Rosie O'Donnell to move OWN talkshow from Chicago to New York?
Published Mar 8 2012, 15:57 GMT | By Justin Harp Rosie O'Donnell
is reportedly planning to move her OWN talkshow from Chicago to New York City.
O'Donnell apparently wants to return to her native New York because it has proved difficult to get high-profile guests to fly to Chicago.
An insider added to The Huffington Post
: "It was a mistake to take the show to Chicago just because Oprah's old studio was sitting there empty. Rosie loves New York. This is where she grew up, goes to the theater and has dinner with her friends.
"No-one was more part of this city. But instead of standing up for what she knew in her gut, she agreed to film out of Chicago and even work with Oprah's old staff rather than hire her own."
O'Donnell has apparently already put her $2.5m Chicago home up for sale.
The presenter insisted last fall that she was not worried about The Rosie Show's lagging ratings
and added that OWN's CEO Oprah Winfrey is content with the show's viewership.The Rosie Show
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