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Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show ends a day early
SunTimes.com ^ | 29 March 2012 | LORI RACKL

Posted on 03/30/2012 6:59:22 AM PDT by smokingfrog

The short life of “The Rosie Show” got even shorter Thursday when OWN aired the finale of the anemically rated program a day early.

Talk show host Rosie O’Donnell did the equivalent of slipping quietly out the back door when she capped off Thursday’s broadcast not with any parting words, but with a performance by singer Josh Kelley.

Kelley’s performance had been taped — and had aired — a few months ago, back when O’Donnell was doing her show in front of an audience in a much larger space at Chicago’s Harpo Studios.

The show since had been stripped of its live band, game show segments and confetti showers in favor of a small, quiet set where O’Donnell presided over one-on-one interviews.

The retooling couldn’t save the daily talk show, which was drawing fewer than 200,000 viewers on the fledgling Oprah Winfrey Network.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: fail; oprah; rosie

1 posted on 03/30/2012 6:59:31 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtbRl1HNYiI&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 03/30/2012 7:02:25 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

As if anyone noticed.


3 posted on 03/30/2012 7:03:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: smokingfrog

Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life Rosie.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 7:03:15 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: smokingfrog

When you are a mean nasty psycho Beyotch people remember these things.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 7:03:38 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: smokingfrog
It figures that a talentless lightweight like Oprah would start a network that's slowing going down the tubes thanks,in part,to having hired a particularly despicable...and talentless...lightweight like Rosie O’Donuts.
6 posted on 03/30/2012 7:03:49 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: smokingfrog
Oh The Huge Manatee!

Oh, Rosie, oh, girl
Oh, Rosie, oh, girl
Steal away, now, steal away
Steal away, baby, steal away

(courtesy Led Zeppelin......)

7 posted on 03/30/2012 7:03:55 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: smokingfrog

Wouldn’t it be too bad if rosie never worked a day more in her lifetime? I wonder if her wife would stay with her then?


8 posted on 03/30/2012 7:04:33 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: smokingfrog

A tragedy of epic proportions...

Rosie, I mean, not the cancellation of the program. :-)


9 posted on 03/30/2012 7:04:33 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: smokingfrog

Reminds me of that episode of Sienfeld where Kramer found the set of Merv Griffens show in the garbage. He took it home and started producing his own talk show in his apartment.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 7:08:29 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: smokingfrog

By all logical standards, an entertainer who is not entertaining should not have a job. Rosie O’Donnell is as entertaining as a tax seminar.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 7:12:07 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Gay State Conservative
lightweight like Rosie O’Donuts

There are many things I could call Rosie O'Donnell, but "lightweight" isn't one of them.
12 posted on 03/30/2012 7:15:49 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: smokingfrog

It is no surprise, in a nation where Rosie O’Donnell became known as “the queen of nice,” that so many Americans still continue to think that Obama is at heart a nice guy.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 7:18:17 AM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
There are many things I could call Rosie O'Donnell, but "lightweight" isn't one of them.

Aaahhh,c'mon...you've gotta have a sense of humor about this stuff! ;-)

14 posted on 03/30/2012 7:19:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: smokingfrog

200k seems like a lot for tripe like what Rosie was dishing out.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 7:19:36 AM PDT by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: MizSterious
200k seems like a lot for tripe like what Rosie was dishing out.

I don't know why Rosie bothers.She could make that (or more) in one night of standing on a street corner in the Castro District.

Well...maybe not! ;-)

16 posted on 03/30/2012 7:22:44 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Maceman

bump


17 posted on 03/30/2012 7:23:04 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: smokingfrog

“lol”


18 posted on 03/30/2012 7:23:16 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: smokingfrog

LOL, she thought it would be easy.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 7:36:16 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Maceman

Oprah is falling just as fast, she just started to fall from a higher place.


20 posted on 03/30/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: driftdiver
Reminds me of that episode of Sienfeld where Kramer found the set of Merv Griffens show in the garbage. He took it home and started producing his own talk show in his apartment.


I'd rather watch the show from Wayne's basement than either Kramer or Rosie.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 7:37:47 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: IronJack
By all logical standards, an entertainer who is not entertaining should not have a job. Rosie O’Donnell is as entertaining as a tax seminar.

True but at least you get valuable accurate information from one. What do you get from Rosie? ...Fire can't melt steel...

Maybe she didn't have enough time to do the last show as she was posting the address of Zimmerman's parents.

22 posted on 03/30/2012 7:48:44 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: smokingfrog

Taking a cue from my Texan friends, all I can say is...

Well, bless her heart!

(I really wanted to say something snide about not letting the door hit her in that massive keister on her way out, but I’ll restrain myself instead.)

Heh.


23 posted on 03/30/2012 7:55:06 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: smokingfrog

I saw a clip the other day where Rosie was “schooling” Kirk Cameron on how to be Christ-like.........


24 posted on 03/30/2012 7:55:52 AM PDT by beefree
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To: smokingfrog

I suspect that the show was recorded, but OW chose not to air it. Besides, Rosie was too busy finding home addresses so she didn’t even notice.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 7:59:32 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: smokingfrog

Rosie better start tweeting addresses quick or people will forget.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 8:33:37 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: smokingfrog

Rosie who had a what now?


27 posted on 03/30/2012 8:36:04 AM PDT by Antoninus (Romney Inc. -- Now attempting a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.)
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To: smokingfrog
Gee, I can't imagine why she wasn't a big hit on TV....


28 posted on 03/30/2012 8:36:26 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m sure there will be 6 or 7 people saddened by this.


29 posted on 03/30/2012 9:09:54 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: driftdiver
Reminds me of that episode of Sienfeld where Kramer found the set of Merv Griffens show in the garbage. He took it home and started producing his own talk show in his apartment.

I wonder if they got the idea from DeNiro's The King of Comedy or the other way around. I don't know which came first.

30 posted on 03/30/2012 10:27:56 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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