by Mischalova at

What's happening to our favorite daytime hosts?

We just announced that Vanessa Minnillo is leaving Total Request Live.

O'Donnell, Rosie

And - breaking news from The Hollywood Gossip! - Rosie O'Donnell has just announced that she's exiting The View because she couldn't come to terms with ABC on a new contract. We're sure Rosie's recent anti-America comments didn't play a factor at all.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is gonna need to find a new lesbian foe to do battle with now.

Of course, the debate will now rage on about who ought to replace O'Donnell. Fortunately, we don't think Star Jones returning is a possibility.

But we do have one suggestion for Barbara Walters to consider: Katie Holmes. The poor, deluded housewife needs an escape. The View could be it.

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by Free Britney at

And the worlds of politics and popular culture collide once again.

Enraged that radio "shock jock" Don Imus has been officially sacked (a tragedy, truly), the attack dogs of the right wing have officially been unleashed on... Rosie O'Donnell.

Rosie Takes the Field

It's not even Bill O'Reilly trying to take her down this time. It's former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, one of Washington's most powerful figures before being indicted on multiple criminal counts and forced to resign.

On his blog, Tom writes a post stating "If the Left takes [Don Imus], We'll take Rosie." The controversial DeLay calls on conservatives to "protest and demand" that Rosie O'Donnell get the boot from "The View."

No doubt Donald Trump would like to see her gone. But DeLay uses Imus-gate to make a huge deal out of nothing, calling it a "concerted strategy" of the left wing to "unite to destroy."

Riiiiiiight. Because calling a women's basketball team a bunch of "nappy-headed hos" is completely okay and it's the liberal media that's making the whole thing overblown.

Come on, Tom. We're not huge Rosie O'Donnell fans ourselves, but don't you think you're reaching a bit here? Just listen to the sage words of the great Snoop Dogg* on the issue and everything will make more sense.

* - Segue Alert: While you're at it, check out this video featuring Snoop's tactful remarks about Bill O'Reilly, who he alleges tried to sabotage him.

Going further, DeLay issues a challenge to his fellow right-wingers: "If Don Imus falls to the pleas of political correctness, we're taking Rosie O'Donnell down with him."

Those be fightin' words. Rosie O'Donnell, naturally, shot back on her blog late last night, calling DeLay a "criminal" and telling him to "go away."

Frankly, we wish they both would. Along with Bill O'Reilly. And Star Jones. Snoop Dogg can stay around, though. Far too much entertainment value there.

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by Free Britney at

Kim Kardashian vs. Ray J.

Heather Mills vs. Paul McCartney.

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The Game vs. Vida Guerra.

With most good celebrity feuds, it's easy to pick a side. But who do you even root for when the gloves come off between the blubbering FOX News blowhard, Bill O'Reilly, and that annoying, delusional gargoyle (and The View) co-host, Rosie O'Donnell?

It's a damn good question. According to O'Reilly, who's gone off on the rotund one three times in the past week, Rosie O'Donnell is not just "nutty," she's the enemy ... of America.

Yeah. Rosie O'Donnell felt O'Reilly's wrath again yesterday night on The O'Reilly Factor, with Bill calling her a "radical" and "dangerous," even suggesting - as a financial newspaper did - that she's been spewing anti-American propaganda.

In his "Talking Points" segment last night, Bill O'Reilly picked up an Investor's Business Daily editorial calling O'Donnell "Tokyo Rosie" - a reference to "Tokyo Rose," the nickname American soldiers gave Japanese women who broadcast anti-American messages during World War II. Tara Conner had no comment.

Yikes. As hard as it is to pick a favorite in this dustup, we're guessing Donald Trump would second Bill's "view," while Snoop Dogg would eloquently tell O'Reilly to suck on...

Forget it. As of this posting, Rosie O'Donnell had posted no response on her usual soapbox, rosie.com. But give it an hour or two.

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by Mischalova at

Rosie O'Donnell isn't a fan of American Idol.

The latest verbal smackdown from the host The View in regard to America's favorite reality show centered around Antonella Barba. Perhaps you've heard of her.

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Because Idol canned former contestant Frenchie Davis (pictured here with Antonella) for her breast-baring snapshots, but kept current wannabe Barba despite hers - and because Davis is black and fat and Barba is, well, neither - Rosie went off on the show like it was produced by Donald Trump or something.

"It's weightist and wacist," said Rosie, sounding somewhat like a cartoon character.

Unlike her critique of the Tara Conner scandal, O'Donnell has a semblance of a point on this issue. But there are many sides to the story. In fact, here's Frenchie's:

"I think it's fantastic if American Idol has evolved and I think it's fantastic she won't have to go through what I went through four years ago," Davis told the New York Post. "But if the rules have changed, I believe there should be something to make up for the fact that I was humiliated needlessly."

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by Free Britney at

Many thanks to Us Weekly for this compilation:

"I was 11... just walked up to her and said, 'Hey, do you want to be my girlfriend?' And she said yes, and then I didn't talk to her for the rest of the school year because she was now my girlfriend, which I do continue that same pattern."
-- George Clooney on his first girlfriend

Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens

"I'm just stubborn, is basically it."
-- Sienna Miller on why she doesn't have a stylist

"Wait until you're 45 like me and you'll be having a hot flash during a talk show."
-- Rosie O'Donnell on Sienna Miller saying she feels old at 25

"They should name it 'Ellen Night,' and I'm not being egotistical, I'm being real."
-- Ellen DeGeneres, on changing the name of the Oscars

"As a teenager I really did not enjoy the way I looked... I was a teenager and I thought I was ugly."
-- Christina Ricci

"I actually feel a bit of compassion for [the contestants]. You're out there with your dreams, and your dreams are shattered by one comment. That's tough."
-- Sting, on American Idol

"It's weird when you watch women's tennis now with all the grunting and shouting. It's a bit like phone sex. So you have to be very careful not to get too excited."
-- Robin Williams on phone sex and tennis

"I made myself a check for $10 million four years before I actually got it. I postdated it Thanksgiving 1995, and I got it six months before."
-- Jim Carrey, on always knowing he'd be successful

"He was really sweet. I sort of hobbled around and moved from my crutches to his arms."
-- Michelle Williams, on falling for Heath Ledger after a knee injury

"Every day, I have daydreams: 'Today I'm going to move to Hawaii, write a book. The next day I'm like, 'F--k Hollywood. I'm going to be a travel writer.'"
-- Drew Barrymore

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by Hilton Hater at

Donald Trump is yesterday's news.

Rosie O'Donnell has set her insulting sights on something eve bigger than The Donald now:

Making Like Frank

American Idol.

Earlier today, The View co-host joined a chorus of other critics who have said the show is being too hard on the early contestants.

The show screened a clip of Simon Cowell insulting one singer, Kenneth Briggs, and calling him a "bush baby," then laughing with Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul after the contestant left.

"Isn't that what America thinks is entertainment?" O'Donnell asked. "To make fun of someone's physical appearance and then when they leave the room laugh hysterically at them â€" three millionaires, one probably intoxicated ..."

We hate to say it, but: Rosie has a point.

And she isn't alone. Media critics have also jumped on the show's cruelty like Britney Spears without undewear.

"Several moments from (Wednesday's) two-hour highlight-lowlight reel of Seattle auditions failed to pass my personal squirm test, and I know that I'm not alone," Entertainment Weekly critic Michael Slezak writes on the magazine's website.

Slezak points to the treatment of Seattle performers Jonathan Jayne and Briggs, saying he felt "fury rising within" him while watching the show.

Some visitors to the official American Idol message boards are speculating that FOX is playing a ratings game by stacking the broadcast with more excruciating performances than usual. It knows people love train wrecks.

Why else would anyone date Courtney Love?

Writes one: "I think they know how much people enjoy the bad auditions, and thought that by filling auditions with nearly ALL negative auditions that they'd be improving the show. Not so. I love birthday cake but if I ate it for every meal, it would get old."

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by Hilton Hater at

Somebody, make them stop.

At least Donald Trump had the courtesy to quietly write a letter in his never-ending feud with Rosie O'Donnell.

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But The View co-host and her elder cohort, Barbara Walters, rattled on about The Donald this morning, concluding with the most awkward high-five since Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed in Rocky III.

We don't have the energy to talk about it anymore. Read the transcript for yourself:

Rosie O'Donnell: Well -- he's at it again. [laughter] How about that Barbara? You OK?

Barbara Walters: I'm OK, darling. You OK?

Rosie: I'm OK, too. We both OK? What can you say about that guy?

Walters: That poor, pathetic man.

Rosie: Yes! [cheers and applause] Sister-friend, give me a high-five!

Maybe, just maybe, this is the end. The Hollywood Gossip would like to go back to writing about topics that really matter.

Like whether or not Isaac Cohen has more staying power than J.R Rotem.

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If The Hollywood Gossip staff had it our way, we'd always be talking about the crotch of Paris Hilton or the dimples on Mario Lopez.

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But Donald Trump won't shut up.

The rich man with the fabulous hair sent a letter to Rosie O'Donnell this morning. It mainly focused on the fight Rosie got into with Barbara Walters before a taping of The View last week.

You can read the entire letter here, but it says Walters told Trump that working with [Rosie] is like living in hell" and, "Don't worry, she won't be here for long."

Ohhh, snap! Only The Donald and The Barbara know for sure what was said in their conversation, but we know this much:

This story is old. Let's go look at some Katie Rees photos instead.

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by Hilton Hater at

Some feuds are too big for the confines of television. As the last couple weeks have proven, the Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump showdown certainly fits such a grand bill.

So what was GSN.com to do but together a video game of this pugilistic pair? You can sign online take control of either side, replete with your very own cheerleader.

Michelle Rounds and Rosie O'Donnell

In Rosie's corner is the veteran talk show host, Barbara Walters.

Supporting The Donald? Miss USA Tara Conner, of course.

Each character has his/her own special moves and catchphrases, too. Rosie will yell, "How do you like The View from down there?" as she slaps you upside the head with her tongue. Trump says things like "You mental midget!" as he whips his hair for maximum damage.

This is all well and good - but The Hollywood Gossip wants to see a virtual battle between the Olsen Twins. Let's just get it over with, shall we?

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by Hilton Hater at

Barbara Walters had enough this morning.

In the wake of the Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump pre-Christmas war of words, The View host finally stepped up and let it be known that she supports her outspoken co-star.

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"Rosie's on a long, planned vacation with Kelli (Carpenter, her wife) and the kids, and not, I can promise you, with Donald Trump," Walters said on the program.

Walters also went on to say directly into the TV camera:

"But while I am clearing things up, Donald Trump also said that I am not happy with my decision to bring Rosie O'Donnell to this table. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have never regretted, nor do I now, the hiring of Rosie O'Donnell."

While Asians - including Suri Cruise, we presume - might not agree with Walters, the audience cheered in response.

Walters then lauded O'Donnell, pointing to the show's improved ratings since her debut. And that much is true at least. Rosie has garnered the sort of attention for the show typically reserved for a drunk Britney Spears on New Year's Eve.

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