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Congratulations are still very much in order to Rosie O'Donnell and fiancee Michelle Rounds, but the talk show host told her studio audience today that the couple has been engaged for weeks.

She merely chose last Friday to go public with the good news.

"Michelle said to me a few months ago, when we got engaged, she said, 'How come you didn't say it on your show?' And I was like, 'Honey, I don't know how.' I didn't know how to say it," O'Donnell said yesterday.

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Joking about a certain Two and a Half Men star, Rosie added about her reticence to talk openly about Rounds:

"You don't want to become one of those celebrities that talks about their relationship ad nauseum and makes it into a fairy-tale thing. And then they go and have an affair with somebody. I don't want to say any names."

Don't worry. We'll do it for you.

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Rosie O'Donnell went public with girlfriend Michelle Rounds in September, and now she's reportedly gone public with a major announcement: this couple is engaged!

Insiders tell Us Weekly the talk show host broke this exciting news to audience members at Friday's taping of The Rosie Show, telling them the pair will be getting married some time around Christmas.

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Rounds is a headhunter in New York City.

O'Donnell, meanwhile, has four kids with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter, from whom she split in 2010. They split three years later. Rosie then dated Tracy Kachtick-Anders for about a year before ending that relationship last year and moving on to Rounds.

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Rosie O'Donnell will soon premiere a new talk show, but she's even more excited about the new woman in her life.

"I did not expect it when I met her at Starbucks," O'Donnell tells People of Michelle Rounds, who she started dating a few months ago. "She didn't look like any lesbian I'd ever met. But it's fun and very exciting."

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O'Donnell, whose The Rosie Show debuts on OWN on October 10, says she's "in menopause" and has been having "really bad hot flashes," but her therapist gave her another explanation recently for the heat:

"[It's] because you're also in love."

Awww, that's sweet. We guess.

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Rosie O'Donnell will return to television on October 10 with a new talk show on OWN.

But the controversial comedian isn't waiting that long to debut her new girlfriend: she introduced Michelle Rounds to the world last night at her annual Rosie Theater Kids Gala in New York City.

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"They met at a Starbucks a few months ago," an insider tells People. "They are adorable together and are very, very happy."

O'Donnell, who has not appeared regularly on the small screen since leaving The View, has four children with former partner Kelli Carpenter. They got married in 2004 and split three years later.

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Looks like Chris Brown has an unlikely ally in the celebrity world: Rosie O’Donnell.

The outspoken talk show host said on her radio show Friday that Chris' detractors, along with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, may be guilty of racism.

That's because, O'Donnell, says, people criticized Brown's window-breaking tantrum on GMA more than, she argues, the equivalent by white stars is lambasted.

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“I just don’t know why this kid seems to be held to a different standard than anyone else,” O’Donnell tells executive producer Janette Barber on the program.

Asked if the reaction, which Rosie addressed for the first time because she had been on vacation, was racially based, O'Donnell replied, “I totally think [it] is.”

“I also think it’s why he felt he was safer with Robin Roberts.”

O’Donnell doesn’t flesh out this point at all other than later adding that she felt “badly” for Chris Brown and “mildly angry” at Roberts while the interview.

Given the context, though, it wouldn’t be amiss to interpret it as an accusation of some sort of racial betrayal on Roberts’ part not to go easier on Brown.

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Rosie O'Donnell is a single woman again.

An insider confirms to The New York Post that the actress/comedian has split from Tracy Kachtick-Anders after approximately one year of dating. The two were first seen holding hands in Miami in December 2009. Combined, they had 10 kids, prompting Rosie to refer to their brood as the "Gay-dy Bunch."

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Rosie O'Donnell is now fielding offers for a new girlfriend.

"They have definitely split up, but it is very complicated because their kids are very close," says the newspaper's source. "They still spend a lot of time together."

Kachtick-Anders runs Open Arms Campaign, a nonprofit organization that helps recruit adoptive families in the LGBT community. O'Donnell, meanwhile, can see where Billy Ray Cyrus is coming from.

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Billy Ray Cyrus may have come out and directly blamed his daughter's involvement in show business for recent troubles, but Rosie O'Donnell doesn't think he meant it.

Asked about the country singer's rant to GQ this month, in which he said Hannah Montana "destroyed my family," Rosie told Access Hollywood that Cyrus was just being a concerned parent.

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“I think he’s doing what a lot of us are doing that have teenagers, including me, [saying], ‘What the hell is going on here? I thought I was in control of this place and now the kids are acting out. The animals are ruining the zoo!’”

Does O'Donnell think Hollywood is responsible for Miley's behavior? No. It's just a teenager acting like a teenager.

“A 16 or 18-year-old girl is going to separate from the parents no matter what. They’re going to smoke some salvia... they’re going to drink some beer. This is what happens when kids are 18 and they’re trying to separate."

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Teen Mom has plenty of critics. Rosie O'Donnell? Not one of them.

At the Sundance Film Fest in Park City, Utah, the mom of four said that she and her teenage daughter recently checked out the controversial MTV hit.

"I have to say it's interesting," O'Donnell said, explaining a personal reason for tuning in. "My daughter is 13. I watch with her. I think the fantasy for adopted children is to have a baby of their own, then keep it, which their mother did not."

Rosie O'Donnell, left, and Teen Mom star/defender Farrah Abraham.

Added the comic: "The rate of teenage pregnancy is up, so when my daughter saw that [Teen Mom 2] was on the air, I said 'Well, let's watch it.'"

"At the end of almost every episode the mothers say they wish they used protection or waited, 'My whole life is over,' or 'I can't live this way.'"

"I think that sends out a positive message."

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Remember Donald Trump? He's a real estate mogul who formerly anchored a hit reality show.

Remember Rosie O'Donnell? She's a controversial talk show host who hasn't been heard from since she left The View.

Remember the hilarious feud between these two? Probably not. A refresher: In 2006, Rosie criticized Trump for "acting as a moral compass for 20-year-olds" when he chose to keep Tara Conner as Miss USA, despite a series of salacious photos.

In response, The Donald went off on O'Donnell, referring to her as a "disgraceful, horrible human being, a terrible person." And those were the compliments!

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Now, days after it was announced that Rosie was returning with a daytime talk show, Trump has gone back on the offensive. He told Extra this week:

"She's a loser. Her other shows didn't do well, this one won't do well. Everything she touches is a failure, she's a failure."

We love it. Do you think Rosie's show will fail? Do you think Donald Trump should have better things to do with his life than pick this fight?

Choose a side: Team Rose or Team The Donald?

 

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Seriously, is anyone on Team Jay?!?

While David Letterman and other talk show hosts have made their feelings known on Leno and the NBC late-night mess, other celebrities are now speaking out. Take it away, Rosie O'Donnell!

"It was a really crappy move on Leno's part," the former View co-host said. "Conan moved his family across the country and his entire staff to get a shot at what he worked 17 years for only to get it taken away by the bully on the playground who doesn't want to let go."

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Earlier this week, Leno pleaded innocence, as if he had no idea this was in the works at NBC. He even, mysteriously, told viewers not to blame Conan O'Brien for what's going on.

But Rosie thinks Jay should come clean and stop pretending to be America's male sweetheart.

"I think in the old days of show biz you can claim ignorance. But today with the internet, no way. There's no way people are going to buy the crap anymore."

Is anyone out there buying it? We're certainly not. Leno should have walked away years ago.

Rosie O'Donnell Biography

Rosie O'Donnell Pic Rosie O'Donnell used to be a host on The View. She's known for her liberal views on the world, but also for the unusual, obnoxious ways... More »
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