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These Stars Lost Tons Of Weight -- But Not The Old-Fashioned Way

June 30th, 2015 2:19pm EDT
20 Celebrities Who've Had Weight Loss Surgery
Rosie O'Donnell had vertical gastric sleeve surgery in 2013. Surgeons remove a large portion of the stomach, leaving a banana-shaped "sleeve" that connects the esophagus to the small intestines.

She told People magazine in September 2014: "In my opinion, [this surgery is] something that needs a little more attention for people who have suffered with morbid obesity their whole lives. This has really, really helped [me]."

The former "View" host acknowledged that the surgery didn't solve everything very quickly. "Everyone has to approach it in a way that feels right with them, [but] once ...
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Rosie O'Donnell Rocked By Adoption Scandal, But Quietly Treads On

June 16th, 2015 8:55pm EDT
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Life for Rosie O’Donnell has been rather eventful ever since she departed the View: she filed to divorce her wife, Michelle Rounds, became entangled in a nasty custody battle over their adopted daughter, Dakota, and is accused of canceling a second adoption when she learned the unborn baby would be a special needs child.

In the midst of all the stinging headlines, Rosie appears to be taking one day at a time and enjoying the company of her daughter. Live Action News, a pro-life activist site, delivered a voracious attack against O’Donnell in wake of the alleged adoption scandal.

“There’s ...
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Rosie’s Custody Battle Just Became Extremely Ugly

May 5th, 2015 9:24am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell's Wife Plays The 'You're On Drugs' Card As Custo
Nothing says "imploding celebrity marriage" like the words "force my wife to undergo random drug testing until our custody battle is over."

Granted, Rosie O'Donnell's estranged wife Michelle Rounds didn't say those exact words... but that's what she's pushing for as the split-up couple battles over custody of their daughter, two-year-old Dakota.

According to TMZ, Rounds is claiming that her spouse and former "The View" host is going overboard with alcohol and marijuana. If their current 50/50 custody split is upheld, Rounds will push for O'Donnell to undergo random drug testing. If, at an...
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Rosie O'Donnell & Wife To Divorce

February 28th, 2015 11:03am EST
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Rosie O'Donnell filed for divorce on Friday just three weeks after revealing that she and her wife Michelle Rounds were splitting up.

The former "The View" co-host filed the papers in Manhattan, according to People.com, which state that the pair had "an irretrievably broken relationship." The couple do have a prenup and reportedly parted ways in November.

Earlier this month, O'Donnell revealed she was quitting her daytime talk show gig to focus on her family while she and her wife were separating. O'Donnell's public relations representative, Cindi Berger, told the Daily News at the time: ...
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Why Is Rosie O'Donnell Really Leaving 'The View'?

February 9th, 2015 5:48pm EST
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell's publicist and ABC confirmed over the weekend that the star is quitting her hosting duties on "The View," and now she's revealing the true reason for her exit.

O'Donnell has split with her second wife, Michelle Rounds, and wants to focus on her children. But she's also concerned about her health. She had a near-fatal heart attack in 2012 and doctors are worried about her stress levels.

She told People.com: "My doctors were noticing that there was an uptick in my (blood pressure) numbers since I started on the show. It got a little bit worse right before the holidays, and ...
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Find Out Why Rosie O'Donnell Is Quitting 'The View'

February 7th, 2015 12:35pm EST
Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds
Rosie O'Donnell is leaving her co-hosting job on "The View" to take care of her family in the wake of her split with wife Michelle Rounds. The pair wed in 2012 and have been living separately for three months, according to the New York Daily News.

The couple has three children, and a source close to the star told the publication that it's been a "very stressful" period for O'Donnell.

O'Donnell's public relations representative, Cindi Berger, told the Daily News in a statement: "I can confirm that Rosie and her wife, Michelle, split in November. Rosie has teens and an infant at home that n...
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Rosie Perez Isn't Leaving 'The View'

January 16th, 2015 8:48am EST
Rosie Perez
Rosie O'Donnell has shrugged off reports that her co-host Rosie Perez is permanently leaving "The View."

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that Perez was quitting the daytime talk show after just four months because she was focusing on her Broadway play "Fish in the Dark."

On Thursday, O'Donnell told the audience that Perez was just taking a hiatus.

She explained: "No matter what you read anywhere, Rosie Perez is coming back after she is done rehearsing her play. Her play... opens soon and then she will back here soon at her job regardless of what you hear on other shows or read in mag...
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Naya Rivera Apologizes For 'White People Showering' Comment (Watch)

January 15th, 2015 11:50am EST
Naya Rivera Returns To 'The View' To Apologize For Ethnic Shower
Naya Rivera backpedaled on her comments that "showering daily is such a white people thing."

Rivera's appearance as a guest host on "The View" on caused an uproar when the actress revealed her opinion to the shocked panel.

After vicious comments towards the actress were posted on social media, the "Glee" star returned to "The View" to apologize.

She also claimed her comments were meant for comic relief.

“Yesterday, we were talking about a study that says you’re supposed to shower once or twice every three days. I had an opinion on it that was supposed to be a joke. Apparently it didn’...
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What Made Whoopi & Rosie Scream At Each Other?

December 19th, 2014 10:11am EST
The View
Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell got in to a heated debate during Thursday's episode of "The View" while discussing racism.

Guest star Laverne Cox from "Orange is the New Black" talked with the co-hosts, including Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace, about how African-Americans are profiled in stores.

Goldberg argued that the profiling was ignorance, explaining: "You need to know what real racism is. Racism is when someone comes up to you and says, 'I hope you f---king die. That's racism."

She added, "I've been black for 60 years. For me, stupidity, there are dumb folks who just say dumb ...
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Rosie O'Donnell Shows Off Massive Weight Loss On 'The View'

September 16th, 2014 9:12am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell Shows Off Massive Weight Loss On 'The View'
Seven years after leaving "The View," Rosie O'Donnell returned as a co-host on Monday, surprising fans with a much slimmer body (and with bare feet!)

The TV personality once tipped the scales at 237 pounds, but after having a heart attack in 2012 she knew she had to lose some weight and become healthier. However, the weight loss process has been mentally challenging.

"I'm not used to it yet. I still buy the wrong-sized clothes," she told the audience. "A lot of people who have never had weight issues their whole life would assume that losing weight and going from morbidly obese to being a...
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Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber Romances, Robin Thicke Bombs, 'The View' And Sarah Palin

July 13th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber Romances, Robin Thicke Bombs, 'The V
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Justin Bieber Dating Yovanna Ventura: Just when you thought Justin was getting back with Selena Gomez (they basically spent everyday together a few months ago, after all), it appears maybe the singer was trying to let her down gently before dropping the bomb. Justin uploaded photos of himself and the beautiful Yovanna, and by all intents and purposes it appears the two are an item. Has Justin really mov...
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Rosie O'Donnell 'Spit In The Face Of The Military'

July 9th, 2014 6:34pm EDT
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who constantly butted heads with Rosie O'Donnell on The View over political differences, has spoken out about reports claiming Rosie is returning to the daytime talk show.

Hasselbeck is on vacation from her spot on FOX News's Fox & Friends morning show, but that didn't stop her from calling in to discuss the new hire. She told the show over the phone, "What could ruin a vacation more than news like this... talk about not securing the border. Here in comes to The View the very woman who’s spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really...
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Done Deal: Rosie O'Donnell Set To Rejoin 'The View'

July 8th, 2014 9:37pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell is set to rejoin the The View after the current shake-up on the show's panel has produced three openings.

TMZ.com reports that the deal is now in place following negotiations that started a few days ago, and all that's left is the official announcement.

O'Donnell will join Whoopi Goldberg on the panel, which lost host/creator Barbara Walters to retirement earlier this year and announced that veteran Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, who co-hosted the show for the past season, would be leaving.

O'Donnell signed on as a co-host of the daytime program back in 2006, but she...
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Rumor Patrol: Nick Cannon Is Playing Richard Pryor In Biopic, Monica Lewinsky Headed To 'The View?'

July 5th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Nick Cannon Is Playing Richard Pryor In Biopic, Mo
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Nick Cannon To Star In Richard Pryor Biopic: Singer/Actor Nick is reportedly set to play the legendary comedian in an upcoming film. While the film isn't in production yet, he already has the role when he wants it. The report has divided fans of the comedian, with some thinking Cannon is the wrong choice – but is it even true?

Verdict: True. Cannon said as much to TMZ and later put up a photo on Instag...
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8 Celebrity Sex Tapes No One Wants Made

April 29th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Tori Spelling
For some odd reason, in our culture, the leaked sex tape does not bring shame upon all parties involved. In fact, if even one of the parties is a celebrity, then it could catapult their career into the stratosphere. Paris Hilton did it and Kim Kardashian followed shortly thereafter. Those tapes made their owners a tidy fortune, but there are some tapes that aren't meant to be seen by anyone EVER. We're not saying that there are tapes floating around on the internet of these unfortunate looking celebrities, but if there are, you should probably invest in some eye bleach, stat.

Tori Spel...
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Rumor Patrol: Pharrell William's Hat For Sale, Ariana Grande's Cocaine Problem, More

February 22nd, 2014 4:03pm EST
Pharrell
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Pharrell's Hat For Sale: Remember that ridiculous hat Pharrell wore at the Grammys and a few press events? Well, word has it the musician is seeking to put the giant headpiece up for sale for charity. Would anyone actually want to own the headwear?

Verdict: True. Pharrell set up an eBay auction to sell the Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat he wore to the Grammys to benefit From One Hand to Another, a char...
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Rosie O'Donnell To Guest Star On 'The View'

January 27th, 2014 3:00pm EST
Rosie O'Donnell The View
Rosie O'Donnell is returning to "The View" seven years after exiting the daytime talk show as a panelist. ABC revealed that she will be a guest on the Feb. 7 episode.

O'Donnell famously fought with Barbara Walters on the program and left in 2007 amid rumors that she was fired. The official line was that she and the network couldn't agree on a contract.

When O'Donnell left the show, she compared the experience to having post-traumatic stress disorder.

On Monday, Walters brushed the feud aside and called the actress/comedienne a lively and engaging individual.

O'Donnell is currently guest...
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Rosie O'Donnell & Wife Welcome Baby Daughter Dakota

January 10th, 2013 9:25am EST
Rosie O'Donnell and wife and baby
Rosie O'Donnell and her wife Michelle Rounds have welcomed their first child together - a baby girl named Dakota.

The entertainer announced the happy news on Instagram, posting an image of the three of them and writing: "we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota - #withloveandthanks - AMEN."

It's unclear if the infant was adopted or born via surrogate.

It's been a rough year health wise for the couple. In June, Rounds had surgery for desmoid tumors, and in August O'Donnell suffered a heart attack. The couple secretly wed in a private ceremony before Rounds' medical proce...
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Rosie O'Donnell In Talks To Join 'America's Got Talent'

December 19th, 2012 11:17am EST
Rosie O'Donnell
Actress Rosie O'Donnell is in talks to replace Sharon Osbourne on hit TV show America's Got Talent.

Ozzy Osbourne's wife quit the series earlier this year following a disagreement with bosses at NBC.

Network chiefs have not yet announced who will be replacing Osbourne on the panel, which also featured Howie Mandel and Howard Stern in 2012, but O'Donnell has revealed she is in the running.

She tells The New York Observer, "I am very interested in doing America's Got Talent with Howard Stern and I am talking to them. Let's see how that works."
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Rosie O'Donnell: 'Those Foods Almost Killed Me'

October 3rd, 2012 4:11pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has dropped 12 pounds in a major health overhaul since suffering a heart attack in August.

After the actress' partner Michelle Rounds was diagnosed with rare cancer-like desmoid tumors in June, O'Donnell began indulging in a fattening diet of pizza and sweets to calm her nerves and she eventually tipped the scale at 234 pounds, her highest weight ever.

Weeks later the Now and Then star went into cardiac arrest, and the 50 year old reveals it was the wake-up call she needed to get her act together if she wanted to watch her five children grow up.

She tells Pe...
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Rosie O'Donnell Got Married In June

August 27th, 2012 2:42pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds
Rosie O'Donnell secretly married her fiancee, Michelle Rounds, during a private ceremony in New York City on June 9. "They got married but they haven't had the wedding celebration," the star's rep, Cindi Berger, told People.com.

In the coming weeks, the newlyweds plan on celebrating their nuptials with family and friends. The couple fastforwarded their plans to make the union official before Rounds, who was recently diagnosed with desmoid tumors, began her first round of surgery. They orginally planned for an August ceremony.

Both women have been battling health issues this summer. Rounds...
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Rosie O'Donnell Thanks Fans For 'Good Wishes' Following Heart Attack

August 22nd, 2012 9:13am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Following her recent heart attack, Rosie O'Donnell has thanked fans for their well wishes insisting she is "feeling good" as she makes her recovery.

On Monday, O'Donnell, 50, went public with her recent health scare, admitting she was "lucky to be here" after suffering a cardiac arrest last week. She was hospitalized, had a stent put in, and is recuperating at her home in Los Angeles.

Fans have indundated her Twitter account with supportive messages, and even frenemy Donald Trump told her to "get better fast."

On Tuesday, O'Donnell expressed her gratitude in a series of tweets, writing,...
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Rosie O'Donnell Nearly Killed By 'Widow Maker' Heart Attack Last Week

August 20th, 2012 10:06pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell has taken to her blog to reveal some scary news that happened last week -- she suffered a heart attack last Tuesday and is lucky to be alive.

The 50-year-old actress said she had several of the symptoms, but opted to just take some aspirin and make an appointment to see her cardiologist.

"[I] became nauseous/my skin was clammy/i was very very hot/i threw up. Maybe this is a heart attack/i googled womens heart attack symptoms/i had many of them/but really? - i thought - naaaa," she said via a poetic post on her web page.

But after seeing her doctor she was sent to the hosp...
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Fiancee's Health Crisis Causes Rosie O'Donnell To Postpone Wedding Plans

August 4th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Actress and U.S. TV and radio personality Rosie O'Donnell has halted her wedding plans to allow her partner time to recover from surgery to remove rare desmoid tumors.

Michelle Rounds was diagnosed with aggressive fibromatoses earlier this year and she underwent surgery in June. The diagnosis came after Rounds struggled with a "mystery illness" for months.

Posting news about her fiancee's health crisis on her blog earlier this year, O'Donnell wrote, "We wander thru (sic) the maze of medical mystery confused... It seemed impossible no one knew what was wrong."

Returning to her blog on Fr...
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'Audiences Love' Lindsay Lohan, Says Lifetime Exec

May 11th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan attended A&E Network's 2012 Upfront event at Lincoln Center in New York City on Wednesday wearing a black and gold lace dress. She pulled back her reddish blonde hair with a single bobby pin.

She stars in the upcoming film "Liz & Dick" about Elizabeth Taylor's relationship with Richard Burton. Lifetime exec Nancy Dubuc told Access Hollywood that the actress had no problem convincing the network she was perfect for the role.

"What she said just embodied the story of 'Liz & Dick,' and really you could see in her heart and in her mind that she wanted this and that she wanted a ...
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Rosie O'Donnell Attends Oprah's Academy For Girls Benefit In NYC

April 28th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell proved she had no hard feelings towards her former TV boss Oprah Winfrey on Wednesday night after joining the media mogul at a New York fundraiser for her South African girls school.

"The Rosie Show" was axed from Winfrey's OWN network in March after just one season on air and the cancellation was rumored to have caused a rift between the two stars.

But O'Donnell showed she had nothing but love for Winfrey by turning up to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls benefit at the Jazz at Lincoln Center venue this week.

Cindi Berger, O'Donnell's representative, tells t...
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Rosie O'Donnell Explains Her Lindsay Lohan Tirade

April 26th, 2012 8:29am EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell has defended her comments about Lindsay Lohan landing the part of Elizabeth Taylor, insisting she wants the star to be at her best before returning to work.

The outspoken TV host slammed Lifestyle network producers' decision to cast the Mean Girls actress as the late Hollywood icon, saying, "The last thing she did good (was when) she was 16. I don't think she's right for the role and I don't think she's capable at this point to portray that character."

Lohan responded to the criticism, insisting she was shocked to be on the receiving end of O'Donnell's rant, because she ...
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Lindsay Lohan Responds To Rosie O'Donnell's 'Intrusive' Casting Criticism

April 25th, 2012 3:45pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan was taken aback by the harsh criticism leveled at her by Rosie O'Donnell over her casting as Elizabeth Taylor in a new TV movie - because the comedienne doesn't know her "at all".

The Mean Girls star was confirmed to portray the late movie legend in the Lifetime network project Liz & Dick on Monday, but not everyone welcomed the news.

Outspoken O'Donnell questioned the casting and suggested Lohan would be better served away from the spotlight after 18 months of legal issues and jail and rehab stints.

The former talk show host said, "I feel very sorry for her. I think she...
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Michael Lohan Fires Back At Rosie O'Donnell Over Criticism Of Daughter Lindsay

April 25th, 2012 12:47am EDT
Michael Lohan
Lindsay Lohan's father has come to her defense after Rosie O'Donnell criticized the troubled actress over her casting in an upcoming biopic of late Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor..

During an appearance on NBC's "The Today Show" on Tuesday, O'Donnell said, "I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of time away... She's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL (Saturday Night Live). She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she's not in a place to work."

O'Donnell then took a shot at Lindsay's career, questioning whether or not she could handle playing such ...
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Rosie O'Donnell: 'Lindsay Lohan Can't Play Elizabeth Taylor'

April 24th, 2012 5:18pm EDT
Rosie O'Donnell
Outspoken star Rosie O'Donnell has slammed TV executives for casting Lindsay Lohan in the role of late legend Elizabeth Taylor, insisting the troubled actress is not "capable" of portraying the Hollywood great.

Speculation the Mean Girls star was set to play Taylor in the Lifetime TV movie Liz & Dick, about the icon's relationship with Richard Burton, has circled for months, and on Monday it was confirmed she has won the part.

The role comes as Lohan tries to rebuild her once glittering career after a series of run-ins with the law and stints in rehab - but O'Donnell is adamant the actr...
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