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.
Is it any wonder all of ABC Daytime's lineup is suffering? The Mouse House's entire daypart, save for The View, is being dragged to the depths by a pair of "lifestyle series" former daytime executive Brian Frons developed to replace ABC's long-running soap stable.
The Revolution hit another series low for the week of April 9. The now cancelled talk show was only watched by 1.19 million viewers for the week! One Life to Live, the soap opera that was gutted to make room for this crap, was watched by 2.5 million in the same timeslot a year ago, according to TV Media Insights.
I dare any know-it-all, TV industry spin doctor—posing as a blog reader—to log in and make the case in the comments that it was still smart business for ABC to cancel OLTL. Any dote can see it would have made much more sense to cut OLTL's production budget—however drastically it would have needed to have been cut—and have aggressively figured out a backend via VOD, DVD sales, etc. in order to continue producing a much more successful soap opera in this slot.
The topic of sex came up on Monday’s episode of The View. Barbara Walters provided viewers with another “Astroglide” moment, much to the chagrin of Elisabeth Hasselbeck. During a discussion of modern women, “mommy porn” books like Fifty Shades of Grey and the new HBO series Girls, Walters pressed Hasselbeck vigorously about if she liked rough sex with her husband (Tim Hasselbeck).
The topic was punctuated by Whoopi Goldberg’s horrified facial expressions. Hasselbeck never actually answered Walters' question. Watch the clip after the jump! READ MORE
ABC Daytime's The Revolution was cancelled not a moment too soon! The lifestyle chatfest was watched by only 1.3 million viewers the week of April 2. That's a whopping 51 percent less than the 2.63 million who were watching One Life to Live during the same time period a year ago, according to TV Media Insights. READ MORE
The View’s Sherri Shepherd was eliminated from Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday. The talk show host and comedian's departure from the hit ABC reality competition comes one week after former The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital star Jack Wagner was sent home. According to USA Today, Shepherd thanked the show for letting her live out a dream.
"I just want to say thank you for letting me live a dream I have always had," said Sherri, tears streaming down her face. "I want to say to everyone out there: That thing that scares you the most ... run towards it, because it's so amazing!"
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Will Whoopi Goldberg hold Rachel (Lea Michelle) and Kurt (Chris Colfer)'s fates in the palm of her hands? According to TV Line, The View moderator will guest on the FOX series as theatre professor Carmen Tibideaux.
Carmen Tibideaux, a theatrical grande dame and a professor at New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA) who travels to Ohio to preside over Kurt and Rachel’s auditions — and apparently she sticks around long enough to deliver a verdict: I’m told she’ll appear in roughly three episodes, the first of which is set to air on May 1.