This didn't take long, did it?!
When Oprah Winfrey decided to offer Rosie O'Donnell her own talk show on her OWN network, we had our suspicions that this wouldn't end well. Sure, The Big O made a preemptive strike by checking on Rosie to see if she was "crazy," but it turns out that wasn't enough. Sources are reporting that the ladies are butting heads big time!
An insider at the network explains that Oprah and Rosie can't find a way to see "eye to eye on the tone of Rosie's new show." Oprah reportedly wants to see Rosie churn out a "friendly daytime talk show where viewers get to spend an hour with the old Rosie they used to love." Rosie has other ideas, more "political" and outspoken ideas, like an hour-long fun-fest of sharing her "liberal views."
But the direction of the show isn't the only thing the ladies are at odds about. The insider adds:
"The two are disagreeing over staff. Oprah wants Rosie to use an executive producer that she knows and trusts while Rosie insists she be able to pick her own, fearing whoever Oprah picks will be a spy. It's a bad way to start off, considering they haven't even taped a single show yet."
Hey, Rosie. We feel ya girl, but The Big O is top dog for a reason. Maybe its best to let your agenda take a backseat for a bit, if you want to see this show come to pass.
Because make no mistake - Oprah's boss! She'll win this fight, no question! Sorry!
UPDATE: Rosie is denying the feud!
Rosie has responded to the accusations of dramz between her and "O" over Twitter, tweeting:
"read I was feuding with o - not true …"
We wish we were on a first letter basis with Oprah. Guess we'll just have to stick with The Big O until we make that leap.
Rosie says all is good between the two, but do U believe it?
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