Rosie O'Donnell has just a couple words for "American Idol's" Nigel Lythgoe: Whatever, dude.
That, in effect, was Rosie's response to Lythgoe's stinging criticism, just a couple of hours after the "Idol" honcho called her remarks about his show "absurd," "ridiculous," "self-promotional" and "without thought or knowledge." On her blog at rosie.com, "The View's" resident firestarter had this to say [warning: spellings unchanged] --
what can u say really from the coca-cola red couch
i call it as i see it nigel l - sam r same same same 1985 - 2007 blah blah blah blha blha blha blah blha
Rosie appears to equate Nigel Lythgoe with Sam Riddle ("sam r"), the producer of "Star Search," where O'Donnell got her start by winning several weeks in a row.