After Rumored Lesbian Abandons Talk Show, Actual Lesbian Will Take Over Her Spot

With Oprah‘s final show airing in May, her Harpo talk show studio in Chicago will soon be empty — but not for long. Rosie O’Donnell, who will be hosting her own talker for Oprah’s new OWN channel, will take over the space at West Washington Boulevard and North Carpenter Street.

Hello people of Harpo, it’s me, Rosie O’Donnell, star of ‘The Flintstones,’” O’Donnell said, referring to her 1994 film in a homemade video message shown to studio staff. “I just wanted to say: Hi, I’m coming to Chicago. Yes, I am, and I’m thrilled about it. And I get to work with all of you, who have created magnificent television for two decades-plus.” A child could be heard in the background and O’Donnell paused to say, “Quiet, Mommy’s working.” Then she continued: “It’s a huge thrill for me, and I’m beyond the beyond. And thank you, Oprah. And thank all you people there, some of you who are going to be sticking around and helping us make a kick-ass show for the Oprah Winfrey Network. And that’s it: Thrilled, thanks, and I hope I didn’t blow the surprise. Figure you already knew. Right?”

Well there’s something new for Harpo staffers: A demanding talk show host who is going to change things up by having a pack of wee ones roaming the control room.

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  • gregger

    No, that’s a beast of a talk show host who doesn’t mind body slamming people (deliberately) or calling them all sorts of lovely names in front of a studio audience (then saying to the audience “that’s how we show love here”). Haranguing and browbeating people will become the norm, along with her children, and (interchangeable) partner carousing around the studio.

  • hunnylvr

    @Gregger: Bitter much? Must be such thin air up there on your high and mighty pedestal.

  • gregger

    @hunnylvr: no, I had to work with that excuse for a human being. She body slammed me twice (once in an elevator, the second time into a wall). She berated one PA and three different crew members in front of the studio audience. She’s vile, has no respect even for herself let alone her co-workers, she demands that she be given respect without giving any reason for respecting her, she has yelled down three guests on-air (Tom Selleck was the first), and we also had to deal with her obnoxious personal “staff.”

    Hunnylvr, pull your head out of your rectum, I worked with that evil piece and survived to tell the tale. I don’t wish her on anyone.

  • niles

    Six months till the next blowup – or will it be that long?

  • Billy

    YAY for Rosie and YAY for Oprah. Both are great women!

  • Cam

    So will Rosie

    1. Go back in the closet and profess her love for Tom Cruise?
    2. Become unstable and have on air freak outs until she gets fired?

  • Jeffree

    When Rosie is able to keep her meñtal demons at bay, she can be an insightful interviewer….BUT man oh man, when she loses self control, there’s no telling what she’ll do. (think: Radio show, the View, interviews).

    I wonder how much of the shOw’s intended audience will tune in just to watch her crash & burn…

  • Charlie

    Why is it that no one ever remembers that Rosie had a wildly successful talk show for years?


    @Jeffree: I think her meds were stronger when she first got her talk show………. :p

    Wonder if she will book “My Tommy” for her first show aka The cult closeted midget……

  • Cam

    @Charlie: said…

    Why is it that no one ever remembers that Rosie had a wildly successful talk show for years?”

    Not exactly the same situation, but that is sort of like saying “Why is it that nobody remembers that Lindsay Lohan used to be a very successful actress?”

    People remember, but she has managed to self sabotage everything since then.

  • Jeffree

    @PlaysWellWithOthers: Miss Rosie is NOT going to play well with others! She’s got more than a touch o’ the kraaaazy going on. At least Oprah could keep it together in front of the camera, if not backstage.

    Glad to see you back here.
    Yes, my Swîss Cheese is as wonderful as ever. He’s much too good for me, but I won’t be the one to tell him that !

  • Jeffree

    Welcome Back, PlaysWell. You’ve been missed. Rosie & Tom together would be hilarious in a “OH NO they didn’t way”!

    Yes, the SwissMister is as wonderful as ever. Grad school awaits in September….

    My prior comment got moooderated. Wonder why?

  • David

    This is great news for Rosie and even better news for the employees who worked on Oprah’s show in Chicago who would have been unemployed with the end of Oprah’s show.


    @Jeffree: Maybe you used the word p e n i s in your prior post, for some uncomprehendbile reason that particular word always gets flagged…….. :p

    Thankz for the kind words,was very glad the first threads I saw on my return to Queertyland had your comments and you were still active here. Was traveling a lot for work plus I gots kinda sorta pissed at Hasleib and his evil minions who never seem to give a shit about posters who have issues and never care to reply to emailz………

  • Shannon1981

    I wonder how long she’ll last. Maybe she got a new shrink? I don’t like to take pleasure in people’s careers ending, but after the stunts n The View…well…its hard for me to take Rosie seriously.

  • Oprah

    No afternoons without Oprah…. :( What shall a sophisticated,cosmopolitan wanna be to do? TO think Oprah in the afternoon no more. No gays topics, no tacky confessions or no celebrities whinning about how life is terirble in their million dollar jacuzzi. Oh dearest Oprah–shall i do? I am sad beyond words. Rosie is okey, as long as she doesnt ‘butch’ up. And yes, please– tell her to go crazy on Mr. Trump–he is out of control nowadays.

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