Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O’Donnell are fighting and won’t even speak to each other!
The fight is the result of Oprah’s decision to cancel Rosie’s talk show on the struggling OWN network.
Winfrey pulled the plug on Rosie’s show last week for extremely low ratings.
According to a source, “Oprah wanted to handle the announcement of the cancellation in a professional and dignified manner. Rosie thanked Oprah for the opportunity and ended the conversation very abruptly. OWN’s public relations team and Rosie’s publicist handled the language in the press release. Rosie didn’t like the initial language of the press release because she felt that it placed sole responsibility of the failure of the show on her.”
“Oprah didn’t need to get Rosie’s input or approval for the press release, but she was trying to be gracious. Up until the moment that the press release was sent out, Rosie wanted changes made, but Oprah instructed the release to go out, because it needed to go out, and she was just over the drama,” the source added.
Oprah released a statement saying “I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey. She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day. I’m grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all.”
Apparently Rosie’s team called Oprah to have her change the statement, to which Oprah said Rosie will have to call her personally if she wants something changed.
Rosie never called.
It’s okay Oprah you’ll always have Gayle.