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April 18, 2014

Star tweets before and after photos showing off nearly 50 pound weight loss

It will be a much smaller Rosie O'Donnell who returns to ABC's The View next month when a reunion of former co-hosts takes place to pay tribute to a departing Barbara Walters.

O'Donnell took to Twitter this week to update her more than 740,000 followers in her weight loss effort which has reached nearly 50 pounds.

Posting before and after photos, O'Donnell commented: 'Almost 50 lbs off – I can see it now.'

She had reached a high of 230 pounds and turned to weight loss surgery to help take off the pounds.

April 1, 2014

Actress and talk show host founded nonprofit arts education foundation Rosie's Theater Kids

Rosie O'Donnell has hosted several Tony Award telecasts but she has never received one of Broadway's biggest prizes.

That will change on 8 June.

The actress and talk show host has been selected as the recipient of a special Tony Award for her commitment to helping provide arts education to students in New York City public schools.

O'Donnell will be presented with the Isabelle Stevenson Award which each year goes to a theater community member for their humanitarian, social service or charitable contributions.

April 1, 2014

Actress and talk show host founded nonprofit arts education foundation Rosie's Theater Kids

Rosie O'Donnell has hosted several Tony Award telecasts but she has never received one of Broadway's biggest prizes.

That will change on 8 June.

The actress and talk show host has been selected as the recipient of a special Tony Award for her commitment to helping provide arts education to students in New York City public schools.

O'Donnell will be presented with the Isabelle Stevenson Award which each year goes to a theater community member for their humanitarian, social service or charitable contributions.

February 14, 2014

Legendary Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown took out O'Donnell's confirmation that she is a lesbian

Rosie O'Donnell says she was about to come out publicly as a lesbian a full decade before she actually did so in 2002.

The funny lady, who had just become a big star in the film A League of Their Own, was being interviewed in 1992 by a writer for Cosmopolitan when she was asked if she was a lesbian.

'He said, "Are you gay?" and I said yes,' O'Donnell said this week on Mondays With Marlo, a web series hosted by Marlo Thomas.

She said the magazine's legendary editor, the late Helen Gurley Brown, took out that section of the interview.

February 14, 2014

Legendary Cosmopolitan magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown took out O'Donnell's confirmation that she is a lesbian

Rosie O'Donnell says she was about to come out publicly as a lesbian a full decade before she actually did so in 2002.

The funny lady, who had just become a big star in the film A League of Their Own, was being interviewed in 1992 by a writer for Cosmopolitan when she was asked if she was a lesbian.

'He said, "Are you gay?" and I said yes,' O'Donnell said this week on Mondays With Marlo, a web series hosted by Marlo Thomas.

She said the magazine's legendary editor, the late Helen Gurley Brown, took out that section of the interview.

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.

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.

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.

October 22, 2013

Lesbian comic has returned to stand-up and plans to 'still say things that’ll piss people off'

Rosie O'Donnell is well aware that some people think of her as an overbearing loudmouth - or worse.

'It’s mostly right-wing Republican traditionalists who think that,' she tells the Sydney Morning Herald. 'To some people, I’m a scary monster and to other people I’m, you know, I speak truth to power.'

October 22, 2013

Lesbian comic has returned to stand-up and plans to 'still say things that’ll piss people off'

Rosie O'Donnell is well aware that some people think of her as an overbearing loudmouth - or worse.

'It’s mostly right-wing Republican traditionalists who think that,' she tells the Sydney Morning Herald. 'To some people, I’m a scary monster and to other people I’m, you know, I speak truth to power.'

October 5, 2013

Think Disney is just about princes and princesses? Think again as GSN takes a look at the most ambiguous and explicit LGBT characters in the animation canon

What is it about Disney movies that the LGBT community loves?

Is it the message of being yourself? The underdog and misfit lead characters? Or just the idea good will triumph over evil and there will be a happy ending?

Gay Day at Disneyland in Anaheim, California is taking place today (5 October), where thousands of LGBT people and their families will be wearing red, having a good time and spreading visibility.

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.

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.

September 17, 2013

'It's wild that they are all happening at the same time but I'm going with it'

Dan Bucatinsky was on of the big winners at last night's Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles where he took home the guest actor in a drama series prize for ABC's Scandal.

Gay Star News chatted with the busy actor-producer-writer at an event weeks before the Emmys and his excitement over merely being nominated was overflowing.

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.'

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 20, 2012

Re-enacts Trumps Twitter wars with Cher, Rosie O'Donnell and Star Jones

Do you ever wonder what Donald Trump would sound like if he were hurling his many Twitter insults to such celebrities as Cher, Rosie O'Donnell and Star Jones verbally instead of typing them in 140 characters or less?

Wonder no more!

Bravo executive Andy Cohen, host of the network's Watch What Happens Live and the Real Housewives reunion specials, guested on The Wendy Williams Show and debuted a hilarious Trump impersonation.

November 20, 2012

Re-enacts Trumps Twitter wars with Cher, Rosie O'Donnell and Star Jones

Do you ever wonder what Donald Trump would sound like if he were hurling his many Twitter insults to such celebrities as Cher, Rosie O'Donnell and Star Jones verbally instead of typing them in 140 characters or less?

Wonder no more!

Bravo executive Andy Cohen, host of the network's Watch What Happens Live and the Real Housewives reunion specials, guested on The Wendy Williams Show and debuted a hilarious Trump impersonation.

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 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.

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 26, 2012

Says not seeking immediate medical help was 'stupidest' decision of her life

Rosie O'Donnell says the 'stupidest' decision she ever made in her life was not calling for emergency help when she feared she might be having a heart attack last August.

It turns out she was having one - the kind that usually kills people. Somehow she survived despite an artery being 99 percent blocked.