Sunday, July 22, 2018

Adios Rosita! You Will Annoy Us No Longer!


Strike up the band! Run out into the streets and cheer! Happiness reigns throughout the land! Today is truly a great day in the history of daytime television. The most annoying individual on TV this side of Simon Cowell is quitting. Rosie O'Donnell is soon to be history on "The View" and all I can say is Thank God. Not since Star Jones left the show have I been so elated to see someone get off my TV screen. I rarely watch it, but now at least if I'm bored I can turn on  "The View" without losing my lunch.

Rosie is so loud, so overbearing and so forceful with her opinions that on most days she dominates the show to the point where no one else even gets a chance to speak. When she joined “The View” it quickly became "The Rosie O' Donnell Show."   She talked down to the other women on the show all the time, especially Elisabeth Hasselbeck. And she talked over everybody, consistently interrupting even The Queen Herself, Barbara Walters, on many occasions.

And now that the show is shedding its dead weight, maybe it could get rid of Joy Behar too who is undoubtedly the most unfunny comedienne this side of Judy Tenuta. If it weren't  for"The View," Behar would be getting $150 a night working at places like Sir Laff-A-Lot’s Comedy Castle in Topeka. Her voice alone makes me want to run to the nearest bathroom and projectile vomit!

Goodbye Rosie and good riddance. The next time we see you you’ll probably be hosting The Family Feud or schlepping large size women’s clothing on the Home Shopping Network.

Here is what had to say about Rosie’s imminent departure:

Her tenure short but hardly sweet, Rosie O'Donnell said Wednesday she will leave "The View" in June after less than a year of feuds, headlines and higher ratings for ABC. The opinionated host said she and ABC couldn't agree on a new contract - she wanted one more year, ABC wanted to lock her up for three. So she decided to leave, although she will appear occasionally next season for things like a planned one-hour special on autism.

O'Donnell made more than $3 million for her season on "The View." ABC was willing to spend more to keep her, but wanted a three-year deal so it didn't have to worry about O'Donnell as a potential competitor. She could easily command her own talk show for much more money: She was making some $30 million a year before "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" shut down in 2002.

"It just didn't work," she said on the show Wednesday, "and that's show biz. But it's not sad because I loved it here and I love you guys and I'm not going away."

O'Donnell has helped increase the chat show's audience by about a half-million a day. But her outspokenness has caused continual controversy, including a nasty name-calling feud with Donald Trump that placed "The View" creator Barbara Walters squarely in the middle. "We have had, to say the least, an interesting year," Walters said. But she said O'Donnell's exit is "not my doing or my choice."

Walters was frequently left to clean up the damage after O'Donnell. She did it most recently Monday, when O'Donnell was criticized for using bad language and attacking Rupert Murdoch from the dais of the annual New York Women in Communication awards luncheon.

Saying she was "very fond" of Murdoch, Walters pointed out that "Rosie's view is not always mine."

In the Trump imbroglio, O'Donnell was reportedly mad that Walters did not come more swiftly to her defense, while Trump said Walters told him she didn't want O'Donnell on the show - a claim Walters denied.

Trump quickly went on Fox News Channel Wednesday to claim that O'Donnell was fired by ABC because of remarks made at the Women in Communications luncheon.

"Barbara's the happiest person in the world that Rosie's been fired," Trump said.

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1 comments on Adios Rosita! You Will Annoy Us No Longer!

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By LoveChef on June 20, 2007 at 06:29 pm
Rosie is a ham and a screen hog, as well as a blowhard and a bully.
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