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Rosie O'Donnell blasts Lindsay Lohan's show

April 15th, 2014 6:20pm EDT
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Rosie O'Donnell has branded Lindsay Lohan's reality TV show "a tragedy - on every level."
The outspoken star is unimpressed with the 'Mean Girls' actress's antics on her OWN docu-series, 'Lindsay,' but hopes the troubled starlet will see the error of her ways by watching her behavior on the show.
The 52-year-old comedienne and actress slammed the series on Twitter on Monday (04.14.14), tweeting: "The Lindsay show is a tragedy - on every level. I hope one day she gets sober for real and watches these episodes - n sees what we all do (sic)."
The series, masterminded by Oprah Winfrey, follows ...
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Rumor Patrol: Pharrell William's Hat For Sale, Ariana Grande's Cocaine Problem, More

February 22nd, 2014 4:03pm EST
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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: Health scares helped relationship

February 11th, 2014 10:20am EST
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Rosie O'Donnell credits her and wife Michelle Rounds' health problems for bringing them closer.
The 51-year-old talk show host suffered a heart attack in August 2012, just months after her partner was diagnosed with Desmoid tumors, a rare cancer-like disease, and she says their struggles have only strengthened their relationship.
She said: "It totally brought us closer...
"Although we've only been together for three years, it's felt like 30 because so much has happened. It's brought us so much closer."
Michelle's illness prompted the couple - who have 13-month-old daughter Dakota together -...
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Rosie O'Donnell Believes Mia Farrow's Daughter In Woody Allen Abuse Allegations

February 8th, 2014 10:15pm EST
Rosie O'Donnell Believes Mia Farrow's Daughter In Woody Allen Ab
Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has spoken out in support of Mia Farrow's daughter Dylan after she renewed allegations of molestation against her estranged father Woody Allen.

Dylan Farrow opened up for the first time about the shocking accusations she made during her parents' custody battle back in 1992, suggesting the filmmaker had sexually abused her when she was seven, in a New York Times blog piece published last weekend.

Actress Mia tweeted her support for her adopted child after the column and her claims were picked up by major news outlets, and now O'Donnell, who was also a victim of c...
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Rosie O'Donnell To Guest Star On 'The View'

January 27th, 2014 3:00pm EST
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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 to make a comedy of heart attack drama

October 25th, 2013 3:01am EDT
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Actress/comedienne Rosie O'Donnell is working on a new stand-up routine to help women understand what a heart attack feels like.

The A League of Their Own star suffered a cardiac arrest in August, 2012 but brushed the symptoms off for 48 hours until she decided to visit her doctor.

He gave her the startling news that she should have been dead due to a 100 per cent blockage in her artery - and now the funny woman is hoping to turn her health crisis and recovery into a comedy segment for a new show.

She tells Access Hollywood, "I learned to deal with nearly everything through comedy and bo...
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Rosie O'Donnell to play foster family mentor in Lopez TV drama

September 18th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Celebrity foster parent Rosie O'Donnell has been cast in Jennifer Lopez's hit new TV drama about the care system.

The comedian-actress will play a mentor to the family in The Fosters and appear in three episodes to air next year (14).

O'Donnell landed the role after tweeting about her love for the show, which stars Teri Polo and Sherri Saum as a lesbian couple raising a family of foster and biological kids.

She says, "I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful, heartwarming show. My kids and I never miss it."
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Rosie O'Donnell & Wife Welcome Baby Daughter Dakota

January 10th, 2013 9:25am EST
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Bogus Will Smith Tweet Becomes An Internet Sensation

March 27th, 2012 8:26am EDT
Will Smith
A fake Will Smith tweet commenting on Trayvon Martin's killing has gone viral after it was re-posted by several Hollywood stars including Spike Lee and Rosie O'Donnell.

The quote, wrongly attributed to the Hollywood actor, suggested the woman who pelted Kim Kardashian with flour last week was arrested more quickly than the killer of slain Martin.

The fake tweet, accompanied by a picture of the Men in Black actor and the account name @RealWillSmith, reads, "We live in America where a girl that threw flour on Kim Kardashian was arrested on site. But the man who killed Trayvon Martin is st...
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Rosie O'Donnell Celebrates Her 50th Birthday With Mike Tyson

March 21st, 2012 8:59am EDT
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Rosie O'Donnell put news of her axed talk show aside on Monday night to celebrate her 50th birthday with boxer Mike Tyson.

The Rosie Show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network has been cancelled after just one season as bosses at the struggling channel put restructuring plans in place.

However, O'Donnell refused to let her career woes put a dampener on her birthday and she celebrated in style in Chicago, Illinois.

The star and her fiancée Michelle Rounds partied at the city's Paris Club alongside 50 other women who were also turning 50, and the presenter was stunned when Tyson turned up to h...
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Oprah Winfrey Lays Off 30 Employees At Her Struggling Cable Channel

March 20th, 2012 10:01am EDT
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Oprah Winfrey has drastically slashed staff numbers at her fledgling cable network following a series of poor ratings.

The TV titan quit her hugely successful chat show in 2011 after 25 years on air to create her OWN channel.

However, the programming schedule has failed to pull in big viewing figures and Rosie O'Donnell's talk show became the first victim when it was scrapped after one series earlier this month.

Winfrey and co-owners Discovery Communications have now laid off 30 employees as part of restructuring measures.

The star says, "The economics of a start-up cable network ju...
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Oprah's Network Cancels 'The Rosie Show'

March 18th, 2012 10:30am EDT
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Rosie O'Donnell's new chat show on Oprah Winfrey's TV network has been cancelled after just one season.

"The Rosie Show" premiered on OWN last year but it will end this month.

The final episodes will tape next week and the last show is set to air on March 30.

The show failed to win over critics and struggled with ratings.

Announcing the news in a statement on Friday, Winfrey said, "I'm grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all."

O'Donnell added, "I loved working with Oprah... It was a great year for me. I wish the show was able to attract more viewers,...
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Chelsea Handler: 'Dwarf Sex Is Child Abuse'

February 16th, 2012 8:03am EST
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler and Rosie O'Donnell are under fire tonight for making some insensitive remarks about little people. What did they say, and who's so mad about it?

Rosie O'Donnell's recent interview with Chelsea Handler was full of totally inappropriate little tidbits, but one topic stood head and shoulders above the others: Midget sex.

Handler employs a little person on her show, Chuy Bravo, as her assistant but said she basically only hires little people because she pities them. Believe it or not, it gets worse.

"I'm a little ashamed about it [but] I have a mild fear or anxiety around li...
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Rosie O'Donnell's Fiancee Is 'Trying To Get Pregnant'

January 29th, 2012 8:30am EST
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Rosie O'Donnell's fiancee Michelle Rounds is trying for a baby just weeks after they announced their engagement.

The couple has been dating since last summer and they unveiled plans to marry shortly before Christmas.

O'Donnell, who has four children from her marriage to Kelli Carpenter, has now revealed she is hoping to expand her family with Rounds.

During an episode of her talk show Rosie, the star interviewed celebrity medic Dr. Mehmet Oz and told him Rounds is currently "trying to get pregnant".

A source tells Usmagazine.com, "Michelle is seeing a fertility doctor. She is really exc...
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Rosie O'Donnell Isn't Inviting Ex-Wife To Her Wedding

January 18th, 2012 11:30am EST
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Rosie O'Donnell has decided not to invite her ex-wife Kelli Carpenter to her upcoming wedding, because she is adamant the former couple should lead "separate lives."

The pair wed in 2004 but Carpenter moved out of their home in 2007, with O'Donnell announcing their split in 2010.

They share four children and remain on good terms, but the chat show host believes they should keep their private lives separate and O'Donnell is not planning to invite her when she weds new partner Michelle Rounds.

She tells CNN's Piers Morgan, "(I get on with her) really well. She's happy and with a lovely wom...
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Rosie O'Donnell Planning Christmas Wedding

December 5th, 2011 9:45pm EST
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Actress-turned-TV personality Rosie O'Donnell is planning a Christmas wedding after becoming engaged to girlfriend Michelle Rounds.

The 49-year-old comedian told her Rosie Show studio audience that she and Rounds will exchange vows during the holidays.

The couple has been dating since the summer and together they went public with their romance in September at the Rosie Theater Kids Gala in New York.

O'Donnell and ex-wife Kelli Carpenter ended their three-year marriage last year.
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Rosie O'Donnell 'Begged' Her Son Not To Go To Military School

November 9th, 2011 8:29am EST
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Rosie O'Donnell was determined not to let her son enroll at a military academy and spent two years trying to stop him joining.

The entertainer was shocked when her teenage son Parker decided he wanted to pursue a career in the armed forces and she did her best to push him in another direction.

She eventually relented and let the 16 year old sign up, and now admits she is glad he is following his dream.

O'Donnell tells Access Hollywood, "He actually begged to go to a military academy. And I was like two years of 'No way.' Truth is, since he was a little boy, that's his area of interest....
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Cyndi Lauper To Stage Christmas Benefit Concert In NYC

October 28th, 2011 8:34am EDT
Cyndi Lauper
Singer Cyndi Lauper is to perform a star-studded pre-Christmas benefit concert to raise money for homeless gay youth.

Norah Jones, Debbie Harry, Chely Wright, Vanessa Carlton and Amy Lee will be among the acts taking to the stage at Lauper's Home For the Holidays show at New York City's Beacon Theatre on December 4th.

Lauper, a longtime advocate for gay rights, will donate all proceeds from the show to her True Colors Fund, which helps young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people suffering tough times.

She says, "When I first learned that up to 40 per cent of all homeless youth...
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