October 30, 1987 |
Rosie O'Donnell's performance Tuesday at the Improvisation in Irvine provided a textbook example of how a strong, expressive delivery can make good material sparkle and lesser material seem better than it really is. And how, even in stand-up, playing against type yields intriguing (and pretty funny) results. It also afforded a look at the curious instance of a comic starting off powerfully (she was on her way to a"killing," in stand-up parlance) but allowing the show to get away from her.
March 23, 2012 |
Admit it, at 45 years old, the Advocate looks good. Over those years, the LGBT magazine has seen the same challenges as any other print publication but has forged ahead with its watchdog duties in human rights as well as being a pop culture compass. The glossy will celebrate the big 4-5 at the Beverly Hilton on Thursday, welcoming a host of celebs and activists, as well as fashion and social types. Not to mention inductees to the Heroes Hall of Fame, a list of notables that includes Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, Cynthia Nixon and Jake Gyllenhaal.
December 22, 2006 |
Things got even uglier Thursday in the bitter war of words between Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell. The Donald called Los Angeles-based morning TV show "Good Day L.A." to sound off on O'Donnell's remarks about his near-firing of Miss USA Tara Conner. "Maybe she wanted to put the crown back on Miss USA's head," the real-estate mogul said of the openly gay O'Donnell, who has four children with partner Kelli Carpenter O'Donnell.
June 25, 1993 |
Not withstanding a comment or two from the presidential debates, Rosie O'Donnell uttered the most-used sound bite of 1992. In "A League of Their Own," she got to recite to Madonna the hall-of-fame line "You think there's a man in this country who ain't seen your bosoms?," the petulant New Yawk delivery of which almost made O'Donnell a star all by itself.
January 30, 2013 |
Jim Nabors, beloved to audiences as TV's Gomer Pyle, has married Stan Cadwallader, his partner of 38 years. The wedding took place Jan. 15 in front of a judge at a Seattle hotel, said Hawaii News Now , which first reported the news Tuesday. Washington state legalized gay marriage in December "I'm not ashamed of people knowing. It's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody," said Nabors, 82, a resident of Honolulu. "I'm very happy that I've had a partner of 38 years, and I feel very blessed.
August 31, 1996
Rosie O'Donnell and Lindsay Davenport? Oh, now I get it. Write-alikes: Allan Malamud and William Faulkner. JOHN WHITEMAN San Diego
January 15, 2004 |
Rosie O'Donnell, who spent $10 million to bring the London-bred musical "Taboo" to Broadway, will lose her entire investment when the show closes Feb. 8 after 16 previews, 100 performances and mostly bad reviews. The production, set in the Boy George era of 1980s London, featured Boy George in the cast. " 'Taboo' was by far the most fulfilling experience of my career," O'Donnell said in a statement.
August 9, 2005 |
Rosie O'Donnell will join Harvey Fierstein in the Broadway revival of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" on Sept. 20, the show's producers said. Fierstein plays Tevye the milkman, and O'Donnell will play his wife, Golde, according to a statement released Monday. The show is running at the Minskoff Theater in New York City. O'Donnell, 43, made her Broadway debut in 1994, starring as Rizzo in a revival of "Grease." In 2001 she returned to Broadway to star as the Cat in the Hat in "Seussical."
April 15, 2008 |
CBS said Monday that it will air nearly 90 hours of original programming this summer, including the scripted dramas "Swingtown" and "Flashpoint," two new competition series and a revival of the game show "Password." The new competition series are "Greatest American Dog," in which owners and their pets will live together and compete against one another for a $250,000 grand prize, and "Jingles," in which contestants will write and perform a jingle each week. Regis Philbin will host "Million Dollar Password," with celebrity players including Rosie O'Donnell, Rachael Ray and Betty White.
October 3, 2008 |
Rosie O'Donnell is returning to the small screen -- for one night, at least. NBC said Thursday that the comedian and talk show host would emcee an hourlong variety show on Nov. 26, the night before Thanksgiving. "Rosie's Variety Show" will be O'Donnell's first television gig since she abruptly left her seat on "The View" in May 2007. If successful, it could pave the way for her to helm a recurring variety program for NBC. -- Matea Gold