BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sean Hayes and Rosie O’Donnell are joining the cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” Hayes will take on the role of dress shop owner Mr. Pinky, while O’Donnell will play a tough gym teacher in the production set to air in December, the network said Tuesday. They join a cast that […]
Rosie O’Donnell’s made her surprising exit from the show less than a week after announcing that she would be ending her second stint on The View. She said goodbye on Thursday’s episode in a segment shy of 40-seconds long.
Rosie O’Donnell’s sudden depature as co-host due to health reasons puts the future of the struggling ABC talker in doubt. The shows future had looked good when O’Donnell returned five months ago, seven years after her original run ended, bringing ratings for the season premiere to an 8-year high.
Rosie O’Donnell is leaving The View after just five months to focus on her family. “I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November,” O’Donnell’s representative said Friday in a statement. “Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention. This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave The View. Next week will be her last.”
Following hours of overnight reports that actress Rosie Perez is leaving the ABC daytime talk The View after just four months as co-host, fellow new co-host Rosie O’Donnell said on today’s The View that Rosie P. will return to the show next month.
After days of rumors, The View made it official today, tweeting that Rosie O’Donnell would return as co-host for season 18 of the ABC daytime show.
Rosie O’Donnell’s contract talks with The View have spelled the end of executive producer Bill Geddie’s career at the show, which he’s run since its inception, an insider says. It also could mean the end of The View as we know it, as network executives look to completely “refresh” the show.
Rosie O’Donnell is currently in “active negotiations” with The View to come back to the program, according to sources in connection with Rosie and the production.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rosie O’Donnell says she suffered a heart attack last week and is “lucky to be here.” The 50-year-old comedian detailed the experience on her blog Monday, saying sudden nausea, aches and other symptoms pushed her to do an online search for “women’s heart attack symptoms.” She took a few aspirin and […]
CHICAGO (AP) – Oprah has made way for Rosie. Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O’Donnell unveiled a sign Thursday in front of Chicago’s Harpo Studios. It reads: “Harpo Studios. The Rosie Show. Former Home of The Oprah Winfrey Show.” O’Donnell has started work in the same studio where Winfrey taped her talk show until it ended […]
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. The irony of history’s most-successful talker looking to a former rival to save her network may be the biggest story of the upcoming fall season.
CHICAGO (AP) — “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is shutting down at the end of the season, but the lights won’t be going out at Winfrey’s studio in Chicago. That’s because Rosie O’Donnell’s new talk show will be produced at Harpo Studios on Chicago’s West Side. Executives at Harpo announced the move on Tuesday. O’Donnell is […]