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October 30, 1987 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
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 | By Matt Donnelly, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
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.
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 | Don Shirley
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 | From Associated Press
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 | From City News Service
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 | Matea Gold
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
June 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Elisabeth Hasselbeck says she and Rosie O'Donnell aren't on the best of terms nearly one month after their on-air dust-up on "The View." "Truthfully, I think a friend is someone who you have positive communications with, so I don't know if I would define us as friends right now," the host told "Access Hollywood" in an interview that was scheduled to air Tuesday. "I did define us as friends, but I'm not going to make the leap to assume that we will or will not be friends in the future," she said.
April 29, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Rosie O'Donnell is expected to make a surprise return to daytime television by taking over Meredith Vieira's slot on the ABC talk show "The View." O'Donnell's appointment was confirmed by a person close to the show who spoke on condition of anonymity because the network was expected to make an announcement of it during the Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday night. O'Donnell's syndicated series went on the air in 1996 and won her six Daytime Emmys in six years for best talk-show host.
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