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Rosie Perez is headed to ‘The View’

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Well, here’s a casting I didn’t see coming. Rosie Perez, who infamously called Jennifer Lopez a “ghetto biatch” (and starred in many an iconic movie, of course) is headed to The View as one of the new panelists this fall. Nicolle Wallace is going, too, but I have no idea who she is, so I’m ignoring that.

From US Weekly:

“Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace round out the panel officially joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell next season,” ABC confirmed in a statement to Us Weekly on Sept. 3. ABC adds the new season will be “unlike any in recent history” and premieres live on Monday, Sept. 15.

“These are powerful and accomplished women from different walks of life who have had amazing personal and professional experiences. Each brings incredible perspective and information to the table,” executive producer Bill Wolff adds. “This mix of smart, vibrant and energetic women is unlike anything else on daytime television.”

Huh. Well, I doubt anyone will be watching it still because The View is stale as shit, but nice try. Also, Nicolle Wallace is apparently a conservative political commentator, so that should be great… not. I get that the point of bringing conservatives on the panel is to stir up tension and discussion, but they’re always spilling some hateful bullshit and I just don’t have time for it.

I bet Rosie will be hilarious, though.

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Oh, Snap! Rosie Perez Says Jennifer Lopez Was a ‘Ghetto Biatch”

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Oh, man. So Rosie Perez and Jennifer Lopez met back in 1991 while auditioning as Fly Girls on In Living Color, and apparently things went downhill between them pretty quickly. Want to know the details? Sure, Rosie has all of them in her new book, Handbook For an Unpredictable Life. Apparently Rosie, who was a choreographer at the time, says she convinced the show’s creator Keenan Ivory Wayans to hire Jennifer even though he didn’t want to – so long as she promised to lose 20 lbs and cut her hair. Apparently he thought she was “corny and chubby”.

That’s not so hard to believe, I suppose (this is Hollywood, we’re talking about), but Rosie says that when Jennifer got the job, she completely changed her personality and went “ghetto biatch” on everyone, creating a rift that’s lasted until the present day between the two women.

Here’s some of the scoop from The New York Post:

“All of the girls were coming into my office complaining how she was manipulating wardrobe, makeup, and me, all to her advantage,” Perez writes. Lopez, now 44, shrugged it off, saying the other girls were just “jealous.”

But Lopez dropped her “sweet-girl act” and “went off” on Perez like “some ghetto biatch, screaming and pounding her chest!” writes Perez.

“You pick on me, me and only me, every f–king day! Every f–king day! I work my ass off, deliver and you keep pushing me aside, treating me like sh-t! I know I’m good! I’m better than any of these girls, and you know it,” Lopez roared.

J.Lo left the show after two seasons but didn’t drop her beef — Perez says she made “disparaging comments” about her after hitting it big in Hollywood.

“I was blindsided,” writes Perez. “I’d thought we were cool. I called her up. She wouldn’t pick up. Frustrated, I left her an irate message on her answering machine. Instead of calling me back and hashing it out like friends do, she went on a major talk show and reiterated my lashing,” Perez writes.

Apparently they ran into each other at a club sometime after and Jennifer acted like nothing had ever happened, but Rosie had to “kill her” with her “biting tongue”, though she didn’t elaborate on what in all that entailed.

I dunno, I’m kind of torn here. Whether or not any of what Rosie’s saying here is true, what’s the point? You’re bringing up a feud that’s nearly 25 years old and doing the same thing that you were slamming Jennifer for – discussing shit in public. The cattiness is just ridiculous – and yes, if Jennifer’s behaviour was true, I think that’s just as bad. Hollywood is hard, especially for women. Especially for women of colour. Let’s not make shit worse.

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Ay Mami!

Rosie Perez shows off a rather unfortunately thin bra/sweater combo at an event at The China Club last night.

With the proper support, those could be some awesome breasticles!!! Get it together, hot mama!