In case you missed it...

•  Rosie and the studio talked about their evenings while watching Rachael Ray on mute during today's show.  Bobby watched the Biggest Loser Premiere last night and Google Pete got home just in time to put his kids to bed.  And Rosie announced that Lou (the Board Op) is in love!  Lou has a girlfriend who works at Sirius who's name "starts with M."  :)  Lou talked about how he's been dating his girlfriend for a month and he told her he's in love with her after only just 2 weeks of dating.  He often blurts it out when he loves someone and that scares some people.  The studio (and the audience at home!) is happy for him.  Rosie said she would like him to bring her in and interview her.  

•  Rosie was at the Carlyle Hotel last night celebrating the opening night of Elaine Stritch's new cabaret show  "At Home At The Carlyle: Elaine Stritch Singin' Sondheim. . . One Song At A Time."  Elaine Stritch is a Tony Award winning American actress and vocalist, best known for her performance of "The Ladies Who Lunch" in Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical Company, her 2001 one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty, and most recently for her role as Jack Donaghy's mother Colleen on NBC's 30 Rock.  Rosie went to the event with gal-pal Natasha Lyonne.  Read the article about the night HERE.  Watch a video of Elaine Stritch singing Here's To The Ladies Who Lunch HERE.  For more information or to see the show visit The Carlyle Hotel

Rosie, Natasha Lyonne, Elaine Stritch and Christine Ebersole
(photo-credit belongs to theatermania.com)
•  Last night many people were telling Rosie how great she looks (we agree Rosie!) because of her recent weight loss and it made Rosie feel "weird."  Bobby and Rosie don't even notice their bodies (or the change in their bodies when they lose weight) in the mirror while Deirdre and Janette analyze their stomach size daily.  Rosie told a story about how she never had to pay for food at restaurants when she got really famous and had to start requesting a check from the restaurants so her kids would learn that everything isn't free for them. 
•  They talked about what weight loss plans they were going to do.  Deirdre has decided she is going to do Freshology.  And Janette is going to do either Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers.  Bobby is sticking with his "calories in vs. calories out" plan which is obviously working since he's lost over 100 pounds!!  Janette and Bobby also like keeping a food diary (writing down everything you eat). 

•  Rosie talked some about how she is nervous to go on the Oprah Show and invited callers to call in and give her any advice on how to not be nervous.  Rosie is going on the show to announce her new documentary A Family Is A Family Is A Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration which premieres on HBO on January 31st and she is also going to talk about all the other things going on in her life.  15 DAYS ROSIE!  We can't wait!!  And a caller from Chicago called in to the show and Rosie gave her tickets for her and a friend to come see her on the Oprah Winfrey Show!!

•  Rosie talked about the first time she was on Oprah with a bunch of other female comediennes and how even today, she still feels like she's that young comedian.  She talked some about Barbara Walters and the profound effect she has had on the lives of women and women in the media. And then Rosie told the story about how she "drunk dialed" Oprah after the Columbine High School Tragedy who was actually very sweet to Rosie on the phone.  Rosie was so embarrassed the next day that she deleted Oprah's personal phone number from all her records so that would never happen again.

•  Rosie talked to a caller about dealing with and battling Anorexia (the caller battled the disease, not Rosie).   

•  Lou played "Say You Love Me Put It In A Love Song" by Beyonce and Alicia Keys and went to commercial. 

•  They played a pre-recorded make-up tip by Helene where a caller asked what was Helene's favorite mascara.  Helene said right now her favorite mascara of the moment is Covergirl Lashblast.  She also recommended getting a lash comb or taking an old mascara wand and washing it off and using that to separate lashes and prevent clumping.   

•  Lou played "That's How Strong My Love Is" by Alicia Keys and went to commercial while Rosie made fun of Lou for telling his girlfriend he loved her before he could even pronounce her last name correctly. 

•  Rosie announced that Up Close and Personal highlighting Google Pete will be next week!

•  Google Pete talked about what it was like to have a Diplomat as a father and growing up all over the world.  He and his family moved every 4 years and were exposed to many different cultural experiences growing up.  He told a story about meeting Geraldine Ferraro who once signed a book for his grandmother and even called her on a couple different occasions.  Rosie asked the question if it was okay to be a pacifist?  And they talked about yesterday's phone call with the listener who's brother-in-law died in Afghanistan.  You can listen to that original phone call HERE.

•  Rosie then interviewed Nicholas Mele, Pete's father, who is a retired U.S. Diplomat and an expert in non-violent-conflict resolution.  Rosie asked Nick if non-violent conflict resolution is actually possible?  Nick responded with a resounding YES and gave a number of examples of successful non-violent conflict resolution that have occurred in the last 50 years.  Nick has been involved on a number of different things including an unarmed peace keeping organization and setting up a local peace center.  He has spent a lot of time getting the center on its feet and trying to convince people that peace is patriotic.   

•  Rosie asked Nick if one person make a difference?  His answer was Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, and the many people whose names we do not know.  So YES, Nick believes one person can make a difference.  Nick maintained everybody can make a difference.  Nick gave the example of the Nonviolent Peaceforce which was founded by just 2 men and now two years later is a highly respected organization recognized by many governments as nonviolent peace force.  Nick stated that real change starts with grass roots initiatives and its almost always the women standing up and saying "we've had enough" to make real change towards peace possible.  Rosie said she wants to get involved in the peace keeping movement. 

•  A listener called in and shared her story of police brutality and Rosie gave her and her husband a pair of round-trip airline tickets from Airtran!  She also gave her $200 from Advil to use on her trip.

•  Rosie mentioned how she wants to get Britney Spears on the phone because she loves her. 

•  Finally Rosie talked to a caller about their mutual dislike for Joe Lieberman and turning anger into words that can trigger positive action.  The caller and Rosie talked about Howard Stern and how Rosie once feared him but now they are friends.  Howard and his wife Beth have invited Rosie to come spend a weekend at their house in the Hamptons very soon!  Rosie closed the show.


  1. Great recap today. Tell me again. Who is Artie? Is that one of her employee's fathers?

  2. I believe they are talking about Artie Lange from the Howard Stern show. I believe that they are talking about this: http://www.examiner.com/x-34342-San-Jose-Healthy-Trends-Examiner~y2010m1d4-Artie-Lang-Howard-Stern-Show-comedian-still-hospitalized-rumors-Lang-quit-denied-by-Stern

  3. huh....where's my comment from yesterday- i posted it...kelly - did you see it?? it was about how beautifully you write....whether it be the recap of the show - or a thought provoking blog post. i have a hard time focusing when i read - but not when you write.... thanks - really!

  4. Jyl, I didn't get your other comment but thank you! (*blushing*)
    Candy, here's an updated article about Artie Lange's attempted suicide: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/stern_sidekick_in_suicide_try_5m9Hwhn1OvpONlzbsiW3oJ

  5. a bit late in posting this
    catching up on that day's episode

    i think it would be great if Rosie could get Britney on her show

  6. Hi kelly,

    I'm that listener that called in about the police brutality. I can't believe Rosie's generosity. My husband and I are so grateful for her and being able to tell our story. I heard about you from the show. Very very cool that you are getting the recognition you so rightly deserve! GREAT Blog! I'll be reading up every day! Just wanted to say great job! Keep it up!
    (ps, have you ever seen Beautiful Girls?, by far the best part of the movie is Rosie's rant!)