.
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Aside from the interior, the property has a 2,000 square-foot roof deck outdoors and a three-car heated garage. “

Maybe she can move her studio to her garage - it is, after all, heated.

And rent out her house - and live on the 2,000 sq’ patio - she’s insulated enough to take the cold.

http://www.eonline.com/news/rosie_odonnells_new_chicago_home_take/265535


26 posted on 02/04/2012 4:10:54 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: Zakeet
LOL, the Queen of Nice.

On her first show, before she assaulted Tom Selleck on air, she used to pretend she had a crush on fellow weirdo homosexual Tom Cruise.

Everything about leftists is a lie.

27 posted on 02/04/2012 4:19:14 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Zakeet
Looks like Rosie Show is about to go belly up. So to speak.
28 posted on 02/04/2012 5:27:14 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: ExNewsExSpook
AS far as Oprah goes I never watched the show but have to believe her "sell-by" date has expired some time ago.
29 posted on 02/04/2012 5:31:00 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Zakeet
Oh Woe is me... Why's everybody pickin on me???

30 posted on 02/04/2012 6:19:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Yep, remember years ago Rosie O’Donnell was the Queen of Nice on a previous talk show. It seems like a lifetime ago, but at that time, when she was still in the closet, both sexually and politically, she presented herself as a likeable character funny woman.

There is not a mass audience wanting to be lectured about liberalism and lesbianism and global warming and 911 conspiracy theories and all the rest of it. We all vote no by deciding not to watch her show.

Re-runs of Cake Boss and Super Nanny get better ratings than Rosie. Go figure.


31 posted on 02/04/2012 6:59:48 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


32 posted on 02/04/2012 7:07:03 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Chode

ROFLOLOL!


33 posted on 02/04/2012 7:07:55 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: re_nortex

Rosanne/Rosie 2012!


34 posted on 02/04/2012 7:56:14 PM PST by maggief
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To: RedMDer
definitely not a morning person...
35 posted on 02/04/2012 8:07:24 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Zakeet

200,000 viewers? An infomercial for a free kick in the crotch could beat those ratings.


36 posted on 02/04/2012 8:16:16 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
OWN is bleeding money at an unsustainable rate, and the folks at Discovery (which ins underwriting the venture) are facing a critical choice.

They should choose to move Rosie to a more natural environment: Animal Planet.

37 posted on 02/04/2012 8:59:13 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: bossmechanic

Was in a pissy mood. Sorry..


38 posted on 02/05/2012 12:57:29 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: maggief

I dont know what their platform would be but it would have to be very strong.


39 posted on 02/05/2012 1:56:25 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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