Rosie O'Donell, who returned to
television with Monday's premiere of The Rosie Show on Oprah
Winfrey's OWN network, says her new show will include gay topics but
won't focus on them exclusively.
O'Donnell describes her new show as in
the style of Dick Cavett with humor.
“With the advent of the Internet,
there's such accessibility to celebrities, and I think that we're
over saturated with pop culture and with image, and we really want
some more of the gritty underbelly, as opposed to polished veneer,
and that's what we're going for on this show – just real
conversation in the style more of Dick Cavett than a Charlie Rose,
but with humor, more than just a buh-duh-bump-shhh, we're out;
here's the clip, and we're done. I did that once, and I'm ready for
something else,” O'Donnell told lesbian entertainment website
The 49-year-old O'Donnell added that
the show will be a reflection of her life, which includes the fact
that she has been openly gay since 2002.
“Like every other artist and
comedian, I talk about my life, so things that pertain to my life are
probably going to appear more pertinent than to a host who maybe was
not gay,” O'Donnell said.
O'Donnell says girlfriend Michelle Rounds doesn't look gay.)