In a matter of days, Rosie O'Donnell will make her first appearance as co-host on The View. A new set will accompany the woman formerly known as The Queen of Nice - as will a set of strict guidelines on what non-nice things must be stricken from her mouth.
Rosie recently met with ABC's standards and practices and was reminded her to watch her language on the air. This shouldn't be a problem, unless someone brings up the departed Meredith Viera, who trashed her show on the way out the door.
Either way, O'Donnell will continue to write weird haikus on her website. Here's what she posted about the meeting: "they told me all the stuff i know/ still made me panic/ a little."
Meanwhile, O'Donnell said she's spending time with her family during her remaining days of freedom before starting the show
"I am spending some time with my kids and just taking advantage of being with them," she said Tuesday night at Kanye West's private concert for American Express cardholders in New York City.
While Rosie admits to admiring West for sticking up for his beliefs, her well-known crush on another celebrity who seems to do the same thing has fallen away. Sorry, Tom Cruise.
In his place? Nip/Tuck star Julian McMahon.
"I fell in love with Julian McMahon while taping this show," she said. (She guest stars in an upcoming episode.) "I still love my old Tommy, but Julian is gorgeous â€" he's my new Tommy!"
Speaking of crushes, the first episode (Sept. 5) with O'Donnell should be interesting for all Jessica Simpson fans. Expect the singer to be asked about her new romance with John Mayer.