Buh-bye Rosie!


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Colt
April 25, 2007, 11:36 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,268281,00.html

NEW YORK Rosie O'Donnell's stormy tenure on "The View" will be a short one.

ABC said Wednesday it was unable to agree on a contract with the opinionated host, and she'll leave the show in June.

Earlier Wednesday, rumors swirled that O'Donnell's bawdy humor while emceeing the Matrix Awards on Monday would result in her leaving "The View."

O'Donnell's antics occurred Monday in front of 2,000 people at an event feting New York's most accomplished women in media at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom.

The chat-show host dropped the F-bomb as Barbara Walters lowered her head and covered her face with her hand. She also concluded a rant about Donald Trump by grabbing her crotch and shouting a profane epithet.

Resignation Rumors O'Donnell said she was sad when Trump called her "disgusting" and "fat" because it was always her dream to turn on "an old, bald billionaire."

The annual luncheon of N.Y. Women in Communications which honored Cindy Adams, Meredith Vieira, Joan Didion and Arianna Huffington, among others featured as presenters News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Joy Behar, Nora Ephron, Martha Stewart and Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Also on hand were 17 high school girls who won scholarships to pursue their dreams of careers in media.

"I was offended by how vulgar and common O'Donnell was," Robert Zimmerman, a Democrat active in progressive causes, told the New York Post's Page Six gossip column. "It was especially inappropriate with young people present."

Brandon Holley, editor-in-chief of Jane magazine, told the Post, "I wasn't personally offended, but I thought it was fun to watch other people be offended."

Among those in the crowd were Rudy Giuliani's wife Judith Giuliani, his ex-wife Donna Hanover, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Helen Gurley Brown, Geri Laybourne of Oxygen Media, Jane Friedman of HarperCollins and Hearst president Cathie Black.

O'Donnell's publicist, Cindi Berger, told the Post: "When you ask for Rosie, you know what you're getting. She's not a shrinking violet. She's a stand-up comedienne. She says things that are provocative."

N.Y. Women in Communications, however, was happy with O'Donnell. The group's managing director, Beth Ellen Keyes, sent an e-mail to her handlers saying, "Rosie was fabulous. Please let Rosie know how much we appreciated her being there. She was just great," the Post reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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News Shooter
April 25, 2007, 11:39 AM
She'll be back...worry not

MilsurpShooter
April 25, 2007, 11:41 AM
While I'm sitting here with a smirk on my face, I find myself oddly offended at one part of this story

"I was offended by how vulgar and common O'Donnell was," Robert Zimmerman, a Democrat active in progressive causes

I might be reading that wrong but does this mean he's saying regular people aren't as good as him?

and buh bye Rosie

Joe Demko
April 25, 2007, 11:47 AM
No, he's using vulgar and common to indicate she was behaving in a low class sort of way. You could stretch it, I guess, since using those words in that sense has its roots in the middle and upper classes looking down on poor people, but I doubt that he meant any more than she was behaving in a way not appropriate to the venue.

Marshall
April 25, 2007, 11:51 AM
Good riddance.

Justin
April 25, 2007, 11:54 AM
She'll be back...worry not

Her ongoing, high-profile, publicly visible implosion is some of the best entertainment to come along in years.

KenW.
April 25, 2007, 11:55 AM
Hey! Let's have a party!:neener:

Lonestar
April 25, 2007, 12:00 PM
Putting aside her stance on gun control and how overjoyed I am she no longer has an audience, It seems like a smart move for the network.

She was always a mental case even before she joined the View. She got into more conflicts than the Nazis ever did.

MilsurpShooter
April 25, 2007, 12:02 PM
Thanks Joe, knew I was probably reading too much into it

JWarren
April 25, 2007, 12:02 PM
According to a Fox News report, she will likely get her own show again. Because of her controversial nature, the source they cited claims that she can command about $50 million a year on her own show.

I like that she got canned, but likely she will profit from it, and still won't shut up or go away.

I may be wrong, but I think it would take a combination of crossing the street without looking both ways and a speeding 18 wheeler to silence her.


John

The Law
April 25, 2007, 12:15 PM
Don't let the door hit ya' on the way out!:neener:

todd740
April 25, 2007, 12:26 PM
She would have to have a 5 mile head start on that door not to get hit on the way out

Kevlarman
April 25, 2007, 12:28 PM
Good riddance.
To bad rubbish. :neener:

Kimber1911_06238
April 25, 2007, 12:28 PM
there is a god....i'd rather listen to a 3 year old, they have more common sense

foghornl
April 25, 2007, 12:30 PM
Even though no one in my household ever watched "The Spew", I can understand how thew quality of the show will improve in June....

jeepmor
April 25, 2007, 01:03 PM
We can all hope she goes the way of Howard Stern and gets picked up by satellite radio so we can all choose to ignore her without commercials.:rolleyes:

rev214
April 25, 2007, 01:08 PM
"I was offended by how vulgar and common O'Donnell was," Robert Zimmerman, a Democrat active in progressive causes, told the New York Post's Page Six gossip column. "It was especially inappropriate with young people present."

always a class(less) act...thanks for the memories...
http://www.huntingpa.com/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/puke.gif

Ratzinger_p38
April 25, 2007, 01:38 PM
Robert Zimmerman, a Democrat active in progressive causes

Hm something doesnt look right here...

Robert Zimmerman, a Democrat active in socialist causes

Fixed.

Cliff47
April 25, 2007, 02:27 PM
Wonder who the powers-that-be at ABC will sign to replace her? Sarah Brady? No, she already has a gig.

vintage68
April 25, 2007, 02:31 PM
Maybe someone could enlighten me as to why anyone would care even a little about some fat slob on a daytime talk show geared towards bored housewives?

Shovelhead
April 25, 2007, 02:32 PM
http://abc.go.com/fsp/index.html?lid=ABCCOMGlobalMenu&lpos=VideoPlayer#

scroll down to the Daytime section, select Watch topics & clips from The View, Then select The View Hot Topics - Rap Lyrics Censored (Part 1).
(sorry can't figure out how to hot link that video)


Listen to Rosie @ 1:20 and substitue the 2nd ammendment where she's spouting off about the 1st ammendment.

What a hippo-crite

cbsbyte
April 25, 2007, 02:37 PM
In the long run this will be better for her. Personally, I don't know why everyone even bothers with this women.

High Planes Drifter
April 25, 2007, 02:46 PM
I wonder if they'll throw a party the day she leaves.? If they do, maybe they can have the cake backed in the shape of an AR, or an AK.:D

JWarren
April 25, 2007, 02:52 PM
OK... this was neat to hear 3 hours ago. As one who is trapped by Fox News all day, I am already sick of hearing about it.

Seriously, they had 4 stories on it in the last hour.


I guess I should be happy that there isn't any REAL news going on, though.


-- John

kellyj00
April 25, 2007, 03:01 PM
so, she couldn't negotiate for a one-year so she chose unemployment? hmm...

Me thinks, she can say whatever she wants and ABC won't call her a liar. Just like any job, you can say you left for whatever reason you want, whether you were fired for being loud-mouthed, controversial and not fitting in doesn't have to be what you tell everyone else.

Then again though, she could have left for the reason she said too. But, that only makes sense if she's got more money than she feels like she can spend...it's not likely that she'll get anything any higher profile during daytime TV than the show she was on.

I don't have anything against Rosie O'Donnell, but judging from what she's said publicly about Donald Trump, Catholics and her views on family I really don't think we'd be friends.

JWarren
April 25, 2007, 03:07 PM
I really don't think we'd be friends.

My opinions of her aside, Rosie would most likely consider me the evil incarnate.

All is as it should be.


-- John

Seancass
April 25, 2007, 03:14 PM
lets all go burn some ammo in her honor.

Lennyjoe
April 25, 2007, 04:00 PM
Donald Trump just said his goodbye's to her on CNN. No love lost there. LOL

Geno
April 25, 2007, 04:07 PM
Roooosie! Heal! Good girl! Go lay down. :evil:

imprezagm4
April 25, 2007, 04:52 PM
Good news, she has done enough damage.

TimJim
April 25, 2007, 06:01 PM
The media should not be so upset with Alec Baldwin. After his rant on his voice mail to his daughter, the next message posted from Mr. Baldwin to his daughter's line was this...


"Sorry honey, I thought I dialed Rosie."

Even though she is leaving "The View," Rosie's "view" won't change becuase she still has her head up her a$$.

Snowdiver
April 25, 2007, 07:47 PM
Like a previous poster said, "Wow, there is a God." Maybe one of the five letters I wrote ABC actually made a difference. I am happy.

ingram
April 25, 2007, 07:53 PM
A bit upset to open topic and not see an article about a heart attack. :evil: :(

Who here watches the View anyways?

Max Beep
April 25, 2007, 08:20 PM
She's departing not a moment too soon, but I'm afraid we will see more of her.

Irwin
April 25, 2007, 08:33 PM
Thank goodness it aint shown over here, it seems like one of them daytime shows were all they do is dis men for 2 hours straight. Once again glad it aint over here. Irwin

Frog48
April 25, 2007, 11:44 PM
ABC may have canned her, unfortunately I'm sure she'll pop up again somewhere else.

Moondoggie
April 26, 2007, 12:09 AM
I thought it was funny watching the clip of Rosie making the announcement that she was leaving. The looks on the faces of Barbara Walters, Joy Bahar, and Elizabeth Hasselback while Rosie was spinning her firing were priceless! They all looked like someone had let a SBD under the table and no one wanted to cop to it. Priceless.

I used to watch The View occasionally in the past when Meridith Vierla and Lisa Ling were on. I didn't agree with their points of view most of the time, but they did talk amicably about interesting issues once in awhile.

I never had any use for Rosie and her rants.

Gustav
April 26, 2007, 12:29 AM
Sadly she will be back in one way or another as many in our society like her and agree with her.:barf:
Many would rather be entertained and not informed or educated after all learning takes effort.
Being entertained requires only sitting in front of the boob tube and observing the mind mush or daily bread and circus parade.

Sharps-shooter
April 26, 2007, 01:36 AM
Who the devil is Rosie O'donnel, people? why is this on here? Did I accidentally stumble on the celbrity gossip forum by mistake? Does this woman relate in some vague way to guns? Thanks for clarifying for someone who lives on the moon.

Frog48
April 26, 2007, 01:51 AM
Does this woman relate in some vague way to guns?

Are you serious? I hope you're being sarcastic.

She is one of the most outspoken anti-gun advocates.

fatelk
April 26, 2007, 01:51 AM
Who the devil is Rosie O'donnel
If you know, why do you ask? Just kidding, she's not actually the devil. She just a very outspoken, hard-core gun-hater who ambushed Tom Selleck and berated him because he represents the EVIL NRA.

She's also not a very nice person in general; loud, obnoxious, hateful, ignorant. Spouts wild conspiracy theories, absolutely hates guns. Something of a spokesperson for the wacky left.

ConfuseUs
April 26, 2007, 06:22 AM
Will THR have grief counsellors on hand to help us each deal with this?


No, but probably people near THR members will tell them to shut up and quit singing the "Happy happy joy joy" song.

Steve499
April 26, 2007, 06:33 AM
:) :)

ccw9mm
April 26, 2007, 07:20 AM
"When you ask for Rosie, you know what you're getting. She's not a shrinking violet. She's a stand-up comedienne. She says things that are provocative."
She's a stand-up lout. She speaks about things based on ill-considered opinion and lack of supportable information fed by hacks whose goal is: ratings, not truth. She forgot her muzzle, today, yet again. Silly, dangerous twit.

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