Skip to comments.Rosie's Loose Lips Sink MSNBC Ship
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/ bashertas 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.
didn’t I read somewhere too where Trump said she would fail at this too? Well, she did and before she even got going. So, she says: You don’t tell me what to say? Wrong Rosie o’ nuthead.
Knife pulled on me while I was in a phone booth. Not particularly scary.
Fights in bars. Not scary.
Wife pregnant. Scary!
That’s funny but true. Noth’in scarier that a woman in labor - blazing eyes, teeth clinched, uttering the least of which - This is ALL your fault!! I’ve uttered those words myself in the throws or labor pains!!!
They had a great cartoon of her being suspended upside down beneath a helicopter and being dropped on the station’s office building too!
Just curious here... is there a really large viewer base calling for the television return of Rosie ODonnell?
Her original viewer base was made up of bored, overweight suburban housewives who liked her because she was “just like them!” As it turns out, she wasn’t exactly like them.
Her original viewer base was made up of bored, overweight suburban housewives who liked her because she was just like them! As it turns out, she wasnt exactly like them.
True! True. The networks are a giant scam, a leftwing bait and switch.
You’ve describe the secular socialists’ goals and operating methods to a T.
They know that exposure means defeat.
The more foul-mouthed you are the more job offers you get in the media.
She hit the demographic “sweet spot” — women who are “invisible” to most of the population, but control a ton of money. Basically asexual ATMs.
How could a network resist that?
Her success is proof that Satan exists.
Rosie is very special. As in "special classes."
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.
You got that right fellow Red Devil. Ugh.
Hope thats this finishes her “career”.
Had to go back and read ‘headline’. . .LOL/lol. . .
Was Geneviève Bujold in that? She’s great.
Were you with VMFA 232?
Joy Peters ping!