"Rosie Live" Variety Special to Feature Ne-Yo and Alanis Morissette

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Recording artist Ne-Yo and Grammy winner Alanis Morissette will perform on Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming variety special, "Rosie Live," according to an NBC press release.
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell

The one-hour variety special is scheduled to air Nov. 26 at 9 PM ET live from New York's Little Shubert Theatre. Additional guests will be announced shortly. The program, according to NBC, will feature "a topical monologue, musical production numbers and hilarious comedy sketches."

Ne-Yo's hit singles include "Miss Independent" and "Closer." Morissette's new album is titled "Flavors of Entanglement."

"Rosie Live" is produced by Universal Media Studios in association with KidRo Productions. O'Donnell and David Friedman are the executive producers.

Rosie O'Donnell made her Broadway debut as Rizzo in the 1994 revival of Grease!, played a limited engagement as the Cat in the Hat in the Ahrens-Flaherty musical Seussical, and portrayed Golde in the recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof. The performer also spent some time on the other side of the footlights as producer of the Broadway version of Boy George's Taboo.

O'Donnell rose to fame as a stand-up comic before landing roles in such films as "A League of Their Own," "Sleepless in Seattle," "The Flintsones" and "Exit to Eden." Her Emmy-winning talk show, "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," ran from 1996 to 2001, and her more recent TV credits include appearances on "Will & Grace" and "Queer as Folk" as well as the made-for-television movie "Riding the Bus with My Sister" and the cable series "Nip/Tuck." She also spent a year as co-host of ABC-TV's "The View."

O'Donnell is married to Kelli Carpenter O'Donnell; the couple has four children. O'Donnell's autobiography is titled "Find Me"; her newest book is "Celebrity Detox."

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