Friday, May 24, 2024

Rosie O’Donnell Got Married Twice This Summer


Congratulations to Rosie O’Donnell and Michelle Rounds. They got married twice this summer. This is what happened: they married on June 9th, quickly, because Michelle had gotten ill on May 13th with desmoid tumors. It was scary. The women didn’t tell anyone. They’d planned to get married anyway, but with the illness, it was necessary.

The plan was to get married officially and publicly next June 9th–and everyone was told that in the month. But then today Rosie tweeted that the couple had officially re-hitched 10 days ago. Michelle, thankfully, was doing better. Then Rosie had a heart attack. There is no one with a bigger heart, more charitable financially, or more generous. So it’s good to know that her heart has been repaired in every way and that she’s now eating a plant diet, she tells me. No ice cream. “I want to live!” she emailed me.

Now Rosie and Michelle are pitching for the Desmoid Tumor Foundation. On and on ebay, Rosie is selling the original paintings she’s been making all summer. I’ve been coveting some of these works, so when I get back to New York after Labor Day, I’ll be going right on ebay to get one!

So congrats to Rosie and Michelle. Here’s to the rest of the year being healthy and boring.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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