Rosie is Ready to Launch in Chicago and Moving to Lakeview!

Rosie O’Donnell is now in
Chicago, filming at Harpo Studios.

At her annual Rosie Theater Kids Gala  recently in New York City, O’Donnell showed off her new girlfriend, Michelle Rounds. A knockout blond with a stunning figure, Rounds is a corporate headhunter for an I.T. company, People reports. And apparently the two women share a love of coffee.

“They met at a Starbucks a few months ago,” a source tells People. “They are adorable together and are very, very happy.”

The Rosie Show debuts on Oprah Winfreys OWN network on Oct. 10. 

Rosie  reportedly just purchased a new $2.5 million townhouse in Lakeview! 6,000  sq. foot with a huge huge rooftop. The seller is an executive at the Oprah Winfrey Network, which will air O’Donnell’s new show, the sources told the Tribune. Somoene told me  Rosie accidentally got LOCKED OUT. Stuck on the roof of her new digs! She and her realtor had to shout down to passerbys on the street, to get help! 

The daytime host joked about her new gal pal, onstage at her gala, that she had just bought a new red bra “with the underpants that match and everything.”

The Emmy-winning working mama has four children with her ex-spouse Kelli Carpenter, whom she married in 2004. They divorced in 2007.

“(The divorce was) humbling. And humiliating,” O’Donnell told Oprah in the October issue of O magazine. “In the O’Donnell family ,  no one had ever been divorced.”

BEST GAY CHICAGO has been invited to  a test taping for the new show – we’ll keep you posted!