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Rosie O'Donnell to Receive Special Tony Award


Rosie O'Donnell is set to receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at this year's Tony Awards, presented annually to a theater community member for humanitarian, social service or charitable contributions, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

O'Donnell was chosen for the 2014 award in recognition of her commitment to arts education for New York City public school children and her establishment of the nonprofit arts education foundation Rosie's Theater Kids (originally known as Rosie's Broadway Kids), which provides students with training in dance, music and drama, mentoring programs and exposure to professional theater.

"Rosie exemplifies the spirit and the generosity of the Broadway community through her "pay it forward" mentality within the arts community and beyond," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theatre Wing.


Rosie O’Donnell’s Plans to Come Out in 1992 Were Axed By 'Cosmo' Editor: VIDEO

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In an interview with The Huffington Post, Rosie O’Donnell revealed that her original plan of coming out in a 1992 Cosmopolitan article was nixed by the magazine’s editor.

Said O’Donnell:

"At that time, nobody printed it," she said. "I remember [Editor-in-Chief] Helen Gurley Brown took it out of an interview that [a reporter] had done with me in, like, 1992. He said, 'Are you gay?' and I said, 'Yes.' She took it out ... She was protecting me because at that time it would've been a huge issue, right? So, I think it's changed a lot. I think it's much more common and people are much more used to it. Being a part of a gay family was not nearly as troubling to my kids as being part of a famous family."

O’Donnell publicly came out a decade later in 2002 during a show at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York. 


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Rosie O'Donnell to Join ABC's Gay Family Show 'The Fosters' Next Year - VIDEO

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 4.36.42 PMRosie O'Donnell has announced she will be joining ABC Family's The Fosters, the new Jennifer Lopez-produced show centering around a multiethnic family of foster and biological kids being raised by lesbian parents. The Hollywood Reporter has the details:

O'Donnell, who is a foster and adoptive mother, will play Rita Hendricks, a tough yet compassionate woman who works for the foster care system and becomes a mentor to a member of the Foster family.

She'll appear in three episodes when the second half of the show's freshman season returns in January. Production will resume in October. [...]

"I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful, heartwarming show. My kids an I never miss it," O'Donnell said.

Check out a trailer for the show, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rosie O'Donnell Reveals She is Married

Rosie O'Donnell married her partner Michelle Rounds in June before she had surgery after being diagnosed with desmoid tumors, a rare disease that only affects three out of every million people, People reports.

Rosie_michelleThe two were originally supposed to be married in August, but they choose to get married quietly in June before Rounds's first surgery on June 14.

"It is such a rare tumor. It took them quite a while to get an accurate diagnosis," adds Berger. "She had several gastrointestinal surgeries to remove the desmoid turmors. She is now on the road to recovery."

O'Donnell confirmed the report in a poem on her blog:

we were to wed 10 days ago
but her illness forced us to postpone the wedding
luckily -
as i was in ICU that day
when it rains …
things grow
like love and flowers
humans too

so on we go
we married in private
before her surgery
just the 2 of us

when we r both well enough
will have the wedding of r dreams
surrounded by those we cherish
thankful for the love and support
so many have given us
during these trying times

Rosie O'Donnell Suffers Heart Attack

Rosie O'Donnell had a heart attack, she revealed via poem on her blog today. O'Donnell said it happened after she helped a heavy woman out of her car last week:

Rosiea few hours later my body hurt
 i had an ache in my chest
both my arms were sore
everything felt bruised

muscular – i thought
strained or pulled tissue
i went about my day
the pain persisted

i became nauseous
my skin was clammy
i was very very hot
i threw up

maybe this is a heart attack
i googled womens heart attack symptoms
i had many of them
but really? – i thought – naaaa

O'Donnell took aspirin but did not call 911 and expressed regret for not doing so in the poem:

my LAD was 99% blocked
they call this type of heart attack
the Widow maker
i am lucky to be here

know the symptoms ladies
listen to the voice inside
the one we all so easily ignore
CALL 911

save urself

Said O'Donnell's rep to People magazine: "She is now home and resting comfortably. She is very, very lucky."

Rosie O'Donnell Chews Out a Street Preacher: VIDEO


A video reportedly recorded at the Super Bowl of Rosie O'Donnell confronting an evangelical street preacher who calls her a "lesbian pig" and "an ungodly wicked woman on [her] way to hell" is getting some renewed attention after being circulated on social media sites.

After the preacher tells her to "go home and do the dishes" Rosie tells the hater, "I'm gonna go home and f**k my wife."


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