Rosie O’Donnell Heads to ABC Family’s The Fosters

Rosie O’Donnell has landed a recurring role on The Fosters. The former daytime talk show host will play Rita Hendricks, a no-nonsense, but kind-hearted foster care worker. Rita will become a mentor to a member of the Foster clan on the hit ABC Family drama.

O’Donnell is no stranger to the world of foster care world. The actress is a foster and adoptive mother herself and staunch advocate for the foster care system. On her upcoming role, O’Donnell stated:

I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful, heartwarming show. My kids and I never miss it.

Rosie O’Donnell Reveals She Secretly Tied The Knot In June

Former daytime talk show host Rosie O'Donnell has at least one thing to smile about these days. O'Donnell recently announced  on her blog she and fianceé Michelle Rounds got married. The comedienne was slated to get hitched this month, but once Rounds was diagnosed with rare disease desmoid tumors, the two decided to wed in June. O'Donnell posted:

we were to wed 10 days ago
but her illness forced us to postpone the wedding
luckily -
as i was in ICU that day
when it rains …
things grow
like love and flowers
humans too

so on we go
we married in private
before her surgery
just the 2 of us

when we r both well enough
will have the wedding of r dreams
surrounded by those we cherish
thankful for the love and support
so many have given us
during these trying times

Oprah’s Lifeclass and The Rosie Show Premiere Tonight on OWN!

Tonight is a big night for Oprah’s OWN network. The ratings challenged cable channel premieres Oprah’s Lifeclass and Rosie O’Donnell returns to talk TV with The Rosie Show. Airing across all five Discovery network channels, a lot is riding on the two former daytime titans’ shoulders.  My favorite The Rosie Show promo is of Oprah and Rosie trying to meditate.  Will you be watching one or both of OWN's new shows? Watch promos for Oprah’s Lifeclass and The Rosie Show after the jump!

Can New Shows From Oprah and Rosie Save OWN?


They were two of the most successful daytime talk show hosts of all time, but can new shows from Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O'Donnell save OWN? Discovery is sure hoping so. The communications giant is airing the premieres of The Rosie Show and Oprah's Lifeclass across five Discovery networks, starting Oct. 10 at 7 pm EST. Check the deets via a press release after the jump!