April 7, 2007
Re "U have 2 c Rosie has to go," Opinion, April 3 Jonah Goldberg's column on Rosie O'Donnell is what we've come to expect. He is no longer capable of explaining his conservative values. Rather, his mission is to attempt to discredit anything liberal because his right-wing arguments have been thoroughly discredited. About all that's left is to select a fringe issue like O'Donnell's uninformed ranting on the 9/11 building collapse, pretend it's somehow connected to journalism through Barbara Walters' presence and march inexorably to his conclusion that it gets a pass from scrutiny because it represents left-wing thought.
January 31, 2010 |
It's true that no one knew Rosie O'Donnell had split from partner Kelli Carpenter until two years after the couple had already separated, but O'Donnell is doing anything but ducking the media. When she's not hosting her Sirius Satellite Radio show "Rosie Radio," O'Donnell has been raving about her new girlfriend (she told Oprah Winfrey last week that she went "Zoinks!" when she met the "absolutely gorgeous" Tracy Kachtick-Anders, a Texas-based artist and mother of six), hawking new projects (HBO premieres her documentary "A Family Is a Family Is a Family" tonight, and a new book, "The Sound of Hope," comes out in April)
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May 30, 2012
James Paratore TV executive helped launch Ellen DeGeneres' show Prominent television production executive James Paratore, 58, died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while cycling in France. As president of the Warner Bros. Telepictures Productions unit from 1992 through 2006, Paratore was involved in the creation of some of television's most successful franchises, including daytime talk shows hosted by Rosie O'Donnell and Ellen DeGeneres as well as the reality hit "The Bachelor," entertainment news magazine "Extra" and the courtroom show "Judge Mathis.
February 14, 1997 |
Television executives looking to duplicate the meteoric success of "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" can study time slots, demographics, viewing trends and the like. Or they can just ask an 11-year-old to decode the puzzle for them. O'Donnell is "like another person, but then, a lot of people know her, so she's a star," reasoned Angela Taylor of Ojai at Universal Studios theme park last weekend.
October 27, 2003 |
Rosie O'Donnell and her former publishing partner are set to face off in a New York court this week in a much-hyped breach-of-contract battle following the messy demise of the entertainer's namesake magazine. O'Donnell, known for her brashness and liberal views, was once dubbed the "Queen of Nice" by her fans. But former partner Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing says otherwise.
March 14, 2002 |
Director Alfonso Cuaron wiped his brow. "I feel so blessed," he said, beaming. "I'm so happy." It was very hot where Cuaron was standing: in the thick of an adoring crowd at the Argyle on Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday night. Cuaron had good reason to smile. At the West Coast premiere of his new movie, "Y Tu Mama Tambien" (And Your Mama Too), at the Regent Showcase Theatre on La Brea Avenue earlier Tuesday night, there were not enough seats to accommodate the many guests who showed up (though if you were Gwyneth Paltrow or Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone, seating was not a problem)
February 9, 1998 |
When Rosie O'Donnell set out to make her mark in daytime talk, she modeled "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" after the chat fests of daytime pioneers Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas. An unabashed fan of all things television, O'Donnell, 35, grew up enthralled with Griffin's Emmy-winning show, which was seen in syndication and on CBS from 1965 to 1986. Griffin, 72, also created the long-running game shows "Jeopardy!"
May 26, 2007 |
Rosie O'Donnell's turbulent tenure on "The View" officially came to an end Friday as ABC announced that the outspoken comedian had asked to be let out of her contract nearly a month early. O'Donnell's abrupt exit from the program comes two days after she and co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck quarreled bitterly on the air over statements O'Donnell had made about the war in Iraq. After their fight, O'Donnell hinted on her personal blog that she did not want to return to the show.
May 24, 2007 |
Rosie O'Donnell has only a month left on "The View," but after engaging in a bitter on-air clash Wednesday with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, she appears ready to leave the ABC daytime program any day now. The two women have sparred about politics all season. But their debate erupted into a heated quarrel Wednesday when O'Donnell complained that the younger woman has failed to defend her against conservative critics.
March 31, 2012 |
"A queen is not afraid to fail," Oprah Winfrey once said. "Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. " Now the television queen may have a chance to prove the adage. Her Los Angeles-based Oprah Winfrey Network has been hobbled by missteps, ego clashes, a revolving door in the executive suite and, most important, low ratings. OWN's stumbles suggest, at the least, that even in celebrity-obsessed America, fame alone doesn't guarantee success. PHOTOS: 25 great "Oprah" moments The network was born 15 months ago with high hopes of becoming the television equivalent of Winfrey's O magazine.