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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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To: Greg F

Her success is proof that Satan exists.


51 posted on 11/08/2007 1:53:22 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Unam Sanctam
“[9/11 was] the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel”?

Rosie is very special. As in "special classes."

52 posted on 11/08/2007 1:53:51 PM PST by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: calex59
"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!"

Bingo. There never was a deal. Probably never were negotiations. Probably, no one is talking to her. She's back doing stand-up gigs in dingy dives.

yitbos

53 posted on 11/08/2007 1:57:24 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Responsibility2nd
In today's NY Post:



November 8, 2007 -- ROSIE O'Donnell says Bill Clinton had her bawling like a baby during an emotional chat in which the ex-president apologized for cheapening the Oval Office with his Monica Lewinsky sexcapades. (cont.)

WHEN BILL MADE ROSIE WEEP
54 posted on 11/08/2007 2:01:09 PM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Red_Devil 232

You got that right fellow Red Devil. Ugh.

Hope thats this finishes her “career”.


55 posted on 11/08/2007 2:03:29 PM PST by 31M20RedDevil ( I want to go peaceably in my sleep like my friend,not screaming like his passengers.)
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To: lormand
Rosie should have been 'The Dyke'... in Clint Eastwood's, “Sudden Impact’
56 posted on 11/08/2007 2:03:41 PM PST by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Had to go back and read ‘headline’. . .LOL/lol. . .


57 posted on 11/08/2007 2:06:52 PM PST by cricket
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To: johnny7

Was Geneviève Bujold in that? She’s great.


58 posted on 11/08/2007 2:07:10 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: 31M20RedDevil

Were you with VMFA 232?


59 posted on 11/08/2007 2:07:40 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: ari-freedom

Joy Peters ping!


60 posted on 11/08/2007 2:15:27 PM PST by abovethefray
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To: Responsibility2nd
Good-bye you fat barn-yard animal!

WatchingHillary.com


61 posted on 11/08/2007 2:16:49 PM PST by GaryLee1990 (www.WatchingHillary.com)
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To: durasell
This is her...


62 posted on 11/08/2007 2:17:18 PM PST by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t know why people keep offering her jobs. Rosie sabotages EVERYTHING she is connected with. And here I was all set to deprogram MSNBC from my TV lineup (just like I did when Ron Reagan was on).


63 posted on 11/08/2007 2:26:16 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Deport 'em all.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I was with the 298th Signal in Quang Tri `70-`71. We did comm for the Northern District.Set up all the firebase comms.I worked with many Marine units,

Not familiar the term VMFA,but guessing Viet Nam Marine Force ?.


64 posted on 11/08/2007 2:31:02 PM PST by 31M20RedDevil ( I want to go peaceably in my sleep like my friend,not screaming like his passengers.)
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To: RoseofTexas

She didn’t need a mask for Halloween.


65 posted on 11/08/2007 2:35:46 PM PST by Palladin (Waterboard Patrick Leahy!)
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To: 31M20RedDevil

VMFA means Fixed Wing(V) Marine(M) Fighter(F) Attack(A) aircraft. In my case it was squadron VMFA-232 the “RED DEVILS”. F4J Phantoms. Danang. Electronic Countermeasures Tech. (ECM).


66 posted on 11/08/2007 2:44:08 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: johnny7

Nope. I was thinking of another actress.


67 posted on 11/08/2007 2:51:51 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I am not upset for one minute that Rosie's supposed offer was withdrawn. I am thankful. Who needs this misbehaving child on TV anymore? With Rosie it is always "give her enough rope and she will hang herself." And she probably uses it to hang upsidedown!

It has also been reported that they dropped the offer because Ms/O/donnell/ wanted a helicopter/to take her to work/ every day/ (as rosie would write it). So much for another liberal being willing to save energy or gasoline. Guess she doesn't listen to/believe in ALgore's hype either. Taking a cab, the bus or (heaven forbid) the subway is only for the "little people," right, Rosie? Not someone/as important/ as you/are - NOT/

I hope this is the last of her and her antics that we ever hear about. But, oneday we will probably hear horror stories from those poor children she adopted, something like "Mommie Dearest," or worse. Living in that household must be horrid, if not very confusing for them growing up around someone so confrontational and angry all the time.

68 posted on 11/08/2007 3:11:23 PM PST by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: johnny7

Pick one, think it was Sondra Locke.

Actors: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman, Paul Drake


69 posted on 11/08/2007 3:24:15 PM PST by casino66 ( If I vote Dem I'll get everything 'free')
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,309357,00.html

Rosie, MSNBC: No Deal

Contrary to reports, there will be no Rosie O’Donnell show on MSNBC.

According to sources, Rosie and the struggling cable network have ended talks. They apparently could not reach an agreement on money or the length of a contract, with Rosie remaining steadfast in her desire not to commit to more than one year.

And don’t believe that it was because O’Donnell mentioned the negotiations last week in public that MSNBC scotched the deal. In the end, it was about money.


70 posted on 11/08/2007 3:28:36 PM PST by casino66 ( If I vote Dem I'll get everything 'free')
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To: lormand

Not only was it the idiot Rosie, but in the montage they had her hanging upside down in the stupid harness thing. LOL!!

Fox & Friends also had a little animated graphic that was hilarious...Brian mentioned that the idiot Rosie insisted on a helicopter transport her to the NBC studio...the graphic was an animation of a huge helicopter hauling her hanging upside down in the harness and dropping her in the building...with the building shaking. It was grreat.


71 posted on 11/08/2007 3:36:30 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: Cuttnhorse

I missed that one


72 posted on 11/08/2007 3:53:02 PM PST by lormand (Ron Paul 08' - Borritos - Bongs - Bandwidth)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"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.

Anyone else would be called illiterate.

73 posted on 11/08/2007 3:56:10 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
The more foul-mouthed you are the more job offers you get in the media.

And always remember, it's never over until The Fat Lady sings.

74 posted on 11/08/2007 3:58:33 PM PST by E. Cartman (Picking Bush-41 to be veep was Ronald Reagan's single biggest mistake...EVER.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rosie’s Loose Lips Sink MSNBC Ship

— That must have left one helluva slick.


75 posted on 11/08/2007 6:50:56 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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