Latest Rosie O'Donnell Stories

2008-10-02 15:10:00

Comedian and former U.S. talk show host Rosie O'Donnell has agreed to star in a one-hour special called "Rosie's Variety Show," NBC said Thursday. The show is to feature a "wide array of celebrity guests, musical acts, comedy skits and a giant primetime giveaway for both the in-studio and home audiences," the network said in a release. The special is to be broadcast live Nov. 26. The announcement was made Thursday by Craig Plestis, executive vice president of alternative programming,...

2008-09-02 18:00:17

SINGER Rosie Havel is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Katherine Jenkins and Charlotte Church when she hits our TV screens today. The classically-trained musician, 22, will be fending off other hopefuls as she takes part in an X Factor-style competition that is hunting for the female lead in a new opera. She is one of eight girls who will appear on The Alan Titchmarsh Show at 3pm today, when theywill vie to win a role opposite ex-G4 star Jon- athan Ansell in stage showA Night At The...

2006-06-28 17:49:18

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Normally chatty and congenial daytime talk show "The View" turned abruptly colder on Wednesday as lead host Barbara Walters said that co-host Star Jones Reynolds had been barred from the show a day after announcing plans to leave in July. Walters, who on Tuesday clasped hands with Reynolds and wished her well, said the next day she and the ABC network were caught off guard by Reynolds' announcement, and by her remarks to People magazine...

2006-06-27 17:27:57

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The View" co-host Star Jones Reynolds said on Tuesday she is leaving the daytime chat show in July, no doubt disappointing fans who hoped to see sparks fly when Rosie O'Donnell joins the program this fall. But the congenial tone of the on-air announcement, with Jones Reynolds trading warm words with co-cost and executive producer Barbara Walters, glossed over behind-the-scenes friction leading to her widely expected departure. "I feel like I...

2006-04-28 23:45:39

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Ellen DeGeneres swept the talk show awards at the Daytime Emmys for a second consecutive year while soap opera "General Hospital" won a record ninth award for best daytime drama. DeGeneres won awards for best talk show and best talk show host at the 33rd annual Daytime Emmys, which were held this year for the first time in Los Angeles. One of the most prominent gay performers on U.S. television, DeGeneres took the opportunity to...

2006-02-02 17:05:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At the movies, there is the lovelorn sheep ranchers of "Brokeback Mountain." On television, there's Ellen, Rosie and "Will & Grace." Now cult movie director John Waters has a televised film series he hopes will cross over from gay viewers to a broader straight audience. Drawing heterosexuals to movies or TV shows with gay themes or characters has never been easy for Hollywood, which for years depicted married straight couples as sleeping in...

2006-01-09 23:40:55

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - MTV Networks' gay-oriented Logo channel said Monday it partnered with Rosie O'Donnell to develop a sketch-comedy series. The tentatively titled "Simply Sketch," which will feature a cast of up-and-comers, will be filmed in front of a studio audience with taped segments of musical numbers as well as commercial and movie parodies incorporating political satire. Logo -- which targets lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender viewers...

2005-08-08 08:11:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television talk show host and actress Rosie O'Donnell will return to Broadway in September in a production of "Fiddler on the Roof," the show's producers said on Monday. O'Donnell will star opposite actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein in the musical running at the Minskoff Theater in Manhattan. Fierstein who is playing Tevye, a milkman, will be joined by O'Donnell as his wife Golde, according to a statement. "As a twenty year friend of Rosie's, I couldn't be happier...

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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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