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Sorry, Kelly Ripa. You're old news.

Rosie O'Donnell has turned her wrath from your non-offensive remarks to the lifestyle and financial portfolio of a certain reality TV host with weird hair.

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For some reason, The View co-host has decided to attack Donald Trump for the way he handled recent problems with Miss USA. It began on Wednesday's show, when Rosie spewed:

"(He) left the first wife â€" had an affair. (He) had kids both times, but he's the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America. Donald, sit and spin, my friend," she said in reference to the Tara Conner scandal.

The war of words continued later on when Rosie hid behind her computer screen to fire away on her blog. (What, she doesn't have a MySpace account?)

In a new entry, O'Donnell reproduced a lengthy article from the online encyclopedia site Wikipedia about Trump's finances â€" in particular, his reported 1990 business bankruptcy.

The entry is to help support her claim, made on The View Wednesday, that Trump has a shaky financial past. The Donald has threatned to sue her over the remarks - as well as take away her lover, Kelli. No, really.

In her posting, O'Donnell adds: "i will let u know if the donald sues me/or if kelli leaves me for one of his pals/dont u find him charming."

Almost as charming as you, Rosie. Now go apologize for real to Suri Cruise and all the other Asians you've recently offended.

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The staff at The Hollywood Gossip is fairly intelligent, but we're having difficulty following the recent logic of Rosie O'Donnell.

The co-host on The View made an innocent gesture by Kelly Ripa into an alleged incident of homophobia because those going out of their way to construe it that way could possibly find a way to do so.

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But now that members of the Asian-American community are expressing offense over recent Rosie remarks, the occasional actress has little remorse concerning the feelings of this minority group.

The situation makes O'Donnell more of a hypocrite than Rachel Bilson is an odd dresser. Here's what transpired:

Commenting on December 5 about a visit to the ABC show by an inebriated Danny DeVito, O'Donnell said:

"The fact is that it's news all over the world. That you know, you can imagine in China it's like: 'Ching chong. Danny DeVito, ching chong, chong, chong, chong. Drunk. The View. Ching chong.' "

While cute little Asian, Suri Cruise, didn't have a comment, O'Donnell responded coldly to others on her website with:

"It was not my intent to mock ... I do many accents and probably will continue to. My mom in law impression offends some southerners. What can you do? I come in peace."

However, the explanation did not satisfy many, including New York City councilman John C. Liu, who sent a letter to View executive producer Barbara Walters.

Liu told FOXNews.com on Monday: "The 'ching-chong' bit is not a trivial matter. It really hits a raw nerve for many people in the community â€" many like myself, who grew up with these kinds of taunts. We all know that it never ends at the taunts."

We agree. For someone who defends the honor of Clay Aiken, even when it doesn't need defending, Rosie should know better.

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Looks like Nip/Tuck was just a one-time deal.

After a few weeks of speculation that Rosie O'Donnell would leave The View for a show of her own, or a permanent spot on the aforementioned FX series, the hostess shot down that rumor yesterday is a classic third-person quote.

Michelle Rounds and Rosie O'Donnell

"Don't anybody worry where Rosie's going â€" she's right here," said O'Donnell, rumored to be leaving after her contract ended in the summer.

Good. The Hollywood Gossip feels as though The Hollywood Gossip doesn't need to ask any more questions about it in that case.

Rosie may still shoot some scenes for Nip/Tuck, but she can do so when The View goes on hiatus.

While sources have claimed that O'Donnell has had a tough time fitting in on the ABC gabfest, viewers are at least tuning in. Novemeber provided the show with its highest ratings ever.

No doubt Rosie's absurd feud with Kelly Ripa helped.

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It all started innocently enough.

Clay Aiken co-hosted Live with Regis and Kelly Friday morning. We assume the American Idol runner-up was simpy playing around when he stuck his hand over the mouth of Kelly Ripa - but Kelly saw nothing funny about the incident.

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Our gal responded: "I don't know where that hand has been!"

It was a seemingly innocuous remark, especially coming from the (beautiful) mouth of a mother of three kids during cold and flu season.

Tell that to Rosie O'Donnell, however. Reviewing the incident on The View today, Rosie claimed:

"To me that was a homophobic remark ... If that was a straight man, if that was a cute man, if that was a guy that she didn't question his sexuality, she would have said a different thing. I was very offended by that ... I guarantee, if that was Mario Lopez, she would not have said the same thing."

Such an absurd statement prompted Ripa to call into the show to defend herself, saying she has no fear of gays.

"You have to be more responsible," she told Rosie. "Not everybody is homophobic."

Amen, Kel! We're sure Lindsay Lohan isn't. She'd probably take it from any guy.

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Look out, Laguna Beach, you may have some new dramatic competition!

It's not from a likely source, either: Rosie O'Donnell is in talks to star in her own primetime drama from the creators of Nip/Tuck. She'd star as the caustic, diarrhea-of-the-mouth-plagued lottery winner Dawn Budge, whom Rosie memorably portrayed in a much-buzzed-about guest-starring turn.

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The rumor is so strong, moreover, that Nicole Kidman wants to be in the pilot. No word on whether any co-hosts from The View would appear.

Also no word on whether or not Star Jones would guest star as Rosie's annoying next door neighbor.

"They're in talks to do a show that would film in New York. I don't know about Nicole," said a rep for O'Donnell.

Hey, we hear Tara Reid is looking for work, too.

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And you thought it was scary to see Victoria Beckham's boobs!

Prepare yourself to hear Rosie O'Donnell touch upon her own breast baring experience recently, as well as a number of other topics in an interview with TV Guide.

Michelle Rounds and Rosie O'Donnell

TV Guide: What is it like to be back in the limelight with The View and now on Nip/Tuck?
O'Donnell: It is definitely an adjustment.

TV Guide: How has it been for the kids?
O'Donnell: It is not so much an adjustment for them because they go to a school that does not allow [them to watch] TV. But it was definitely a shift in energy for me once I became available for consumption again.

TV Guide: How's it going at The View?
O'Donnell: It has been a great few weeks. Everyone was nervous â€" including me â€" and wondering how it would be. It is very hard to come into an ensemble in the 10th season. But I think it's working. I used to be obsessed with who was on my show and what the ratings were, what the competitors were doing. Now I don't look.

TV Guide: That's interesting. You don't feel as competitive?
O'Donnell: No, and I don't feel that there is anything necessarily to win. I just think it is a great opportunity to have fun and to have a place where you can discuss ideas that matter to people. There are fewer places where you can speak freely. Live TV is [one of] the only places you can say things and not edit yourself.

TV Guide: Not editing yourself is a big deal for you. Is it true your partner, Kelli, said she was afraid you would be overpowering on The View?
O'Donnell: I was told that 68 percent of the people said that they thought I was going to be bossy. And Kelli said, "They're right." The reason I do not watch myself on things where I am being myself and not acting is that I find myself annoying. I find my voice grating. I think, "I would not enjoy her if I were a fan."

TV Guide: On [the Oct. 3] Nip/Tuck you guest-star as an exâ€"New Yorker who's living in a Florida trailer park and wins the Powerball. How did the role come about?
O'Donnell: I had never seen Nip/Tuck. But Kelli and I watched the first two seasons on DVD back-to-back in five days. I said, "This is the best show on TV. How come I've never heard of it?" So I called my agent and said, "Do you think there is any way they would ever be interested in me?"

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Oh, yes, we went there. Actually, Phillip Swan of TVPredictions went there.

In a list of worst looking celebrities in HDTV, Rosie O'Donnell and Britney Spears led the hideous way.

Britney in the Car

Don't be shocked by the latter. Have you not seen any Britney Spears pictures recently? Now imagine those images in crystal clear, high definition ... exactly.

According to Swann,"no one enjoys the view of Rosie in high-def" and adds that she "looks like she uses a Brillo pad" to wash her face.

Teri Hatcher topped last year's roundup but falls to number three because "she's so thin that she could pass as a mother of four ... in Darfur."

Others on Swann's hit list include Spears ("Mrs. Kevin Federline is just 24, but she looks 34 in HDTV"), Burt Reynolds, whose "face looks like it's been Scotch taped back in place," and Madonna, who he says has cheeks that are "more caved in than a West Virginia coal mine."

Of course, some celebrities actually maintain their good looks under the spotlight of HDTV. Scarlett Johansson came to mind for Swann, for example.

Other television hotties making the cut were:

No, really, Martha Stewart.

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Steve Irwin was remembered at a public memorial Wednesday for the love he demonstrated "for the two things that ought to matter more to all of us than anything else â€" his love of his family and his love of his country," said Australia's Prime Minister John Howard.

Numerous celebrities paid tribute to everyone's favorite crocodile hunter. Those in attendance or on video included Russell Crowe, Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz, Hugh Jackman, Kevin Costner, Kelly Ripa and Larry King, along with Australian country singer John Williamson, who sang one of Irwin's favorite songs, "True Blue."

Jess and Justin

In the end, however, 8-year-old Bindi Irwin best represented the spirit of the event. With her mother Terri holding Bindi's toddler brother Bob, Steve's daughter read her words to the crowd, running her tiny finger across the paper as she went along.

"My daddy was my hero," she said. "He was always there for me when I needed him. He listened to me and taught me so many things, but most of all, he was fun. I know that Daddy had an important job. He was working to change the world so everyone would love wildlife like he did.

"I don't want Daddy's passion to ever end. I want to help endangered wildlife just like he did. I have the best daddy in the whole world, and I will miss him every day. When I see a crocodile I will always think of him, and I know that Daddy made this zoo so everyone could come and learn to love all the animals. Daddy made this place his whole life, and now it's our turn to help Daddy."

Crowe, in a videotaped message from New York, said:

"We've all lost a friend. We've all lost a champion, and we're going to take some time to adjust to that."

Diaz, also in a video presentation, said that America was "just taken by him … in awe of his energy and how he actually went about putting himself forward. Every kid was in love with the idea of being able to be him."

Finally, Cameron's boyfriend chimed in. In a separate video, Timberlake (who had visited the Australia Zoo with Diaz in 2004) said:

"To Terri and Bindi and Bob and Steve's family and friends, I may have only really spent a day with you guys, but it was a day I'll never forget, and I'll never forget what I learned just by being around Steve."

We hope those fools from PETA were listening.

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On The View, Rosie O'Donnell may have to temper her opinions sometimes.

Fortunately for all Lindsay Lohan haters, however, this isn't the case when Rosie talks to OK magazine. Here's what she had to say about the promiscuous lush:

Lohan is All Smiles

"[Lindsay's behavior on her latest film] was unacceptable. It's not like she was doing Dumb & Dumber 2. It's a Jane Fonda movie! Be early! I saw [Lohan] stumbling around a club drunk [once] and her mother was going 'She's all right!' I can say this from experience: It's hard to be famous, and she's not doing it well at this point.

But she'll get into rehab, take care of the eating disorder, and be all better in two years and have a huge comeback."

Wait, back up: Lindsay Lohan drinks?!? Who else dares to do this, Kristen Cavallari?

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Say what you want about Rosie O'Donnell (come on, go ahead, Star Jones), but one thing's for sure: A lot more people are watching The View now, at least according to the ratings for Rosie's first day.

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Rosie's debut on Tuesday attracted four million viewers nationwide, a 54 percent jump from the same day a year ago.

Of course, many viewers may have tuned in to her Jessica Simpson talk about not dating John Mayer, as well.

The show also increased its numbers among its sweet-spot audience, women 18-49 years old. You barely made it, Kristin Cavallari!

The first night of Katie Couric as the anchor of the CBS Evening News, meanwhile, drew a huge 9.1 rating, more than doubling the rating from the year before.

And that was without the audience even knowing Couric would be revealing Suri Cruise pictures. Impressive.