When it comes to reviving her struggling cable network, Oprah Winfrey is betting the house on Rosie O’Donnell. (She even gave her top billing on the Harpo sign.)
And it’s not the world’s safest bet.
For nearly as long as she’s been famous, O’Donnell has been controversial — mainly because, whether she’s on the money or way off base, she demonstrates a stubborn inability to keep her mouth shut.
In a world of Internet watchdogs and 24/7 news, one incendiary comment can topple an empire.
So Winfrey better hope that her new marquee name stays on script — “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” premieres at 7 p.m. EST tonight on OWN — and doesn’t put the nail in OWN’s coffin.
We’ll forgive her feud with Donald Trump because it was so damn entertaining — these are the O’Donnell soundbites that gave publicists and network execs breakdowns.
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