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Is Queen Latifah Obligated To Discuss Her Private Life On Her New Show?

18 August 2013 8:41 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Queen Latifah's refusal to address long-standing rumors about her private life on her highly-anticipated new talk show was debated at length on The Rubin Report this week.

Host Dave Rubin was joined by YouTube's Shanna Malcolm and SiriusXM's Sam Roberts to discuss the issue at length.

Calling Queen Latifah's decision "highly problematic," Malcolm noted, "It's very different when you start out as an Oprah WInfrey, who started out as a reporter...where it's a little bit more detached. [Your guests] should know you, and feel like they can talk to you."

Roberts added, "Why don't we learn from history: it drove Rosie [O'Donnell] insane -- literally insane -- that she had to go on and pretend to be in love with Tom Cruise...and not be herself on The Rosie Show ... People like it when people are being themselves."

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- Curtis M. Wong

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Madonna Helped Rosie O'Donnell Land Her Role In 'Sleepless In Seattle?'

25 June 2013 1:53 PM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

On his Wnyc radio show, "Here's the Thing," Alec Baldwin talks to great guests such as Elaine Stritch and Kristen Wiig, and this week he invited Rosie O'Donnell into the studio to discuss everything from her days as a stand up comedian to her life as a newlywed and new mom.

Since her lastest talk show, "The Rosie Show" ended on Own last year, O'Donnell has been keeping a low profile professionally, but personally she married her second wife, Michelle Rounds, who she adopted a baby with.

Among the many interesting tidbits from the interview, O'Donnell divulges how Nora Ephron's son was one of the reasons she was cast in "Sleepless in Seattle":

"That night at dinner, she [Ephron] said 'Oh, I interviewed this girl today, her name is Rosie O'Donnell.' Her son Jacob, who was 10 at the time, who was a Madonna freak, was like, 'Oh my God, »

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