Rosie O'Donnell has made her deal with "The View" ... sources connected with the negotiations tell TMZ.
We're told the show will make the announcement shortly.
TMZ broke the story ... the negotiations fired up a few days ago and the deal was almost completed by end of business day Monday.
The deal is now complete. Rosie will join Whoopi Goldberg on the show. As we reported, producers are also looking for a Latina and a conservative. Two conservative candidates who are being scoped are Abby Huntsman and Margaret Hoover.
'View' fans remember ... Rosie always made things interesting.
Drops LOUD Homophobic Slur
7/8/2014 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Nash Grier -- the most followed person on Vine -- billowed out a homophobic slur so loud and angry it is truly shocking.
The 16-year-old posted the video in April -- then quickly deleted it. It features a snippet from a TV commercial about HIV. Grier clearly took issue with the message.
The reason it just surfaced -- Tyler Oakley, another social media star, got his hands on it and was appalled enough to blast it out.
Grier has since taken to Twitter to apologize.
Count Me Out
7/8/2014 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mr. Telephone Man, there's something wrong with Bobby Brown ... he needs some oxygen … STAT.
New Edition performed in Mississippi last week and Bobby was so out of shape he bailed on his crew.
Watch the video closely, Bobby starts off OK … but then skips a move altogether. Then another. Then he just flat out stops, doubles over, and eventually walks off.
He needs a candy girl ... to get his blood sugar up. Or he needs to stop smoking.
Insane Clown Posse
Juggalos Case Dismissed
'Gang' Label Sticks for Now
7/8/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Insane Clown Posse and their Juggalo fans say they're NOT a gang ... but for now the FBI can keep calling them one because a federal judge has tossed out the band's lawsuit.
ICP had filed the suit -- along with several Juggalos -- claiming the FBI wrongly classified them as a hybrid criminal gang. They say police hassle them because of the gang label. One fan who sued is in the military and fears punishment from superiors.
But a federal judge dismissed the case last week ... saying ICP should not have sued the FBI ... because the harassment is coming from local law enforcement agencies -- not the Feds. As for the military plaintiff ... the judge pointed out nothing's actually happened to him yet.
The Juggalos -- who usually identify themselves with tattoos of the ICP's hatchetman logo -- say the fight isn't over ... their ACLU lawyers have already filed an appeal.
Indian Accent Curries Favor with Google Chief
With Indians? Not So Much
7/8/2014 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ashton Kutcher busted out his best Indian turban -- and his WORST Indian accent and dance moves for the traditional Indian wedding of one of his friends ... and let's just say, Apu from the Simpsons would be proud.
Ashton's pal, Google VP Nikesh Arora, got married over the weekend in Italy -- and made the awesome decision to have Ashton on stage for a Bollywoodesque dance number.
Watch the vid ... Ashton holds his own on the dance floor. The hysterical/questionable taste part comes when he gets on the mic and attempts an Indian accent.
No one at the wedding seemed offended, and the groom was definitely cool with it ... but 1.2 billion people miiiight have a different opinion.
Kim and Kanye
Ellen's Got Nothing on Us
We're Flipping Houses Too!
7/8/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't see bedrooms and bathrooms in their new mansion ... they see dollar signs ... and that's why they're going to sell it and officially enter the house-flipping market.
Kim and Kanye bought an $11 million mansion in Bel Air last year and did a major redo. Their plan going in was to live in it, but sources connected with the couple tell us ... they've been told they could make millions if they sell it so, like Ellen, they're saying 'Why not?"
But this won't just be a one off. We're told Kim and Kanye enjoyed the renovation process so much they've decided to make it a side business. Their plan is to renovate several houses/estates a year.
As for why they think they have what it takes ... actually, their angle is that they know the best people in various fields of home renovation -- architects, landscapers, interior designers, etc.
As for their living situation ... we're told Kim and Kanye are happy living with Kris Jenner for now. Plenty of space, and a built-in babysitter.
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George Clooney's Ex
From Yachts to Life Rafts
7/8/2014 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Clooney's former girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis is a little dingy ... and so is the boat she rode in on.
It's a far cry from yachting with George in the South of France. Elisabetta and her boyfriend, orthopedic surgeon Brian Perri, puttered around a lake in Alghero, Italy during the 4th weekend.
Not to rub it in, but she's on the type of boat George would send to shore for a champagne run.
'My Five Wives' Dad
I Got 30 Mouths To Feed
And $3.61 in My Savings
7/8/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brady Williams -- patriarch of the polygamous family featured on "My Five Wives" -- now knows the real problem with having 5 wives and 24 children ... he's $400K in debt ... so he's filed for bankruptcy.
His assets are puny compared to his debts.
- Real estate holdings -- $10,215.
- Ford Fiesta -- $7,000
- 2 Kia Spectra Hatchbacks -- $3,000 each
- Chevy Cavalier -- $931
- Dodge Durango -- $2,647
- Honda ATV -- $150
- wedding ring -- $50
- lawn mower -- $20
- wallet money -- $22
- savings account -- $3.61
Now the debts.
- 5 wives = $180,000 in credit card debt
- business loan -- $100K
There are other debts as well with a grand total of $402K. And when you owe 402K your 401K is probably worthless.
Brady only lists Paulie as his wife ... she's the only one legally married to Brady ... other wives Nonie, Rosemary, Rhonda, and Robyn aren't mentioned in the court docs.
The good news ... Costco sells Top Ramen in bulk.
The Slippery Nipple
7/8/2014 9:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kourtney & Scott
From Kim's Pastor
7/8/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are hanging out with the pastor who officiated over Kim and Kanye's wedding, so it's not a big leap to assume Kourtney and Scott are following suit ... but that leap would leave you hanging.
Sources closely connected to the family tell us ... Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. is actually counseling Kourtney and Scott over their relationship problems.
The handsome pastor was out with the couple Monday night in the Meatpacking District in NYC ... everyone was mum, but we're told Scott's partying has become a serious issue in the relationship and that's why Wilkerson is now a visible presence.
Things have reached a critical mass ... Kourtney is pregnant with baby #3 and she's thrown Scott out of their house recently because she's fed up with him choosing clubbing over family.
May the Bras Be Never
In Your Favor
7/8/2014 4:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Original Voice Actor
Richard Jones Dies at 87
7/8/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The first man who brought Pinocchio to life on the big screen has died -- Richard Percy Jones passed away at home in Northridge, CA.
Jones died Monday night ... apparently of natural causes.
As a kid, he was chosen by Walt Disney to provide the voice of the boy puppet for the 1940 animated flick, "Pinocchio." Jones was also a skilled rodeo rider -- appearing in a bunch of B-movies and TV shows. He also had bit roles in the "Our Gang" films.
Jones retired from acting in the 1960s... to go into real estate and banking. He's survived by his wife and 4 kids.
'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor
Cops Respond to Domestic Violence
After 911 Hang Up
7/8/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Picardo -- who played The Doctor on "Star Trek: Voyager" -- got more fireworks than he bargained for July 4 ... cops are investigating a domestic violence incident at his home.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops went to Picardo's residence Friday night after someone in the house called 911 ... then hung up. We're told officers interviewed Picardo and his wife, Linda Pawlik ... who claimed he hurt her during a fight ... he denied it and no arrests were made.
Picardo filed for divorce from Pawlik back in 2012 but the case went nowhere until May ... when Picardo hired a new lawyer.
A source close to the couple tells us ... the divorce is definitely on and every once in a while things get a little heated.