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Rosie O'Donnell Gets a Different View?



If you can believe the tabloid TV show Extra -- and, my gosh, who doesn't? -- self-destructive ex-talk show host Rosie O'Donnell will be announced tomorrow as a replacement for Meredith Viera on the daytime talk show The View.

And while O'Donnell's past success in daytime TV makes the hiring somewhat logical -- she reportedly beat out a field which included Connie Chung and Patricia Heaton from Everybody Loves Raymond (?!) -- you've got to wonder whether anyone at The View has any long-term memory left. Because it hasn't been three weeks since O'Donnell delivered a particulaly pointed diss to one of the show's biggest divas, Star Jones.

Continuing her habit of inflicting her opinion on people who don't ask for it, O'Donnell was quoted by (I know, only the coolest news sources appear on this blog!) complaining over Jones' willingness to discuss her breast augmentation surgery while she resists divulging whether gastric bypass surgery helped with her near-horrific recent weight loss.

"I don't understand with Star Jones why she's alright talking about a breast augmentation but not gastric bypass," O'Donnell said, in a quote originally recorded by Access Hollywood. "If you have to have a gastric bypass because you feel it's a medical emergency and you have no alternative, then you have that, and there are repercussions to having that. But to pretend that you lost it doing Pilates, it's kind of delusional."

If you thought The View was bitchy with just two divas -- Jones and Barbra Walters, of course -- wait until O'Donnell brings the same erratic, overbearing personality that killed her self-titled magazine and daytime talk show. Add in the pressure she'll feel developing a sketch comedy show for the gay-focused cable network Logo, and you have the makings of a truly classic clash of the daytime divas!

Tabloid writers everywhere are sharpening their pencils...

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:36pm]


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