Rosie O’Donnell has a new show set to premiere on the Oprah Winfrey Network in the new year and a new love in her life! O’Donnell told UsMagazine.com that her new show will “be a single topic, one hour, daily strip in the afternoon. Real people, real topics, what America is talking about. It won’t be too much celebrities, or guests promoting something. We’ll do everything from autism to losing weight to what’s happening with Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. It’ll be a whole spectrum of stuff, similar to what [Oprah] does.”
O’Donnell also took the opportunity to tell the magazine about her new girlfriend, Tracy Kachtick-Anders. O’Donnell, who has 4 kids with her ex partner Kelli Carpenter, said “Tracy has six kids, she lives next door, [Tracy's] oldest is out of the house,” O’Donnell explained. “So it’s nine total. It’s a lot! We’re the Gay-dy Bunch!”
“Part of the reason I fell in love with her was her love of kids. She was a foster mom and took in 12, 13 kids, and adopted a whole bunch as well. She’s pretty amazing,” she said, adding that their relationship is going “very well.”
O’Donnell’s new show sounds like it should be interesting, but not sure if she can pull off what Oprah does. O’Donnell was so successful with her own talk show that it might be hard for the audience to separate her from her previous hosting duties. I’m used to seeing her interviewing celebrities, and giving out swag to her audience, it might be hard to watch her tackle the tough subjects. What do you think – do you think Rosie will be able to be successfully capture the ‘Oprah’ audience?