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  • So, Who 'Built That'--Did It Take A Village, Or Just A Whole Lotta Rosie?

    02/16/2014 2:33:58 PM PST · by IChing · 9 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/12/14 | Donald Joy
    There’s an ongoing debate, raging for decades now, over who mainly gets to raise our children–the parents, or the communally-oriented village; the “nanny state”–and who gets the credit or blame for how they turn out. On one hand, conservatives seek to restore the traditional primary and prevailing influence of parents and the family on a child’s development. On the other hand, socialists like Hillary Clinton and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry loudly insist that the role of nurturing and shaping our kids’ minds and lives belongs not chiefly to parents and families, but to the larger political agendas & machinations of governmental...
  • Celebrity hive mind outraged by gun control vote (tweets at link)

    04/18/2013 5:30:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    We know we’re not famous actors who earn a living playing make-believe, but would it be OK if just for today we pretended all of this righteous outrage was inspired by the Kermit Gosnell trial?
  • 'Threatened' student files complaint against West

    04/18/2013 6:30:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/18/2013 | unknown
    After sternly warning college students to stop harassing his wife or they would face consequences, former Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., now finds himself the target of a complaint.
  • Rosie O’Donnell reveals she suffered heart attack [Trunc]

    08/22/2012 7:21:15 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 52 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 20, 2012 | Cristina Everett
    Rosie O'Donnell says it's a "miracle" she's alive today. The comedienne, 50, took to her blog on Monday to reveal she suffered a heart attack last week and is now at home recovering. O'Donnell said her health problems began on Aug. 14 after she helped "an enormous woman" who was struggling to get out of her car in a parking lot in Nyack, N.Y. "a few hours later my body hurt/ i had an ache in my chest," she wrote in her usual verse form. "both my arms were sore/everything felt bruised." O'Donnell said she went on about her day...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Winfrey: Obama a 'masterful leader' (regarding endorsement now -video)

    01/18/2012 9:14:29 PM PST · by STARWISE · 26 replies · 2+ views
    CNN/YouTube ^ | 1-1312
    Oprah Winfrey explains there's no reason for her to endorse Pres. Obama because everyone know who he is. VIDEO
  • Starr report (Rosie O'Donnell's talk show on OWN continues its downward spiral)

    10/25/2011 11:27:11 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 38 replies · 2+ views
    NY Post ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Michael Starr
    Rosie O'Donnell's talk show on OWN continues its downward spiral. "The Rosie Show" averaged only 229,000 viewers at 7 p.m. in its second full week last week (Oct. 17-21), down from the tepid 321,000 viewership average at 7 p.m. in its inaugural week. At 11 p.m., when the show's repeated, it averaged 119,000 viewers last week (compared to 143,000 viewers at midnight in its first week). Oprah Winfrey's "Oprah's Lifeclass," which follows "The Rosie Show" at 8 p.m., fared better than its lead-in, averaging 301,000 viewers last week (down from 310,000 in its first week). In its midnight repeat, "Lifeclass"...
  • Rosie O’Donnell Show Compares Post-Abortion Guilt to Blaming Rape Victims

    05/30/2011 10:50:44 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/29/11 | Tim Graham
    On Thursday’s edition of Rosie Radio on XM/Sirius, Rosie O’Donnell discussed talk show host and comedian Chelsea Handler’s recent statement in a New York Times interview that she had an abortion when she was sixteen and still feels she made the right choice. Rosie and her executive producer Janette Barber agreed that it was courageous of Handler both to reveal the abortion and to say she doesn’t regret it.But when the Rosie crew took a call from woman who had several abortions in her late thirties and early forties and feels guilty about it, Barber really lost it, and compared...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Sneers 'This Republican Guy' Schwarzenegger Has No Right to the Kennedy Legacy

    05/22/2011 4:43:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Rosie O'Donnell Sneers 'This Republican Guy' Schwarzenegger Has No Right to the Kennedy Legacy By Tim Graham Created 05/22/2011 - 6:05pm Brian Maloney at the Radio Equalizer blog reports that Rosie O’Donnell thinks cheating Arnold Schwarzenegger is somehow beneath the history of the Kennedy family – as if cheating were never allowed among the Kennedys? Perhaps it should be said that Maria Shriver’s parents, Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, seemed to have a happy, long-lasting marriage of 56 years. But Rosie might want to be careful about boasting of a Kennedy "legacy" on this topic of womanizing: ROSIE O'DONNELL:...
  • Rosie O'Donnell, the Left's Loud and Stupid Spokesperson

    05/11/2011 7:08:24 AM PDT · by alan8228 · 14 replies
    Moore Common Sense ^ | 5/11/11 | Alan Moore
    You knew it was only a matter of time until the left came out in full force against the killing of the world's most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden. Ergo, Rosie O'Donnell one of the leading voices for liberals in America recently insinuated that America was becoming a "Monster" by killing bin Laden. She also labelled revelers outside the White House as "drunken frat boys." A snippet of the lefty queen: "You can also be upset about the fact that he didn’t have due process, that he didn’t get tried, that he wasn’t you know brought to The Hague for...
  • WE'VE BIN UNFAIR. Rosie O'Donnell Wonders Why Osama Wasn't Given Hague-Style Trial

    05/08/2011 9:28:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Radio Equalizer ^ | 05/06/2011
    Is this what Oprah really had in mind? As talk radio blabbermouth Rosie O'Donnell transitions to Winfrey's doomed cable network, another controversy adds fresh baggage to the former's dubious résumé. Disputing Obama's terrorism approach isn't necessarily the problem, as there are critics of the raid on all sides of the political spectrum. But characterizing cheering Americans celebrating Osama bin Laden's demise (which she oddly labels as 'protesters') as "drunken fraternity boys" is especially unreasonable. Hey Oprah, how advertising-friendly is this kind of rhetoric? CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ROSIE O'DONNELL (43:40): Why is it, if people question whether...
  • Rosie to the rescue (Rosie O'Donnell tries to save Oprah's bacon)

    03/30/2011 8:39:01 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 30, 2011 | Michael Starr
    Oprah Winfrey has turned over the hallowed "Oprah" studio to Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming daytime show -- hoping the loud-mouthed lightning-rod can be the savior of Winfrey's struggling OWN cable network. O'Donnell's weekday show, premiering this fall, will anchor OWN's daytime lineup.
  • Caterpillar Letter Impact [The Governor Says CAT Not Leaving. Entering, Rosie O'Donnell to HARPO]

    03/30/2011 8:24:16 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies
    Crain's MultiMedia ^ | March 30, 2011 | Lisa Leiter
    Lisa Leiter talks with UIC finance professor Robert Chirinko about the chances of Caterpillar leaving Illinois and what impact that would have on the state.
  • It's over: Rosie O'Donnell splits from girlfriend after a year

    02/22/2011 5:22:32 PM PST · by mewykwistmas · 61 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/22/2011 | dailymail.co.uk
    Comedian Rosie O'Donnell has split from her girlfriend, Tracy Kachtick-Anders. The former TV talk show host, who has four children, confirmed she was dating Kachtick-Anders, a Texas artist and mother of six, in January last year. They are understood to have now parted ways, but remain on good terms, according to the New York Post.
  • The Wonders of Universal Healthcare

    There’s an audio clip making the rounds of a Canadian woman calling into Rosie O’Donnell’s radio talk show earlier this week. She begins the call by saying how wonderful universal healthcare is and then tells Rosie that she has been waiting seven years just to speak with a surgeon to have gastric bypass surgery. She goes on to say that she has been told by health officials that it will be at least another two to three years before she is able to have an initial consultation. Is this what is in store for us as we plunge headlong into...
  • Audio: Rosie O’ Donnell Awakened To Reality Of Universal Health Care From Caller On 7-Year Wait List

    01/05/2011 7:00:05 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 18 replies
    Rosie O’ Donnell was awakened to the realities of socialized health care after a Canadian caller said she has a 7-year wait on the system for surgery, at one point even prompting her to ask “how can universal health care be so good if you have to wait for 7 years?”
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Defends Joy and Whoopi: Bill O'Reilly 'Incites Hatred'

    10/17/2010 12:47:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Pop Eater ^ | October 17, 2010 | Rob Shuter
    Just days after the now infamous battle on 'The View' between Bill O'Reilly and Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, ex-'View' co-host Rosie O'Donnell is speaking out. On her Sirius satellite radio program, Rosie asked in a very matter-of-fact manner, "What does he do besides that? That's what Bill O'Reilly does. Why would you book him?" O'Donnell, whose guest panel seemed more fired up about what happened than the host, also said that O'Reilly "incited hatred." And thinking back to her time on the 'The View' (2006-'07) she could only explain it was "such a strange atmosphere at that show, I...
  • Rosie O’Donnell: I Got Married As ‘Act Of Defiance’ Against George W Bush

    08/09/2010 1:03:33 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 57 replies
    On August 5th, Rosie O’Donnell stated on the Rosie Radio satellite broadcast that she got married in San Francisco as an “act of defiance” and as a signal of protest against then President George W. Bush. O’Donnell said, “George Bush, in the middle of a war, had an all-station news conference to announce how horrible it was for the safety of America that gay people were getting married in San Francisco, which pissed me off enough to get on a plane and go get married.” In reality, George Bush never held this supposed “all-station news conference to announce how horrible...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Says Her Marriage was a Political Protest, Gays Treated Like Holocaust in America

    08/08/2010 8:53:21 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 45 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/08/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    In yet one more example among thousands, we see why loud-mouth, extreme left-wing talker Rosie O'Donnell is wholly unworthy of a national forum. In a recent segment of her satellite radio show Rosie Radio, O'Donnell idiotically claimed that gays were being "rounded up" in America so that a "pink triangle" could be slapped on them just like they were during the Holocaust. But just as obscenely, O'Donnell admitted that her marriage to Kelly Carpenter was only a political statement, one of "civil disobedience," instead of a marriage of love proving that the whole issue of "gay marriage" has nothing at...
  • To Catch a Wild Pig

    07/12/2010 7:46:32 AM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 8 replies
    Fast Company Blog ^ | Wed Oct 22, 2008 | Norman Wolfe
    A friend of mine sent me a wonderful piece called “Catching the Wild Pig”. For those of you who have never heard this parable (and I hadn’t until now), here it is: A chemistry professor at a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been...
  • Olbermann Slams Anti-Helen Thomas Rabbi in ‘Worst Person’ Segment, But Not Helen Thomas

    06/10/2010 8:17:04 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 22 replies · 163+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 06/10/2010 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Wednesday’s Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann included Rabbi David Nessenoff – famous for exposing Helen Thomas’s anti-Semitic beliefs in a video of her posted on his Web site – for inclusion in his "Worst Person in the World" segment because Rabbi Nessenoff’s site also includes a video which the MSNBC host viewed as being racist toward Mexicans. Olbermann also misstated the severity of Thomas’s declaration that Israeli Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine," as many in the pro-Palestinian movement consider all of Israel to be part of "Palestine." But Olbermann suggested that she was only referring...
  • Rosie O’Donnell Defends, Supports Helen Thomas (audio)

    06/10/2010 10:47:40 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 35 replies · 222+ views
    Liberty Republican Forum ^ | 6/10/10 | staff
    What’s the difference between Hezbollah’s thugs and libtalker Rosie O’Donnell? Apparently, not much. While the terrorism lobby openly defends longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas, O’Donnell is offering similar praise and even going so far as to call her a victim of “political correctness”.The only real distinction: O’Donnell’s willing to dance around Helen’s anti-Semitic script a bit to make the message seem less bigoted.Though there are many others on the left who are angry about the 89-year-old stalwart’s sudden departure from the White House Press Corps, few are willing to go so far as to agree with her statement (snip)Rosie,...
  • Rosie O’Donnell: Anti-Semite or Psychotic?

    06/10/2010 3:47:17 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 34 replies · 637+ views
    NewsRealBlog ^ | June 10, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Helen Thomas, now former columnist for Hearst newspapers, has a track record of "utter detachment from reality." In a 2006 column, Thomas characterized her colleagues in the White House press corp as "lap dogs" for the Bush administration leading up to the Iraq war. With axiomatic confidence she wrote, "They lapped up everything the Pentagon and White House could dish out — no questions asked." This raised the eyebrow of National Review Online author Stephen Spruiell, who called Thomas to task. Citing a March 2003 transcript of a White House press conference, Spruiell proved journalists had piled on the administration....
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Helen Thomas was right... (Audio Link)

    06/09/2010 11:43:23 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 43 replies · 225+ views
    CBS47 ^ | 6-9-10 | cakid1
    Rosie O'Donnell: Helen Thomas was right... Unreal..
  • Video: Rosie O’Donnell: Calls For ‘Communism’ In America To Confiscate Corporate Assets

    06/08/2010 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies · 106+ views
    "Call it Socialism, call it Communism, call it whatever you want.... Seize their assets. Take over BP!"
  • Rosie O’Donnell calls for communism — or socialism — to seize BP’s assets

    06/08/2010 2:04:36 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 80 replies · 140+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 06/08/10 | kevin kristy
    I don’t care what you call it — just seize the company...
  • Mike Huckabee Revisits Gay Adoption Debate with Rosie O'Donnell

    05/04/2010 1:08:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 472+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 05/04/2010 | Josh Kimball
    One week after debating the issue of gay adoption with talk show host Rosie O’Donnell, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sat down with fellow conservative Sean Hannity to comment on the contentious yet “respectful” debate, boiling down his point into a single statement. “Personally, I don't think it (gay adoption)'s the ideal,” Huckabee told Hannity on Friday. “I know people will say, well, we don't have the ideal. But still, kids need both the mother and father role models in their life,” he added. On Apr. 22, Huckabee had appeared on O’Donnell’s radio show after the prominent lesbian comedian caught...
  • 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...
  • Debra Medina, new star of America's right, is firing up the race for Texas governor

    02/28/2010 7:12:26 AM PST · by Pantera · 220 replies · 3,003+ views
    The Observer ^ | 2-28-10 | Paul Harris
    Lytle is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of town, one of hundreds that dot the vast flat ranchlands of southern Texas. A smear of houses by the main highway between San Antonio and Laredo. Population: 2,383. The first streets only got paved here in the years after the second world war. A sewage system took a little longer, not being built until the 1960s. In short, Lytle, Texas, has never been big enough to have much impact on the politics of the Lone Star state. And few Texas politicians have ever paid much attention to it.
  • New question on 9/11 [Engineer/architect group petitioning Congress for new investigation]

    02/22/2010 10:03:45 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 123 replies · 2,537+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    A lingering technical question about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks still haunts some, and it has political implications: How did 200,000 tons of steel disintegrate and drop in 11 seconds? A thousand architects and engineers want to know, and are calling on Congress to order a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center.
  • O'Donnell & Garofalo Attack Fox News: Hannity is a Liar, Fox & Friends Hosts Are "douchebags"

    02/18/2010 1:35:07 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 64 replies · 2,406+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | February 18, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Rosie O'Donnell and Janeane Garofalo have attacked the Fox News Channel (for only something like the hundredth time in the last few days) by calling Sean Hannity a liar and branding the Fox & Friends morning show hosts as "douchebags." Appearing on a little-heard show on Sirius XM Radio called "Rosie Radio" (yes, folks, after her "The View" stint, I thought Rosie was no longer employable, but, apparently, someone has unwisely taken a chance on her), Rosie O'Donnell interviewed the extremely unfunny comedian and second-rate "actor" Janeane Garofalo on February 16. However, as with all things where extreme liberals are...
  • Sad news: Rosie O'Donnell has a new girlfriend, Tracy Kachtick-Anders

    01/05/2010 10:17:03 AM PST · by RGirard · 42 replies · 2,259+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Jan. 05, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Lesbian Actress Rosie O'Donnell has a new girlfriend from Texas named Tracy Kachtick-Anders, who promotes herself as "a painter, doula, and mother of six." Depending on your point of view, this new relationship can be good news or bad, something happy or something sad. Tracy is the director of a Seattle-based non-profit organization called Open Arms Campaign which is dedicated to the recruitment of foster and adoptive families; which makes sense because lesbians can not reproduce as God has intended. They must adopt children like Rosie did with her ex-partner Kelli Carpenter, or use an artificial method of insemination or...
  • 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.
  • Nutty Rosie O’Donnell plays a therapist on TV. Is this a comedy or science fiction?

    03/02/2009 2:19:56 PM PST · by slomark · 9 replies · 372+ views
    This is what can only be called a case of art imitating stupidity. Hollywood wingnut Rosie O’Donnell is the executive producer, co-writer, and star of “America,” a LifeTime Original movie that follows the life of a troubled seventeen year old who has grown up in foster care. We’re sure it’s a touching story. A real tear jerker. Something we’ll watch, remember and someday tell our grandchildren about. Or not. What could be funnier than the thought of anger management control victim Rosie O’Donnell playing someone who gives psychological advice?...
  • Stranded Whale Breaks Free (The whale's tail was caught in lobster pot line)

    02/26/2009 3:53:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 1,201+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Thu, Feb 26, 2009
    A humpback whale is free more than a day after becoming entangled in fishing gear about eight miles off the New Jersey coast. Rescuers describe a long and extremely dangerous day Thursday in freeing the whale, who was stranded near Sandy Hook and then entrance to New York Harbor. NBCNewYork learned that a lobster pot line had caught the whale's tail, and a large amount of debris was hidden under the whale's belly, further complicating the day-long effort. Nobody was injured in freeing the entangled whale, and rescuers said they were able to get all of the debris off of...
  • '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 Puts up Real Stinker; NBC Boots Her to the Curb

    11/28/2008 5:42:54 AM PST · by bloodmeridian · 27 replies · 1,956+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 11/28/2008 | Dr. Dave
    In unprecedented swift action, NBC dropped Rosie O’Donnell’s new variety show after only one night. “There are a lot of things to be thankful for today, and one of them is that NBC viewers won’t have to look at Rosie anymore,” Jeff Zucker, president and CEO of NBC Universal, said Thursday while preparing for a Thanksgiving feast of tofu, bean sprouts, and salmon spaghetti carbonara. Zucker hinted he was considering asking President George W. Bush if it was legal to incarcerate O’Donnell in Gitmo on charges of terrorizing an audience.
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Caption Rosie on Today

    11/24/2008 8:51:38 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 46 replies · 2,071+ views
    Rosie O'Donnell, right, does a high-five with co-host Meredith Vieira after her interview on the NBC 'Today' television, in New York Monday Nov. 24, 2008.
  • Rosie On Why She Didn’t Help To Defeat Anti-Gay Marriage Proposition

    11/20/2008 10:35:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 945+ views
    WNBC ^ | Thu, Nov 20, 2008
    Rosie O’Donnell has defended herself against critics who were angry she did not get involved in the battle against California’s Proposition 8, which set out to eliminate the right of same sex couples to marry. “This is nothing new for me,” Rosie told reporters on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. “When I got married, it was an act of civil disobedience as much as it was a love story. There is not any person in the country who doesn’t know I’m for gay marriage.” The star was criticized by some anti-Prop.8 groups for not lending her voice or...
  • Rosie O’Donnell Takes Aim At Sarah Palin, Compares Her To ‘View’s’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck

    09/13/2008 3:12:28 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 104 replies · 552+ views
    NEW YORK, NY -- Rosie O’Donnell has taken aim at Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, comparing her to a former co-worker and questioning the Alaskan Governor’s decision to run for office in light of her recent family issues. In a host of responses to questions from readers on her “Ask Ro” blog, the vocal star compared the candidate to her former “View” co-panelist, conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck. “sarah p - elisabeth h / identical cousins,” O’Donnell reportedly blogged on Saturday. “women who hunt in high heels / gives one pause.” When asked if she believes “Palin is genuine,” by reader...
  • 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"?
  • 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...
  • Nasty Feminists Don't Get Love

    03/11/2008 8:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 2,067+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 10, 2008 | Katy Grimes
    What happens to women who have shunned men and consequently shot themselves in the... not foot... well... let's just say they don't get any love. Man haters have cooked their own gooses. But they don't cook either. Oops. Hmmmm. Man haters have cleaned their own clocks. Oh Darn. They don't clean. Okay. Let's try again. Apparently the housekeeping analogies don't work with this subject. Man haters have shot their... nope. That doesn't work. Let's just say that man hating women are S. O. L. Does that work? Man hating women have created so much inner hated for the traditional and...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Blames Bush for Staph Infection

    02/05/2008 11:09:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies · 221+ views
    Rosie O'Donnell Blames Bush for Staph Infection Photo of Ken Shepherd. By Ken Shepherd | February 5, 2008 - 13:54 ET Greg Pollowitz of NRO's Media Blog already beat me to the punch, but it bears repeating on NewsBusters. The only fresh angle I can bring to this is that, to my recollection, this is the first time Rosie O'Donnell has attempted an original blog post in prose. For the occasion she blamed President Bush for a nasty staph infection back in 2000. I'm sure given enough time and inspiration from Joni Mitchell's greatest hits she can re-work her post...