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  • CNN's list to replace Piers Morgan includes Rosie O'Donnell and Ann Curry

    02/27/2014 6:37:08 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 55 replies
    Daily News ^ | 2/27/14 | MARIANNE GARVEY
    CNN honchos have been busy putting together a list of potential Piers Morgan replacements to host a nightly chat show much like his failed one, and Confidenti@l has learned which names are being tossed around. “Rosie O’Donnell is at the top; the rest are Joy Behar, Ann Curry, Anthony Bourdain, David Muir, Star Jones, Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow,” one person with knowledge of the list tells us. “Most of the people that are being considered are ones that either create news, are going to make news or have rated really high on television in the past.”
  • Rosie O’Donnell shares Instagram photo of smiling new daughter Dakota

    02/06/2013 11:13:04 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2.5.2013 | Zayda Rivera
    The former talk show host, 50, posted an Instagram photo Monday of her adorable new daughter Dakota, with the caption: “And now the smiling begins.” Baby Dakota was born on Jan. 9 via surrogate to comedian Rosie O'Donnell and her wife, Michelle Rounds. O’Donnell, who has four other children from her previous marriage with Kelli Carpenter, welcomed Dakota into her family with wife Michelle Rounds, 41, via surrogate on Jan. 9. “We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter,” the couple tweeted at the time. O’Donnell and Rounds got engaged in 2011 after only three months of dating....
  • Rosie O’Donnell Reveals Big Secret: She’s a Mom Again!

    01/10/2013 8:06:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    US ^ | January 10, 2013
    And baby makes seven! Rosie O’Donnell surprised fans on Tuesday when she tweeted a photo of herself and wife Michelle Rounds holding their brand new bundle of joy. “we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota - #withloveandthanks – AMEN,” O’Donnell wrote beneath the pic, which features the two women cradling the tiny infant. The couple adopted the baby this week. Back in January, O’Donnell told Dr. Oz on his daytime talk show that Rounds, now 41, was “trying to get pregnant.” After that interview, however, Rounds was diagnosed with desmoids tumors, a rare condition that...
  • Lawsuit says police didn't need to shoot, kill Rosie (Cops: "Let's just go shoot him")

    11/28/2012 11:51:03 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-27 | Mike Carter
    To Deirdre and Charles Wright, their 4-year-old Newfoundland named Rosie was a member of the family — a big, hairy, doe-eyed friend and companion who "aided in their enjoyment of life, well-being, personal development and daily activities." To the trio of Des Moines police officers who confronted the barking bear-of-a-dog in the driveway of the Wrights' home two years ago, she was something else entirely. "He doesn't want me to get very close," one of the officers is heard saying on an audio recording from a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera, the deep bark of the dog in the background. -snip-...
  • Rosie O’Donnell Had Heart Attack Last Week

    08/20/2012 1:57:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 69 replies
    showbiz411.com ^ | August. 20, 2012 | Roger Friedman
    EXCLUSIVE: Rosie O’Donnell had a real and serious heart attack last week. She just blogged about it on www.rosie.com. Rosie nearly died from what is known the Widow maker. According to her posting shevwas 99 percent blocked. She received a stent during angioplasty and is home, recovering.
  • Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show ends a day early

    03/30/2012 6:59:22 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    SunTimes.com ^ | 29 March 2012 | LORI RACKL
    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...
  • Rosie O'Donnell's 'The Rosie Show' To End; Final Episode To Air March 30

    03/16/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Rosie O'Donnell's 'The Rosie Show' To End; Final Episode To Air March 30 Access HollywoodAccess Hollywood – 13 mins ago On Friday evening, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced that "The Rosie Show" will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20. The final episode will air, Friday, March 30. PLAY IT NOW: Who Is Rosie O’Donnell’s New Celebrity Crush? "I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago," Rosie said in a statement. "I was welcomed with open arms and will never forget the kindness of all I encountered. It was a great year for me - I...
  • OWN Cancels Rosie O’Donnell Talk Show

    03/16/2012 5:45:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | Lacey Rose
    OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie O’Donnell's five-month old talk show. The daily show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20 to air on Friday, March 30 in its 7 p.m. time slot. The news of its demise comes two months after the ailing network announced it had hired Shane Farley (Rachel Ray, Rosie O’Donnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the show’s executive producer and would move Rosie into a significantly smaller 70-seat studio. The latter was a bid to inspire a sense of intimacy and lower costs on a series that is averaging 190,000 viewers....
  • Oprah Winfrey's OWN network axes 'The Rosie Show'

    03/17/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is pulling the curtain on "The Rosie Show" after five months on the air. The show premiered in October to about 500,000 viewers but lost about half that audience within days of its debut.
  • OWN Cancels Rosie O'Donnell

    03/17/2012 1:40:12 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 16, 2012 | Lacey Rose
    OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie O’Donnell's five-month old talk show. The daily show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20 to air on Friday, March 30 in its 7 p.m. time slot. The news of its demise comes two months after the ailing network announced it had hired Shane Farley (Rachel Ray, Rosie O’Donnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the show’s executive producer and would move Rosie into a significantly smaller 70-seat studio. The latter was a bid to inspire a sense of intimacy and lower costs on a series that is averaging 190,000 viewers....
  • Rosie demand to move show to NYC last straw? (Fat slob in ratings nosedive alert)

    03/09/2012 1:10:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 9, 2012 | Michael Starr
    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. [Snip] Adding...
  • Rosie O’Donnell set up Tim Tebow with Jenny McCarthy at the Super Bowl, apparently

    02/10/2012 9:55:07 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies · 1+ views
    OffThe Bench ^ | Feb 10, 2012, 11:01 AM EST | Rick Chandler
    Remember when WFAN’s Mike Francesca said that Tim Tebow wouldn’t do Rosie O’Donnell’s Sirius XM radio show at the Super Bowl because he objected to her gay lifestyle? That turned out to be bogus, of course: in fact, Rosie even set up Tebow on a date, according to In Touch magazine. When former Playmate Jenny McCarthy told O’Donnell that she was newly single and “had a crush” on Tebow, O’Donnell introduced her to Tebow and demanded that the two exchange phone numbers. “Rosie jumped up and took Jenny by the arm and walked her over to Tim. She said to...
  • Report: ‘Rosie Show’ trims 30 employees, moves to smaller Chicago studio

    02/04/2012 2:53:40 PM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 3, 2012
    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. [Snip] 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. [Snip] “The Rosie Show” has struggled to capture a sizeable audience. Shortly after the program’s October debut, viewer numbers have hovered around 200,000.
  • Rosie O’Donnell: ‘We’re A Backwards Nation In Many Ways’

    01/18/2012 10:29:52 AM PST · by Justaham · 44 replies · 2+ views
    breitbart.tv/ ^ | 1-18-12
    “That’s one of the ways most evident nowadays especially with the election — to think you can turn on the presidential debate and you can have people actually say they think being gay is wrong is shocking in 2012. It’s shocking to me.”
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Newt Gingrich 'Should Read a History Book'

    Rosie O'Donnell, possibly one of the most uninformed people to ever be given a television program, actually ridiculed the intellectual capacity of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich Thursday. Appearing with fellow brainiac Joy Behar on the HLN program thankfully in its final shows, O'Donnell called the former Speaker of the House a "joke" saying, "Perhaps he should read a history book" JOY BEHAR, HOST: Yes, but I mean, what about Newt's plan to drop the child labor laws and put kids to work as janitors? ROSIE O'DONNELL: Yes. BEHAR: I mean, where does he come up with this crap? O'DONNELL:...
  • Rosie O'Donnell flops in OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) talk premiere

    10/11/2011 10:35:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 11, 2011
    So, Rosie O'Donnell must've packed 'em in for the rollout of her new, Oprah Winfrey-approved talk show, right? Well, er, no. Monday's 7 p.m. premiere of "The Rosie Show" on OWN, with first guest Russell Brand, drew a very modest 497,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen. It's O'Donnell's first talk show since she left ABC's "The View" in 2007. At 8 p.m., "Oprah's Lifeclass" -- with OWN boss Winfrey discussing insights learned over her years as a talk host -- opened even worse, with just 333,000 viewers. [Snip] What did you think of "The Rosie Show"? Will you watch...
  • Rosie to rescue?(OprahNet)

    08/30/2011 4:44:09 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/29/11 | http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/rosie_to_rescue_El4wyCmuBjZwDJR4MmiUgN
    Oprah Winfrey, TV’s greatest hit-maker, is counting on Rosie O’Donnell to save her struggling cable network. OWN -- which launched New Year’s Day to un-Oprah-like ratings -- has already burned through more than $150 million in start-up money without producing a single hit show. “There is pressure,” says Debra Birnbaum, editor-in-chief of TV Guide magazine, “because clearly this is what OWN is putting all of its emphasis on for the new season. “They have to figure out a way to get eyeballs to that network.” Can the stand-up comic -- who will broadcast from Oprah’s old Chicago studio beginning in...
  • Universal health care and gun control caused the holocaust Episode 2: Babi Yar

    08/12/2011 1:41:26 PM PDT · by mainestategop
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter (denverlibertarian)
    Part 2 of a new series on how universal healthcare and guncontrol, two of liberalism's virtues lead to the slaughter of millions in the holocaust. In this episode you will learn about the first ever million mom march in Babi Yar in 1942 Ukraine. The march that was made possible by disarmament and as you'll see in the following episode, universal healthcare. Also staring Rosie O'Hitler
  • Rosie O’Donnell: Without Due Process For Bin Laden, We May Be ‘Monsters’

    05/10/2011 4:29:31 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 37 replies
    mediaite ^ | May 9, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Rosie O’Donnell is making some waves suggesting America may have become the type of “monsters” we loathe with our targeted killing of Osama bin Laden. Uncomfortable with the wild celebrations last week of “drunken fraternity boys” celebrating Bin Laden’s death in New York and Washington, Rosie also reveals that she expects America to be an example for how we want other countries to act and was disappointed we were not the leader of morality and fairness here. Rosie explains: “You can also be upset about the fact that he didn’t have due process, that he didn’t get tried, that he...
  • Rosie O’Donnell: We didn’t give Bin Laden due process

    05/09/2011 7:42:01 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 52 replies
    hot air ^ | 5-9-2011
    Rosie O’Donnell: We didn’t give Bin Laden due process Share posted at 5:54 pm on May 9, 2011 by Allahpundit printer-friendly Via Radio Equalizer, what’s the biggest news from this clip? That Rosie, like many delicate European flowers of discerning temperaments, thinks Osama deserved better than he got? Or that Rosie now apparently accepts the official narrative of 9/11? Why, it seems like just yesterday that she was musing — on national television — that “I do believe that it’s the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics that World...
  • There really are only two liberals worthy of respect

    05/09/2011 4:15:38 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-11 | DrJohn
    Ironically, that would be Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell. Say what you want about them, but they are consistent. We live in a Bizarro world at the moment. Good is bad, down is up and night is day. The Obama zombie supporters voted for a candidate who was against rendition, warrantless wiretapping, indefinite detention, black prisons and military tribunals and they have gotten the diametric opposite. They now applaud him and themselves, covered in the slime of their denials that all the infrastructure leading to the death of Osama Bin Laden was set in place by George W. Bush...
  • "Just Kill Him" Controversial Video of Police Shooting Family Dog

    01/12/2011 10:09:52 AM PST · by Immerito · 189 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 4, 2011 | Fox News Online
    DES MOINES, WA -- In November police officers tased, then shot and killed a 120-pound Newfoundland named Rosie. The shooting sparked both a community vigil for the dog and an independent review of the officers' actions. Although initiall reports were that the dog was acting aggressively when she escaped from her fenced yard and was spotted roaming neighborhood streets, video taken from the patrol car dash-cams may cast the shooting in a different light. Warning: Videos contain graphic sounds and language. The videos, released by Des Moines Police show the dog being tazed by an officer, then running away. In...
  • Geraldine Doyle, Iconic Face of World War II, Dies at 86 ('Rosie the Riveter' - "We Can Do It!")

    12/30/2010 1:37:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 71+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/29/10 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
    Geraldine Doyle, Iconic Face of World War II, Dies at 86By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS Published: December 29, 2010 Geraldine Hoff Doyle, who was believed to be the unwitting model for the “We Can Do It!” poster of a woman flexing her biceps in a factory during World War II — an image that later became a symbol for the American feminist movement — died on Sunday in Lansing, Mich. She was 86. **SNIP** Mrs. Doyle was unaware of the poster’s existence until 1982, when, while thumbing through a magazine, she saw a photograph of it and recognized herself. Her daughter said...
  • Rosie O’Donnell Defends Helen Thomas(WARNING: Graphic Images present)

    06/12/2010 5:55:24 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 42 replies · 1,157+ views
    american thinker ^ | 6/10/2010 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Is she merely uninformed or interminably stupid? Anti-Semitism from every corner of the world is deafening and yet Rosie O'Donnell cannot seem to understand the negative connotations of Helen Thomas' latest retort about sending Jews back to Europe. This is the Europe that permitted the Nuremberg Laws and gave Jews second class citizenship status at best. This is the Europe that 70 years ago was comfortable in looking the other way while Jews were rounded up, endured the whip of slavery and then burned in gas ovens. Surely glib Ms. O'Donnell, cannot be that ignorant of these recent historical events....
  • Rosie O'Donnell & Friends - Helen Thomas Is Right! (And a Victim To Boot) (video)

    06/10/2010 1:25:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 661+ views
    you tube ^ | 6/10/10 | radio equalizer
    Video of Rosie O'donnell and friends speaking up for Helen Thomas. Then, defending her comments on Israel. Jew hating seems to have gone mainstream.
  • 4/11 Truthers Question What Brought Down Texas Stadium

    04/19/2010 2:49:14 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies · 952+ views
    scrappleface ^ | 4/12/2010 | Scott Ott
    Before the dust had even settled over the ruins of Texas Stadium Sunday, internet forums and Twitter began to hum with rumors that “4/11 was an inside job”…that the alleged planned demolition was, in fact, a CIA plot.The iconic domed arena, long-time home of the NFL Dallas Cowboys, collapsed after a series of explosions which Irving, Texas, city officials claim were planned in order to clear the site for future construction. However, a careful analysis of YouTube videos reveals that the dome began to buckle a full 3/10ths of a second early, according to experts on Twitter. This means, they...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Catholic Church is Like Jonestown Suicide Cult [Ecumenical]

    04/07/2010 8:57:58 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 33 replies · 746+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 04/07/2010 | Matthew Balan
    On her April 5 satellite radio show, Rosie O'Donnell took her anti-Catholicism to a new level by likening the Catholic Church to the Jonestown cult. As Brian Maloney of The Radio Equalizer put it, "in Rosie's twisted world, there's really no distinction to be made between the Pope and Jim Jones, murderous cult leader responsible for the deaths of more than 900 people in the Guyanese jungle." O'Donnell certainly has a past of Catholic/Christian bashing. On the April 19, 2007 edition of ABC's The View, she expressed her concern that having five Catholic Supreme Court justice somehow violated the separation...
  • Rosie O'Donnell wants back into daytime (The new Rosie show)

    03/20/2010 6:15:14 PM PDT · by tlb · 45 replies · 1,088+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 20, 201 | Joe Flint
    Rosie O’Donnell has teamed with syndication vets Dick Robertson and Scott Carlin to develop another daytime talk show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. With The Oprah Winfrey Show preparing to sunset next year, O’Donnell is hoping to launch a new yakker that could conceivably fill the bill in the fall of 2011. Dick Robertson, the former head of syndication of Warner Bros. Television, and Scott Carlin, who worked with Robertson there for years, have sealed a deal to distribute O'Donnell's new talk show, which will probably premiere in fall 2011. Robertson and Carlin worked closely with O'Donnell on her first...
  • O'Donnell: Time for Leno to Step Aside

    01/14/2010 9:52:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,261+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 14th 2010
    O'Donnell: Time for Leno to Step Aside THE ASSOCIATED PRESS January 15, 2010 PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Rosie O'Donnell said Thursday that it's time for Jay Leno to step aside for Conan O'Brien and ''not try to flatten his tires before he even gets going.'' NBC is seeking to move Leno into his old 11:35 p.m. ''Tonight'' show time slot and push O'Brien past midnight again, after Leno's prime-time show failed. O'Brien is balking at the move after only seven months at ''Tonight,'' and a negotiated exit from NBC seems likely. O'Donnell, talking to reporters while promoting an HBO documentary,...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Steps Out with New Girlfriend

    12/30/2009 4:42:56 PM PST · by Justaham · 121 replies · 4,418+ views
    Rosie O'Donnell is off the market! The comedian and former TV talk show host – who in mid-November revealed that her longtime partner Kelli Carpenter moved out of their home two years ago – is now dating Tracy Kachtick-Anders, a Texas-based artist, O'Donnell's rep confirms to PEOPLE. The pair were spotted walking hand-in-hand in Miami Beach on Tuesday.
  • Rosie O’Donnell admits wife moved out two years ago (Confessed when pet psychic read dog's mind)

    11/20/2009 1:19:00 AM PST · by funblonde · 29 replies · 1,853+ views
    Irish Central ^ | 11-16-09 | ANTOINETTE KELLY
    Though the Irish-American comedian and former talk show host said she would no longer comment on the breakup rumors swirling around her relationship, she once again broke her silence, revealing on Sirius Satellite radio that her partner of five years moved out of their home years ago. The confession came after a pet psychic read the mind of O’Donnell’s Chihuahua. "Where did you get her from Rosie? Because she says she came from somewhere. And she said she’s happier with you,” psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick said of O’Donnell’s dog Misty. “She's so spoiled and she loves to burrow." The former “View”...
  • Rosie O'Donnell and "Wife" headed for divorce

    10/21/2009 7:48:19 AM PDT · by meandog · 101 replies · 4,636+ views
    Us Magazine ^ | 10.21.09
    Rosie O'Donnell has confirmed that she and longtime girlfriend Kelli Carpenter are on the rocks. In a new interview with USA Today, she says, "We're a family. We will remain a family forever. And we are working on our issues." The 47-year-old O'Donnell -- who has been suggesting a split on her blog -- wouldn't confirm a National Enquirer report that Carpenter, 42, has moved out of their Nyack, NY, home and into Manhattan. (USA Today notes that Carpenter was not at the house during the interview.) Meet Rosie O'Donnell and other stars' surprise BFFs "We're a family, we remain...
  • Rosie O'Donnell returns to TV in a Lifetime movie

    02/26/2009 5:32:44 AM PST · by DBCJR · 22 replies · 548+ views
    AP ^ | 2/25/09 | By RYAN PEARSON
    Rosie O'Donnell says she doesn't have time these days to view "The View." "I don't watch it too much," O'Donnell said. "I don't really watch too much daytime, having four kids and being kind of overwhelmed by that." O'Donnell — who left the daytime talk show in 2007 after a single tumultuous season — returns to TV on Saturday night with a Lifetime movie about the foster-care system called "America." She had been a foster parent to two children, including a girl named Rosie for 1 1/2 years, when an intern in 2002 handed her the book by E.R. Frank...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Calls Ann Coulter 'Angry' and 'Full of Rage'

    01/16/2009 1:52:13 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,964+ views
    Rosie O'Donnell Calls Ann Coulter 'Angry' and 'Full of Rage' By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-01-16 16:08 From today's "You've Got To Be Kidding Me" department, hatemonger Rosie O'Donnell believes that conservative author Ann Coulter is angry and full of rage. "When you see someone like that, you have to go back to what happened in their childhood... You don't know what went on in their household." So said O'Donnell during a recent interview on Sirius/XM's "Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer" show (audio available [1] at Perez Hilton, partial transcript [2] from PopEater, h/t NBer Gothampc [2]): Her thoughts about Ann...
  • Rosie Talks Blogs, Booze and Ann Coulter

    01/15/2009 10:51:17 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 988+ views
    popeater.com ^ | January 14, 2009
    (Jan. 14) - Rosie O'Donnell visited Sirius/XM radio show, 'Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer' and made quite a stir, addressing her embarrassments of 2008. The comedian bluntly talked about why she's no longer blogging, how her variety show reviews almost turned her into an alcoholic and and why Ann Coulter has passionate, "deep-seeded" rage. (via Perez Hilton.)
  • California Surgeon Used Human Fat to Power Car

    12/26/2008 8:37:01 AM PST · by Enchante · 45 replies · 1,835+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/26/08 | FoxNews Staff
    <p>A former Beverly Hills, Calif. liposuction doctor claimed to have the environment's best interests at heart when he began fueling his and his girlfriend's SUVs with human fat sucked out of his patients.</p> <p>Unfortunately the practice was illegal, according to California state health officials.</p>
  • Rosie O'Donnell Dropped After One Show

    12/02/2008 4:03:47 PM PST · by dynachrome · 92 replies · 2,725+ views
    Reuters via Newsmax ^ | 12-2-08 | unattributed
    A mere 5 million viewers tuned in Friday for the 8 p.m. bow of Rosie O'Donnell's variety show, "Rosie Live," on NBC. The show has been dropped from the network's schedule. Among those making appearances on the hourlong program - conceived as a throwback to such series as "The Carol Burnett Show" - were Alanis Morissette, Alec Baldwin, Clay Aiken, Ne-Yo and Liza Minnelli. It earned a 1.2 preliminary rating among adults 18-49.
  • Rosie's show bombs!

    12/02/2008 12:24:17 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 81 replies · 2,617+ views
    CNN.Com video ^ | December 2, 2008 | CNN
    Showbiz Tonight's AJ Hammer talks with his panel about Rosie O'Donnell's variety show being canceled after one episode.
  • 'Rosie Live' a ratings turkey: Variety show special bows to weak numbers

    11/30/2008 7:42:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies · 949+ views
    Variety ^ | November 30, 2008 | RICK KISSELL
    NBC’s attempt to revive the variety show genre hit a serious snag last week as “Rosie Live” drew a small audience on Thanksgiving Eve. Preliminary Nielsen estimates show that the Rosie O’Donnell-hosted spec, featuring celebrity guests, musical acts and comedy skits involving the likes of Alec Baldwin, Harry Connick Jr. and Liza Minnelli, settled for about 5 million viewers. In the 18-49 demo, it matched ABC’s “Pushing Daisies” as the night’s lowest-rated program on the major nets (1.2 rating/4 share), coming in below what the struggling “Knight Rider” has been averaging in recent weeks. NBC can’t be pleased with the...
  • Rosie O'Donnell's 'Rosie Live': What was she thinking?

    11/27/2008 12:07:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 2,301+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 26, 2008 | Mary McNamara
    Two words: Dancing food. “Rosie Live” ended with dancing food. There’s nothing else to say, really except perhaps, Liza Minnelli. “Rosie Live” opened with a little song and dance from Liza Minnelli, who rose to the stage, as if from the grave, to sing a duet with O’Donnell, in a luminous white suit, complete with fetching Broadway hat. Liza, we love you, we will always love you, but there is no shame in retirement. In between we were treated to Harry Connick Jr. in a Santa hat, Conan O’Brien taking a pie in the face, and Jane Krakowski singing about...
  • NBC's Rosie O’Donnell variety show disappoints (Ratings Disaster Score For G/E!)

    11/27/2008 10:17:57 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 118 replies · 3,969+ views
    The Feed ^ | 11-27-2008
    November 27, 2008 NBC's Rosie O’Donnell variety show disappoints Rosie O'Donnell gave NBC a real turkey. The network's attempt to revive the primetime variety show failed to draw an audience Wednesday night, tying for the evening’s lowest-rated program. A mere 5 million viewers tuned in for the 8 p.m. premiere of “Rosie Live,” with the program earning a 1.2 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. The telecast matched ABC’s recently canceled “Pushing Daisies” as the night's lowest-rated program on a major broadcast network. NBC had high hopes for the special and planned to expand the program into a series should viewers re-embrace...
  • Hokey Comedy With an Enemy List (Chub alert)

    11/27/2008 12:13:35 PM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 8 replies · 1,127+ views
    New York Whines ^ | ALESSANDRA STANLEY
    Rosie O'Donnell's Wednesday night special on NBC, "Rosie Live," was supposed to be a tribute to the variety shows of the 1970s, but she added a Nixonian twist: Christmas songs, tap-dancing twins and an enemies list. Ms. Her opening monologue was a riff about her weight, focused on her Spanx support garments, which she described as "onesies for chubby fortysomethings."
  • Boy George goes on trial for false imprisonment

    11/24/2008 10:25:07 AM PST · by ThreeYearLurker · 27 replies · 1,120+ views
    AP ^ | 11/24/08 | AP
    LONDON -- A Norwegian escort told a court Monday that Boy George manacled him to a bedroom wall and beat him with a metal chain after accusing him of hacking into his computer. The former Culture Club singer is on trial for the false imprisonment of 29-year-old Audun Carlsen. The 47-year-old singer, who is standing trial under his real name, George O'Dowd, denies the charge. Carlsen told London's Snaresbrook Crown Court that he met the singer through a Web site and went to his London home for a naked photo shoot. After the encounter Boy George sent a series e-mails...
  • Rosie O'Donnell to host "Variety Show" (Thanksgiving for NBC)

    10/02/2008 5:33:31 AM PDT · by tlb · 46 replies · 773+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Oct 2, 2008 | James Hibberd
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Rosie O'Donnell is returning to television as host of a live variety show on NBC. The network will air "Rosie's Variety Show" as an hour-long special the night before Thanksgiving, with an eye toward expansion to a full series should viewers embrace the project. The special will feature celebrity guests, musical acts, comedy skits and a prize give-away for the show's in-studio and home audiences. The show's November 26 airdate manages to trump Fox's upcoming variety show starring Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, which is expected to debut in the winter or spring. For NBC, the...
  • Rosie Rips 'Cousins' Hasselbeck, Palin

    09/11/2008 8:46:40 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 52 replies · 3,306+ views
    Popeater.com ^ | September 10, 2008
    (Sept. 10) - Buried curiously deep in the lowercase crevasses of her latest poem-blog entry, Rosie O'Donnell offered her reaction and assessment of the recent fiery exchange on "The View" over John McCain's choice in a running mate. sarah p - elisabeth h identical cousins women who hunt in high heels gives one pause Why would O'Donnell call GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin and Elisabeth Hasselbeck "identical cousins ... who hunt in high heels"?
  • Global warming forces Dutch to strengthen dykes

    09/03/2008 5:23:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies · 256+ views
    ABC News (au) ^ | September 3, 2008 | Emma Alberici
    The Netherlands will be forced to spend about $170 billion to extend and strengthen its dykes to protect the country from rising sea levels. A committee charged with investigating the future effects of global warming on the Netherlands delivered its findings overnight. It found that the country, nearly two-thirds of which lies below sea level, must spend up to $2 billion per year over the next century on additional safety measures if it is to survive the ravages of rising sea levels. Large-scale work will be needed to extend and strengthen dykes. The report was written by the Delta commission...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Being on 'The View' Like Getting Raped in Prison

    07/04/2008 5:24:52 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 559+ views
    Rosie O'Donnell: Being on 'The View' Like Getting Raped in Prison Photo of Noel Sheppard. By Noel Sheppard | July 4, 2008 - 20:11 ET Wow, that Rosie O'Donnell is one classy gal, isn't she? On Wednesday, the "comedienne" did a guest stint at a Cyndi Lauper concert in Vancouver, Canada, during which she called Ann Coulter a bitch, and rather indelicately compared her experience on "The View" to the scene in the movie "Born Innocent" when Linda Blair was raped in the shower at a girls' reformatory. I kid you not. What follows is a partial transcript of this...
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Rev. Wright 'Made Sense to Me'; People 'Confuse Passion for Rage'

    05/05/2008 11:24:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 81 replies · 188+ views
    News Busters ^ | May 5, 2008 | Ken Shepherd
    Rosie O'Donnell appeared on the May 5 "Today" show in its fourth hour, claiming that many have confused her "passion for rage" much in the same way as they've misunderstood Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Indeed, claimed the former "The View" co-host, Obama's former pastor "made sense to me." O'Donnell also defended Wright's conspiracy theory view on AIDS...
  • Caption Time: Rosie and her new book

    04/13/2008 10:14:42 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 82+ views
    yahoo ^ | 13-April-2008
    Rosie O'Donnell promoted her new family arts and crafts book "Crafty U" on Tuesday. On Friday, her archnemesis Donald Trump called her "a very abusive person" after a tabloid ran photos of the former talk-show host grabbing her son by the arm. Rosie and her wife Kelli Carpenter have denounced the tabloid's claims.
  • Rosie O'Donnell Calls Hasselbeck 'Little Republican Who Scared Me'

    04/09/2008 12:30:52 PM PDT · by mombyprofession · 64 replies · 267+ views
    Fox News Website ^ | April 9, 2008 | Fox NewsA
    Rosie O'Donnell can't seem to get over her spat with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. As a featured guest on "The Martha Stewart Show" Tuesday, O'Donnell referred to her former co-host on "The View" as "a little Republican who scared me." Here's how the conversation went: Rosie: "I haven’t worked since 2002. Aside from 'The View' ... Let’s not mention it. Anyway ..." Martha: "You did really well on 'The View.'" Rosie: "I tried my best but it’s hard for me when I’m not the boss. There was people there telling me what to do. There was a little Republican who scared me."...