Rosie O’Donnell suffered a heart attack in 2012, which was the wake-up call she needed to get her life together and start living a bit healthier. While she was trying to do the classic diet and exercise routine, the weight wasn’t coming off so she got a gastric sleeve in July 2013 and now, she’s 50 lbs thinner – and still losing!
Rosie posted the photo on her Twitter page earlier this week, captioning the before-and-after by saying that she can finally see the difference – and of course, who wouldn’t? 50 lbs is a big deal, and it’s great for her -and her family – that she’s getting healthier so that she can be around to enjoy more of their lives with them.
“Who the hell is Rosie O’Donnell to judge anyone, especially Lindsay, who has far more talent than Rosie ever had? Lindsay’s talent isn’t limited to being a comedian or getting notoriety for adopting and raising a bunch of kids. Sure, [Lindsay] has her pitfalls, but she is 25, and how old is Rosie? Two failed talk shows, a failed marriage, etc … He/she who is without sin. May they cast the first stone.”
This is Michael Lohan, telling the world that Rosie O’Donnell is a big old piece of shit in comparison to his gem of a daughter, Lindsay Lohan, or as Emily so lovingly dubbed her earlier today, Ol’ Flop Lip. Which is staying. It’s staying FOREVER, because it made me laugh harder than probably anything has all week. Ol’ Flop Lip. Good God.
Anyway, Rosie O’Donnell was quoted as saying something like how there’s no way Lindsay’s going to be able to pull off playing Liz Taylor, and while yes, we all agree with her, saying this kind of stuff out loud is like shooting a dead dog. It’s just cruel and it’s kind of morbid. And it makes Michael Lohan open his mouth and say things, and I’m sorry, but that just never ends well. Normally it ends with a woman being kicked in the genitals, and we all know how uncomfortable that is for everyone involved.
“I’m a little ashamed about it … [but] I have a mild fear or anxiety around little people,” says O’Donnell. She then asks Handler if Handler has ever slept with a little person.
Handler responds, “No, that would be child abuse. I’d never do that.”
Which is apparently part of O’Donnell’s problem. “I can’t put the two things together. This is an adult person, but it’s a little person, but they have adult… it’s so hard for me.”
“I love little people. Whatever you have, I have the opposite. I want to tackle them. I see them and I have to hold myself down. I bite Chuy sometimes. He comes into my office and he’s so cute. That’s my ultimate body, if you’re going to have a little person. I want that shape, the corpulence,” says Handler.
Um, wow. Like, there is nothing wrong with having a sense of humor, but uhhhh. These “humorous” comments overstep into “pretty repugnant.”
The article at Pop2it struggles to assess which viewpoint is “worse”: Rosie cops to being outright phobic, but is the way Handler fetishizes and exoticizes little people even creepier, maybe?
Rosie O’Donnell and her ex-wife Kelli didn’t split up that long ago, but thankfully Rosie’s having no problem starting up something new. Rosie went on Oprah this week to talk all about her new relationship with girlfriend Tracy Kachtick-Anders, and it looks like Tracy’s the new Kelli because the two are planning to move in together… and blend families. That’d be a grand total of eleven kids. Rosie says of meeting Tracy for the first time, “So she got out of the car in Miami and I was, like, zoinks, you know, because she’s absolutely gorgeous and, I don’t know, I felt like I knew her right away. It was very odd.”
People was able to get the scoop from Oprah before it airs on Monday and it looks like Rosie is going to open up about her relationship with Kelli quite a bit. “Although we co-parent, we share equal time but we’re never really without them. Some are here. And that’s the way we did it. It’s free-flowing, and we do nights together, too,” Rosie says of her post-divorce parenting with Kelli. For those of you who don’t know, most of Rosie’s kids are adopted (Vivian was carried by Kelli) and her entire parenting career, including how she’s handled her divorce, has been a huge “F you” to those who say that gay couples shouldn’t be able to adopt.
“Yummy. I love it all … It’s almost too good to be true!”
– Rosie O’Donnell describing her new relationship on her XM Radio show “Rosie Radio” today.
Does anyone else get really grossed out when people describe other people as “yummy”? Are you going to eat them? What do you mean, “yummy”? I love Rosie and I’m so glad she’s dating again after what was likely a very difficult break-up, but “yummy” has to go.
Remember on Saved by the Bell when Zach and Kelly would kiss, everyone in the “audience” would be like “WoooooOoOoOOoOOooooo!” They did it on Family Matters, too. It was a very 90s sitcom thing to do. Anyway, that’s what I’ve been doing every time I’ve looked at this photo of Rosie O’Donnell and her new lady friend holding hands in Miami. It’s a blast and completely hilarious, trust me.
Rosie has been split up with her wife of five years, Kelli Carpenter, split back in October. Is this a rebound for Rosie, who has four adopted children with Kelli, or maybe something more serious? I’m assuming since we don’t even have an ID on this woman yet that it’s probably not official, but it’s nice to see that Rosie is back in the game.