O’Donnell’s talk show, “The Rosie Show,” is imploding just five months after launching on Oprah Winfrey’s little-watched OWN cable network.
Not only is “The Rosie Show” a ratings disaster — it averaged just 150,000 viewers last week — but O’Donnell is selling her $2.5 million mansion in Chicago, where the show tapes, and reportedly wants to move the production to New York. That would leave producer Harpo with empty, expensive, unused studio space it might not want to surrender so easily.
It now seems that what’s worked for Rosie O’Donnell in the past isn’t working anymore.
I like Rosie O’Donnell. She’s smart and funny and probably one of the most generous celebrities on the planet. Plus, she loves theater and goes out of her way to support it! She seems to be trying everything she can to save her talk show. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be working. Imagine yourself in her shoes. How would you deal with the pressures of fame?