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Ro to O: No, No, No

9/18/2007 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rosie O'Donnell gave Oprah Winfrey the big fat brush-off when the talk queen invited Ro to be on her show -- and is dissing her in favor of Diane Sawyer.

Page Six reports that Oprah asked Rosie to talk about her new memoir "Celebrity Detox," in which she slams Baba Wawa, Lord Combover Trump and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and talks about her troubled past. But she already promised Diane Sawyer a sit-down, and told the biggest mover of books in the world, 'no thanks.'

Says Rosie's rep, "I'm sure Rosie will do Oprah's show another time."

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"It's friggin' cold, first off. The [beds] are horrible," says an ex-inmate to the New York Post. O.J. is confined to a 7x14-foot cell, and is in solitary right now, with only four hours a day outside his cell. He also asked guards for his reading glasses and a Bible.

Meanwhile, his sister and his girlfriend arrived last night to visit him. He's due in court tomorrow morning for a bail hearing.

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"Weeds" matriarch Mary-Louise Parker has adopted a baby girl from Africa, say her reps to People, though no word on name or age. The little one joins Parker's 3-year-old son, Will. ... "Shield" star Michael Chiklis was spotted by a TMZ spy snapping up Pirate's Booty snacks at Trader Joe's in Studio City, and an Orangina with which to wash it down. ... Palm, Inc. and MobiTV want filmmakers to submit 60-second films for the very-very small screen -- your Treo, namely -- and are putting on a month-long Comedy Film Festival on the MobiTV service. "The festival is kind of like the Oscars for the time-deprived," said John Henson.


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Some people would LOVE to adopt an American baby...guess what, it can be the most heart breaking thing ever. As a mommy who has gone to the hospital now 3 times, ready to pick up my bundle of joy, after paying all medical cost for a pregnacy, only to have the birth mother change her mind or worse, the one mother who changed her mind one week after we brought our baby home, we will be looking to Korea to fill the hole that makes our family feel not complete. And before some of you on about saving an older child from foster care, guess what, not everyone caan qualify. Why? We are a military family and since we move ever 2 to 3 years, we can not adopt a foster child because they say the moving around would be an unstable inviroment for an at risk child. I say way to go to anyone, star or not, for adopting a child. Even crazy Rosie. I just wish her kids were not so isolated so maybe her kids figure out how nutty she is when they grow up.

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MagnoliaSouth, I remember when Rosie was cute and funny. How she went from gushing over Tom Cruise to becoming this sick, bitter, angry freakshow I'll never know.

Mary Louise Parker? I was already sick when Madonna bought, er, adopted her African son. The idea of rhese jillionaire celebrities collecting foreign kids like they were status symbols or fashion accessories (I just can't shake that image of Paris Hilton trading up her chihuahuas) is beyond disgusting.

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I doubt Rosie disshed Opera - She openly admitted to caring what Opera thinks about her book -But that headline sure gets reactions (obviously that's part of TMZ's job) If Rosie declined, most likely it's because she already gave her word to Diane Sawyer. And for all you name callers - In my opinion that just show immaturity as well as ignorance.

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2590 days ago

Standards are badly needed.    

Does Rosie feel safer with Diane, who might be perceived by some as a journalistic competitor of Barbara's? Diane will ask pointed questions, just as Oprah most obviously would dig in uncomfortable areas, but I don't think Oprah would allow her guest to determine her questions. Would Diane do an interview based on Rosie's final approval of the questions/content just to land the interview? Not sure. If Rosie wants to make the most from her book for charity, she's a fool if she doesn't do Oprah.

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Oprah thinks she's so good, she should just rename herself POPEra.

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#14,There's nothing wrong with someone wanting to support American children, moron.

2590 days ago


Good for Rosie!

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Some of these reviews bash Rosie big time. But hey i bet most can dish it out
but can't take it...
Good for you Rosie for choosing Diane S.

2590 days ago


*****IDEA: When they capture bin laden, they should make put him in a room with Rosie, Oprah and Britney, oh hell throw OJ in there to.... as revenge and torture for 9/11. After that he'll be BEGGING to die... then we can torture him some more with more traditional methods... well... after that, make him watch Britney's VMA' performance till his eyes bleed, then kill him.... it'd be well worth it.

2590 days ago


Rosie needs to go on Jerry Springer! Let's SEE her fists do the TALKING!

2590 days ago

Glisten Garbor    

Rosie not too bright aye? Oprah would have been a much more lucrative option..Once Rosie does that constipated looking Diane Sawyer's show, why would Oprah want her?

2590 days ago

He's just another Idiot    

Rosie is still as nutty as a fruitcake. Wasn't she supposed to go to a mental health facility? I don't like narcissistic Oprah, either. Daytime TV is still the vast wasteland that somebody called it years ago. Read books, people, you might learn something.

2590 days ago

Scorpion Lady    

We are spending alot of energy in Rosie, Ophra, and many other individuals that they are not putting food in our table or paying our mortage. Why do we care on what they do? How thinking about what we can do to get our troops back home, or taking care of our old people, or what about trying to rescue pets, what about giving the neighbor a helping hand?

2590 days ago


I Think TMZ is wrong again. Rosie said she is not doing any interviews. So I don't understand where TMZ is saying she gave Oprah the kiss off. She did not say no to Oprah because she didn't want to go on Oprah she said no because the book is hard to talk about and re live. So of course TMZ has to put their spin on It. They have become FOX Jr. Thats why I think people do not like Rosie anymore because of the media who twist and makes so much crap up thats not even true. The media sucks and has no truth to their storys anymore. What happened to honest and truthful news. its all about ratings and who they can bring down Its sad

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