Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Question of the day
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Friday, Jul 15, 2011

* From NBC Chicago

Rosie O’Donnell is in Chicago for her new gig at Oprah Winfrey’s former studios.

O’Donnell arrived to the Windy City this week to begin taping her new talk show, set to air in the fall.

In a video posted on Oprah.com, O’Donnell admits to being nervous about her return to daytime television as a talk show host.

* The Question: What advice do you have for one of our state’s newest residents?

Snark is heavily encouraged, of course.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

42 Comments
  1. - Anonymous - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 11:37 am:

    If I were her, I would not use my initials (RO’D) as part of my marketing strategy.


  2. - reform - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 11:53 am:

    Even though Rosie is a big advocate of banning guns, should keep her armed bodyguards when she’s in Chi-town.


  3. - Six Degrees of Separation - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 11:55 am:

    Don’t sign any long-term leases.


  4. - Nuance - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:02 pm:

    Invite Donald Trump to be a guest on your first show.


  5. - Anonymous - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:04 pm:

    Lose the obnoxious accent (adopt a more palatable Chicago accent).


  6. - Chicago - Mike - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:07 pm:

    Go back from where you came from


  7. - Niles Township - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:15 pm:

    She is not a new resident. She is still living in NY and flying in to tape shows.


  8. - Chi-town - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:17 pm:

    Rent, don’t buy. You won’t be here for long.


  9. - CircularFiringSquad - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:20 pm:

    don’t subscribe to the Tribune, but get the special 200 year Capitol Fax Package


  10. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:23 pm:

    CircularFiringSquad, there is no such thing.


  11. - mokenavince - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:25 pm:

    Please stay put in New York, I would hate to have
    you disrupt your family for us. Keep you accent
    it will insure a shorter stay here.


  12. - Wensicia - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:30 pm:

    She’s probably the only celeb I know who’s too obnoxious for Chicago. I doubt she’ll be here long.


  13. - GMatts - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:32 pm:

    Good News for donut sales, bad news for everybody else.


  14. - Cook County - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:42 pm:

    Wow. Folks are harsh on Rosie today. It’s Friday, everybody.


  15. - Todd - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:45 pm:

    Put the spoon down


  16. - JN - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:47 pm:

    Turn down singing gigs.


  17. - Cincinnatus - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:48 pm:

    Don’t let the door hit you in the backside on the way out.


  18. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:49 pm:

    These aren’t exactly the sort of Illinois-centric comments I had expected.


  19. - Robeman1957 - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:52 pm:

    Apply for your FOID asap since it’s taking up 3 months to get it.


  20. - Nice Kid - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 12:52 pm:

    Be less phony than Oprah.


  21. - Wumpus - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:04 pm:

    Ride the El and use your smart-phone a lot.


  22. - LincolnLounger - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:06 pm:

    Actually, “Niles Township”, Rosie has a residence in — of all places — Trump Tower. I read an interview in which she acknowledged the irony.

    I suspect her stay will be brief, but she already has discovered Gino’s East.


  23. - Niles Township - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:15 pm:

    LincolnLounger…she is still keeping her kids in NY in school there. She will be commuting. An occasional overnighter or here for a few days, but she will not be a Chicagoan.


  24. - Ghost of John Brown - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:20 pm:

    Can Illinois just get Cindy Crawford (DeKalb native) back instead as a trade?


  25. - Kerfuffle - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:25 pm:

    If you want to interview Blago on your show you had better be quick about making the necessary arrangements! Perhaps Don and Roma can put you on the inside track.


  26. - Jake From Elwood - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:25 pm:

    Buckingham Fountain was not named after a member of Fleetwood Mac. And I implore you not to greenlight the script for “Exit to Eden II”.


  27. - Lil Enchilada - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:33 pm:

    I wondered where all this hot air was coming from…


  28. - zatoichi - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:44 pm:

    Sign Blago as a man on the street reporter. Rod on RO’D. Marketing! He could bring all his Illinois friends to the show.


  29. - Aldyth - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:49 pm:

    See if you can get one of the ghosts reputed to haunt Harpo studios as a live guest on your show. Or not-alive guest, as it were.


  30. - OneMan - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:51 pm:

    Remember pizza is better here, also when a local pol gives you a hug and seems to be moving his hands all over your back he isn’t getting fresh he is checking you for wires.


  31. - dupage dan - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 1:54 pm:

    Ms O’Donnell,

    While you are here in Chicago I might suggest you visit the James Franck Institute which is located at the University of Chicago, a world leader in higher education. While you are there you can ask staff, at this world class institution for the study of metals, just how steel can melt in a fire. Or, maybe, just a visit to the local steel mills might be helpful.

    BTW, given the history of your last gigs, I would rent, not buy.


  32. - BEARS - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 2:11 pm:

    Chicago is not big enough for both Oprah and Rosie


  33. - jt - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 2:13 pm:

    Change her name to Rosie Oprah Donnell


  34. - MrJM - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 2:14 pm:

    • Pick a team. I suggest you pick the Cubs because then no one will expect you to know anything about baseball.

    • Use the CTA.

    • Complain about the CTA.

    • No ketchup on hot dogs.

    • No not eating hot dogs.

    • Downstate Illinois doesn’t start at Ogden Avenue.

    • Please don’t say “da Mayor,” “da Bulls” or “da Bears.” With your accent, it’s gonna make folks wanna smack ya.

    • Never forget that the city is bigger and more important than you are. If you keep that in mind, you’ll get along just fine.

    – MrJM


  35. - Easily Entertained - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 2:52 pm:

    Find Slats Grobnick.


  36. - Phineas J. Whoopee - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 3:21 pm:

    Run Exit to Eden in a constant loop for her employees so they can get used to her disciplining them.


  37. - wordslinger - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 3:29 pm:

    In winter, if someone places lawn chairs or milk crates marking a ahoveled out spot, it means they want you to park there. It’s that kind of friendly town.


  38. - The Third Ex Cub - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 3:41 pm:

    Join the LaSalle Street Rod & Gun Club.


  39. - railrat - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 3:43 pm:

    PULEEZE employee “O”s makeup people !!!


  40. - Judgment Day - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 5:08 pm:

    “PULEEZE employee “O”s makeup people !!!”

    Second That!

    Also, both rail access (those pesky rail tank cars) and Interstate semi truck access is very accessible to Harpo Studios, so your daily makeup deliveries shouldn’t be that difficult.


  41. - The Captain - Friday, Jul 15, 11 @ 5:14 pm:

    “The way it works is the train moves, the station doesn’t.”


  42. - Sensitive Ears - Saturday, Jul 16, 11 @ 9:07 am:

    Please don’t attempt to sing while in Illinois. Maybe just whistle or hum instead? Thanks.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Question of the day
* Group threatens suit over Senate tax hike
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Andersson warns of GOP revolt
* HDems examining Senate's plan, not their own
* IMA urges veto of Senate's workers' comp reform bill
* You gotta be kidding me
* Helping the medicine go down
* Yeah, this will help
* *** LIVE *** Session coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Pritzker attacks Rauner property tax freeze as "political stunt," outlines his own idea
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Odds against Springfield casino after amendment.....
* Election-filing could give board struggle with .....
* Illinois farmers may soon be growing industrial.....
* Frerichs pushing for tax legislation - Teutopol.....
* As Chicago’s black population plunges, whites f.....
* Mayor Emanuel on Democratic problems: ‘You’re n.....
* County GOP chairwoman ridicules Madigan's selec.....


* House Democrats meet, discuss potential tax increase
* Chicago says teen birth rates in city continue to fall
* Wreath-laying to honor servicemen at Chicago park
* 29-year-old Chicago-area man slain in Janesville, Wisconsin
* Indiana court takes up Lake Michigan property rights case
* Illinois State University cybersecurity program gets $3M
* AARP seeks senior community builders for awards
* U of Illinois trustees' retreat to address free speech
* EXCHANGE: Son's cancer helps Ursa man see good of humanity
* EXCHANGE: Indian immigrants find home in Forsyth

* Odds against Springfield casino after amendment blocked
* Illinois farmers may soon be growing industrial hemp
* U of Illinois trustees' retreat to address free speech
* Big retirement payouts tiny part of big pension mess
* Big pensions tiny part of big pension mess
* Senate approves workers' comp changes
* Push for downtown Springfield casino taking shape
* Push for Springfield casino taking shape
* Push for smaller Springfield casino taking shape
* Census: Springfield population drops below 2010 levels

* Like our roundup? Share it around.
* The place where media pain hurts most: Springfield
* For the GOP, it's all about the Benjamins
* Online lender Avant's reboot still hasn't yielded profit
* Mike Keiser knows where golf is alive and well. (It's not Illinois)


* Northwestern’s Van Cliburn participant eliminated from competition
* Police: 15-year-old girl killed, 1 person wounded in Lawndale shooting
* Glove connection: Still waiting for bats, Cubs closer to best in field
* 6 guns seized in raid of illegal nightclub in Austin
* 3 robberies reported on South Side
* South Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile
* New sexual abuse claims surface against Dennis Hastert
* Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty
* Miguel Gonzalez, White Sox power past Tigers
* Man, 63, dies in 3-story fall from window in Jackson Park Harbor


* All aboard: Joliet Rocket steamin' into town
* Cheap out: Five fun things to do for free
* Quigley says Russia probe is 'in its infancy'
* Chicago in epicenter of charter school teacher contract disputes
* North Korea fires apparent Scud-type missile into waters off Japan
* Boy,15, fatally shot, 3 others wounded in Sunday shootings
* 'I ain't fit to live': Mississippi gunman kills 8 in rampage
* “They came into this world together and they went out together,’’ Twin sisters die in car crash
* Series preview: Red Sox at White Sox
* As White House defends Kushner, experts question his back-channel move


» New Lawsuit Accuses Imprisoned Former Speaker Of Sex Assault
» 17-Month Old Semaj Crosby’s Death Linked To Systemic, Family Failures
» 17-Month-Old Semaj Crosby’s Death Linked To Systemic, Family Failures
» Senate Passes Workers' Compensation Bills — Most Republicans Reject It
» State Week: Tax Hike Getting Cold Shoulder
» Popular Music Store Finds New Home On Navy Pier
» For West Side Students, Playing Outside Is Protesting Against Gun Violence
» Offline And On Paper: Chicago Teens Make Zines In An Ephemeral World
» Judge Refuses To Dismiss Murder Case Against Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald
» Chicago Firm Will Run $1 Billion Overhaul Of Union Station


* Our View: Remember the reason for Memorial Day
* Odds against Springfield casino after amendment blocked
* Illinois farmers may soon be growing industrial hemp
* U of Illinois trustees' retreat to address free speech
* Bernard Schoenburg: Lawmakers taking heat, but is a charity announcement so bad?
* Big retirement payouts tiny part of big pension mess
* Statehouse Insider: Seems like we've been this way before
* Ralph Martire: Raising taxes key to getting Illinois' finances in shape
* Bernard Schoenburg: Taking heat, but is a charity announcement so bad?
* Our View: It’s time for the Illinois House to put the people first


* Belleville native on teaching marketing in France
* Godfrey resident contributes to ‘Chicken Soup’ book on military families
* Belleville native on excelling when you are at your busiest
* Motorcyclist killed after hitting stopped truck
* Danville H.S. Graduation 2017
* Parents of Trenton 20-year-old want her heroin death to spark discussion
* Upcoming Services
* 3 Belleville veterans take honor flight to D.C.
* Imo’s Pizza ranked one of best in nation
* Teen charged after shot fired at car


* Images: Metea Valley High School graduation
* Rozner: Are Cubs next up to repeat as champs?
* Imrem: Whole seasons once were intercepted for military service
* Illini's Meyer making case for NCAA individual title
* Images: Geneva High School graduation

* US Rep. Randy Hultgren's office the scene ...
* Second Democrat announces bid to unseat Hu...
* Sweet: Hultgren, Roskam, Kinzinger avoid b...
* Local Republicans, Democrats praise appoin...
* Letter: Republicans, prove your patriotism...
* Dems shift financial debate to spotlight T...
* Teacher raised in Yorkville running agains...
* Protesters continue die-in at US Rep. Rand...
* Jim Walz Will Challenge Randy Hultgren for...
* PHOTOS: Protesters stage die-in at Randy H...

* Durbin to Senate Republicans: 'Let's sit d......

* 'Inexcusable:' Durbin, Duckworth slam HUD ......

* A remarkably clear explanation of Illinois public pension issues.
* Distractions.
* Democracy in Chicago? It’s complicated.
* The Walgreen's on 95th & King Drive is closing
* Volunteers Needed For Windy City RibFest Beer Tents
* Broadway & Wilson Payless Shoesource To Close
* Fresh Harvest Market Opening Soon?
* Pivot Arts Festival: 10 Days of Innovative Performances In Uptown & Edgewater
* Sheridan Park's Dick Uyvari Honored With a Memorial Bowling Tournament On Saturday, June 3rd
* New Business Alert: Ora Oral Surgery & Implant Studio


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* Thanks, Ookla: Speedtest now on Windows 10 Mobile
* LG V30 leaks show one potential vision with a Priv-ish Second Screen
* 24 hours with the HTC U11!
* iPhone 8 issues found a fix, Essential Products has a date & more – Pocketnow Daily
* T-Mobile portfolio now includes Kyocera DuraForce Pro and Alcatel Go Flip
* Convertibles, Project Treble and Fear China! | #PNWeekly 254
* OnePlus 5 spec claims, Galaxy S8 Iris scanner update & more – Pocketnow Daily

* Sox bats back Gonzalez's perfecto bid
* Gonzalez gives 'mates 'perfect' thoughts
* Gonzalez gives mates 'perfect' thoughts
* Gonzalez retires first 18 Tigers in Sox win
* White Sox call on Holmberg vs. Boston, Price
* Abreu eager to serve as mentor to Robert
* Sox excited about Sale's return to Chicago


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller