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Rosie demand to move show to NYC last straw? (Fat slob in ratings nosedive alert)
New York Post ^ | March 9, 2012 | Michael Starr

Posted on 03/09/2012 1:10:03 PM PST by Zakeet

Rosie O’Donnell’s TV history is repeating itself — and, as in the past, it’s getting ugly.

O’Donnell’s talk show, “The Rosie Show,” is imploding just five months after launching on Oprah Winfrey’s little-watched OWN cable network.

Not only is “The Rosie Show” a ratings disaster — it averaged just 150,000 viewers last week — but O’Donnell is selling her $2.5 million mansion in Chicago, where the show tapes, and reportedly wants to move the production to New York. That would leave producer Harpo with empty, expensive, unused studio space it might not want to surrender so easily.

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Adding fuel to the fire are reports in the Chicago media that “The Rosie Show” is plagued by a lack of focus, a cranky, erratic, disinterested host and a backstage power struggle between Team Rosie and Winfrey loyalists who worked on the now-defunct “Oprah” and are at odds with O’Donnell.

It now seems that what’s worked for O’Donnell in the past isn’t working anymore.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: msm; oprah; oprahwinfrey; own; ownnetwork; rosie; rosieodonnell; rosieshow; show; winfrey

OK you Meatheads ... this is getting serious ... there is nothing worse for an in-your-face bull dyke libtard than to be ignored ... so, get off your dead ends ... and rant!

1 posted on 03/09/2012 1:10:09 PM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

This story can’t be right — after all, we are talking about “The Queen of Nice.”


2 posted on 03/09/2012 1:13:53 PM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Zakeet
"I Gotta Stop Staying Up So Late - I Need My Beauty Sleep!"

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3 posted on 03/09/2012 1:15:51 PM PST by SkyDancer
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To: Zakeet

ONE approached our Hollywood company to produce their “talent show’, which should debut in the fall as casting is still ongoing. Happened 3 weeks back. It’s like a cross between a gay parade and American Idol’. We knew how to market the show etc, but we wanted to see the Nielsen analysis report.

The Nielsen analysis report is like the Q rating for upcoming show. Usually it’s buzz-driven. They, ONE, wouldn’t show it to us. It means the numbers are not there and we were just dancing with each other. We just politely passed. Yeah, we met Oprah..(she’s fatter than Moo-chelle)


4 posted on 03/09/2012 1:21:44 PM PST by max americana
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To: Zakeet

OINK OINK!


5 posted on 03/09/2012 1:22:03 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Zakeet

(Fat slob in ratings nosedive alert)

I was so hoping the fat slob and ratings nosedive was Orca Win-fried.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 1:22:35 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Cincinatus

I cannot believe 150,000 people actually watched this ugly fat Bull Dyke.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 1:23:03 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SkyDancer

Can you please warn readers about this photo? Please. My cat just had a heart attack.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 1:24:02 PM PST by novascotianative
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To: SkyDancer

Almost choked on my lunch seeing her man hair-—I bet she acually looks like that when the clothes come off. Now I may loose my lunch for painting that picture.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 1:27:15 PM PST by Joshua Marcus
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To: Cincinatus

Hard to believe she was once the “Queen of Nice” when she had a light hearted talk show.

Seems like the last dozen or more years, that Rosie is pissed off all the time. So much for the Queen of Nice persona.................


10 posted on 03/09/2012 1:33:38 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Joshua Marcus

I’m going to have to scrub my mind with a wire brush and lye soap after that one


11 posted on 03/09/2012 1:34:04 PM PST by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: Zakeet

I bet people stopped naming their daughters Rosie.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 1:34:37 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Zakeet

Maybe Rosie thinks there are more fat ignorant queers that would watch her show if produced in NYC.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 1:36:20 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Cincinatus
“The Queen of Nice.”

A decade ago, she owned afternoon TV with her talk program. It was very family friendly and was #2 in viewership, with Oprah #1.

But, the 'being nice' part aparently got to be too strenuous. She ended the program and turned from the Queen of Nice into the Queen B***h.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 1:36:59 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Zakeet
Ya know, what is seen cannot be unseen. No matter, I will take a scalpel to my brain, bleach and a wire brush should work...

5.56mm

15 posted on 03/09/2012 1:37:01 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Zakeet

Strangely enough, Rosie’s original show was actually entertaining in the days before the Tom Selleck incident.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 1:41:34 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Zakeet

Maybe Vince McMahon can do something with this: Rosie versus Oprah at Wrestlemania. They’ll have to reinforce the ring.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 1:46:50 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Tanniker Smith

I had no idea that Rosie was even “bankable” anymore. Oprah normally can pick winners, but what was she thinking by hiring O’Donnell? Even the Gayle King show looks more plausible as a success. OWN is going down the toilet. Before it’s all over I wager that Oprah will lose roughly a billion of her own dollars, unless she pulls the plug on the network.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 1:49:46 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: GreenHornet

Put Oprah and Rosie in a mudpit and let them duke it out.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 2:06:33 PM PST by Argus
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To: Joshua Marcus; novascotianative

Sorry guy - just had to do it. But then I could have used ... Nope, would have been worse.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 2:22:27 PM PST by SkyDancer
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To: SkyDancer
Oh Woe is me... Why's everybody always pickin on me???

21 posted on 03/09/2012 3:19:01 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Zakeet

Imho, her IQ is less than 100. I pity her.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 3:21:20 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Zakeet

I have a long time friend who worked on “The Price is Right”.

You have no idea how hard Rosie campaigned to replace Bob Barker when he retired!!!!!!

I would not be surprised if Rosie has a VooDoo doll in the likness of Drew.......with lots of pins stuck into it!!!


23 posted on 03/09/2012 3:35:24 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Zakeet

“it averaged just 150,000 viewers last week”

She ate the rest of them.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 3:36:40 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Chode
But then, in earlier times ...

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25 posted on 03/09/2012 3:37:51 PM PST by SkyDancer
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To: SkyDancer
one mean looking dyke...
26 posted on 03/09/2012 3:48:04 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Strangely enough, Rosie’s original show was actually entertaining in the days before the Tom Selleck incident.

Her career went into a dive around the time she savaged Selleck. (Video). She came across as a nasty bitch and turned off a lot of her viewership.

27 posted on 03/09/2012 3:48:45 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: boop
OWN is going down the toilet.

I don't even get that channel.

28 posted on 03/09/2012 4:03:42 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Zakeet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1823102/posts

Rosie’s Success, and Failure: A Post-Mortem, or, “America, Say Goodbye to Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy”
Today, silly | Silly

Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:51:53 AM by Silly

Let’s be real, folks: Television has merely been using Rosie. It needed her to boost ratings (and therefore dollars), by creating controversy and trapping eyes in the headlights.

Rosie brought little or no inherent talent or views of value to television. But she’s loud and pushy, and loud and pushy people tend to get heard over quiet, decent people. For a time, her political point of view was hip, but even that has lost cachet. Look at her poetry: She can’t even speak in complete sentences! What exactly is this woman’s talent?

What does a talentless person like O’Donnell have to offer its audience? Nothing but themselves, packaged for entertainment value. And Rosie was nothing if not herself: a loud, ugly, offensive freak of human nature.

Barnum and Bailey, and many other circuses, fascinated the dullest, most gullible minds of their day, playing them for suckers, by dragging out every imaginable freak they could find and promising entertainment for a nickel. People shows up in droves to see these freaks. Anyone too tall, too short, too ugly, too strange to make it in the real world using real talent to serve the public was preyed upon, placed in cages behind curtains, and exploited for the amusement of the mindless.

Nothing has changed since the days of Barnum and Bailey.

Look at a show like American Idol. Some of the people are truly talented, but it is the freaks that the public loves (this current looney, Jumbalaya, or whatever his name is), and it is the gifted ones that the show doesn’t know what to do with (for instance, Jennifer Hudson, who was talented with or without the pronouncement of Simon, and is likely on her way to Broadway).

(Even Simon himself is a sort of freak. He certainly doesn’t know talent when he sees it, he has little taste, and his personality is lacking in one important feature: namely, a personality. But he’s rude, arrogant, and in his way, a freak. People watch him for that reason. But his eye-rolling after the VT massacre may have been one of the final nails in his coffin.)

Which brings me to Rosie O’Donnell. I saw her in person once, a half block from the Schubert Theatre in New York, at one of the theatre industry’s many sidewalk sales for some cause or another. It was close to the opening of her disastrous Boy George musical, and she was sitting at a table steps from me.

Let me tell you, this woman was scary. Ugly doesn’t say it. Angry-ugly is a better word. Her ugliness, as Trump astutely observed, came from within and infected her exterior. It made me sad and heartbroken to see this ruined shell of a human being. It didn’t surprise me, but it did take me aback. All of her self-hate was pouring out of her eyes. This woman hates herself and her hatred for the world is just an outflow.

When you are a freak, you are only truly safe when you stay behind the bars of your cage and do not touch the customers. If you are Filthy Facial Pustule Man, sitting behind bars on a lice-ridden couch, people will look at your gross facial pustules and say, “Ewwww,” and tell their friends, and take one last glance before they exit. And you can do better for yourself as a Pustulite by finding a way to garner the audiences’ sympathy.

But as soon as you start popping your pustules and squirting them on customers, you no longer have value as entertainment, and no amount of sympathy of will bring them back. You are now a worthless freak: No inherent value, and no entertainment value either. Just a nuisance.

Rosie, in fact, is Jo-Jo The Dog Faced Boy. She was always been Jo-Jo The Dog-Faced Boy. She has been nothing more than a freak which TV execs exploited to line their own pockets.

For all her growling, yawping, bullying, and foaming at the mouth, she was always contained in the protective cage of her masters. She may wish to believe otherwise, and convince you that she had her say, and left on her terms, but it is not true. She only had an audience on The View because she sold soap and toilet paper. When her box office went down, she was no longer of use to Barnum and Bailey.

Rosie started scaring some of the people on the other side of the bars. Her ratio of sympathy and freakinss and grossness and offensiveness shifted, and now, instead of helping the show, she hurt it, in net terms. She will always have her fans that buy crap on her website, and always her detractors. But on this show she went over the line, and, refusing to listen or obey her true masters, the masters she willingly signed on with, she could not keep up her end of the bargain.

Rosie is now, therefore, toast. She is one step closer to being displayed in a bottle of formeldahyde, in a dusty trailer outside El Paso or Omaha.

And let’s be clear: Barbara Walters was merely her zookeeper. She herself is a washed out entertainer, a has-been, who once had credibility as a journalist, but now has none.

Barbara at best is the barker of this freakshow. She didn’t even qualify for ringmaster (unless Rosie’s ringworm qualifies). Walters now plays in the outermost tent, bringing people to dull daytime television (who has time to watch daytime except lazy people?), so they can be sold products and sucked into the evening and latenight viewing. Walters left the bigtop ages ago.

Recent rumors of Rosie’s upcoming departure from The View do not surprise me. They may or may not be true, but her star is falling. I use the term star loosely.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 4:17:14 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: Zakeet
That would leave producer Harpo with empty, expensive, unused studio space it might not want to surrender so easily.

It was Oprah's idea to get Rosie out of the OWN studio.

She was eating all of the batter dipped, deep fried, chocolate-covered cookie dough.

30 posted on 03/09/2012 4:36:41 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Zakeet
Adding fuel to the fire are reports in the Chicago media that “The Rosie Show” is plagued by a lack of focus, a cranky, erratic, disinterested host and a backstage power struggle between Team Rosie and Winfrey loyalists who worked on the now-defunct “Oprah” and are at odds with O’Donnell.

They all deserve this and much, much more.
31 posted on 03/09/2012 4:46:26 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: PapaBear3625

That’s my point. She got defensive about that and then got more political to justify it to herself and try to prove she was right and the critics were wrong. Didn’t work out that way.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 5:30:34 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: SkyDancer

LMAO.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 6:06:40 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Who are you and what am I doing here?)
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To: Zakeet; DaveLoneRanger
OK you Meatheads ... get off your dead ends ... and rant!


34 posted on 03/09/2012 7:16:43 PM PST by FreeKeys ("Rosie O'Donnell mainstreams both stupidity and hate." - Bernie Goldberg)
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To: Zakeet

It was cruel, but I heard somebody suggest that a sentient being somewhere on the planet goes to bed with this thing and touches it’s private parts. Sorry for the image.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 10:50:27 PM PST by GrinFranklin
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