Rosie O’Donnell’s returns to TV on October 10, when her new talk show The Rosie Show kicks off and hopefully helps boost OWN’s less than impressive ratings. In an interview with O Magazine, O’Donnell talks about her divorce, her time on The View and her very public feud with Donald Trump, Zap2it reports.
Will you be watching The Rosie Show? Check out clip from Rosie's first day on the job after the jump!
How about them apples? TV Guide is reporting The Mighty O will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her huge charitible contributions made over the years. The talk show maven will receive the award on Nov 12 at the third annual Governors Awards, along with actor James Earl Jones and make up artist Dick Smith who are also receiving honorary Oscars.
TV Guide's Damian Hollbrook is reporting Oprah and OWN will debut OWN Your Life featuring the best of The Oprah Winfrey Show. The Mighty O revealed the information at the Television Critics Association, and calls the new show "teaching tools." OWN Your Life is being touted as a class and will showcase coursework on Oprah.com and an online class. The show will premiere Oct.10 at 8 PM EST and run Monday through Fridays.
Kim’s Zimmer’s I’m Just Saying: Three Deaths, Seven Husbands and a Clone, My Life as a Daytime Diva is turning out to be the must read book of the summer and so are her interviews promoting it. TV Guide’s Michael Logan caught up with the One Life to Live and former Guiding Light star, who talked about her book and walking out on Oprah during a commerical break for The Oprah Winfrey Show.
TV Guide Magazine: I love the anecdote about how you got so mad at Oprah when you appeared on her show that you walked out during a commercial break — and then she came running after you and learned a big lesson about how not to treat her guests! Priceless.
Zimmer: Yeah, but I watched her last two or three episodes when she ended her show and it was like, "Oh, f--k! Now she's Jesus Christ!" And I'm claiming in the book that she learned something from me! I'm thinking, "Oh, man, her people are gonna come after me!"
Zimmer also didn’t mince words about the end of Guiding Light.
More changes are happening at OWN. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oprah Winfrey is assuming the title of OWN CEO and Chief Creative Officer. Harpo Studios’ current presidents Erik Logan and Sheri Salata are now the presidents of OWN.
“The announcement of Oprah, Erik and Sheri completes the plan for developing a strategic creative track and finding the right management team to execute on that plan going forward,” said Liguori. “I look forward to a robust new season with Lisa Ling, Rosie [O'Donnell] and a number of projects that will continue building OWN's audience, brand strength and growth."
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"I don't feel pressured, I feel honored by the spot. I feel a responsibility to give to the audience what she has done so beautiful for 25 years. You really learn this when you're around her a lot. She recognized people don't change what they do based on what they know. They change on what they feel, when you get that visceral awareness in your heart, it's important to do it. So for me, it's all about getting people to trust the good in me. And that trust is not just because they think you are honorable, it's also because they think you're competent. That marriage creates a trust that folks will follow you to."