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"Idol" Exec to Rosie: We're Not Weightist, Look at Randy!

3/8/2007 12:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

If Rosie O'Donnell was looking for a new Donald Trump, she's found him.
Nigel bashes Rosie on KISS FM
Adding more fuel to TV's newest burning rivalry, "American Idol" executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, phoned into "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" this morning, and dragged Randy Jackson's plus-size stature into the raging dawgfight.

During the call, Lythgoe called Rosie "utterly crazy" for accusing "Idol" of being racist and "weightest," saying "look at our past contestants, Ruben for instance, Randy Jackson himself ... these are not small people!" That's gotta make Randy feel good.

Lythgoe added, "Once you get into a situation where you can have a view and then put it on television ... that comes with responsibility and that responsibility is you think before you open your mouth."

Your move, Ro.

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isnt she special    

You go Nigel! Can't stand that bitch!

2685 days ago
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Jason    

I am sorry but it isnt the same...cuz randy and ruben both didnt appaear naked.

Frenchie appeared topless in a phot online(mind u she had a bra) was kicked off. Antonella who society would deem more attractive appaears nude and doing whatever and she is still there. Mind you Antonella Can't sing!

2685 days ago
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Dottie    

Give her Hell Idol. Maybe she'll finally shut her pie whole!! When is her contract done? Can't we just buy her out and ship her a** to Iraq?

2685 days ago
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STALIN    

PLEASE -- WILL ANYONE TAKE OUT ROSIE?

2685 days ago
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Wicked    

This crap is ridiculous. Blown way the heck out of proportion. Rosie is entitled to her opinion. I just wish she didn't read all this crap, because it can't be healthy for her or her family. Rosie doesn't need The View or any job. Stay home Rosie with your kids and wife. You have tons of money and can do anything you want. Leave her alone people. I am a fan. Go to her blog and show some love people. Rosie.com.

2685 days ago
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STALIN    

GO TO HELL CAROL!

2685 days ago
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Lying about the bible...wow...pretty low    

AMERICAN IDOL IS WRONG IN KEEPING HER!!!!!! It doesn't matter how you slice it...Antonella should have been gone for her disgraceful pictures. Same standards for everyone!! Plus...she CAN'T sing! I hope that she isn't there past tonight. What a horrible example American "Idol" is setting. I heard many "comments" and "views" from others in the media yesterday...is American Idol going to pull the plug from having them show video clips...GROW UP! You made a mistake in keeping this whore.

2685 days ago
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diane    

Yes Idol is not weightist when it come to males but for females that is entirely another story. Isn't that how it always goes in our society anyway?

2685 days ago
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Drama Continues!    

TMZ should have a pole "Do you respect Rosie"? or "Should Barbara kick Rosie off the View"?
Would be intresting! I stopped watching the show along time ago....I got sick of her big mouth & not letting anyone else have an opinion on the show.

2685 days ago
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Shut up Rosie    

SHUT UP ROSIE-DO YOU THINK YOU ARE THE MORAL VOICE OF AMERICA??? AMERICA IS TIRED OF LISTENING TO YOUR OPINION ON EVERYTHING!!!!!! HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF "I AGREE TO DISAGREE WITH YOU" OR IS YOUR OPINION THE FINAL SAY IN WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSE TO BELEIVE??? ENOUGH ALREADY

2685 days ago
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STALIN    

new rule--Rosie is no longer allowed to have an opinion

2685 days ago
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lisa z    

Rosie opens her mouth without thinking, everytime. Then, when proven wrong, her only response is, "whatever". Talk about being an over sensitive loudmouth! I'm so tired of her lame outbursts. It would be one thing if she would speak up when she was right, but she's so incredibly sensitive, she's not making a case when it's really needed.
Taking private pictures for your honey is one thing, they have places that do them for the public all the time, but taking pictures for the public is another. It was never Antonella's intention to have them out for the public, unlike someone who intended to be trashy like Frenchie. Just because people didn't like her pictures, and they didn't get around like Antonella's is not Antonella's fault.

2685 days ago
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Onlooker    

Nigel is correct in that Rosie makes these outlandish remarks for self-promotion. And self-promotion, of course, means more money. Anytime she can shock America, she rolls in the cash. I think it's sick that people are allowed to cash-in this way for lack of any other type of intelligence about themselves. There should be a law against it that says when you do crap like this, the money goes to charity. I'm sure Rosie wouldn't have a problem with that since she gets so depressed over the horrors in the world. *cough*

2685 days ago
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Lisa    

Oh Rosie, shut up and go away!!!!! You make me sick!!!!

2685 days ago
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Whatever    

First of all Rosie should be slapped in the face with an old dead fish for saying "weightist". Randy, Ruben, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Hicks, Kimberly Locke, were on the show and they are not stick thin. Stick it to her Lythgo!

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