Everybody’s video-blogging these days: What once was a phenomenon confined to bored teens has expanded to political pundits, Barack Obama, and now… Rosie O’Donnell, who, it seems, wants to be the new Lonelygirl15:
[Recent] episodes have become downright glum. (“Sometimes I’m sad,” Ms. O’Donnell says to someone who e-mails her. “Celebrities are sad. They’re real people.”)
Ms. O’Donnell seems to be experimenting with an emo style, the morose deadpan known to YouTubers but anathema to TV and stage veterans like herself. Sometimes she barely acknowledges her co-hosts. When she reads questions from viewers who dislike her, she doesn’t fight; when she reads fan mail, she doesn’t smile.
So this is life after The View, eh?