October 11th, 2011
05:33 PM ET
Remember when Rosie O'Donnell would gush about Tom Cruise on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”? Well, E! News reports that O’Donnell’s got a new man crush along with her new series. Goodbye Tom, hello Russell Brand.
Rosie, who premiered her new show on OWN yesterday, told “Nightline” that Tom knows he’s out.
"He's replaced Tom Cruise, he has,” Rosie says of British bad boy Russell, who happened to be the first guest on "The Rosie Show." “I sent him a little text, I said, 'Tommy, I'll always love you, move over, Russell Brand is in.' "
"The Queen of Nice" also shared that her new boss, OWN head Oprah Winfrey, did a little house call to check on Rosie’s mental state.
"You have a brand new network, you want to see [if] this woman [is] going to be screaming at anyone or is she very upset and can't keep her mouth shut? Is this woman a little off? I can't blame her, I would've done the same thing," O’Donnell said.
As for her new show’s debut, there were mixed reviews, reports the Huffington Post. The L.A. Times' Mary McNamara said the premiere had potential, calling it a "not-bad, pretty good, kinda funny, sort of smart debut."
“The Rosie Show” airs Mondays, 7 p.m. ET on OWN.
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