Rosie O'Donnell used to be a host on The View. She's known for her liberal views on the world, but also for the unusual, obnoxious ways...

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Someday, the following list will not be necessary.

Someday, celebrities will not need to make any sort of official announcement regarding their sexuality because, quite simply, no one will care and society will be fully accepting of all orientations.

But that day hasn't arrived yet, for reasons explained so eloquently by Ellen Page when she came out as a lesbian on Friday:

Perhaps these stars can make a difference. Maybe they can positively influence others struggling with their sexual identity, using their public platform to push for tolerance.

So, with all that in mind, we join many in Hollywood in saluting Page and other famous folks who are very out and awfully proud:

25 Celebrities Who Are Out and Proud
Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.
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Ellen Page

1. Ellen Page

Ellen Page made a major announcement in early 2014: She's gay. We applaud her for it.


Neil Patrick Harris

2. Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris plays a womanizer on How I Met Your Mother. But he's married to a man in real life.


Jim Parsons

3. Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons is a multi-time Emmy winner. He came out in an interview with The New York Times.


Anderson Cooper

4. Anderson Cooper

It's the silver fox! Anderson Cooper made his announcment in a moving personal statement.


Zachary Quinto

5. Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto is best known for roles in Heroes, American Horror Story and on the stage. He also plays Spock in the new Star Trek franchise.


Adam Lambert

6. Adam Lambert

There was never any real doubt about Adam Lambert's sexuality. But he made it clear not long after his run on American Idol ended.


T.R. Knight

7. T.R. Knight

He'll always be George O'Malley to Grey's Anatomy fans. T.R. Knight was at the center of a gay slur scandal that led to a series cast shake-up.


Rosie O'Donnell

8. Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell is one of our more outspoken celebrities. She has five kids.


Sean Hayes

9. Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is a beloved sitcom star. He'll always be revered for his role on Will & Grace.


Ellen DeGeneres

10. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is married to Portia de Rossi. She absolutely cracks us up on her talk show.


Lance Bass

11. Lance Bass

Lance Bass sang his way into our hearts a long time ago. We may still have his poster on our bedroom wall.


Portia de Rossi

12. Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi is married to Ellen DeGeneres and slays us on Arrested Development. She's never been shy about her sexuality.


Robin Roberts

13. Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts came out in late 2013. Reporters don't get more respected than this GMA anchor.


Jesse Tyler Ferguson

14. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

We adore Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Modern Family. The gay actor plays a gay character on the sitcom.


Jane Lynch

15. Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch has been out of the closet for awhile. She cracks us up on Glee.


Chris Colfer

16. Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is doubly gay! He's gay in real life and he plays a gay high school graduate on Glee.


Cynthia Nixon

17. Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon slept with a lot of men on Sex and the City. But she's partial to women off screen.


Clay Aiken

18. Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken is another gay American Idol alum. He's running for Congress in North Carolina.


Wanda Sykes

19. Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes is a hilarious actress. She has never hidden the fact that she's gay.


Ricky Martin

20. Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is the father of twin boys. He's living La Vida Loca.


Melissa Etheridge

21. Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge is a great singer. She wants to come to the window of women only.


Elton John

22. Elton John

It's shocking but true, folks: Elton John is gay!


Michael Sam

23. Michael Sam

Michael Sam announced his sexuality prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. He was appropriately applauded for doing so.


Chely Wright

24. Chely Wright

Chely Wright is the proud mothr of twins. The country star came out in early 2011.


Kristian Nairn

25. Kristian Nairn

Who doesn't adore Kristian Nairn as Hodor on Game of Thrones? The actor came out as gay in early 2014.


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Rosie O'Donnell returned to The View today, seven years after leaving her spot as a host on the daytime talk show.

And the panel wasted no time getting straight to some controversial topics, bringing up Dylan Farrow's accusations against Woody Allen and asking for Rosie's take on them.

“I totally believe her," O'Donnell said simply, citing the 1992 investigation that did NOT result in charges against the director and telling folks to read the documents because:

"There was cause to prosecute, but they thought would be too traumatic for the 7-year-old child.”

Earlier this week, Barbara Walters defended Allen in a very awkward exchange between View colleagues, one that made the long-time reporter sound like she's in complete denial.

Take note of Walters' face here as Rosie states her stance:

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Rosie O'Donnell is all set to enjoy The View for one last time. 

The controversial 51-year-old comedian and former View co-host will return to her old studio stomping grounds on February 7th. 

O'Donnell abruptly left the long-running talk show seven years ago following an epic on-screen fight with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, but it seems she's putting any hard feelings aside to come back and celebrate Barbara Walter's final season. 

"I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact throughout the years. I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show's successful history," Walters said in a statement, Variety reports. 

Rosie, who is currently guest-starring on ABC Family's The Fosters, previously stated that she felt like "a foster kid" during her stint at The View. 

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Rosie O'Donnell welcomed a baby girl with wife Michelle Rounds, she announced today.

"We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter Dakota," O'Donnell shared.

Check out the snapshot of herself, Rounds, and their little bundle of joy below ...

Michelle Rounds, Rosie O'Donnell, Baby

"With love and thanks - AMEN," she added, with no other details re: Dakota.

Dakota is O'Donnell's fifth child; the former talk show host also shares kids Parker, Chelsea, Blake, and Vivienne with ex-wife Kelli Carpenter.

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Rosie O’Donnell has revealed that she married girlfriend Michelle Rounds this summer in a secret NYC wedding before the latter's tumor-related surgery.

O'Donnell and Rounds tied the knot in a private ceremony June 9.

Both women recently suffered medical setbacks and had originally pushed their wedding back to next summer. Two weeks ago, Rosie suffered a heart attack.

Rounds' Desmoid tumors, removed in June, were described by Rosie as “a mysterious, rare – too often fatal disease that affects 3 in a million people.”

Michelle Rounds, Rosie O'Donnell

In a new blog post, Rosie wrote, “We were to wed 10 days ago but her illness forced us to postpone the wedding, luckily, as i was in ICU that day, when it rains … things grow like love and flowers, humans too.”

“We married in private before her surgery just the 2 of us. When we r both well enough [we] will have the wedding of r dreams, surrounded by those we cherish.”

In the meantime, Rosie is hoping to raise awareness and funds for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation, including by selling original paintings on eBay.

All proceeds benefit DTRF (dot) org. Congrats, and here's wishing good health, to the newlyweds ... even Donald Trump can join us in that sentiment!

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Rosie O'Donnell is resting comfortably at home today, following a major health scare last week: the former talk show host suffered a heart attack and considers herself lucky to be alive.

But might have that frightening incident have led to a thawing in one of Hollywood's most icy feuds?

After learning of the news, Donald Trump - the same Donald Trump who has referred to Rosie as a "pig, a "degenerate" (below) and "a loser" - actually Tweeted the following message to his occasional rival:

"Rosie, get better fast. I'm starting to miss you!"

O'Donnell apparently read the Tweet and was as taken aback by it as anyone, writing back: "well thank u donald - i must admit ur post was a bit of a shock ... r u trying to kill me ? xx"

No, Rosie, Trump is just doing what Trump does: jumping on whatever to hot topic is making headlines in order to stay relevant himself.

Your heart attack is simply this week's contrived birth certificate debate.

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Rosie O'Donnell suffered a heart attack last week and is now recovering at home.

The comedian/actress/talk show host blogged about her health adventure yesterday, giving credit to the Internet and the Bayer aspirin she had seen recommended on commercials for saving her life.

"Thank god/saved by a tv commercial/literally," O'Donnell wrote on her website.

Rosie O'Donnell Photograph

The star's coronary artery was 99 percent blocked, leading doctors to insert a stent and leading Rosie to say she is "lucky to be here."

The incident took place on August 14, as O'Donnell explains she helped an "enormous woman" get out of her car in a Nyack, New York parking lot. Later that day, her arms grew sore and her skin clammy.

"maybe this is a heart attack," she wrote. "i googled womens heart attack symptoms/i had many of them/but really? – i thought – naaaa."

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Rosie O'Donnell has been forced to delay her wedding to Michelle Rounds, for a terribly sad reason:

Rounds has been diagnosed with aggressive fibromatoses, a rare onset of desmoid tumors that first cropped up on Mother's Day when she awoke with "pain that [wouldn't] let up," according to Rosie's new blog entry.

Michelle Rounds and Rosie O'Donnell Photo

It took awhile for doctors to determine her loved one's ailment, O'Donnell added, writing of how the couple felt at the time:

"We wander thru the maze of medical mystery confused – scared . . .undiagnosed – again and again, her pain grew worse. It seemed impossible no one knew what was wrong."

Finally, the proper diagnosis was made - there are only 900 new cases of the disease each year in the U.S. - and Rounds underwent surgery in June. Rosie says she's "getting stronger every day."

The couple, who got engaged in December, will now get married next summer. In lieu of gifts, they ask for donations to be made to the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation.

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Rosie O'Donnell is not holding back in her strange crusade against Lindsay Lohan, saying if she doesn't change her life, she could die like Whitney Houston.

Rosie went back on Today show this morning to expand on why she believes LiLo should not have been cast as Liz Taylor in an upcoming Lifetime movie.

Or any acting role, for that matter.

O'Donnell suggested Lindsay is heading down a similar path as the late, great Whitney Houston, and can only be saved if she takes time off from showbiz.

Rosie O'Donnell on Today

The ruthless Hollywood machine is slowly killing Lohan, Rosie feels, and she says feels obligated to speak out about the 25-year-old actress because:

"Watching Whitney Houston's funeral I recall thinking, 'Why didn't more people say what they knew?' We all knew. We watched Being Bobby Brown - it was like watching Sid and Nancy ... they were people in the throes of addiction."

"All anyone cared about was that the show was getting ratings. To look at Lindsay Lohan, you can't help but feel for her ... and I do not think she's untalented, I think she's quite talented. But this is a dangerous situation."

What do you think? Is Rosie totally off base or should she zip it? Lindsay has brushed off her attacks, but might she be better off heeding the warnings?

VOTE: Whose side are you on?

 

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