Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Rosie O'Donnell and her wife, Michelle Rounds, are celebrating the arrival of their first child together, a baby girl named Dakota: "we r thrilled to announce the arrival of r daughter Dakota - #withloveandthanks - AMEN" Rosie wrote on her Instagram.
This is the fifth child for Rosie, whose oldest, Parker, is 17 years old.
Rosie and Michelle married last year after meeting in line at Starbucks. Both have suffered recent health ailments: Rosie had a heart attack in 2012, and Michelle underwent surgery for desmoid tumours.
It has not been revealed whether Dakota is the result of surrogacy, adoption or if Michelle gave birth to her.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
From Blind Gossip:
This weight-challenged star, who’s now on a new health kick, is trying to get the iconic fast-food stand Pink’s Hot Dogs in Hollywood to pull the popular wiener named after her. The new vegan convert is demanding that the stretch dog loaded with mustard, onions, chili and sauerkraut come off the menu!
Looks like after having a heart attack, newly vegan Rosie O'Donnell isn't exactly flattered by Pink's Hot Dogs' "Rosie O'Donnell Long Island Dog." After making the lifestyle switch, she has turned to Twitter and her blog to share how she is already losing weight and feeling healthier.
I'm so glad she's gone vegan! I've been a vegetarian most of my life (instead of children's books, my mom used to read to me from PETA's monthly newsletter before bed). Maybe because of this, I see the connection between gay rights and animal rights. I think all gay people should, if not eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, at the very least educate themselves on where their animal products are coming from, because it can get kinda ugly out there. Since many gay people can identify with being mistreated, they should be able to recognize examples of that mistreatment, in all its various carnations, in the world we live in.
Now the real question here is how long until Rosie graces us with a haiku about all this?
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Sunday, September 2, 2012
It's in the Heather Mills handbook (which has an eloquent foreword by Guy Ritchie), and everyone knows when they pull out the prenup you cry crocodile tears, act offended, hurt and embarrassed, and cross your heart and solemnly swear, "I'd never want your money."
Didn't your mother teach you anything?
Rosie O'Donnell has had a challenging year. The Rosie Show was cancelled, and she recently suffered a heart attack, known as the "widow maker." She was lucky to survive, and so it's no surprise that she wanted to marry her partner, Michelle Rounds (who she met in line at Starbucks!), as quickly as she could. The two wed in a private ceremony at Rosie's home in Nyack, New York. Now Page Six has all the details on their prenuptial agreement because it's totally our business:
While comedienne and talk-show host O’Donnell has been “extremely generous to Michelle in the prenup,” sources say, her 40-year-old bride “gets nothing if she cheats.” Lawyers for the pair had been in talks over the agreement since they were engaged last December. The couple, who had planned to marry in August, brought the wedding forward after Rounds was diagnosed with rare desmoid tumors, also known as aggressive fibromatosis, in June. She had surgery June 14. Meanwhile O’Donnell has also had health issues. She revealed Aug 20 that she recently suffered a heart attack.
Our source added, “Both women have health issues, but the prenup negotiations were pretty fraught in the days before the wedding. Rosie just wanted to get it signed under her terms. She wasn’t in the mood to make any compromises. Despite this, Rosie and Michelle truly love each other, and they wanted to marry before Michelle underwent surgery,” the source said.
One thing that's often said about Rosie is that she's a very generous person. She's talked before about how she feels guilty having so much money, and it has been estimated that she has donated more than $100,000,000 to charities over the years.
With that kind of wealth, bitch better have a prenuptial agreement, also known as "You don't know who you married until you get divorced." But here's to hoping they live a long and happy life together so the prenup is inconsequential and we don't have to endure yet another poetic masterpiece courtesy of a dejected Rosie.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I love 'em both, but I have to go with Rosie on this one. While on the Today show with Matt Lauer, Star Jones and Donny Deutsch this morning, Matt brought up the fact that Lindsay Lohan is starring as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's upcoming biopic Liz & Dick. It was recently decided to film in California instead of Canada as planned, to accommodate Lindsay's legal issues. Rosie said, "I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of time away. She's had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL. She was out and not in rehearsal. I think she's not in a place to work."
When Donny Deutsch said, "She's our generation's Elizabeth Taylor!" Rosie shot back, "You're out of your mind! You're a crackhead! The last thing she did good she was 16. I don't think she's right for the role and I don't think she's capable at this point to portray that character."
I think Lindsay is so talented and so beautiful, and growing up with her means that I can't help but want her to succeed. I think she could pull off a young Elizabeth Taylor, but girl does seem to have difficulty focusing, so I hope she's dedicated enough to do the role justice.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Daily Beast's Ramin Setoodeh has published a story (which reads more like a three page lynching) on what he calls "Rosie O'Donnell's disastrous Oprah Winfrey Network experience." Ramin gives a detailed glimpse into what was going on behind the scenes (they should've filmed that if they wanted a ratings boost), which can be summed up by one staffer who is quoted as saying, "It was a fucking hell-hole." The story divulges Rosie's alleged fights with publicists, clashes with the show's director (who achieved success for his long-time work on The Oprah Winfrey Show), and her firing of the bandleader, who joined the show after working on Saturday Night Live and was soon let go for not being able to play Broadway songs off the cuff when Rosie named them on live TV.
“I just think you can’t develop chemistry and get to know somebody without spending time with them,” said the axed bandleader, Katreese Barnes. “I didn’t spend enough time with her for her to know who I am, because my work speaks for itself. I’m not upset that I don’t know 'Into the Woods' by heart. A little heads-up would have been nice.”
In his piece Ramin attempts to pinpoint the exact undoing of The Rosie Show, even laying blame on her sexuality. He writes:
There was another tricky problem. Market research had indicated that even the show’s gay-friendly audience was tiring of all the gay references and hearing O’Donnell talk about being a lesbian, but O’Donnell disregarded that critique. On a recent Friday night, she advertised on Twitter that she was doing a special where she talked about being gay in America. The show ended up being an interview with Randy Roberts Potts, the grandson of televangelist Oral Roberts, and it featured clips of Rosie talking to her staff about coming out. During another episode, she implied on TV that one of the younger staff members was gay, when he had never talked about his sexual orientation. The incident left him upset and embarrassed.
Check out the full article here.