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Rosie Going Nowhere for Now

3/11/2007 4:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rosie O'Donnell is sticking around at "The View" for at least another year, though it seems she might bolt after next year to start her own show.

Page Six says that Ro will re-up for another year at ABC when her contract ends this summer, mainly because it's too late to start her own show this September. The ever-riveting Rosie has been a ratings boon to the morning gabfest since she arrived last September, but rumors of her departure have been persistent.

The Post also says that Rosie wants executive producer Bill Geddie out, but a "View" rep says, "There is not one detail of this that is accurate."

James Brown Finally Laid to Rest


Papa James Brown got a brand new resting place, finally, 76 days after his death. The "Godfather of Soul" was laid to rest yesterday in a crypt at the home of one his daughters in South Carolina, reports the New York Daily News, with just his family in attendance. A dispute over Brown's estate had delayed the burial after his death on Christmas Day, and a DNA sample had to be taken last month for a possible paternity battle. Still, despite the rancor, Rev. Al Sharpton, who attended the ceremony, says that everyone was "united" by the occasion. What's more, the legendary singer's children say that they're trying to make his home into a Graceland-style museum/shrine, and that his body may yet be moved to a mausoleum in such a building.

Busta Banned from Filming in NYC


Busta Rhymes was prevented by New York City from acting in a film that just began production in the city after the NYPD raised security concerns about the flinty rapper. As the AP reports, Rhymes is acting in "Order of Redemption," but can't shoot scenes in midtown Manhattan because the cops "raised public safety concerns." Rhymes refused to cooperate with a probe into a shooting last year, and subsequently has had several run-ins with the law, allegedly driving with a suspended license and beating his former driver. The film's director called the action "tremendously unfair" to Busta, and his lawyer did not comment.

Party Favors: Martha's $35 Million Real Estate Buy ... Gyllenhaal Steps in for Katie in "Batman" ... Jackson Losing his Beatles Catalog?


Martha Stewart has snapped up $35 million worth of real estate in a new building in Manhattan's West Village, says the New York Post. Reports had circulated that it was Alexis, Stewart's daughter, who had bought the apartments, but that's not the case. ... Maggie Gyllenhaal is in "final negotiations" to take over the role Katie Holmes vacated in "The Dark Knight," the sequel to "Batman Begins," says the Hollywood Reporter. Holmes will instead be starring in "Mad Money" -- without a love interest. ... Michael Jackson will lose his claim on the Beatles catalog on May 31, 2008, which is valued $1.1 and $1.6 billion, says FOX News.

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1.

Bettsie    

SCREW MARTHA STEWART AND HER BOORINGG SHOW

2701 days ago
2.

Jason Elias    

Trouble, trouble, trouble, Rosie is walking bad karma. Speaking of Bill Geddie, maybe there's some truth to that rumor. I haven't seen him in the audience like I used to.

2701 days ago
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Lenn K.    

I look at Busta Rhymes and all I see is a extremely self-absorbed man covered in jewelry, but also a very low self-esteem. Being a young black boy if you are looking for an example this is not it. Rap is a cult and it's danger in the black community has been horrible. Most people argue about it being music, It's hard to call something music when you die for it. I don't see Travis Trit trying to kill Kenny Chestney because he's from Memphis and the other from Austin. I know that if you say anything about rap, you're called a racist, well I'm sorry the truth hurts and If you can't take it call me a racist!!!!

2701 days ago
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itstrue    

When questioned in the past about the whereabouts of Bill Gedde, Rosie had no idea why he wasn't in the audience anymore. Now this. Another lie by her. Good luck to the View, her popularity was only to see when she'd go off on someone else. Another year of it is another year too much. Maybe Bill Gedde is the only one on the entire View show that has any character and refused to participate with her and her demands. Good for him. I will not give her any more 'popularity' by wasting any more rants on her. She'll self-destruct on her own.

2701 days ago
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MIKE THE TRUTH    

Rosie is killing "The View" Which in itself should be called "Rosies View" She has taken theat show to the dumps. I quit watching it as soon as she came on there. Her tiresome rantings only seem to alienate the rest of the crew. I guess she thinks causing constant contreversy will get more people to watch but check the ratings it has continiuosly dropped. The people in charge should fire Rosie, as she seems to be only using this show as a public soapbox and a stepping stone to her own show.

Busta Rhymes is a has been, His music was unique then he disappeared into the oblivion. I wish more artist that are in the rap gamewould realize there are killing a music genre as well as the the youth that are interested in that genre.

2701 days ago
6.

anon    

So glad Rosie isn't leaving, though even if she were I could still see her on her own show. She makes the view more interesting than it has ever been. Love her!

2701 days ago
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in the know    

#5 Apparently you did not read the article about Rosie clearly enough. Rosie is killing the view, Page 6 notes the ratings drastically increased since she has been on the show.

2700 days ago
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EILEEN L CURNOW    

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS ROSIE GOING TO SHOW UP ON HER OWN SHOW?
BILL GEDDE IS GONE NOW, WATCH OUT BARBARA. THAT IS WHY SHE IS SO BITTER
SHE HAS A BOSS NAMED BARBARA.
IS THERE ANYONE IN THE WORLD THAT ROSIE DOESN'T HATE? TO CARE ABOUT
OTHERS YOU FIRST MUST CARE FOR YOURSELF. WHERE IN THE WORLD IS HER
DIGNITY? OH, I FORGOT SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANY.
WHAT IS ABC THINKING, OR MAYBE THEY LIKE TO HAVE AN OBNOXIOUS PERSON
MAKING FOOLS OF THEM AND HERSELF. SHE IS RUDE, CRUDE, MEAN AND KNOW IT
ALL. HAVE PEOPLE FORGOTTEN THAT?

2700 days ago
9.

EILEEN L CURNOW    

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS ROSIE GOING TO SHOW UP ON HER OWN SHOW?
BILL GEDDE IS GONE NOW, WATCH OUT BARBARA. THAT IS WHY SHE IS SO BITTER
SHE HAS A BOSS NAMED BARBARA.
IS THERE ANYONE IN THE WORLD THAT ROSIE DOESN'T HATE? TO CARE ABOUT
OTHERS YOU FIRST MUST CARE FOR YOURSELF. WHERE IN THE WORLD IS HER
DIGNITY? OH, I FORGOT SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANY.
WHAT IS ABC THINKING, OR MAYBE THEY LIKE TO HAVE AN OBNOXIOUS PERSON
MAKING FOOLS OF THEM AND HERSELF. SHE IS RUDE, CRUDE, MEAN AND KNOW IT
ALL. HAVE PEOPLE FORGOTTEN THAT?

2700 days ago
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Frankie Hoge    


ANOTHER SHOW FOR THAT ""BIG MOUTH LOSER"" ..?????... WHO THE HELL WOULD BACK THAT BEAST?? SHE COULDN'T MAKE IT ON HER LAST SHOW...SHE DAMN SURE ISN'T LIKED ANY MORE NOW THAN WHEN SHE HAD HER OWN SHOW....IN FACT ..THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTED WITH HER....EVERYONE I KNOW HAS STOPPED WATCHING THE VIEW BECAUSE OF HER.....SHE AND MICHAEL JACKSON WOULD MAKE A GREAT PAIR..........BOTH ARE LOSERS AND DON'T HAVE SENSE ENOUGH TO KNOW IT OR ACCEPT THE TRUTH......PATHETIC....

2700 days ago
11.

TH    

The quicker O'Donnell leaves "The View" and does her own anti-hetero ranting inferiority complex yell fest, the better for all of us; O'Donnell is evil incarnate. And, good for Martha Stewart on her latest investment purchase. Why is it when a rich men buy multi-million dollar pieces of property it's not that big of a deal? Could it be that the boys are showing their latent boob-envy?

2700 days ago
12.

Helen    

I can't imagine why ABC and Barbara Walters would allow this evil woman to continue spewing hate on "the view" just for the ratings. All one hears is that she and Joy Behar are comedians. This isn't comedy, it's nothing but hate. I used to be an avid viewer but no more, as far as I am concerned it's now trash and I can't waste my time. Now supposedly she has managed to get rid of Bill Geddie. You know something Barbara you're no better that she is if you allow this to go on. Helen

2700 days ago
13.

SinCity    

Poor Michael Jackson - he's losing his Beatle catalog and down the tubes goes a few more billion for him. This just isn't his year. I guess he'll have to peddle his fake humanitarian efforts a some more to pay off his growing debts. And instead of charging people to shake his hand, he should be paying them to allow him anywhere near them.

2700 days ago
14.

Margie    

Rosie stinks and should never have been put on the view, I use to watch but won't now that she is there!! Go home Dyke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2700 days ago
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Gabriela    

When rap first came out, it was innovative and fresh. Now it seems certain greedy people in the music industry have capitalized on a certain formulaic stereotype in the genre that is no longer authentic, expressive, or empowering.

2700 days ago
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