CAR TALK, BOOK TALK, DIETING, WORLD OF JENKS AND THE BIG C
Jeannie was a little late this morning because there was really bad traffic getting to the studio and it took her almost two hours to get to work. Rosie asked Jeannie if she listens to Sirius on her drive and she doesn't because although she has the Sirius equipment, she needs to have it installed in her car. Janette said that her longtime boyfriend Barry just told her that Buicks are coming out with satellite radio in the car where you can record and rewind. Rosie said that's way too much stress for her to learn how to do. Although she does have a Buick. Rosie has a Buick Enclave and a new Mazda (but she didn't say what kind of Mazda). Jeannie said that the Buick Rosie drives reminds her of something their dads would have driven. Rosie bought the Buick when she was filming the movie America. She wanted to buy an American made car after she saw how much the economy was hurting in Michigan.
Last night Janette went to a book signing for Promise Me: How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer. She said they had fabulous appetizers and it was at a beautiful venue in NYC. The author of the book is the founder (and sister) of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Rosie read an early copy of Portia De Rossi' new book Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain set to be released on November 2nd, 2010. Rosie read the entire book yesterday because a Producer of Ellen's show sent her a copy. He used to be a producer at The Rosie O'Donnell Show. Rosie called the book "honest, raw and fascinating." She said Portia talks about the struggles with the eating disorder she had during Ally McBeal. Portia will be a guest on Rosie Radio in November! Rosie said it was weird for her to read about someone who is so beautiful thinking that they're not pretty enough. She said she couldn't imagine it. And Portia talks about herself at her highest weight which was 168 pounds which is below Rosie's goal weight! She said she was very honest and she enjoyed the book.
Rosie was doing a diet for 10 days but has decided to not continue it while she starts back on antidepressants. Rosie was giving herself a shot that she said made her feel like not eating at all and she's lost almost 10 pounds in 10 days. Rosie took the anti-obesity medication Fen-Phen before it was taken off the market for giving people heart problems. She said that when she was on it she didn't even think of eating. She remembered going to the movies and ordering a popcorn and a water and then realizing after she got to her seat that she didn't buy any Milk Duds (which wasn't like her). The shot she was taking was similar in that she wasn't thinking about eating when she was on it. Janette and Deirdre wondered what happens when the shot goes away? Rosie explained that you take the daily shots for 30 days and then you're on maintenance for 6 weeks. But she's decided to do one thing at a time and wait four to five weeks for her medication to kick in before she starts a diet. Speaking of diets, how is everyone doing on their One Year Plans? Anyone have an update? I have lost 7 pounds but I'm not doing great with the running. I wish it would cool down in Virginia! It was 85 here yesterday and I hate it. Blah.
Rosie asked the studio members if they watched The World of Jenks on MTV? No one in the studio had watched it so Rosie described the show to everyone. In The World of Jenks a young documentary filmmaker asks to live with very different people for a week and document their time together. During the first show he spent a week with a rapper and during the second show he spent the week with a boy who has Autism. Rosie loved the filmmaker's ability to connect with all different kinds of people in an intimate way. Janette watched Lie to Me last night and Rosie watched The Big C. She loves "The Big C" and she loves the actress Laura Linney.
ROSIE'S KIDS ARE BACK AT SCHOOL, BED BUGS IN NY AND LICE
Rosie said her kids are all back in school. She said that Chelsea and Parker have never had homework before and there's a lot of transitioning going on. Their new schools have been a big change for both of them and that every night is an argument with Parker about where he does his homework. Parker wants to do it at the kitchen table but there are a lot of kids in the house so Rosie wants him to do it in his room. He of course doesn't want to do it in his room. She said there's also a lot of stress trying to get him to bed early because he has such an early wake-up time.
Rosie said there's big news that Bill Clinton's office in Harlem has bed bugs! Apparently they're everywhere in New York. James told a story about how he freaked out the other night because he thought he saw a bed bug in his bed. It turned out to be just a red pepper flake that had somehow traveled to bed with him. Bobby, the in-house bed bug expert, said that adult bed bugs are brown but their babies are translucent until they suck your blood and they turn red! They have found bed bugs in Bobby's building and he said he's purchased every protective covering for every piece of furniture he owns in his apartment trying to prepare. They say that 1 in 8 apartments in Manhattan have them! Janette was traveling recently and did what the experts advised, she kept all her luggage in the bathroom. Janette was sure since the prevalence is so high that someone in the studio was going to get them and suggested they shun the first member of their staff that gets them. Jeannie talked about the lice and locust epidemics of the past. Rosie said Tracy is also afraid of catching lice whenever they go anywhere with cloth seats. This began an entire discussion on lice and Pete said if his girls ever get lice he will just shave their heads! He said when he was growing up he always kept his hair buzzed and when a lice infestation happened at school and they lined the children up for inspections, he was always done really quick. Jeannie said her husband would get checked and then go back and get in line again because he loved the feeling of someone playing with his hair.
THE COMMACK HIGH REUNION
Jeannie and Rosie announced that they are not going to their 30 year Commack High School reunion this fall. Rosie blamed Jeannie and Jackie for why she's not going. Jeannie said the reunion was causing her a lot of stress because it is on an incredibly busy weekend for her and she couldn't decide what to wear. Also, many of the friends from their old gang, many of the people that they wanted to see, won't be there. Jeannie said she'd prefer to organize a less formal gathering with the people that they used to hang out with.
Deirdre went to her 20 year High School reunion last year and she felt really good about herself because everyone didn't look that good. They looked old. Janette never went to any of her reunions. Pete missed his 10 year reunion last year.
TEEN MOMS, TEEN PREGNANCY AND BIRTH CONTROL FOR TEENS
Rosie mentioned the show Teen Mom on MTV and asked Jeannie if she ever worried about her teenage daughter becoming a teen mother. Jeannie is often criticized but she crossed that worry off her list early on by taking her daughter to get birth control pills when she knew she had a boyfriend and was most likely going to become sexually active. She doesn't feel she gave her daughter permission to have sex. She said that teenagers are either going to have sex or they're not whether they have birth control or they do not. Jeannie has watched Teen Mom before and said that that T.V. show causes her great anxiety. She knows what she is capable of handling and having a teenage daughter that might end up pregnant was not one of the things she thought she could handle.
Rosie said that a lot of adoptive girls end up pregnant partly because they're recreating their own story. Rosie said she can't even imagine what would happen if one of her daughters became pregnant as a teen. Rosie said that she would take her daughter to get on the pill if she thought she was having sex. Deirdre and Janette mentioned that they were glad that those days of stressing over an unwanted pregnancy are over.
Rosie took many calls on this topic. One caller's mother was a teenager when she had her. She said as a teen she didn't want to get pregnant (like her mother had) and miss out on all the things her mother missed out on. Rosie took another call from a listener who was a teenage mom. She had her son when she was 18 years old and doesn't regret it at all. She then asked to talk to Bobby because she thinks that Bobby has the sexiest radio voice! Rosie loved it and then pressured him to say something sexy to her over the radio but he was too embarrassed. Rosie took another call from a listener who was 60 years old helping to raise her teenage daughter's baby. She said the little baby brings them joy but remarked how it's interesting having such a drastic change in lifestyle imposed on you from your teenager. Rosie took a call from a listener who thought that the studio should be stressing condom use as much as they're talking about the pill. This caller taught her daughter how to put a condom on a banana at a very young age and believes that teaching kids as young as 4 years old about condoms is not too young! Rosie thanked her for her call.
Rosie thinks that the fact that we as a society still talk about how premarital sex is wrong is unrealistic. Jeannie said it was was unrealistic when they were teenagers so it's even more unrealistic now!
WOULD YOU FIGHT OFF A MUGGER?
Rosie and the crew discussed an article about a woman who fought off a mugger who was trying to steal her purse and was stabbed. Rosie doesn't know exactly what she would do in that situation but she's fairly sure she would be so worried about her safety she would just comply with whatever the attacker wanted. Janette said it's possible that the woman wasn't thinking it through and just reacted. Shoshana heard a story of a woman who confronted her mugger and asked him what his mother would think of him doing this and he eventually left her alone. Shoshana thought that was what Rosie would do, try and counsel the mugger. Rosie said she would be too scared and would offer up whatever he needed. Janette said she would probably freeze in that situation but would be more likely to react and not think it through. When Janette lived in Philadelphia the Sea Shell Shop she worked in got robbed a lot and after the robbers left the store she would cry. But at the moment it was happening she would most likely get angry and she just might fight back. Jeannie's grandfather was once approached by two men trying to rob him and he pretended he knew martial arts and it worked!
Brendan was on the train once (10 years ago) and 5 kids between 16 and 19 years of age approached him. He said it was 1 a.m. and he was on an empty train car and as soon as they got on at the stop he was sure they were there to make trouble. One of the guys demanded that Brendan empty his pockets and Brendan just said no. He told the guy it's not worth it. One of the guy's friends told the potential robber that he didn't want to go to jail on a Friday night and they left him alone. Looking back, Brendan said that was stupid of him to not just give him whatever money he had. But at the time, if he had a $100 taken from him it would have devastated his month. He wondered if that's how the woman in the story was feeling and why she refused to give up her purse.
Rosie said the only confrontation that she was ever involved in that was similar was a rumble at the Kings Park movie theater. She and Jeannie had on their Commack South jackets and there was a fight in the theater. She said she was calm during the fight but when she got home she was a mess. Janette said that during the times her store was robbed she often got an uneasy feeling about the patron before the robbery. She talked about the importance of trusting your gut and said she will walk right into traffic if she's about to pass someone on the streets that makes her have that feeling.
They talked about the mugger and how she's in the hospital now and Janette said now she'll get robbed by the insurance companies paying the co-pays! :)
Rosie recalled the Chechnyan Rebel Movie Theater Crisis that happened in 2004. She said she remembered hearing a story about a local woman who lived close by and decided to try to go down to the movie theater and reason with the hostage takers. She walked into the theater and was immediately shot in the head. Rosie said that that is something she would do - think she could reason with someone in crisis. She said that would be a great way to start a movie and wondered what convinces someone to think that they could help in a situation like that? Rosie said that after the Columbine Massacre she wrote emails to the head of the NRA thinking she could reason with him about banning assault weapons, as if he had never considered it. She compared it to the time the doctor mentioned to her that she eat carrots instead of cookies for a snack. Like she never thought of that!
Rosie then interviewed Samantha Bee who was on the telephone holding her brand new baby! Samantha and her husband Jason Jones are both correspondents on The Daily Show. Samantha and Rosie did Love Loss and What I Wore together last fall.
Samantha and Rosie talked about her newest addition to her family Ripley. Ripley was 7 pounds 14 oz when she was born. She said her older two children are very good about the new baby in the house and seem to just want to "pet" the baby. Samantha is not back at work yet. Samantha and her husband both work on The Daily Show which she said was good because they both have a complete understanding of the other person's life.
Rosie loved Samantha's book I Know I Am But What Are You which has done very well. Rosie asked Samantha how her parents responded to the book because Samantha had told Rosie that she was nervous about what her parents' reaction would be because she's constantly making fun of them in the book. She said her parents have embraced it and are proud of her although her father didn't love it initially.
Samantha hasn't done any theater since Love Loss and What I Wore but their fellow cast-mate Natasha Lyonne is in a play right now and doing one soon with Roseanne Barr. Rosie mentioned that she's actually seeing Natasha for dinner tonight! They also talked about their friend and fellow cast-mate Katie Finneran who's starring in Promises Promises.
Samantha and Rosie talked about their kids, two year old son's love of power tools, and about nursing her new baby.
Rosie asked Samantha about her work on The Daily Show and Samantha said that one of her favorite bits she ever did was the time she went to the Republican National Convention and tried to get Republicans to say the word "Choice."
Samantha said that it was one of the favorite bits she ever did. She said it was as if everyone at the convention had received a memo to eradicate the word completely. For two days Samantha tried to get people to say that word and out of the 50 people she interviewed, maybe 2 people said it. At the time it didn't seem funny it was frustrating! When someone finally said it it was such a relief. Samantha said that everyone pitches ideas at The Daily Show but ultimately the show is from Jon's point of view and he gives the go ahead for what bits get put on air.
Rosie thanked Samantha for calling in and congratulated her on her new baby! Rosie told her she can't wait until she's back on The Daily Show. You can catch The Daily Show on Comedy Central weeknights at 11pm.
GAME - THE CELEBRITY SCANDAL
During this game Brendan read off a celebrity scandal and the player had to guess which celebrity it involved. Round one was worth 100 points, round two was worth 200 points and round three was worth 300 points. The player at the end with the most points wins. I put all the answers at the end so that you can play along too!
ROUND ONE - for 100
1. Shoshana - In 2009 a hole in one wasn't enough, this golf pro was caught with a dozen mistresses. She got it.
2. Rosie - In 2010 this motorcycle enthusiast got shocked when he was caught cheating on Sandra Bullock. She got it.
3. Pete - Fame proved "toxic" for this pop singer after she shaved her head and was sent to rehab. He got it.
4. Janette- In 2005 this domestic diva was put behind bars for an insider trading scandal. It was not a good thing. She got it.
5. Jeannie - In 2002 this pop signer was accused of bad parenting after dangling their child off a 4th floor balcony. She got it.
Everyone had 100 points going into round two.
ROUND TWO - 200 points
6. Shoshana- In 1991 he took a big adventure to the police station after getting busted for indecent exposure in a movie theater. She got it.
7. Rosie - This Irish musician angered many when she ripped up a picture of the Pope in 1992. She got it.
8. Pete - In 1993 this notorious Hollywood madam was busted for running a prostitution ring and then became a reality TV star. He got it.
9. Janette - In 1994 this skater's husband attacked a rival skater. She got it.
10. Jeannie - In 1997 some thought this neurotic director went bananas when he married his much younger adopted daughter. She got it.
Everyone had 300 points going into round three.
ROUND THREE -300
11. Shoshana - In 1995 this actor wasn't looking for love actually when he was caught with a sex worker. She got it.
12. Rosie - In 1996 this avaunt guard signer violently and physically attacked a reporter in a Bangkok airport. Rosie guessed Grace Jones but that was wrong.
13. Pete - He was the male half of the famous Pam Anderson sex tape. He got it.
14. Janette - In 1999 this action star rocked his Hong Kong fan-base when he confessed to cheating on his wife with a beauty queen. She guessed Bruce Lee but that was wrong.
15. Jeannie - In 2000, not as "noble" as his name this in University basketball coach fond of chucking chairs across the basketball court was in the news. She couldn't guess it so she was out.
KNOCK OUT ROUND
16. Shoshana - In 2001 this pixie actress was "interrupted" by security guard while shoplifting. She got it!
17. Pete - In 2003 the world became acquainted with this celebrity after a release of a sex tape of them and Rick Soloman. He got it!
18. Shoshana - This road warrior was in the news after hurling ethnic slurs at an officer when arrested for drunk driving. She got it!
19. Pete - In 2004 this singer/actress couldn't dance her way out of being caught lip syncing on SNL. He got it!
1. Tiger Woods, 2. Jesse James, 3. Britney Spears, 4. Martha Stewart, 5. Michael Jackson, 6. PeeWee Herman, 7. Sinead Oconnor, 8. Heidi Fleiss 9. Tanya Harding, 10. Woody Allen, 11. Hugh Grant, 12. Bijork, 13.Tommy Lee, 14. Jackie Chan, 15. Bobby Knight, 16. Wynona Rider, 17. Paris Hilton, 18. Mel Gibson, 19. Ashlee Simpson
The game ended in a tie and Shoshana and Pete both got a sticker for the game board. Bobby, with his sexy voice, put stickers on the board for Pete and Shoshana.
ROSIE RADIO RANDOMOSITY
Pete mentioned a story he read out of China about UFOs. He said that Chinese officials have had to close down an airport because of unidentified flying objects. The unidentified objects might be spy planes or helicopters but Pete is sure they are alien aircraft.
Rosie watched Oprah's premiere episode of her 25th and final season and talked about it briefly. Rosie thought the premiere was "somthin else!" Oprah gave away a trip to Australia to an entire audience of die-hard fans. Rosie said she once had an entire trip to Australia planned but ended up canceling it. But it is somewhere she has always wanted to go. She admitted she's not a good traveller but said she is going to go to Costa Rica with her girlfriend Tracy sometime in the winter.
Rosie closed the show.
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