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Rosie O'Donnell Got Married In June

8/27/2012 2:42pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds
Rosie O'Donnell secretly married her fiancee, Michelle Rounds, during a private ceremony in New York City on June 9. "They got married but they haven't had the wedding celebration," the star's rep, Cindi Berger, told

In the coming weeks, the newlyweds plan on celebrating their nuptials with family and friends. The couple fastforwarded their plans to make the union official before Rounds, who was recently diagnosed with desmoid tumors, began her first round of surgery. They orginally planned for an August ceremony.

Both women have been battling health issues this summer. Rounds...

Rosie O'Donnell Thanks Fans For 'Good Wishes' Following Heart Attack

8/22/2012 9:13am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Following her recent heart attack, Rosie O'Donnell has thanked fans for their well wishes insisting she is "feeling good" as she makes her recovery.

On Monday, O'Donnell, 50, went public with her recent health scare, admitting she was "lucky to be here" after suffering a cardiac arrest last week. She was hospitalized, had a stent put in, and is recuperating at her home in Los Angeles.

Fans have indundated her Twitter account with supportive messages, and even frenemy Donald Trump told her to "get better fast."

On Tuesday, O'Donnell expressed her gratitude in a series of tweets, writing,...

Rosie O'Donnell Nearly Killed By 'Widow Maker' Heart Attack Last Week

8/20/2012 10:06pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell has taken to her blog to reveal some scary news that happened last week -- she suffered a heart attack last Tuesday and is lucky to be alive.

The 50-year-old actress said she had several of the symptoms, but opted to just take some aspirin and make an appointment to see her cardiologist.

"[I] became nauseous/my skin was clammy/i was very very hot/i threw up. Maybe this is a heart attack/i googled womens heart attack symptoms/i had many of them/but really? - i thought - naaaa," she said via a poetic post on her web page.

But after seeing her doctor she was sent to the hosp...

Fiancee's Health Crisis Causes Rosie O'Donnell To Postpone Wedding Plans

8/4/2012 11:00am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Actress and U.S. TV and radio personality Rosie O'Donnell has halted her wedding plans to allow her partner time to recover from surgery to remove rare desmoid tumors.

Michelle Rounds was diagnosed with aggressive fibromatoses earlier this year and she underwent surgery in June. The diagnosis came after Rounds struggled with a "mystery illness" for months.

Posting news about her fiancee's health crisis on her blog earlier this year, O'Donnell wrote, "We wander thru (sic) the maze of medical mystery confused... It seemed impossible no one knew what was wrong."

Returning to her blog on Fr...

'Audiences Love' Lindsay Lohan, Says Lifetime Exec

5/11/2012 11:30am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan attended A&E Network's 2012 Upfront event at Lincoln Center in New York City on Wednesday wearing a black and gold lace dress. She pulled back her reddish blonde hair with a single bobby pin.

She stars in the upcoming film "Liz & Dick" about Elizabeth Taylor's relationship with Richard Burton. Lifetime exec Nancy Dubuc told Access Hollywood that the actress had no problem convincing the network she was perfect for the role.

"What she said just embodied the story of 'Liz & Dick,' and really you could see in her heart and in her mind that she wanted this and that she wanted a ...

Rosie O'Donnell Attends Oprah's Academy For Girls Benefit In NYC

4/28/2012 11:30am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell proved she had no hard feelings towards her former TV boss Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday night after joining the media mogul at a New York fundraiser for her South African girls school.

"The Rosie Show" was axed from Winfrey's OWN network in March after just one season on air and the cancellation was rumored to have caused a rift between the two stars.

But O'Donnell showed she had nothing but love for Winfrey by turning up to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls benefit at the Jazz at Lincoln Center venue this week.

Cindi Berger, O'Donnell's representative, tells t...

Rosie O'Donnell Explains Her Lindsay Lohan Tirade

4/26/2012 8:29am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell has defended her comments about Lindsay Lohan landing the part of Elizabeth Taylor, insisting she wants the star to be at her best before returning to work.

The outspoken TV host slammed Lifestyle network producers' decision to cast the Mean Girls actress as the late Hollywood icon, saying, "The last thing she did good (was when) she was 16. I don't think she's right for the role and I don't think she's capable at this point to portray that character."

Lohan responded to the criticism, insisting she was shocked to be on the receiving end of O'Donnell's rant, because she ...

Lindsay Lohan Responds To Rosie O'Donnell's 'Intrusive' Casting Criticism

4/25/2012 3:45pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan was taken aback by the harsh criticism leveled at her by Rosie O'Donnell over her casting as Elizabeth Taylor in a new TV movie - because the comedienne doesn't know her "at all".

The Mean Girls star was confirmed to portray the late movie legend in the Lifetime network project Liz & Dick on Monday, but not everyone welcomed the news.

Outspoken O'Donnell questioned the casting and suggested Lohan would be better served away from the spotlight after 18 months of legal issues and jail and rehab stints.

The former talk show host said, "I feel very sorry for her. I think she...

Michael Lohan Fires Back At Rosie O'Donnell Over Criticism Of Daughter Lindsay

4/25/2012 12:47am EDT
Michael Lohan
Lindsay Lohan's father has come to her defense after Rosie O'Donnell criticized the troubled actress over her casting in an upcoming biopic of late Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor..

During an appearance on NBC's "The Today Show" on Tuesday, O'Donnell said, "I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of time away... She's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL (Saturday Night Live). She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she's not in a place to work."

O'Donnell then took a shot at Lindsay's career, questioning whether or not she could handle playing such ...

Rosie O'Donnell: 'Lindsay Lohan Can't Play Elizabeth Taylor'

4/24/2012 5:18pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Outspoken star Rosie O'Donnell has slammed TV executives for casting Lindsay Lohan in the role of late legend Elizabeth Taylor, insisting the troubled actress is not "capable" of portraying the Hollywood great.

Speculation the Mean Girls star was set to play Taylor in the Lifetime TV movie Liz & Dick, about the icon's relationship with Richard Burton, has circled for months, and on Monday it was confirmed she has won the part.

The role comes as Lohan tries to rebuild her once glittering career after a series of run-ins with the law and stints in rehab - but O'Donnell is adamant the actr...

Bogus Will Smith Tweet Becomes An Internet Sensation

3/27/2012 8:26am EDT
Will Smith
A fake Will Smith tweet commenting on Trayvon Martin's killing has gone viral after it was re-posted by several Hollywood stars including Spike Lee and Rosie O'Donnell.

The quote, wrongly attributed to the Hollywood actor, suggested the woman who pelted Kim Kardashian with flour last week was arrested more quickly than the killer of slain Martin.

The fake tweet, accompanied by a picture of the Men in Black actor and the account name @RealWillSmith, reads, "We live in America where a girl that threw flour on Kim Kardashian was arrested on site. But the man who killed Trayvon Martin is st...

Rosie O'Donnell Celebrates Her 50th Birthday With Mike Tyson

3/21/2012 8:59am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell put news of her axed talk show aside on Monday night to celebrate her 50th birthday with boxer Mike Tyson.

The Rosie Show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network has been cancelled after just one season as bosses at the struggling channel put restructuring plans in place.

However, O'Donnell refused to let her career woes put a dampener on her birthday and she celebrated in style in Chicago, Illinois.

The star and her fiancée Michelle Rounds partied at the city's Paris Club alongside 50 other women who were also turning 50, and the presenter was stunned when Tyson turned up to h...

Oprah Winfrey Lays Off 30 Employees At Her Struggling Cable Channel

3/20/2012 10:01am EDT
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has drastically slashed staff numbers at her fledgling cable network following a series of poor ratings.

The TV titan quit her hugely successful chat show in 2011 after 25 years on air to create her OWN channel.

However, the programming schedule has failed to pull in big viewing figures and Rosie O'Donnell's talk show became the first victim when it was scrapped after one series earlier this month.

Winfrey and co-owners Discovery Communications have now laid off 30 employees as part of restructuring measures.

The star says, "The economics of a start-up cable network ju...

Oprah's Network Cancels 'The Rosie Show'

3/18/2012 10:30am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell's new chat show on Oprah Winfrey's TV network has been cancelled after just one season.

"The Rosie Show" premiered on OWN last year but it will end this month.

The final episodes will tape next week and the last show is set to air on March 30.

The show failed to win over critics and struggled with ratings.

Announcing the news in a statement on Friday, Winfrey said, "I'm grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all."

O'Donnell added, "I loved working with Oprah... It was a great year for me. I wish the show was able to attract more viewers,...

Rosie O'Donnell's Fiancee Is 'Trying To Get Pregnant'

1/29/2012 8:30am EST
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell's fiancee Michelle Rounds is trying for a baby just weeks after they announced their engagement.

The couple has been dating since last summer and they unveiled plans to marry shortly before Christmas.

O'Donnell, who has four children from her marriage to Kelli Carpenter, has now revealed she is hoping to expand her family with Rounds.

During an episode of her talk show Rosie, the star interviewed celebrity medic Dr. Mehmet Oz and told him Rounds is currently "trying to get pregnant".

A source tells, "Michelle is seeing a fertility doctor. She is really exc...

Rosie O'Donnell Isn't Inviting Ex-Wife To Her Wedding

1/18/2012 11:30am EST
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell has decided not to invite her ex-wife Kelli Carpenter to her upcoming wedding, because she is adamant the former couple should lead "separate lives."

The pair wed in 2004 but Carpenter moved out of their home in 2007, with O'Donnell announcing their split in 2010.

They share four children and remain on good terms, but the chat show host believes they should keep their private lives separate and O'Donnell is not planning to invite her when she weds new partner Michelle Rounds.

She tells CNN's Piers Morgan, "(I get on with her) really well. She's happy and with a lovely wom...

Rosie O'Donnell Planning Christmas Wedding

12/5/2011 9:45pm EST
Rosie O'Donnell
Actress-turned-TV personality Rosie O'Donnell is planning a Christmas wedding after becoming engaged to girlfriend Michelle Rounds.

The 49-year-old comedian told her Rosie Show studio audience that she and Rounds will exchange vows during the holidays.

The couple has been dating since the summer and together they went public with their romance in September at the Rosie Theater Kids Gala in New York.

O'Donnell and ex-wife Kelli Carpenter ended their three-year marriage last year.

Rosie O'Donnell 'Begged' Her Son Not To Go To Military School

11/9/2011 8:29am EST
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell was determined not to let her son enroll at a military academy and spent two years trying to stop him joining.

The entertainer was shocked when her teenage son Parker decided he wanted to pursue a career in the armed forces and she did her best to push him in another direction.

She eventually relented and let the 16 year old sign up, and now admits she is glad he is following his dream.

O'Donnell tells Access Hollywood, "He actually begged to go to a military academy. And I was like two years of 'No way.' Truth is, since he was a little boy, that's his area of interest....

Cyndi Lauper To Stage Christmas Benefit Concert In NYC

10/28/2011 8:34am EDT
Cyndi Lauper
Singer Cyndi Lauper is to perform a star-studded pre-Christmas benefit concert to raise money for homeless gay youth.

Norah Jones, Debbie Harry, Chely Wright, Vanessa Carlton and Amy Lee will be among the acts taking to the stage at Lauper's Home For the Holidays show at New York City's Beacon Theatre on December 4th.

Lauper, a longtime advocate for gay rights, will donate all proceeds from the show to her True Colors Fund, which helps young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people suffering tough times.

She says, "When I first learned that up to 40 per cent of all homeless youth...

Spotted: Jenna Dewan-Tatum's Salon Day In Chicago

10/11/2011 2:26pm EDT
Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum was recently spotted at Chicago's George the salon for haircut and color services. Her tresses was colored by George's Mimi Dekasha and styled by Kelda Brooks. Appearing on and completing makeovers for The Oprah Winfrey Show in addition to styling the series' celebrity guests, George the salon's top stylists continue their in demand star styling work with Harpo Productions as now part of Rosie O'Donnell's new talk show, The Rosie Show. Now, that's some celeb power!

Mimi Dekasha's Color How To

"On Jenna, we did a beautiful medium golden brown color in our demi col...

Rosie O'Donnell Has A 'Boy Crush' On Russell Brand

10/10/2011 3:16pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell demanded Russell Brand be her first guest on her new TV talk show after falling in love with the Brit during an airport meeting.

The actress admits she first met funnyman Brand at LAX airport in Los Angeles and she immediately became a fan.

She tells news show Nightline, "I think he is epically, epically genius, and his life story is fascinating... He's my new sort of boy crush."

And O'Donnell, whose new show debuts on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network on Monday evening, is encouraging her new favorite to hit the road with comedian Robin Williams.

She adds, "I think like h...

Top Celebrities We'd Love To See Rosie O'Donnell Interview On "The Rosie Show"

9/29/2011 1:00pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell Rosie Show
Rosie O'Donnell has a new show, and wouldn't you know it - it's called The Rosie Show! Premiering Monday October 10th on OWN at 7/6c, Rosie has a new outlet for her opinions and unique way of entertaining us. She was able to get some huge stars on The Rosie O'Donnell Show in the 90s, so we put together a selection of people we'd love to see on The Rosie Show.

For more information on The Rosie Show, visit

Barbra Streisand: Rosie is one of the few people that can get Barbra to make a public appearance - she had the singer on twice for her talk show in the late 90s. It would...

Rosie O'Donnell: 'I'm A Lesbian - I Don't Have Napkin Rings'

9/21/2011 10:28am EDT
Rosie ODonnell
Rosie O'Donnell was nervous ahead of a meeting with media mogul Oprah Winfrey at her home.

She explained, "I panicked. My publicist Cindi Berger got a caterer, she got linens, platters, napkin rings. I'm a lesbian - I don't have napkin rings.

"So, everything was perfect, and Oprah walked in with five people, and the first thing my daughter Vivvy said to her was, 'Our house is really never this fancy.'"

Rosie O'Donnell & New Girlfriend Are 'Very, Very Happy'

9/21/2011 9:17am EDT
Rosie ODonnell
Beloved TV host Rosie O'Donnell has found love with a new girlfriend, according to a report.

O'Donnell, who is set to premiere her new talk program "The Rosie Show" on Oprah's network OWN next month, made her red carpet debut with Michelle Rounds at the annual Rosie Theater Kids Gala in New York City on Monday night.

And according to, O'Donnell is thrilled about the blossoming new romance.

A source says, "They met at a Starbucks a few months ago. They are adorable together and are very, very happy."

The veteran TV star has four children with former partner Kelli Carpenter. Th...

Rosie O'Donnell Talks About Divorce And Depression Meds On Her New Talk Show

8/1/2011 11:00am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O’Donnell is returning to the talk show world this fall. The Rosie Show will air weeknights at 7:00 p.m. on the OWN network. O’Donnell explained the new format to the Television Critics Association on Friday, which will include her own comedy, audience participation segments and one celebrity per episode. She also plans to open up more about her personal life.

“I think by doing a little bit of a behind the scenes incorporated in the new show, you’re going to get to see how what it feels like to be 50-years-old, moved to another city, to be divorced which I never thought I would be, t...

Our Favorite Celebrity Feuds

5/31/2011 12:00pm EDT
Celebrity Feuds
Recently, it was reported that "The Situation" and Ronnie got into a major fist-fight while shooting the fourth season of the "Jersey Shore" in Italy. The two have long been frienemies and it looks like the tension between them finally reached a boiling point. The Sitch and Ronnie's feud is one of many celebrity feuds in Hollywood that have escalated. Here are some other celebrity conflicts and rivalries that have involved trash-talking, backstabbing, and at the same time, provided us with pure entertainment.

Rosie O'Donnell vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been invol...

Julia Roberts Wants A Series On Oprah's Network

5/5/2011 10:55pm EDT
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts wants to turn her upcoming Extraordinary Moms TV special into a series for pal Oprah Winfrey's new network - because there are so many great mothers.

The Oscar winner interviewed fellow moms Hillary Clinton and Rosie O'Donnell for the Mother's Day show, which debuts in America on Saturday - and admits she struggled to narrow down the subjects for the show to six.

She says, "For the filming, the only mom I was able to be with was Madam Secretary, Hillary Rodham Clinton, which was such an honor and a privilege, but they (crew) traveled, filming these women all over the country...

Rosie O'Donnell Says She 'Didn't Really Break Up' With Girlfriend

4/22/2011 8:16am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell is adamant she "didn't really break up" with her girlfriend Tracy Kachtick-Anders earlier this year, dismissing rumors she recently patched up the romance as her partner's son underwent heart surgery.

The funnywoman was reported to have split from the Texan artist back in February, but rumors of a reconciliation surfaced earlier this month when O'Donnell revealed she was helping Kachtick-Anders take care of her sick seven-year-old son Wyatt.

However, O'Donnell has brushed off speculation they recently got back together, insisting they never really parted ways in the firs...

Rosie O'Donnell Defends Chris Brown's 'GMA' Outburst

4/4/2011 12:13pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
TV funny woman Rosie O'Donnell has spoken out in defense of Chris Brown following his highly-publicized Good Morning America (GMA) outburst, insisting the troubled singer seems to be "held to a different standard than anybody else."

The Kiss Kiss star hit headlines last month after an uncomfortable interview with GMA host Robin Roberts during which she asked him about his 2009 assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown allegedly stormed off afterwards and threw a chair at his dressing room window in a fit of rage.

O'Donnell has spoken about the incident on her Sirius XM radio show, insisti...

Rosie O'Donnell Apologizes To 'Glee' Star Ashley Fink

2/24/2011 8:37am EST
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell has reached out to Ashley Fink after she was quoted criticizing the plus-sized Glee star's character in the hit musical series. The comedienne sparked fury among Glee fans after allegedly insisting Fink's on-screen romance with handsome Mark Salling was implausible.

She was quoted as telling Access Hollywood, "It really, really strikes a chord with every overweight woman I know. Every woman I know who's heavy has strong feelings about that storyline. They're like, 'Can you believe that? I think that's horrible. That never happens in school. That character is so unlikable. ...