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Rosie O'Donnell doesn't get Kardashians: 'the new Gabor sisters'

November 8, 2011 |  5:30 pm

Are the Kardashian sisters the new Gabors? Rosie O'Donnell thinks so.

Rosie O'Donnell missed the boat on the Kardashian phenomenon, but the talk show host seems content with her castaway status.

"I've never seen any of the Kardashian shows, I don't really know the family or the story, all I know is Bruce Jenner looks weird, right?" O'Donnell mused on Tuesday. 

"When that all that [happened], the writers were like, 'We've got a bunch of Kim Kardashian jokes.' And I looked at them and I went ... 'I don’t really care,' " she said.

Those writers would be for her eponymous talk show for the OWN network, where O'Donnell conducts one-on-ones with celebs, plays interactive audience games and features the odd musical act. None of which, apparently, includes the E! reality sisters.

What O'Donnell can deduce is the Kardashian family's parallel to another group of fame-seeking siblings: the Gabors. 

"I think that in some ways, they're the new Gabor sisters, but I don't have time," O'Donnell said.

Hungarian socialites Eva, Zsa Zsa and Magda decamped to Hollywood to seek success in show business — and at the altar. All three sisters were married multiple times (and in one case, to the same man more than once).

But even Rosie isn't immune the family's latest drama: the demise of Kim's 72-day marriage. Or, as O'Donnell quipped, the "Sorry I Got Divorced Tour."  


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— Matt Donnelly

Photos: Rosie O'Donnell, right, compared the Kardashian sisters (Khloe, top left, Kim and Kourtney) to the Gabor sisters (Zsa Zsa, bottom left, Magda and Eva). Credits, clockwise from right: Associated Press, Associated Press, E! Entertainment.