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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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16.

shiloh    

SOMEONE NEEDS TO BITCHSLAP HER FAT-ASS OFF OF THE VIEW! NO ONE CARES WHAT THAT DISGUSTING PIG HAS TO SAY! DON'T YOU JUST LOVE HOW SHE'S TRYING TO BLAME HER ANGER AND RETARDEDNESS ON DEPRESSION NOW? YEA RIGHT, ROSIE, LIKE ANYBODY BELIEVES THAT BS....NOT! SHE'S JUST TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO STOP HATING HER BY MAKING THEM BELIEVE SHE HAS A HEART AND GOT DEPRESSION FROM THE COLUMBINE SHOOTING WHICH IS COMPLETE TOTAL BS! HER DEPRESSION COMES FROM HAVING TO WAKE UP AND LOOK IN THE MIRROR EVERY MORNING! I'D BE DEPRESSED TOO IF I HAD TO SEE THAT MONSTER LOOKING BACK AT ME EVERYDAY! HEY ROSIE, YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR PROBLEM BECAUSE NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO, *YOU* WILL BE THERE!

2751 days ago
17.

Astoria Gamble    

Rosie has made the view viewable if not for her I honestly think the show would have went back to SUCK STATUS.......What the VIEW needs to do is get rid of the blond twit at the other end of the table and I'm not talking about Barbara Walters....That girl is on nobody status in my book...She is the one that is ruinning the SHOW period.....

2751 days ago
18.

Astoria Gamble    

Rosie RULES......... the only reason I could ever think the view would suck is if:

ROSIE LEAVES AND THEY KEEP THAT BLOND TWIT AT THE OTHER END OF THE TABLE AND I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT BARBARA WALTERS


2751 days ago
19.

tattoo    

ROSIES GOT TO GO. ALL SHE IS A BIG FOUL MOUTH PERSON WHO HATES EVERYONE, BECAUSE SHE HAS NO ONE TO LOVE. bY THE WAY WHERE ARE HER KIDS, THE SHOWS IN NEW YORK, THOUGHT SHE LIVED IN FLORIDA, OR MAYBE THEY KICKED HER OUT. sHE NEEDS TO GO BACK THERE AND SHU HER BIG FAT MOUT.

2751 days ago
20.

A-yo Leroy!    

#3, sure, you could say "rap is a cult and a danger to the black community", but what about emo kids that listen to music suggesting they off themselves rather than deal with their problems? Heavy metal can be pretty graphic at times. And I'm sure you didn't bat an eyelash when Johnny Cash sang about shooting a man in Reno just to see him die. Not everyone in rap kills one another. And before you shout Biggie and Tupac, just know that the beef between them had NOTHING to do with music. If you did SOME kind of research, you'd know that. Also, instead of pointing fingers at rap music, may I suggest you should go down to a low-income, predominantly Black neighborhood and see what the REAL issues are? I'm sure you'd find out very quickly that rap is the least of everyone's problems.

Now, back to the tmz story....I think it's extremely unfair that they won't allow Busta Rhymes to shoot that movie. His prior run-ins with the law had nothing to do with making films. They'e treating him like he's a threat to society. There are plenty of other actors who were arrested for some illegal activity and are still free to make films(hugh grant, robert downey jr. or russell crowe anyone?). But I guess it's ok to discriminate against Busta because he's a rapper.
P.S.-if you're willing to DIE for the music you're making, wouldn't that signify true passion?

2751 days ago
21.

belle    

Dear God!!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeease DO NOT LET ROSIE HAVE HER OWN SHOW!!!!!! That woman is sooo annoying!!!!!!! Not to mention, She is like a class bully. Rumor has it she is depressed, well, it's not wonder going through life being so insecure that you have to talk over everyone, and say mean and untrue things about everyone. She starts controversy with everyone. There is just no need, somethings are better left unsaid. I stopped recording and watching the view as soon as they picked her up as a host, I don't know what they where thinking, apparently they weren't. The view has definitely lost it's class. I used to have so much respect for Barbra, I don't have the same impression of her at all, I don't think that show could even come back if they fired the Beast................Sad

2750 days ago
22.

SinCity    

I'm glad Rosie might start her own show. If you don't like her and she's a waste of your time to listen to, then what do you care since no one forces you to watch her show or anyone else's.

2750 days ago
23.

itstrue    

I think the problem is the frustration of seeing incompetence being rewarded time and again.

2750 days ago
24.

Diana    

Rose just wears on you. She is only funny for awhile. But then her dominance starts to irritate as she will NEVER let anyone else shine through. Please don't ruin another show with her!!!! She ruined The View. Honestly, Barbara Walters had some dignity in her career. But what on earth was she thinking when she shoved Rosie at us. Once in awhile we can watch her..... but every day.... NO THANKS, and her own show, NEVER PLEASE! Sorry rosie.... maybe you ought to calm down a bit and let the talent of those around you shine on through..... we might give you just one more chance at it.

2750 days ago
25.

sal    

I can't stand that fat thing called rosie

2749 days ago
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