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Surprise! It's a Girl for Rosie O'Donnell

Surprise! It's a Girl for Rosie O'Donnell

Originally posted 01/09/2013 05:45PM

The comedian welcomed daughter Dakota – her first child with wife Michelle Rounds – on Saturday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE

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Relive PEOPLE.com's 10 Biggest Celebrity Stories of 2012 | Eric Johnson, Jessica Simpson, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson

UpdatePosted 12/29/2012 02:00PM

Top 10 Celebrity Stories of 2012

Originally posted 11/03/2012 05:10PM

What a year!

While the nation moved through an economically challenging election year, Hollywood kept things interesting by focusing on everything from engagements and divorces to babies and bikinis.

Here, in descending order of popularity, were the biggest PEOPLE.com news stories of 2012.

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Squee! Rosie O'Donnell's New Puppy Fits in a Shoe | Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell Welcomes a Pint-Size Puppy

Originally posted 11/12/2012 04:15PM

On Friday, filming for her new TV show Bomb Girls couldn't wrap soon enough for Rosie O'Donnell, who was eager to go home to her newest family member.

"Leaving toronto – heading home to meet my new puppy – see my wife and kids –," she wrote on Twitter. "I am so happy and I love feeling so good #gratitudealways."

The comedian and her family welcomed a 4-month old teacup Yorkie named Binky, who has no doubt helped ease the loss of their dog, Nicky, who died last month from old age.

Binky joins the family's two other dogs: playful Roxy and Missy, who is still warming to the idea of having a new pup in the house.

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Rosie O'Donnell Reveals the 'Stupidest Decision I Have Ever Made' | Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell Says Not Calling 911 During Heart Attack Was the 'Stupidest Decision'

Originally posted 10/24/2012 02:50PM

Rosie O'Donnell could have died when she suffered a heart attack earlier this year, and she now says that deciding not to call 911 was a nearly fatal choice.

"I said to Michelle, 'I think this could be a heart attack,' " O'Donnell, 50, says, referring to her wife Michelle Rounds, on the The Dr. Oz Show airing Thursday. "She says, 'I'm going get you some aspirin.' By chance, three days before, [Michelle] had purchased Bayer Women's Aspirin. I chewed them, and then I fell asleep. But then I did not call 911, and I should have."

O'Donnell says she later learned that women often don't reach out for help during a heart attack. "Fifty percent of women, while having heart attacks and suspecting they're having heart attacks, do not call 911," she says. "It was the stupidest decision I ever made in my life."

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Rosie Is Ready to Renovate Honey Boo Boo's Home

Rosie O'Donnell Ready to Renovate Honey Boo Boo's Home

Originally posted 10/18/2012 12:00PM

Since Rosie O'Donnell told PEOPLE she wants to buy a new house for the stars of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, matriarch Mama June has said her family doesn't need a new house but sure could use some renovations on their McIntyre, Ga., abode.

"We're in! Are you kidding me? Of course," O'Donnell – who compared the show's 7-year-old star, Alana Thompson, to Shirley Temple – told PEOPLE Monday at her Annual Building Dreams for Kids Gala to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids.

And she insisted she'd head to Georgia herself to help do the work.

"They do that Extreme Makeover show – hello! I will call David Zaslav [President and CEO of Discovery Communications] when I get home. I will say [the family is] very into an addition, maybe we get Home Depot to chip in, and we make it the Christmas special: Rosie O'Donnell and Honey Boo Boo's Renovation."

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Rosie O'Donnell's Dog Dies | Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell's Dog Nicky Dies

Originally posted 10/15/2012 03:05PM

Rosie O'Donnell is mourning a beloved family member.

Nicky, a Lab mix adopted from an animal shelter 13 years ago, died from old age.

"RIP NICKY O BOY – [our] miami born rescue dog – loyal smart nearly perfect for over a dozen years," O'Donnell, 50, Tweeted Friday.

The comedian, who recently suffered a heart attack that nearly killed her, told PEOPLE that the dog was a protective presence in her family, which includes new wife Michelle Rounds, and children Parker, 17, Chelsea, 15, Blake, 12, and Vivienne, 9.

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Rosie O'Donnell Wants to Buy Honey Boo Boo's Family a House

Originally posted 10/07/2012 01:00PM

Living through a heart attack has given Rosie O'Donnell a new lease on life – but she hasn't lost her trademark sense of humor.

In a sit-down interview with PEOPLE, the 50-year-old comedian reveals that she digs the reality TV family on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo – and does a spot-on impression of Mama June.

"I love Mama June. I love Sugar Bear. I love Chubbs," she says referring to some of the family members by their nicknames. "I love 'em all."

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Rosie on Her Heart Attack: I Almost Died – That's a Fact | Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell on Her Heart Attack: I Almost Died – That's a Fact

Originally posted 10/05/2012 07:00AM

Rosie O'Donnell has had an amazingly successful life – but suffering a heart attack earlier this year has given her a new sense of purpose.

Revealing for the first time exactly how she felt on the afternoon of Aug. 14 when she suffered the heart attack – unknowingly at first – O'Donnell, 50, tells PEOPLE in its new issue, "My arms starting aching and my chest hurt. My son, Blake, said, 'Mommy you look very white.' I told him, 'I don't feel so good, honey.' "

The comedian didn't find out what had happened to her until the next day when she visited her doctor, who immediately put in a stent to restore blood flow.

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Surprise! Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds Are Married | Michelle Rounds, Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds Are Married

Originally posted 08/27/2012 12:10PM

Congratulations – and surprise! – Rosie O'Donnell is married.

O'Donnell, 50, who recently suffered a heart attack, moved up her planned wedding to fianceé Michelle Rounds after Rounds was diagnosed with desmoid tumors, a rare disease that only affects three out of every million people.

The couple, who announced their engagement in Dec. 2011, exchanged vows on June 9 in a private ceremony in New York, O'Donnell's rep Cindi Berger tells PEOPLE exclusively. "They got married but they haven't had the wedding celebration."

The two originally planned to be married in August, but they choose to get married quietly in June before Rounds's first surgery on June 14.

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Rosie O'Donnell Recovers with Grape-Nuts, Barry Manilow | Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell Recovers with Grape-Nuts, Barry Manilow

Originally posted 08/21/2012 05:45PM

There are roses for Rosie.

On the mend from a heart attack, Rosie O'Donnell is getting showered with flowers and best wishes from fans – and returning the sentiments on Twitter.

Calling herself "happy" and "grateful," O'Donnell, 50, wrote Tuesday that she was, "Listening to Barry Manilow – painting – feeling good."

Along with images of some of her abstract works, O'Donnell also posted pictures of roses she's received and of a Grape-nuts box reading "good for your heart."

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Filed Under: Health, Rosie O'Donnell

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