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Rosie gets raw at media luncheon



Tbdrosie042507 There may be a reason why Rosie O’Donnell doesn’t do stand-up anymore. Her idea of funny as the host at Monday’s Matrix Awards in New York was to grab her crotch and shout “Eat me!”

The New York Post’s Page Six says she was ranting about Donald Trump calling her fat and disgusting, saying the harsh words made her sad because “it was always my dream to give an old, bald billionaire a boner.”

It was unfortunate that her take on the situation came at the annual luncheon of N.Y. Women in Communications, featuring presenters like News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Joy Behar, Nora Ephron, Martha Stewart and Sen. Hillary Clinton, the paper said, and was honoring the likes of Cindy Adams, Meredith Vieira, Joan Didion, Susan Lyne, Arianna Huffington and Lisa Caputo.

But apparently the crude display didn’t sway NYWC’s managing director, Beth Ellen Keyes. She sent an email to O’Donnell’s people gushing, “Rosie was fabulous. Please let Rosie know how much we appreciated her being there. She was just great.” We’ll stick with The View, thanks.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:10am]


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