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Rosie blabs on Oprah

Rosie O’Donnell was on Oprah today. Why does this woman keep being invited onto TV shows?  Hasn’t she made it pretty clear that she’s not someone you actually want on your TV show? Oprah should know better! Plus, I keep thinking of that Maya Angelou quote that Oprah always repeats: “The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.” I definitely believed Rosie the first several times.

Anyway, the whole Oprah visit was Rosie blabbing on about her life and her kids and her new girlfriend and whatever, but all I could focus on was that she used the word “authentic” about 1600 times. It was distracting! I hate it when people abuse buzzwords and this was the worst kind of buzzword abuse: celebrity buzzword abuse. What does it mean to “live your most authentic life,” anyway?  Is this like the new millennium version of getting in touch with your inner child? I sort of suspect it actually has to do with doing what is convenient and easy for you, such as breaking up with your partner with whom you have several children because you like to vacation in different places.

Maybe I’m being unfair. I don’t know Rosie. But she puts herself out there and insists on sharing her opinions, so I feel entitled to draw some conclusions from all the noise.

Final comment: what planet does Rosie live on where she hears people speaking the way she imitates them? We all remember when she impersonated the Chinese language on The View. It went a little something like this:

And today, she did an incredible — and I mean that literally — impression of her now 14-year-old son when he was a young child explaining his conception of adoption. This is the verbatim quote out of Rosie’s mouth: “I grewed in another mommy’s tummy, but God looked in and seed you and knewed we was a good match.” Grewed? Seed? Knewed? Did her child learn English from a 1930s comic strip? I mean, what kid born in the universe actually talks like that? That’s like when Toys ‘R Us insists on writing the “S” in its name backwards. Do you know ANY child who actually writes backward S’s? Come on.

Please don’t let Rosie come back to TV for real.

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