After her spat with Elizabeth Hasselbeck earlier in the week, Rosie O’Donnell will not be returning to The View again this season. ABC just released the following statement: “We had hoped that Rosie would be with us until the end of her contract three weeks from now, but Rosie has informed us that she would like an early leave. Therefore, we part ways, thank her for her tremendous contribution to ‘The View’ and wish her well.”
O’Donnell and Hasselbeck feuded on Wednesday when Joy Behar started a debate on the war in Iraq that quickly became personal. Rosie had planned to take Thursday off for her partner Kelly’s birthday, but when she wasn’t back on Friday, fans got curious.
Rosie has seemed upset since the fight, stating on her website Thursday night that “i am sad … so sad” and that all the feuding “IS under my skin …
i cant scrub it off.”
She left these thoughts on Thursday night:
there is a point
u must step away from the canvas
as the work
anymore would take away”
Oh, Rosie. The View is going to be so boring without you.
Dolores O’Riordan performs for an Australian television show yesterday (today? I get so confused with all the time changes. Why can’t everyone live in LA?).
It’s funny that these pictures popped up today because I’m going through, like, the second coming of my Cranberries phase. I mean, like any dutiful teenager, I owned 1994′s No Need to Argue (and, because I was super cool, To the Faithful Departed as well). I’d totally forgotten about that band for awhile, and just recently stumbled on my copy of that CD and remembered how much it rocked. I’ve been listening to it in my car ever since. In fairness, that’s in part because my radio is totally fucked (note to everyone: DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH A CAR WASH WITH YOUR ANTENNA UP. And then if you do it once and your radio still kinda-sorta works, DO NOT DO IT AGAIN. Okay?), but also because it’s a good CD.
Interestingly, O’Riordan is embarking on a solo career. Her first solo album, Are You Listening, was released in the U.S. on May 15. If they’re playing any of it on the radio, I haven’t heard it. But we already talked about that.
Ladies and gentlemen it is time for my favorite show on TV…”So You Think You Can Dance.” Nigel Lythgoe is one of the executive producers and the main judge and fills the Simon role in this dancing show. Mary Murphy aka Crazy Mary is our Paula. She isn’t drunk but absolutely batty just the way she is. The third judge is usually a well-known choreographer in the dance world and varies throughout the show. Tonight it is Dan Karaty who is a hip-hop choreographer to the stars.
Tonight is New York City! Whoo hoo! Next Wed we have Chicago and LA. It will be a while a while before we get to the real compeition but American Idol style we high highlights of the best and the worst of the auditions.
Our first bad dancer is Dancin’ Derrick Bradley. The poor guy runs around the stage and jumps around so hard that he needs oxygen. The judges realize that while slightly amusing this is not so much dancing and he is not asked to go to Vegas. Vegas for SUTUCD are our “American Idol” golden ticket to Hollywood.
Tiffany Green then graces us with her presence and she attempts to do a lyrical routine that once again is a lot of running around the stage and rolling over herself. Like Idol this show’s audition features those who get their dreams at stardom dashed. Tiffany decides after getting hammered by the judges that she will open a restaurant instead of a dance studio…good call Tiffany…good call.
Anya and Pasha give us a little break from the crappy dancers and bring some hot Latin ballroom. I’m obsessed with ballroom dancing and they are liquid sex. What is not liquid sex is poor “Sex” himself. Sex. Sex came out for the auditions last year and was the joke of the season. He is back for some more screen time and once again has brought his poor mother. His motto this season is “I’m the best!” He is not the best though he does have some new moves.
The, ultra-thin, premiere-dodging Keira Knightley recently won nearly $6000 in a libel suit against British tab The Daily Mail over their claims that her super-skinny body was encouraging young women to starve themselves. The $6000 can be interpreted to represent either 0.0003% of the revenue earned by Daily Mail for that issue, or 0.0002% of the value of the free publicity they’ve seen as a result of the lawsuit. Take your pick.
The tabloid ran a photo of Keira in a bikini, with the headline: “If Pictures Like This One of Keira Carried a Health Warning, My Darling Daughter Might Have Lived,” with the article suggesting that Keira’s weight had contributed to the death of 19-year-old Sophie Mazurek.
A lawyer for the paper’s publisher said they apologized for the distress and embarrassment caused by the article and accepted that the actress bore no responsibility for Mazurek’s death.
Keira plans to match the amount she won in the suit — another $6000 — and donate the total to BEAT, a charity which helps people with eating and mental disorders. She still has no plans to attend any of the premieres for Pirates 3.
I think Hayden Panettiere might have been typecast on Heroes. Why? She played a cheerleader before, in a movie never seen by human eyes. See for yourself as she attempts to “crump” in the uber-terrible straight to DVD Bring it On: All or Nothing.
My guess is you won’t make it through this entire clip. It’s waaaaaay too awful. Seriously.
It’s the big night, kids! The Oceans 13 premiere at Cannes! There were lots of famous people there! George Clooney and Brad Pitt, of course. Angelina Jolie accompanied her man. Bai Ling showed up. A newly James Blunt-free Petra Nemcova walked the carpet. Matt Damon was there, and somehow managed not to take a single picture alone. I’m not sure if he walked the red carpet or what, but all 100+ pics of him from this event have someone else in them. Weird. Also, Adrian Grenier and the rest of the Entourage boys showed up, because they’re just showing up at everything at Cannes, and I love it.