O'DONNELL TO QUIT?
Rosie O'Donnell plans to quit her popular talk show when her contract expires in 2002. The outspoken Democrat tells November's Ladies' Home Journal that she's giving up her day job to focus on helping couples adopt children. The article reveals that O'Donnell already has been the go-between for 39 adoptions, including a son for Charlie's Angels alum Kate Jackson. "I get such a rush when I have a baby who's hard to place and I find a family that's overjoyed with the child," says O'Donnell, who has adopted three children herself. Responds a rep for The Rosie O'Donnell Show: "Right now, the contract is for the next two seasons, and we're going full-force forward."