August 6th, 2010
11:08 AM ET
Rosie O'Donnell gets OWN show
The hosts of "The View" may want to watch their backs. Former co-host Rosie O'Donnell is returning to the daytime talk-show arena with a gig from the Queen of all Media, Oprah Winfrey.
Winfrey and O'Donnell announced yesterday that the 48-year-old comedian will host a fun, uplifting one-hour daily talk show for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network beginning in 2011.
"Rosie is an undeniable talent who has captivated TV audiences for nearly 20 years," said Winfrey, 56, who will step away from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" after 25 seasons in September 2011. "She's a true original, who brings her authentic voice, dynamic energy and pure passion to everything she does."
"It's an honor and a privilege to work with Oprah Winfrey on her network," added O'Donnell, who nabbed six Daytime Emmys for her 1996-2002 stint as host of "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." "I'm excited to be back on daytime television."
Interestingly, O'Donnell may have been hinting at her new job when she criticized President Obama last month for visiting her former workplace, "The View."
"I have mixed feelings about that," O'Donnell, moderator for "The View" from 2006-2007, said on her Sirius XM radio show. "I don't really think sitting presidents should go do fluffy daytime TV shows. Maybe an hour on Oprah or something."
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Anybody want to take a wack at how long she will last on this new program?
Rosie is racist against Asians. Why would Oprah want to put a racist on TV?
Yeah, Oprah is probably going to regret this one. Rosie's funny...and I think she probably has some good points sometimes. But, she really is a liability. I lost a lot of respect for her when she went off on Tom Selleck on her show back in the day because he owns guns. I don't own a gun, and I don't advocate owning guns. But, a lot of nice people do. She really tore into him. I guess the worst part is that she totally set him up. It was really low brow.
Just because she says it like it is, she's unworthy of a show, c'mon y'all religious nuts!!! This is the XXI Century.
Wow! The levels of hatred and ignorance on this board are astounding! No wonder this country is in a hell of a mess. It's because the people is this country are...well...many of you. God help us if the haters here have jobs with any level of importance. Then again...I read your posts. No way in hell you have jobs at all. And I guarantee you...every single post about Rosie's size was posted by someone of the same size or larger. You haters are so green with envy. Rosie's right where she should be. On TV. And...well...you haters are not....
well, i guess no one knows 'you people' better than you. and being on TV is the ultimate vindication in your eyes, isn't it? there's nothing higher to achieve in life than that.
you are a tool...the perfect fit for a low-brow culture that TV caters to. well done.
At least Rosie has the guts to tell it like it is. People don't like women that have strong voices – especially if they don't agree with them. But, if a creep like Donald Trump speaks his mind it makes it on Larry King. Whatever. I'll watch her show before I'll ever watch The Apprentice.
there is no god. because if there was he would strike down all the lesbians.
I would hazard a guess you have a teeny weeny and have been struck down by MANY women.
I'll take "Ugly Hags Who Never Really Mattered" for 100 Alex.
This will be Oprahs biggest mistake yet. Rosie cant keep her mouth big fat (pun intended) mouth shut. She's going to do/say something that crosses the line and Oprah will catch the heat for it. Bet.
Could be a powerplay on Oprah's part to trump the Donald
I will watch !
Rosie is so fat, when she goes to a resturant,she looks at the menu and says "okay!"
Sorry Rosie, I just couldn't resist.
proof that Oprah is Satan.
Well, this clinches it....I will not be watching Oprah. I get ill even looking at Rosie. What a mistake this is!!!!! Oh well, I guess Oprah does not need little old me to watch her show.
cm...most posters are not perfect...or conservative...we've just got a brain. Rosie's not very funny...she's not that intelligent and she doesn't really posses any tangible abilities.
Oprah needs something/one to kick-off the network…and this relationship will not last long. What she (Oprah) needs to do is offer Ann Coulter a show. Now that would be worth watchingt!
This just shows how hard up we are for supposed entertainment. If you ignore them eventually they will both go away. Can you say: No redeeming social value?
@ Meg and the rest of you low life HATERS............... obviously you don't have a clue...Sounds to me like you are upset that Oprah has the funds to do what she wants to do. Stop Hating and get a freaking life!
I love Rosie. She may not be an expert on many things but she is not afraid to share her opinions. She has a big heart. Seems here most post-ers are conservative, perfect people.
Wow Oprah, you sure you want to give this nut air time?
Some of these posts are just sad and pathetic. What did Rosie ever do to any of you?
"Some of these posts are just sad and pathetic. What did Rosie ever do to any of you? "
She exists !
I am not a fan of Rosie's but I really really do not like Barbara Walters and she must be livid about this. So for that reason I hope she succeeds. lol
This article mentions a "48 year old comedian", who is it? I only see mention of Rosie and she's not funny.
Oh Lord.....not Rosie again. This is an absolute shame. I'll be sure to have my DVR programmed – to shut down. Kudos to Oprah for being so generous and taking care of the charity cases the way she does.
Oh Lord.....not Rosie again. This is an absolute shame. I'll be sure to have my DVR programmed – to shut down.
I think both Oprah & Rosie have run their course. Most tv isn't entertaining anymore.......reality tv, interview shows.Same old, same old. I think it's time to take a break & go for a walk instead.
Rosie sacrificed her career to speak the truth about gay issues when she publicly "came out" years ago. She lost her show and since then, society has progressed in regards to gay issues. Now she has her show back. Yes she's opinionated, yes she's blunt and can be rude. But the bottom line in she's funny as hell. Also, I don't always agree with her, but I admire how she will not back down to an aggressive male. The fact that she is hated by so many men is really very amusing and telling. She is more bold and brassy perhaps because she is gay, but even though, her opinions are still rebuffed by many; especially men. Now you can imagine what it is like for single educated straight moms like me. If Rosie's opinions and struggles can be heard and accepted, perhaps there is a chance for any issues and concerns that a mouse like me and my child with special needs will be heard.
You go, girl!!!! (representing the straight moms who love Rosie)
Very true! But note...she didn't lose her show...she decided to end it on her own, while on top. Turned away a fortune doing so. ::)
I just knew that pig would show up again !!
For all the negative comments, she has more money, fiends in high places and an audience that truly loves her. She gives to charity, grew up very poor and abused.
Shame on all who can't accept the fact that someone with some guts, different opinions and a love for family and country can work hard and make something of her life. Put your energy into something productive, like stopping your administration violating hallowed ground by those that violated you, me and our country.
Good luck with carrying the hate against one of us that worked hard, put up with so much crap, lost a mom before she knew what a mom was all about but can still rish herself to lighten people's hearts. We need good news. There is enough bad.
If you don't have something nice to say, check out a beach front property in oh, Afganistan, Iraq, even Pakistan.
lol @ "fiends in high places"
It amazes me that so many people watch daytime TV. Does anyone read anymore? TV is just adding to the dumbing down of America. It's Pure Garbage!
Nooooooooooooooooooo! She's way to angry to have her own show!
I can not wait for this show. Rosie's sirius radio show is the highlight of my day.
I agree with the comment someone posted that Rosie is nasty. I won't be watching Oprah's new network if Rosie's going to be a part of it. I couldn't stand her on The View either....yuck.
I don't know if I should laugh or cry!
I agree comletely!!
Donald Trump was right. Rosie is a disgusting slob and should never be allowed back on TV.
I'd give rosie another chance, i really liked her when she had her own show years ago. sure, she is fowl mouthed, but she has always been that way and has only revealed that side to her after she was done playing the nice tom-cruise loving Rosie. At least she isn't boring.
You have to admit, that is a lovely picture of her.
as lovely as a freight train splattering an elderly pedestrian
dude your just gay! and meeting her once in a passing moment does not lend you the authority to conclude crap except you don't have a clue, not a clue. grab a frappe' and get back to your curtains!
Wow, you're an angry person. (And BTW it's "you're" not "your). But your comment was so stupid it was funny, thanks!
When all you bashers that hate Rosie give as much to charity and children as she has then you can cast the first stone. Rosie was on the air along time and was totally great. I think everyone who says they hate her needs to look in the mirroe before judging!
you tell them nancy. rosie is a great an careing person. an you would of known that if you had watched her show an why she left .
Not another snoozer from this loudmouth. Oprah must be desperate to fill a time slot.
I will not spend one minute on anything Rosie. Oprah, for goodness sake don't let he do her moronic, low class crafts! She is not an artist in any degree, just ridiculous. A fan in the past but Rosie killed that feeling. I won't waste my time on her.
Oprah, above all, is a smart business woman. Rosie's show was at the top of the ratings while it was on...and remember Rosie chose to go out on top. She won the Emmy EVERY year she was on. When she went on The View, ratings increased 27% from Meredith Viera's stint on the show. So people...uhm, hello? Get a grip and stop trash talking. Additionally, I had the pleasure of meeting her at a charity art auction in Boca Raton and she was so genuinely sweet, nice and funny. Don't hate or judge unless you've actually met the woman. Wonder what people say about you?
thank you jason. you said it all.if you can`t say some thing nice, don`t say anything
dude your just gay! and meeting her once in a passing moment does not lend you the authority to conclude crap except you don't have a clue, not a clue. grab a frappe' and get back to your curtains!
Rosie is loud, crass, obnixious and vulgar. I am surprised she is liked by so many people on the blog! It is shocking actually. I would have thought Oprah would associate herelf with a more refined individual.
ttown, You defined her so well, couldn't agree more. Oprah is lowering her standards for no good reason other than kissing up to an undesirable. If Rosie was so "good" she wouldn't be off air so long.
This offends my conservative values! What next? Give a show to a polygamist giraffe? GOOD GOSH ALMIGHTY!
Looks like people are a little too sensitive, what happened to the days when we enjoyed crude humour? She's a blast-because of her big mouth, like it or not once Oprah gives you the green light you're destin to go big, for Rosie-she's going BIGGER! wooo
I wouldn't watch her show at gunpoint
Darlene, I heard you just came out of the closet. Congrats..
personally I like Rosie a lot. She may be foul mouthed at times but she is a woman who is simply so passionate about so many different issues. Yes she speaks without editing a lot of the time but who cares, love you Ro can't wait to see the new show. Sherry from Canada
My favorite talk show is Ellen. I watch her because she's a true entertainer. Now I'm going to add Rosie to that list. Once again, Oprah has proven that she has good business sense. but I'm beginning to like her now........... Mo $$$ for Oprah....Can I have some Oprah? Just enough to fix my bathroom. Thanks in advance. Oh Ellen, if you're reading this, and want to jump on the charity band wagon, feel free. There's nothing like a decent, working bathroom.
I think that was a smart move on Oprah's part. She's a businesswoman first and foremost and knows what will draw viewers in so I think it was a wise move to pick Rosie. No matter what people think of her or Oprah, Rosie has a huge following and Oprah needs programming in order for her network to succeed. Congrats to both women and I hope the show will do well...
She used to be an above average stand-up comic...don't know what happened to her...now she's just annoying.
I think Rosie is geat. She tells it like it is. She has done wonderful things for poor children and she has a great heart.The two little boys
6and 8 who were going to jail,because their male abuser told police they killed their father, Rosie paid for their lawyers and
education and never wanted the publicity, What the hell did donald trump do with all his money?I never heard about him giving anything to poor people. He's someone I really can't stand.. I can hardly wait for Rosies show. I love her
If people can watch the view with that blond on there, then they can watch Rosie. Rosie makes more sense, has more intelligent, more comedy, and more fans....well, not Donald Trump..LOL.. Don't get me wrong, I like the Donalds, but I think Rosie will resurrect day time TV that's for sure. Go get them Rosie!
you got it lana. ROSIE will survive.
Wow, people on this board truly scare me for my kids. You might not like Rosie, but if she's not affecting your life in any way, good or bad, then don't watch her and move on. Say something nice, it actually feels pretty good. Good Luck, Rosie!
Dennis, shut up. What a twit.
I know Dennis and he is a pole licking fool. Hi Denny I still Love You..
I believe you just reflected yourself all over us! LOL
congrats rosie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can't wait to see you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
O'donnel is a disgusting human being. Oprah just lost her credibility with me.
Bye Bye Oprah! Rosie O'Donnell is one of the most ignorant, biased 'women' / talk show hosts I've ever watched – no class. If the takes some tips from Ellen and keeps her trap shut and displays some humility maybe she'll survive.
Why bash someone that's not a criminal or a politician? Useless. If you don't like her then can't you find a method to say so without losing so much of your self respect? Oprah picked her for a show because in the right vehicle Rosie will pull a 40 plus share in any time slot on any network. That's why! .. and the other 60 percent of the viewing audience can change the channel, which I suggest alot of you trash throwers do.
a 40 share????? Are you drunk?? The only 40 share Rosie O'Fat or Oprah have ever seen is when the take 40 shares at the buffet table!! Seriously...you need to get some help or at the very least figure out how they calculate TV ratings! Better to keep one's mouth closed and let people presume them an idiot...than to open one's mouth and prove it! You just proved it!
Rosie is uglier than a bag full of A$$ Holes..
My, aren't you the dainty one! Remarks like that reflect so much about you. Bless you heart. Not much credit is ever given to the author of such rudely contructed observation. Sad.
Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
I used to love watching Rosie's daytime show. Regardless of her personal lifestyle choices, her show was always very family friendly and entertaining. Now I listen to her radio show every morning on Sirius, and I love it too. I never got a chance to watch The View when she was on there, but from what I've heard, it was a pretty hostile environment by all 4 or 5 women that was never completely hidden from the camera's eye. Hard to single Rosie out for that one.
The ugly comments by many on this forum are just disgusting. It's really easy to hide behind an anonymous posting, isn't it? Exercise your choice and turn off the TV or radio and don't watch Rosie (or Oprah) if you don't want to. It's that easy. Being polite and courteous to others while expressing an opinion seems to be lost to many of you these days.
Myself, I look forward with anticipation to Rosie's new show and wish her the best of luck.
I hope Oprah's not sorry, I know I won't be watching, I can't stand her.
kittyblingbling, nobody asked if you would watch. nobody cares if you will watch. go find some more bling.
I will not watch a bag full of farts! A snoozer and a headache, no thanks!
It doesn't matter if there was an article about finally ending world hunger, there would still be trolls and 90% of the comments would be negative. Turn off 'soundoff' and let the trolls go elsewhere.
no, you go elsewhere
As long as it's funny. I believe Rosie has the power to affect the world. She is like the leaf that falls on one side of the earth and change weather on the other side. Personally I don't like to hear anything private about the people that entertain me. Good Luck Hon! Love Ya! 53 yr old Fan of sarcastic funny wit!
Why do they keep wasting their money on her? She is awful.
she must have her ugly dyyke head all the way up oprah's coochie. if you service a megalomaniac like oprah long enough, you will reap the rewards. case in point.
All I can say is P U !!
ONCE AGAIN This show will fail.....All I have to say is ROSIE"S VARIETY SHOW.....Done
Grammer fail – Why you making fun of my name, I can choose any name I want to use for this blog. Maybe I should have chose GRAMMER FAIL IS AN #@*%.
Hmmm...with Oprah, Ellen, and now Rosie...how many liberal lesbians can there possibly be out there to watch this type of trash?? Can't we just add her to the other cows on The View and then nuke the set??
Sorry folks.., bad idea. Over the last few years, Rosie O'Donnell has really turned off a lot of people. This one is going to come back and bite her, right in the as-. The big 'O'.., made a big mistake with bringing back Rosie. You wait and see.
Jeesh! What nasty comments! Just because you don't like someone you don't have to be nasty. My Momma always said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing." Oprah has the right to allow anyone she chooses to Host a Show on HER NETWORK. Oprah is a class act and has been around for 25 Seasons. I think she knows who and what draws ratings. To all you who don't approve of her choice – Don't Tune In – It's a Free World and A Viewer's Choice!
I hope Rosie's Ratings Soar – What a payback that would be. I Don't watch The View. I'm tired of listening to them all talking over the top of one another. Very Bad Manners. Viewers can't hear what's being said when all talk at once so what's the point of tuning in.
i agree,so did merv griffen
Wow!! If you don't like Rosie, don't watch her. If you don't like Oprah don't watch her. Exercise the ultimate control, but do we really need all the hateful namecalling and negativity!!
tell that to the hateful cunnt-wh0re rosie
Pretty much sitting on the edge of my chair.
Hello. I just came on this board to say that Betty White is a WH0RE !!!
Oprah's not a fluffy daytime show? Who knew? *lol*
Hey Rosie, go hang out with your twin brother Tom Arnold..
There's a diifference between Rosie and Tom Arnold...Tom's funny!
Will she be gay or straight this time? Remember when she had her own show how much she loved Tom Cruise, then when she was on The View she loved pu55y. I though gay wasn't supposed to be a choice.
Bring on that Bacon!
I used to like Rosie, back in the day.. but she is always wining and complaining that people are "intollerant" of her way of life, well HELLO, talk about intollerant of others way of life..
I quit watching her other show and NEVER watched the view b/c she was on it..
she will find that 'what goes around, comes around".. and it will BITE YOU IN THE A**.
Does not surprise me Oprah did this.. have not liked her in many years either..
they can all go down together..
I am really shocked that Oprah would back Rosie for a show – what was she thinking. Seriously – look at her track record for her past shows. This is one show I won't have to worry about setting up on my dvr.
Rosie sucks...... and Her show will suck........
She should try airing her show on one of these new networks that I heard were firing up .........
"STS" aka "S"hows "T"hat "S"uck....
or the affiliate
"IESTS" aka "I" "E"njoy "S"hows "T"hat "S"uck.......
What a waste of time...
No one would even know who that thing is if it was not for T.V. With that thing being a host of a new show, like all the other shows it will be CANCELLED
If we wanna watch fat nasty bigmouths whine about left wing garbage we can watch The View.
Oh great..............another one!! This is yet another reason I don't watch daytime TV. Rosie is the most obnoxious person on the tube today. I may not agree with the life style but at least Ellen is funny and pleasant.
Daytime TV is CRAP! This is just feeding was is THE DUMBING DOWN of America. You don't have anything better to do than to watch daytime TV? Really?!!!
This is the stupidest thing Oprah has ever done. You couldnt pay me to watch Rosie blast her negative BS ever again.
I really thought Oprah had more class than that. Guess not scraping the bottom of the barrel. Think she could do better than that.
Can anyone tell me what's so great about Oprah?
This woman is totally mentally ill, a 9/11 truther like martin and charlie sheen. Everthing she stands for is totally againt reason and normallity.It says alot about oprah also.If ypu watch her show, you are probably are mental as well.
one ugly dyyk helping another. how precious.
Oh My, Oprah, what in the world? I watched all your shows, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and your but to this day I have never been hard enough to watch Rodzella! I just can't believe she even is allowed on TV! At least THE VIEW has some class, she has absolutely none and never will have. Oh well, she won't be there long until she loses it with someone of importance and we won't have to put up with her again!
exactly how hard do you have to be to watch rosie?
Just lost respect for Oprah!
oh no, how am i gonna sleep at night now that diana has lost respect for me...hmmmm wait i've got about a billion reasons why i don't care what diana thinks and they're called george washingtons
you forgot the finger-snap, the head-swivel, and the "oh no you didn't"...
This show will fail.....All I have to say is ROSIE"S VARIETY SHOW.....Done
Incorrect usage of "your".
The "your" you used refers to ownership. As in, "Your teacher failed to teach you grammar." The "your" you mean to use is "You're" or "You are" as in "You're a six year old."
Single quotes, not double quotes around referenced words, idiot.
@grammer fail: you're so cool!
Odonnell has a nasty streak that really come through on TV, she also appears to be very closed minded! More power to her for trying out a new show but I really don't think she comes across as an honest friendly person!
I agree she is only friendly if you see things the way she does. Thats really scary that anybody could agree with Rodzilla
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess it's not a show about dieting...
I love Rosie and I really miss her. Can't wait for the new show.
How many lesbian talk show hosts can you have? Rosie, Ellen, in near future Sara Gilbert and Oprah/Gail.
the gaze own hollywood
Obviously you're jealous. You're probably unattractive and undesirable...get a life you douch bag.
why can't people generate some electrical activity in their brains and come up with something original, instead of the tired, overused "you're just jealous" mantra. ::yawn::
how many white hetro host, news comentators, ect do we have to watch. I don't like her but please what cruel name calling. Your all are just mad because she keeps coming back. And oh yea she got the money you hole.
captain obvious: "the gaze own hollywood" ...gaze? i could respond to your comment but i'm laughing too hard.
Oprah must be hard up. Rosie's entertainment and/or informational value is zero. Not worth wasting the battery power of my remote.
yet you took the time to comment on this blog, hmm
I give the fat-ass loud mouth slob 6 shows-max!
do you mean six years? that's what she did before with huge audiences
Now, when you say huge do you mean in number or girth?
I think Trump was right....she's ugly and she is done.
The Donald I'm sure will love this show more when it fails.....
should of had Bonnie Hunt Chicago's own
Umm...Bonnie Hunt already has her own day time tv talk show...maybe you didn't know cause nobody watches it lol
I am NOT a fan of Oprah but I will watch Rosie's show. Love her!
Madam cement-head has another daytime show???!!! Oh boy– I can hardly wait. This bloated egotistical know-it-all obviously hasn't learned her lesson at all-– her day in the sun is long past- she should take that "beached whale" body of hers, cart it out to sea, and leave us all alone. Honestly, who really cares about this tub of s* * t.
Your wording is so cryptic! I wish you'd just plainly tell folks how you feel, instead of leaving it all up to interpretation... 😉
Well, at least you didn't make fun of her being a lesbian. No matter how people feel about Rosie as a person, that part's irrelevant. :-I
Great. Another hour of an uber-angry narcissist man-hater. "I didn't get what I wanted...no, let me talk first. You're wrong because you're, well, not me." I'd rather watch water evaporate.
She's a foul mouthed, no class tub of lard who has a nasty comment or negatively judges just about everyone who crosses her path. The big heifer needs Prozac. And I used to be a fan of hers.
I like people complaining about the negative comments others make by calling them foul mouthed, no class tub of lard, big heifers. You're a winner, Rolyat.
You are absolutely correct in your words........
You are such a douce bag.
you are a deuce bag
Hello? Kettle? Hi, this is the pot. You're black.
It is too bad you have to bring her weight into it. Those people who are fat are called names constantly and belittled because of it. Yes, she is loud, stupid, insensitive and all that, but who the heck are you to bring up weight as an issue? My entire family has suffered from thyroid disease and because of years of struggle with it, most of us are fat. That does not make us ignorant or lazy or stupid. Please try not to use weight as an insult in the future.
Hello? Angie? You got that saying backwards.
Hello? Steve? Uhh...no she didn't
I can not believe all the hate...if you do not like Rosie do not read the article. It's sad to see alot of people have no class what's so ever. She is a very likeable person who has a mind of her own, so stop hating and appreciate the SO CALLED freedom of speach you all love so much in the USA. Lighten up Haters.
That is one show I will not watch, Rosie is such an A$$.
Haters gonna hate.
Tell that to Rosie... she's a hater also.
She has a big mouth and I would not watch her.
I cant stand Rosie!! I stopped watching The View because of her. She opens her mouth and it makes me sick everytime. Oprah should have been smarter than picking Rosie. I just totally lost respect for Oprah.
You got it. She is just nasty. The only two things she ever did that was good was "Riding the bus with my sister" and the voice of the ape on Disney's Tarzan.
oh my god! I would rather pull my fingernails off than watch "Riding the bus with my sister."
I don't get it but it does look like the woman has her fans. She's loud, abrasive and constantly interrupts. I don't find her funny at all...so what is her talent?
YAH! I LOVE ROSIE.... Welcome back!
Love ya Rosie...Can't wait until you're back. Finally, a real face back on TV.
congrats Rosie...and could anyone ask for a better boss?
Rosie is great for daytime TV. This is an excellent pairing.
I think that Oprah will be sorry. This woman is a loose cannon.
Are you kidding??? This is going to suck sooooooooooooo bad...
I think that it is about time!!! I knew Oprah would be one of the people who would acknowledge, her humanity, her comedic talents, and her all around genuine gift to reach millions of people because she cares and so does Oprah, obviously.
Reason number one not to get the Oprah network