Thursday, May 23, 2024

LIVE Rosie O’Donnell Makes No Mention of Leaving The View During Broadcast


UPDATE No mention of Rosie’s situation during the whole hour of “The View.” The show ended with a plug for a Disney movie.

EARLIER Rosie O’Donnell and crew just walked onto the set of the View live, to a standing ovation and a thunderous crowd.

Rosie first talked about making documentaries, and showing hers at the Athena Festival over the weekend. Her doc appears on HBO this weekend. Rosie has become an advocate for women’s heart health and talks about it in the special– amid jokes.

The ladies stalled talking about Rosie’s news over the weekend that she’s leaving The View, and that she’s split from her wife Michelle Rounds. Instead, they chatted about Brian Williams’s scandal at NBC. I liked that Rosie reminded everyone that “the news is owned by five corporations.” She also advocated net neutrality.

Commercial break– and no mention of Rosie’s news. In fact no mention of the exits in the first 23 minutes…Keep refreshing…

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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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