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Roseanne Barr Relives National Anthem Controversy on 'The Rosie Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 13th 2011 12:15AM
Roseanne Barr, 'The Rosie Show'Recently, Roseanne Barr found redemption of sorts when she sang the national anthem on her reality show, 'Roseanne's Nuts.' She talked about that experience, and her infamous 1990 rendition, which spurred a national controversy, on 'The Rosie Show' (Weeknights, 7PM ET on OWN).

Barr took us inside her mind doing those short moments that caused such a stir. "Well they started booing about three notes into it," she said. "You can't walk off the field when you're in the middle of the national anthem, so I knew I had to finish it. So I tried to make it funny."

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Gloria Estefan Brings Flan and a Very Unique Table to 'The Rosie Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 12th 2011 1:30AM
Gloria Estefan, 'The Rosie Show'Gloria Estefan stopped by 'The Rosie Show' (Weeknights, 7PM ET on OWN) with a special treat for Rosie O'Donnell. It was both a treat and a challenge. As much as Rosie admitted to loving the Cuban food available at Estefan's restaurants, that appreciation only goes so far.

"They have horrible, disgusting mucus-y flan," she said of the dessert. She clarified, though, that this was her opinion of flan in general.

So, to prove to O'Donnell that her flan was "just fine," Estefan brought a sample with her, served on the back of the man who runs Estefan's company. Even if she didn't like the flan, at least she could cite a one-in-a-million dining experience.

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Rosie O'Donnell Returns to TV -- and the Forecast Isn't Good

by Stephanie Earp, posted Oct 11th 2011 1:30PM

I hear Rosie O'Donnell has leagues of devoted fans, but I've never met one. I hope for Oprah Winfrey's sake that she asked her staff to produce evidence of these throngs of Rosie-lovers before she gave Rosie five live hours per week on her network.

Me, I never had very strong feelings about O'Donnell, at least not while she was enjoying her reign as the Queen of Nice. I admit I enjoyed the schadenfreude of her unmasking as not-that-nice, not-that-beloved and definitely not-that-into Tom Cruise, but the truth is I didn't pay her much attention. It was only in researching her recent history that I discovered just how many accusations of breach of contract and unprofessional behavior she leaves in her wake as she joins the OWN team.

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'The Rosie Show' Premieres With Russell Brand's Nude Protest (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 11th 2011 12:00AM
Russell Brand, 'The Rosie Show'Rosie O'Donnell is back and in prime time with her new live venture. 'The Rosie Show' (Mon., 7PM ET on OWN) welcomed comedian Russell Brand, who has recently been outed as Rosie's latest "crush."

He talked about his nude protest against capitalism that didn't work as well as he might have hoped. Brand wound up getting arrested for indecent exposure, which he also took issue with.

"It was actually just a very classical nude form on what I'd like to say was a very cold day," he said.

Final tally for Brand's protest? "Capitalism succeeded, my naked body failed."

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Rosie O'Donnell's First Promo for 'The Rosie Show' on OWN

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 25th 2011 3:30PM
Rosie O'DonnellBefore the haiku blog posts, before the asymmetrical haircut, before the controversy of 'The View' (but after/during the successful acting/comedy career), Rosie O'Donnell was a beloved syndicated morning talk show host.

O'Donnell is revisiting those days with a brand-new talk show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN. In the first promo for 'The Rosie Show,' watch O'Donnell discuss her new job with her not-at-all-excited (but adorable) young daughter. It'll make you wistful for those Tom Cruise- and Koosh ball-filled mornings of the '90s. We mean that in a good way.

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Larry David and Rosie O'Donnell Fight Over the Same Woman on 'Curb' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 22nd 2011 6:38AM
Rosie O'Donnell, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' - 'The Bi-Sexual'Larry met a beautiful woman who seemed to genuinely be interested in him on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (Sun., 10PM ET on HBO), so we knew there had to be a catch. The catch turned out to be guest star Rosie O'Donnell. Apparently, the woman had given her number to both of them.

What followed was a competition between Larry and Rosie for this woman's time and affection; a competition Larry seemed to be winning almost from the opening moment. But it was the surprise arrival of Leon in New York, where he promptly makes himself at home in the place Larry's staying.

But Leon comes bearing little blue pills that make Larry a lion in the bed. It's an edge that extended onto the softball field as well, leading Rosie to suspect he was juicing. It was enough to give Larry the win over Rosie, but oddly enough the episode ended without Larry getting caught by Rosie.

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Susie Essman Says the Real Larry David Isn't Actually a Pain to Work With (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 11th 2011 2:10PM
Susie Essman talks about Larry David and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' on 'Today'Shockingly, the real-life Susie Essman said on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) that the real-life Larry David isn't nearly as much of a pain in the butt as his character on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' This, despite the fact that the show's annual renewal hinges on David deciding he wants to come back for another season. But Essman is willing to cut 'Curb's' creative genius a little slack on that front.

"You know what, he's really not [a pain]," said Essman. "He's the one that has to come up with these outlines and he's the one that has to do all the work, so he has to decide [to continue the show]." That puzzled Gifford. "How long could it take?" she said, citing a clip where David and Essman argue about dinner. "Larry walks in with a piece of bread and she's unhappy."

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Can Rosie O'Donnell Help Oprah Save Struggling OWN? (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 3rd 2011 4:55PM
Oprah Winfrey's OWN network on 'The Insider'In her first week on the job at her OWN network, Oprah Winfrey discovered she was in for a much different experience than her 25-year tenure on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.' In a note on her Facebook page, she wrote, "It's ten times harder than doing my daily show." 'The Insider' (weekdays, 7PM on CBS) reported on Winfrey's efforts to improve the network, including hiring Rosie O'Donnell to do her own show.

According to 'Insider,' OWN is the 63rd ranked cable network and Web site traffic has recently plunged by 50 percent. Winfrey is hoping O'Donnell's show, which shoots on Winfrey's old set, will give the network a boost when it debuts this fall. O'Donnell seems happy to be involved. "We did like a four-hour sort of sit down, what's going on, what do you think," she said. "At the end of it, she's like, what do you say we do this. I'm like, I'm in."

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Oprah's Daytime Domination: 13 Talk Shows That Died During Her 25-Year Reign

by Jean Bentley, posted May 24th 2011 11:00AM
Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey has managed to stay on the air for a nearly unrivaled 25 years while keeping her show current and fresh. How? That's a mystery we mere mortals may never understand.

But there were several stars who attempted to duplicate the big O's success over the years, all starting with the naming standard no future host would dare to change: 'The [Insert Name of Host] Show.'

Though many managed to last more than a decade each (persistence paid off for Montel Williams, Ricki Lake, Geraldo Rivera and Jenny Jones), no other talk show host has made it to the quarter century mark.

To show you just how big a feat Oprah has accomplished, here's a list of 13 daytime talk shows that came and went during Oprah's tenure, a feature which could also be called Talk Shows that Oprah Killed.

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Celebs Offer Thoughts on Oprah Winfrey's Final Shows (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted May 18th 2011 2:00PM
Celebs Offer Thoughts on Oprah Winfrey's Final ShowsAt the taping of Oprah Winfrey's final episodes of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' celebs came out in force and gushed over the media mogul on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated).

"She has set the watermark for quality in television, daytime and nighttime, and it's going to be my desire, my goal and my hope to reach that level, or somewhere close to it, to make her happy and proud," said Rosie O'Donnell, who is set to debut a new talk show on Winfrey's OWN network.

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Olivia Wilde and Justin Timberlake Play the 'Friend' Card and More Celebrity News

by Elena Cox, posted Apr 5th 2011 8:00PM
Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wilde Are Just FriendsWant to know what's going on with your favorite TV stars when the cameras aren't rolling? Check out the latest celebrity news from our friends at PopEater.

• Despite reports that Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wilde were rebounding with each other over the weekend, sources close to the pair insist they are just good friends and neither of them is ready to leap into another serious relationship.

• Controversial singer Chris Brown has found a surprising ally in former talk show queen Rosie O'Donnell. She said she believes Brown's haters are racist.

• Robert Lucas, featured on CBS hit 'The Doctors,' is being investigated by the California Physician Assistant Committee in an attempt to determine whether or not Lucas is fit to practice medicine.

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Rosie O'Donnell Takes Over Oprah's Studio, 'Mad Men' Return Pushed to 2012 and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 29th 2011 11:30AM
Rosie O'Donnell, Oprah WinfreyRosie O'Donnell is taking over Oprah Winfrey's stomping grounds. O'Donnell will tape her new OWN daytime talk show on Winfrey's sound stage when the daytime queen ends her reign on May 25.

Yes, O'Donnell is heading to Chicago. "There is an enormous personal respect and value to that little bit of real estate to Oprah," Sheri Salata, president of Harpo Studios, told the Chicago Sun-Times. "I think it's safe to say they have an excellent relationship."

O'Donnell made the announcement to Harpo staffers via video.

The new series will be less celebrity-driven than O'Donnell's previous daytime gig. Instead, the series will tackle real issues that affect everyday people.

In other TV news ...

'Mad Men' won't be on TV until early 2012. Contract negotiations between AMC and creator Matt Weiner have broken down, forcing the delay in premiere. [Deadline]

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will take on 'Vietnam' in a new documentary. 'Vietnam' will be between 10 and 12 hours and broadcast in 2016. [Deadline]

David O'Russell will guest star on 'Gossip Girl.' What will 'The 'Fighter' director be doing? Nobody knows ... yet. [Vulture]

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'Who Do You Think You Are?': Rosie O'Donnell Discovers the Strength and Struggles of Her Irish Ancestors (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 20th 2011 11:19PM
Rosie O'Donnell, 'Who Do You Think You Are?'Rosie O'Donnell has known many ups and downs in her life, from the loss of her mother to cancer when Rosie was 11, through her successes in school and into the entertainment industry.

She's had as many ups as downs since becoming famous, but all of her own struggle was set aside when she learned her family history on 'Who Do You Think You Are?' (Fri., 8PM ET on NBC).

"It doesn't diminish my own suffering, but it's not any longer the focal point of my existence," she said after visting a workhouse where her grandfather and his family lived in poverty before fleeing to Canada. "I think that's a gift."

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TV Talk Show Host Day: Six Worthy Successors to Johnny Carson

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 22nd 2010 3:00PM
johnny_carson_tonight_show_nbcDid you know that October 23 is the day Johnny Carson was born? And that his birthday is used to celebrate TV Talk Show Hosts Day?

In honor of what would have been Johnny's 85th birthday, we've decided to present, as a tribute to the King of Late Night, the six best talk show hosts in the post-Carson era. So after sharing our take on the six most annoying talk show hosts recently, here's the other side of the coin.

But that's not all ... we're also celebrating Johnny's day with a special giveaway. The contest winner will receive the amazing DVD set, 'Tonight: 4 Decades of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.'

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Nathan Lane Explains Why He Loves 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Sep 22nd 2010 2:45PM
Nathan Lane explains why he finds 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated) so compelling, taking a shot at former co-host Rosie O'Donnell, then breaking down the typical experience for guests on the show in the process.

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