Monday, April 25, 2005

Rosie O'Donnell Versus Rob Burnett


Above: Rosie rocking the signature Wolverine (TM) hairdo.

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According to the NYPost, serial aggroblogger Rosie O'Donnell and former Late Night with David Letterman Show producer, Rob Burnett got into a spot of the old "rough and tumble" over her blog:

"The beef with Letterman stretches back to when he was unexpectedly hospitalized in January 2000 for heart-bypass surgery."

You know what they say: Opportunity never blocks -- heart arteries -- twice.

"On her Web site, O'Donnell recalls 'a casual aside' she made to the head of CBS, Les Moonves, on the day the Letterman news broke.

"'If u r stuck for a host lemme know ? i am here. the end,' she wrote on the personal Web site,, where she writes in the abbreviated, uncapitalized style of some weblogs."

What other weblogs do that? Prince's? The Post article continues:

"Two days later, she claims, Rob Burnett ? Letterman's then-executive producer who now runs Dave's production company, World Wide Pants ? called.

"'Hello rob, i said and off he went: how dare i try to steal dave's gig by calling les,' O'Donnell wrote.

"'You are not a friend of the letterman show ? rosie . . . we don't need your help rosie.' click."

Hmm. The plot thickens:

"O'Donnell went on to write that she had been asked to come on the show this week ? apparently to promote a 'Hallmark Hall of Fame' special (Ed Note: Averted Gaze) she is starring in next Sunday night.

"'I don't see how i can,' she wrote. 'I doubt i would be comfy as the you are not a friend of the letterman show, tape would run on a loop' through her mind, she says.

"'I don't know how to respond to something that never happened,' Burnett said yesterday. 'And the last thing I want to do is get into a fight with a powerful celebrity who has a blog read by tens of people.'"

To be continued.

And, as the frisson a la Burnett wasn't enough, she alienates in today's post Donald Trump's hair:

"what is the secret with his hair /
i think he had the back part of his scalp /
near his neck /
removed (like a 2 inch strip)
and then had it sewn
on the crown of his head
so it's kinda growing
only upside down"

Really, Rosie


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