Her recent TV endeavors include very public disputes with cohosts (on
The View) and disturbing turns on cable dramas (
Nip/Tuck), but now
Rosie O'Donnell wants to get back to the ha-has (remember she started in stand-up?), in the form of a new sitcom.
According to a video blog posted on Rosie.com, O'Donnell and onetime Nanny Fran Drescher are working on a "fun, happy, family comedy" (as Drescher put it). "Fran and I have a new sitcom, but we can't talk about it, right?" said O'Donnell. Indeed, the Mouth's spokeswoman, Cindi Berger, tells the Los Angeles Times it's "way too premature" to discuss the prospective project, though Ro herself confirmed it to a fan on her site.
No word yet on whether Tom Cruise will guest-star. - Nina Hämmerling Smith