Though I wonder how many nannies, trainers and chefs Rosie has?
Rosie O'Donnell heads back into magazine business
By Associated Press, 5/8/2003
NEW YORK -- Rosie O'Donnell is back in the magazine business.
The comedian and former talk show host, whose Rosie magazine lasted for a year and a half, will be a regular contributor to the gay and lesbian magazine The Advocate. Her first column appears in the May 13 issue.
O'Donnell came out as a lesbian in March 2002. Her girlfriend, Kelli Carpenter, gave birth in November to a daughter, who joins O'Donnell's three adopted children.
"Today, Rosie's long and brave journey has led her not only to the cover of The Advocate -- Rosie was honored with the magazine's Person of the Year Award for 2002 -- but now to its chorus of voices, as a columnist," Judy Wieder, editorial director of LPI Media, publisher of The Advocate, said Thursday.
In the column, titled "The Yellow," O'Donnell describes how fame robbed her of her "yellow" -- a metaphor she uses for energy and happiness.
"It started to show on my face and body. And as I became bigger and sadder -- starved for yellow," she writes. "I filled my craving with food -- getting madder still with my expanding girth and with my inability to make more yellow."
O'Donnell, 41, pulled out of Rosie magazine last year, saying the publisher was squelching her editorial voice. The publisher, Gruner + Jahr USA, sued her for leaving.