Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rosie O'Donnell - Executive Producer/Star of 'America'

In 2002, shortly after having E.R. Frank on her TV show, Rosie O'Donnell purchased the film rights to America.

Fast forward 6 years: Rosie is in Detroit Michigan making a movie. Shooting started yesterday.

Rosie O'Donnell will star in and executive produce America, Lifetime's look at a 15-year-old boy's struggles within the foster-care system.

America reunites O'Donnell with producer Larry Sanitsky and scribe Joyce Eliason, with whom she worked on CBS' 2005 'Riding on the Bus With My Sister'.

Yvez Simoneau (HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) will direct the telepic, which hails from Sony Pictures Television.

Scheduled to premiere in February, the made-for-TV-movie is based on E.R. Frank's book. Rosie O'Donnell will play the therapist who guides the pictures title character, America, beyond his troubled past. O'Donnell is joined by Ruby Dee, who co-stars as one of the boy's caretakers.

Tanya Lopez, Senior VP, Original Movies, Lifetime Networks remarked, "We are truly inspired by Rosie's passion for this project. She's an incredible advocate for reforming the foster care system and a strong voice for children. She adds, "Rosie really understands the issues of these kids 'aging out' of the system without any resources to prepare them for life on their own and this film shines a light on this tragic crisis."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sarah Palin - Before VP Nomination

Did I miss something? Was there any mention of John McCain?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

McCain Palin 2008

If this doesn't scare the hell out of you there is something terribly wrong. Just watch the interview with Katie Couric and listen to Sarah Palin's answers. I've never seen such a display of ignorance by a vice presidential candidate. She may be trying to appeal to the average American with her folksy attitude, winning smile, and down home humor. I don't buy it for one second. IF they win the election, this woman would take over the office of President of the United States should something happen to McCain. That's a very scary thought for me. God help us all if that happens. Do your own research on Palin. You'll be surprised at what all you will find. A good place to start is here. Of course, there's always the Alaska News, chock full of articles about Sarah Palin. Time is running out. The election is less than a month away. I urge everyone to read all that you can in order to make an informed decision.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

McCain - Palin Ticket

Just Sayin'............

The View 10-06-2008

Is it me...or is Elizabeth Hasselbeck as dumb as she comes across?
I don't understand why Barbara Walters keeps her on The View. I supposed it's because The View Master (Bill Geddie) has taken a liking to her from the beginning.

There have been rumors that Elizabeth is leaving The View for Fox News. However, a rep for Hasselbeck stated that there is absolutely no truth to the rumors. Furthermore, it is stated that Hasselbeck is passionate in her beliefs and enjoys being a part of this dynamic group of women and engaging in daily conversations.
Apparently Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie (executive producers of The View) think the arguments Elizabeth stirs up is a good thing and even consider Elizabeth "vital to the program".

Personally, I can't stand to listen to her irritating voice. Not to mention her ridiculous political views. Thank goodness Whoopi has the nerve to stand up to her and not be intimidated by her. I suspect there could be a cat fight between Elizabeth ans Sherry though. Sherry got hot under the collar today. It won't take much more to push her over the edge and let Elizabeth have it. And.........she's certainly got it coming to her!!

Give me a break.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rosie O'Donnell to Host Variety Show on NBC

Rosie O'Donnell has been quite mysterious the past couple of months. First, she announced at the end of July, that she would be taking the month of August off from blogging. Her reason was: "to see if I can"....and "to find the balance". Seems she felt she was becoming addicting to blogging and...the computer, in general.

As promised, she returned to her blog on Sept 1, 2008. Although, she DID post several little articles during August...just not any ASK RO comments. Her fans were disappointed but soon realized that even Rosie needs some time to herself and respected her decision.

Her blogging has been sporadic since her return...only updating a couple of times a week. Some of the ASK RO questions asked if the rumors were true about her return to television. She didn't give away any information other than to say..."i heard that rumor." Then, there was this one that I had my suspicions about:

just sayin Writes:

There is nothing good on TV to watch 2nite. U know what we could use? A cool variety show, Carol Burnett style, hosted by some funny comedienne. Wow that would be great!

Rosie's Reply:

i agree
that would be something

Seems to be a rather cryptic message there. As posted on the blog today, Rosie is indeed returning to television next month when she hosts her own variety show, appropriately titled Rosie's Variety Hour.

Rosie's NBC special – airing Nov. 26, the night before Thanksgiving – will consist of celebrity guests, comic turns, musical acts and a prize giveaway for both the show's in-studio and at-home audiences.

Here's the real kick in the ass. It was also stated (on the internet...not her blog!), if the hour-long show catches enough viewers' eyes, it could become a recurring event next year. Are you kidding me? With the numbers she pulled in while on The View....this Variety show will be a huge success. Go Rosie!!

Note: I know Rosie said she would never have a face lift. I apologize, in advance, for giving her one with Photoshop in the photo used for this post.