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February 7, 2014

Former co-host appears on ABC daytime show for first time since stormy 2007 exit after blow-up with conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Rosie O'Donnell returned to ABC's The View on Friday and the first thing she wanted to know was this: 'Is Hasselbeck here?'

The former co-host knew, of course, that the conservative Hasselbeck had left the show lasrt year to join Fox News Channel. But she couldn't help but joke about the mother of all on-air battles that resulted in O'Donnell leaving the show and never returning.

'We had some good times, we had some bad times, but they were never boring,' co-host and executive producer Barbara Walters said as she introduced O'Donnell.

January 27, 2014

Former co-host of The View will guest on show where she and Elisabeth Hasslebeck once bitterly squared off

Rosie O'Donnell is heading back to The View - for just one day.

The lesbian television personality and actress ended her stormy year as moderator on the ABC talk show in 2007 with a heated argument with her conservative co-host Elisabeth Hassleback.

The argument (see video below) was one thing, but the fact that producers chose to put the women on a split-screen during part of it so enraged O'Donnell that she left three weeks before the end of her contract.

O'Donnell will appear on the show on 7 February.

September 20, 2013

Outspoken star is returning to TV in ABC Family series The Fosters

The news is that Rosie O'Donnell is returning to television with a recurring role in the ABC Family hit The Fosters.

But O'Donnell, who often made headlines during her stormy year as an outspoken co-host of The View, is still sounding off on plenty of other topics in the news these days.

O'Donnell says she has 'mixed feelings' about a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in protest of Russia's anti-gay laws.

January 9, 2013

Child is the fifth for O'Donnell, the first for Michelle Rounds

After a 2012 that had them both dealing with serious health issues, Rosie O'Donnell and wife Michelle Rounds have started 2013 with some good news: a newborn baby.

The couple announced via Twitter on Wednesday (9 January) that they are parents: 'we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota – #withloveandthanks – AMEN.'

Dakota was born last Saturday (5 January) weighing in at 5 pounds, 5 ounces. O'Donnell's spokesperson says 'Moms and baby are happy and healthy.'

November 7, 2012

Tweets photo from set Canadian series Bomb Girls

Rosie O'Donnell is back to work following a bad stretch that included a heart attack, wife Michelle Rounds bout with a rare disease and severe damage to her New York home from Hurricane Sandy.

The star tweeted a photo of herself, in costume, from the Toronto set of Bomb Girls on Wednesday (7 November). The television series is about women working in factories during the Second World War.

November 3, 2012

The heart attack survivor remains upbeat: 'All fixable'

It's been a rough year for Rosie O'Donnell.

She survived a heart attack and wife Michele Rounds underwent surgery for desmoid tumors which is a rare disease that only affects three out of every million people.

Then came Hurricane Sandy.

The storm, which caused severe damage in areas of New York and New Jersey and caused nearly 100 deaths, damaged O'Donnell's home near the Hudson River.

The 50-year-old star tweeted that there has been damage to the dock and that her craft house had been flooded.

October 5, 2012

'I’ve been given a second chance'

Rosie O'Donnell says after she found out she had had a heart attack, she started crying.

'I almost died - and that's not an over-exaggeration. That's a fact,' she tells People magazine.

O'Donnell shared on her blog on 20 August that she suffered a heart attack the week before shortly after she encountered 'an enormous woman' in a New York parking lot who had gotten stuck as she struggled to get out of her car.

October 5, 2012

'I’ve been given a second chance'

Rosie O'Donnell says after she found out she had had a heart attack, she started crying.

'I almost died - and that's not an over-exaggeration. That's a fact,' she tells People magazine.

O'Donnell shared on her blog on 20 August that she suffered a heart attack the week before shortly after she encountered 'an enormous woman' in a New York parking lot who had gotten stuck as she struggled to get out of her car.

August 27, 2012

TV personality wed Michelle Rounds back in June

Rosie O'Donnell is a married woman.

The actress and talk show host revealed Monday (27 August) that she and Michelle Rounds were secretly wed back in June before Rounds underwent surgery for desmoid tumors which is a rare disease that only affects three out of every million people.

'We married in private before [Michelle's] surgery, just the [two] of us,' O'Donnell writes on her blog. 'When we r both well enough will have the wedding of r dreams surrounded by those we cherish.'