Rosie O'Donnell is producing the new Lifetime movie, America. America is the story of a foster care child by the same name. In it O'Donnell plays a psychiatrist who helps the child come to terms with his past.
Former The View host Rosie O'Donnell has landed a new variety show with NBC according to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello. Rosie's Variety Hour, will air this Thanksgiving and if all goes well for O'Donnell, NBC and the comedian have inked a deal that will order a full season of the show. The Ausiello Files reported that NBC has ordered a "backdoor pilot," of the show and it will feature celebrity guests, comedy skits, musical acts and huge giveaways for the home and in-studio audience.
In a statement, O'Donnell remarked
This is a dream come true for any performer, Old time variety, live from New York with a nod to Ed Sullivan, Carol Burnett and memories of Sonny and Cher.
Most wouldn't be surprised that Rosie O'Donnell would have something to say about Sarah Palin. What might surprise them is how long it took for O'Donnell to weigh in. Well, wait no longer. On her blog at Rosie.com compared The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck to Palin saying...
sarah p - elisabeth h
women who hunt in high heels
gives one pause
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Meanwhile John McCain and Cindy McCain are scheduled to appear on The View on September 12, though their daughter Megan McCain appeared on The View to promote her book My Dad John McCain earlier in the week. Check out a clip of Megan's visit after the jump. READ MORE
i am taking off august
2 c if i can
happy summer peeps
The comedian also gave People a comment on her time off of the keyboard. Saying "I'll take the month off and then see what it feels like to come back to it."
Take cover everyone! Former The View co-host Rosie O’Donnell was on The Howard Stern Show and she wasn’t letting anything keep her from dishing about the fallout from her decision to skip a second year with the ladies of ABC’s hit daytime chat fest.
According to MSNBC.com, O'Donnell told Stern-who coincidently was one of her former foes-that she decided to bounce from The View because she didn’t like the daytime gig anymore and that she also didn't like paying folks to look after her brood of 4 kids. O’Donnell then claims that when she told the brass at the show she was going to leave the producers decided that she’d be sued if she decided to jump ship. Ouch.
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