DC Trawler

Getting fired from Oprah’s channel must’ve been the funnest, most exciting mass layoff ever

“Everybody look under your chairs. You get a pink slip! And you get a pink slip! And you get a pink slip! Everybody! Gets! A pink slip!!!”


Last week, OWN canceled The Rosie O’Donnell Show after a mere five months. Yesterday, it announced it is trimming 30 jobs. “It’s difficult to make tough business decisions that affect people’s lives,” a humbled Winfrey said in OWN’s statement. “The economics of a startup cable network just don’t work with the cost structure that was in place.”

I think she’s saying they’re not making enough money.

You can dwell on this setback for Oprah if you want, but I choose to remember happier times:

BTW, now Oprah and Rosie are “not on speaking terms.” So it works out for both of them.