Show Business: Rosie The Riveting

O'Donnell takes the stand, hoping to beat a not-so-civil suit and win back America's affection

As she strode to the witness box, she might have hoped that her longtime musical director, John McDaniel, would bang out Everything's Comin' Up Rosie on an upright piano. She might have wanted to pass out free Taboo T shirts to the standing-room-only crowd. It might have helped if the star she called "my Tommy"--Cruise, not Selleck--were there to say what a wonderful person Rosie O'Donnell is.

But this was not Broadway, where she played feisty, fun-loving Betty Rizzo in a Grease revival. This was not her G-rated TV chat show, which ran for six years and won her the sobriquet...

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