Rosie O'Donnell Joins Star Jones and Donny Deutsch For 'Today's Professionals' Segment, Promptly Calls Someone a CrackheadBy Jamey Giddens on April 24, 2012
Talk TV staple Rosie O'Donnell didn't take long to find a new gig, following the cancellation of her OWN series Rosie. The comedian is now appearing on NBC's Today, as part of the morning show's popular "Today's Professionals" segments. O'Donnell made her premiere appearance on Monday's show, alongside moderator Matt Lauer, Donny Deutsch and fellow ex-Viewer Star Jones.
During the segment, O'Donnell and Deutsch got into a lively discussion, while talking about Lindsay Lohan being cast as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's upcoming biopic Liz and Dick. Below are a few excerpts, transcribed by The Hollywood Reporter.
Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell and comedian Dan Aykroyd are set to guest in upcoming episodes of Happily Divorced, according to EW.com. Reportedly, they will pop up in different episodes of the TV Land comedy in May.
O’Donnell will portray Katie O’Grady, “a high school friend of Fran (Fran Drescher) and Judi (Tichina Arnold)." Meanwhile, Aykroyd is set to play a possible love interest for Fran that her ex-hubby Peter (John Michael Higgins) sets her up with.
OWN announced today the cable network is bidding farewell to The Rosie Show, after just five months. The talk show was met with high expectations, as former talk show titan Oprah Winfrey and the controversial Rosie O'Donnell teamed up for the venture. Instead, the chatfest averaged a sluggish 200,000 viewers since it debuted in October 2011.
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Tonight is a big night for Oprah’s OWN network. The ratings challenged cable channel premieres Oprah’s Lifeclass and Rosie O’Donnell returns to talk TV with The Rosie Show. Airing across all five Discovery network channels, a lot is riding on the two former daytime titans’ shoulders. My favorite The Rosie Show promo is of Oprah and Rosie trying to meditate. Will you be watching one or both of OWN's new shows? Watch promos for Oprah’s Lifeclass and The Rosie Show after the jump!