Rosie O'Donnell

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    March 18, 2013

    Best Celebrity Child's Comment Ever

    Rosie O'Donnell just tweeted about her daughter: "Last night vivi said--come here mom--look at this--when r u gonna look like this rosie o'donnell?" And Vivi pointed to the following movie still:

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    December 17, 2012

    The Glorious Absurdity of Celebrity Poetry

    I talked about it as a guest at Molly Equality Dykeman's show at the Laurie Beachman. Molly (the zany yet slightly dazed comic creation of Andrea Alton) is a lesbian traffic guard slash poet who I feel is the new Emily Dykenson, or perhaps a nouveau Vadge-inia Woolf. And she gamely gave me the gre ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    The Biggest Celebrity Blunders Of Modern Times

    There are a lot to choose from because, just like they soar in special and exciting ways, celebs also mess up with a gigantic splash heard 'round the world. Here are the choices for the worst star boo-boos of our times, as selected by the posters over at Cher's hair care infomerci ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Cher Only Follows 10 People

    On Twitter, that is. The divine diva had 784,048 people following her last time I looked--and it's no wonder; her tweets are spicy, honest, and entertaining. But she only wants to read tweets by 10 other people/things! That's one for each commandment and two for each Spice Girl! And it's quite a ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Best Parties Of All Time Roundup: Cher, Aretha, and Rosie Together!

    Two of my "best bashes in history" were casino galas that were outrageouly lavish and star studded, just the way events in a glitzy gambling temple should be. First of all: The opening of the Mohegan Sun Hotel and spa in Connecticut in 2002 How's this for a gala weekend? Friday night in the bi ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Hilariously Bitchy Tweets From Female Comics

    I've scoured the twitter feeds to come up with today's most tart emissions from funny ladies with a delightful axe to grind: Kathy Griffin, responding to someone who tweeted, "Get some class. Ur mouth is like a sewer.": "Ahhh blow me. Love, KG"

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    May 23, 2012

    Help! Show Biz Careers Can't Be Killed Anymore!

    Just when you think they're done, they're back!

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    May 23, 2012

    How Would Rosie Have Done In Annie? Here's Proof!

    As I reported here, Rosie O'Donnell tried out for the part of the nasty orphanage lady Miss Hannigan in the upcoming Broadway revival of Annie, but she didn't get the part. And so, her rendition of Hannigan's funny musical diatribe against "Little Girls" and her shady trio about "Easy Street" will ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Feud Update! Rosie vs Lindsay! Cusack vs Sidibe!

    First Gabourey Sibideh revealed that before she made it big, she ran into one of her idols, Joan Cusack, but Cusack wasn't so comforting. In fact, Cusack told Sidibe to get out of the biz because it's so image-conscious! That's bizarre because Cusack herself is an unconventional type who's done we ... More >>

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    April 21, 2012

    Rosie O'Donnell Is Not Doing Annie After All

    Buzz went out a few weeks ago that Rosie O'Donnell--fresh off getting her show dis-owned by OWN--was going to play the girl-hating orphanage lady Miss Hannigan in the upcoming revival of Annie. Well, Rosie has tweeted the reality behind that story:

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    April 16, 2012

    Rosie O'Donnell Decimates Street Preacher Who Calls Her "A Lesbian Pig"!

    Yay, Rosie O'Donnell. She said all the right things when confronted by a demented street preacher yelling epithets and threats at her, as seen on the above video I caught on the Christian Nightmares site. "You are an ungodly, wicked woman on your way to hell," says the miscreant. "You need to get ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Two Stars Have Turned Down Annie And One Was Turned Away!

    The producers of the upcoming Annie revival know that whoever plays the mean orphanage lady Miss Hannigan has to be even more memorable than fright wigs and eyes without pupils. Dorothy Loudon (above) originated the role and culminated her career with a brilliantly funny, witty performance that nab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Staffer Says Rosie O'Donnell's Show Was "A F**king Hellhole"! Please! Sour Grapes!

    Now that Rosie O'Donnell's show has been canceled by Oprah's OWN, the beleaguered moths are flying out of the closet to bitch and kvetch up a storm. "It was a fucking hellhole!" griped one staffer in an interview.

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    March 9, 2012

    Sandra Bernhard Outs Whitney

    On Rosie O'Donnell's show on OWN, Sandra Bernhard appeared. Must have been lesbian comic night. And Sandra said something to the effect that Whitney Houston's demise stemmed from an inability to accept her sexuality and the weirdness that resulted from that.

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    January 27, 2012

    Daniel O'Donnell, First Openly-Gay New York Assemblyman, Talks About His Wedding: 'This Is About Love'

    All you need is love! And for Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell -- the right to marry. Runnin' Scared was tired of talking to folks about the dark, gloomy world of New York City politics. All that anger and attacking gives us a headache sometimes! Why not a love story this Friday? Turns out, that's e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Rosie O'Donnell Trashes Some Major Directors

    ​Last night's National Board of Review dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street was a long but rewarding evening filled with gratitude and sass. Presenter Rosie O'Donnell ripped into Lars von Trier's movies and said it was OK for her to trash him; "I'll never work for him--or Woody Allen. Pedophile? Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Rosie O'Donnell's New Show Is Fabulous

    I loved Rosie O'Donnell's daytime show in the '90s, and her new show on OWN -- which debuted last night -- turns out to be pretty much the same thing, but with a few advancements: *Rosie is now an out lesbian, of course.

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    April 4, 2011

    Chris Brown vs. Charlie Sheen: Who's Getting The Worse Rap?

    ​Among unsavory pop stars, both Chris Brown and Charlie Sheen have been known to be abusive to women. But on her Sirius radio show, Rosie O'Donnell said she feels Brown is getting a worse rap than most in a similar situation. Said Rosie, "I just don't know why this kid seems to be held to a ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    Oscars 2011: The Official Runnin' Scared Red Carpet Live Blog! (We're Wearing Valentino.)

    ​Let's get this party started! We have chocolate marshmallow cookies, and wine, and cheese and crackers, and maybe we'll get pizza. And, most importantly, we have CELEBRITIES CONGRATULATING THEMSELVES FOR BEING CELEBRITIES. And Billy Crystal. Whee! Herewith, Runnin' Scared's official live blog ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Circus clowns: source of mortal terror, or just deeply, deeply unsettling?

    ​ Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Miscellaneous clown and circus-related ephemera Discovered at: Crap shops across th ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Who Should Play Hazel in The New Musical?

    ​A press release went out yesterday saying that Hazel, the maid immortalized by Shirley Booth in a '60s sitcom, is being turned into a stage musical, and they're in talks with a Broadway actress to play the part. Too bad Shirley isn't still around because she could sing as well as act, mop, a ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Rosie O'Donnell's Coming Back To Daytime

    ​I loved Rosie O'Donnell's daytime talk show in the '90s for its audience giveaways, nonstop promotion of Broadway, and cutie-patootie sense of fun. Since then, Rosie's come out with a vengeance, has shown her true colors, and has been through The View, so a daytime Rosie O'Donnell show for f ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    A Gay Version of The View!

    ​I was once in a pilot for a gay version of The View that never took off, but a new one HAS been picked up--in a cabaret room, anyway. It's called Qtalk, and it happens the third Saturday of every month at the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22 Street).

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    October 22, 2009

    Why It's OK That Rosie and Kelli Split

    ​So Rosie O'Donnell confirmed that she and Kelli Carpenter have separated (though they're still a family and both are raising the kids while trying to work out their issues). And while I'm upset about this development, here's why it's not totally life-threatening for the gays. Breakups like t ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Thank You, Out Celebs!

    ​I've spent so much energy all these years railing at celebrities who cower in the closet that it's important I take a step back once in a while and throw some bouquets at the ones who actually opened the door and did us proud. So thank you, out celebs!

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    July 1, 2009

    Which Of These Two Would You Sleep With?

    David ShankboneIt's a whole new game, kids, though it might sound a tiny bit reminiscent of our old "Fuck-Marry-Slap" pastime. This one has you determining which of two people you would get it on with--the two people being celebrities that I name at random. "Neither" is not a choice in this game, mi ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    The Truth About Van Johnson

    He was gay! He would have even told you that! His daughter, in her scathing memoir about him, certainly would have brought it up! But all the mainstream-press obits carefully omit that fact, only deigning to bring up Van's Hollywood marriage to a woman. Please! The man toured in La Cage aux Folles! ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    Little Britain Stars Dish Gay Aiken!

    Plus, shooting a dead Equus.

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    September 3, 2008

    Who Are The Nicest Celebs? (To Me, Anyway!)

    As someone who regularly deals with bold-faced names in all their glitzy grandeur, I appreciate the celebrities who are gracious, charming, and slap you on the back, not with a restraining order. Through the years, I've brilliantly noted that some stars are way more savvy in dealing with press wretc ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008

    Advice to Madonna, Lindsay, Katie, and Meth Addicts

    Stay away from clowns! Just continue to be ones yourselves. (And other Dear ABBA suggestions.)

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    April 23, 2008

    Gossip Report: Why No News is Bad News

    Recently I was reading an online gossip column and came across this un-electrifying bit of non news: "Tobey Maguire is not set to become a dad again." Fine, whoever said he was? (Oh, yeah, a trashy tabloid magazine.) The late-breaking non item reminded me that my least favorite type of informational ... More >>

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    January 1, 2008

    A New Crisis for Britney's Sister?

    Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'

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    November 13, 2007
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    October 18, 2005

    Generation Ex

    Some get a decade; we get a moment

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    August 9, 2005
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    May 17, 2005

    Future Is Rosie

    The rich, lived banality of celebrity lesbianism: beats Emmy stench of a Hallmark special

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    January 11, 2005
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    April 17, 2001

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