Rosie O'donnell - Rosie O'donnell Returning To The View

Comedienne Rosie O'donnell is reportedly set to return to the panel of U.S. talk show The View, seven years after she quit.

The outspoken actress signed up to co-host the daytime programme in 2006, but walked away from the project in May, 2007 after just one season on air, citing her constant clashes of opinion with then-co-host and Republican Party supporter Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

However, O'Donnell has since agreed to join current presenter Whoopi Goldberg on The View, filling one of the vacant seats left by departing personalities Sherri Shepherd and Jenny MCCarthy, according to Tmz.com.

Show creator and executive producer Barbara Walters also stepped down as their fellow co-host earlier this year (14).

Producers are still on the hunt for two additional personalities to complete the new-look panel.


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Jenny McCarthy Thinks Rosie O'Donnell's Return To "The View" Is Just What The Doctor Ordered 4283120 News

Since the first mention of Rosie O’Donnell for one of the free chairs on The View next season, controversy has raged. Not because of O’Donnell’s presence, ethical or political beliefs, mind you, or at least not directly. Mostly, it was based on O’Donnell’s minor disagreement with former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, which led Hasselbeck to publicly slam O’Donnell on her return announcement. Hasselbeck that O’Donnell “spit in the face of our military” and “the face of her own network”. Since then, O’Donnell has found a supporter in the face of Sherri Shepherd, who is leaving The View next season and most recently, in fellow comedian, actress and host, Jenny McCarthy.

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McCarthy voiced her enthusiastic endorsement this week.

McCarthy had some particularly kind words for her colleague and felt that The View would benefit from the new addition.

"I love Rosie. I have been a fan of hers forever," the 41-year-old star told reporters at The Palazzo Las Vegas, quote via Us Weekly. "I knew they were looking to bring some heat to the table and there is no doubt that will Rosie there will be some heat. They are definitely going in the direction of fire."

She continued on why O’Donnell’s return was a great decision for ABC: "It's going to be some exciting television," she continued. "I will be there with my beer and popcorn at eleven in the morning. I can't wait to see how it plays out."

Of course, McCarthy is still under contract, so her avid endorsement should maybe be taken with a grain of salt. She did, however, tease something very real for this coming Monday. “"Monday there will be a big announcement," she said. "Everyone should do something they love doing but that shows off their strengths and have fun while doing it."

The anticipation is killing us.

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O'Donnell's return was met with some pretty extreme reactions on both sides.

Since the first mention of Rosie O’Donnell for one of the free chairs on The View next season, controversy has raged. Not because of O’Donnell’s presence, ethical or political beliefs, mind you, or at least not directly. Mostly, it was based on O’Donnell’s minor disagreement with former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, which led Hasselbeck to publicly slam O’Donnell on her return announcement. Hasselbeck that O’Donnell “spit in the face of our military” and “the face of her own network”. Since then, O’Donnell has found a supporter in the face of Sherri Shepherd, who is leaving The View next season and most recently, in fellow comedian, actress and host, Jenny McCarthy.

Jenny McCarthy
McCarthy voiced her enthusiastic endorsement this week.

McCarthy had some particularly kind words for her colleague and felt that The View would benefit from the new addition.

"I love Rosie. I have been a fan of hers forever," the 41-year-old star told reporters at The Palazzo Las Vegas, quote via Us Weekly. "I knew they were looking to bring some heat to the table and there is no doubt that will Rosie there will be some heat. They are definitely going in the direction of fire."

She continued on why O’Donnell’s return was a great decision for ABC: "It's going to be some exciting television," she continued. "I will be there with my beer and popcorn at eleven in the morning. I can't wait to see how it plays out."

Of course, McCarthy is still under contract, so her avid endorsement should maybe be taken with a grain of salt. She did, however, tease something very real for this coming Monday. “"Monday there will be a big announcement," she said. "Everyone should do something they love doing but that shows off their strengths and have fun while doing it."

The anticipation is killing us.

More: Rosie O'Donnell Returning To The View

Rosie O'Donnell
O'Donnell's return was met with some pretty extreme reactions on both sides.

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Rosie O'Donnell's Return To 'The View' Is Officially Confirmed By ABC 4281567 News

Rosie O'Donnell is definitely heading back to 'The View.'

The 52 year-old comedienne was announced as the new co-host of the ABC daytime talk show on Thursday (July 10th) by the television network.

'The View's' official Twitter page first confirmed the news to fans.

"It's official! ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18," the tweet read.

Earlier this week it was heavily reported that O'Donnell was involved in "active negotiations" with ABC executives to secure a deal for her return to season 18.

She was previously a co-host for the show only for one year back in 2007.

O'Donnell has likely filled a vacant space left by co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd as they will not be returning for the next season, which left Whoopi Goldberg as the only panellist left.

With this new addition confirmed, one thing fans can expect is lots of fireworks, which is what occurred when she made a special appearance on the show this past February.

O'Donnell quickly engaged in a rather awkward confrontation with fellow host, Barbara Walters, who has since retired. The pair were disputing the backlash they receive from the public when saying something people didn't want to hear.

However, one person not happy with O'Donnell reprising her co-hosting duties is her former colleague, Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

More: Could Meghan McCain Join Whoopi Goldberg And Rosie O'Donnell On "The View"?

Earlier this week, the 37 year-old called into 'Fox & Friends,' the show she now hosts after leaving 'The View' in 2013, while on vacation and brought up an old grudge she had with O'Donell. Hasselbeck branded the funny actress a "woman who spit in the face of our military" and "spit in the face of her own network," before speculating, "I think this has been in the works for a long time."

More: Joy Behar Steps In As The Voice Of Reason After Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Comment

Hopefully Rosie can turn any naysayers around.

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O'Donnell will re-join 'The View' for season 18

Rosie O'Donnell is definitely heading back to 'The View.'

The 52 year-old comedienne was announced as the new co-host of the ABC daytime talk show on Thursday (July 10th) by the television network.

'The View's' official Twitter page first confirmed the news to fans.

"It's official! ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18," the tweet read.

Earlier this week it was heavily reported that O'Donnell was involved in "active negotiations" with ABC executives to secure a deal for her return to season 18.

She was previously a co-host for the show only for one year back in 2007.

O'Donnell has likely filled a vacant space left by co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd as they will not be returning for the next season, which left Whoopi Goldberg as the only panellist left.

With this new addition confirmed, one thing fans can expect is lots of fireworks, which is what occurred when she made a special appearance on the show this past February.

O'Donnell quickly engaged in a rather awkward confrontation with fellow host, Barbara Walters, who has since retired. The pair were disputing the backlash they receive from the public when saying something people didn't want to hear.

However, one person not happy with O'Donnell reprising her co-hosting duties is her former colleague, Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

More: Could Meghan McCain Join Whoopi Goldberg And Rosie O'Donnell On "The View"?

Earlier this week, the 37 year-old called into 'Fox & Friends,' the show she now hosts after leaving 'The View' in 2013, while on vacation and brought up an old grudge she had with O'Donell. Hasselbeck branded the funny actress a "woman who spit in the face of our military" and "spit in the face of her own network," before speculating, "I think this has been in the works for a long time."

More: Joy Behar Steps In As The Voice Of Reason After Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Comment

Hopefully Rosie can turn any naysayers around.

The View
O'Donnell will re-join 'The View' for season 18

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Not Enjoying The View: Joy Behar Steps In As The Voice Of Reason After Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Comment 4279473 News

Wait, what’s happening over on The View? This is meant to be our relaxing daytime viewing, but recently, after the rumoured appointment of Rosie O’Donnell to the panel, daggers have been flying – in the form or some uncalled for comments.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Hasselbeck wasn't really enjoying the view after O'Donnell's tentative return.

It all started with the tentative plans to bring O’Donnell back to The View. When the announcement was made earlier that week, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, a former host of the ABC panel show and current Fox News contributor, interrupted her vacation for the sole purpose of calling in to Fox & Friends with some rather harsh words for her former co-host.

More: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Makes Herself At Home On The View

"Here in comes to The View the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there, coming back with a bunch of control ready to regain a seat at the View table,” Hasselbeck said.

She may have been referring to 2007, when she and O’Donnell got involved in a heated debate over the Iraq war on The View. O’Donnell objected to the war, while Hasselbeck – an outspoken Conservative – was pro. She and a number of conservative commentators took particular issue with one of O’Donnell’s statements. O'Donnell asked, "655,000 Iraqi civilians dead. Who are the terrorists?"

Hasselbeck then refused to defend her co-host against the influx of angry comments. Following her most recent statement, Hasselbeck has been criticised by none other than The View veteran Joy Behar, who called the comment a “hate-filled remark.”

More: Former Co-Host Of The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, "Shocked" At Sherry Shepherd's Departure

"I thought that was really kind of below the belt—to say that she spits in the face of the military," she told the CNN host. "I'd like Elisabeth to explain herself, really. What does she mean by that?"

Rosie O'Donnell
O'Donnell's rumoured return stirred up an old conflict.

"Isn't it kind of a nasty thing to say about somebody who basically is a good person?" Behar continued (quote via Us Weekly). "I mean, say what you want about Rosie O'Donnell, she's a very generous person, she has a million kids, she's always rescuing children—I mean, she has more kids than Mrs. Duggar at this point on her roster. Her son is at The Citadel—what more does Elisabeth want?"

Shots fired, then. The three are yet to get together and work out the issue in person, though we’d certainly love to see that episode. 

Wait, what’s happening over on The View? This is meant to be our relaxing daytime viewing, but recently, after the rumoured appointment of Rosie O’Donnell to the panel, daggers have been flying – in the form or some uncalled for comments.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Hasselbeck wasn't really enjoying the view after O'Donnell's tentative return.

It all started with the tentative plans to bring O’Donnell back to The View. When the announcement was made earlier that week, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, a former host of the ABC panel show and current Fox News contributor, interrupted her vacation for the sole purpose of calling in to Fox & Friends with some rather harsh words for her former co-host.

More: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Makes Herself At Home On The View

"Here in comes to The View the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there, coming back with a bunch of control ready to regain a seat at the View table,” Hasselbeck said.

She may have been referring to 2007, when she and O’Donnell got involved in a heated debate over the Iraq war on The View. O’Donnell objected to the war, while Hasselbeck – an outspoken Conservative – was pro. She and a number of conservative commentators took particular issue with one of O’Donnell’s statements. O'Donnell asked, "655,000 Iraqi civilians dead. Who are the terrorists?"

Hasselbeck then refused to defend her co-host against the influx of angry comments. Following her most recent statement, Hasselbeck has been criticised by none other than The View veteran Joy Behar, who called the comment a “hate-filled remark.”

More: Former Co-Host Of The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, "Shocked" At Sherry Shepherd's Departure

"I thought that was really kind of below the belt—to say that she spits in the face of the military," she told the CNN host. "I'd like Elisabeth to explain herself, really. What does she mean by that?"

Rosie O'Donnell
O'Donnell's rumoured return stirred up an old conflict.

"Isn't it kind of a nasty thing to say about somebody who basically is a good person?" Behar continued (quote via Us Weekly). "I mean, say what you want about Rosie O'Donnell, she's a very generous person, she has a million kids, she's always rescuing children—I mean, she has more kids than Mrs. Duggar at this point on her roster. Her son is at The Citadel—what more does Elisabeth want?"

Shots fired, then. The three are yet to get together and work out the issue in person, though we’d certainly love to see that episode. 

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Could Meghan McCain Join Whoopi Goldberg And Rosie O'Donnell On "The View"? 4278797 News

The View may have found its new Republican panelist. Following the exit of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, Meghan McCain is reportedly in talks to take up one of the available seats alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell, whose return to The View was announced earlier this week.

Meghan McCain
Meghan McCain is a columnist and author, the daughter of Senator John McCain.

While John McCain’s daughter typically describes herself as conservative, she does hold fairly liberal views on some issues, including civil rights. Meghan is an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage, but she is also a supporter of the Pro-Life movement, so her voice could definitely heat up the conversation on the ABC show.

According to E! News, McCain’s appointment now hangs on Rosie O’Donnell’s approval of her potential co-host, before McCain or anyone else is added to the lineup. Meanwhile, ABC is refusing comment on the whole thing.

"Any specific names at this point are rumor and speculation," an ABC rep said, according to E! "There are no decisions and we are not ready to make any announcements."

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As a matter of fact, Rosie O’Donnell’s return isn’t confirmed by ABC either, although her appointment has reportedly been confirmed by “multiple sources”. If both ladies join the panel, we could see a lot of clashes between the conservative, Columbia-educated McCain and the far more liberal-minded O’Donnell, but maybe that’s all part of The View’s new creative direction.

“The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively but at this time, we have no announcement to make and we are weeks away from making any type of announcement about anything pertaining to the show,” an ABC rep has said about O’Donnell’s rumoured return.

More: With McCarthy And Hasselbeck Gone, ABC Is Moving The View In A New Direction

Rosie O'Donnell
Could she be a match for Rosie O'Donnell?

The View may have found its new Republican panelist. Following the exit of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, Meghan McCain is reportedly in talks to take up one of the available seats alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell, whose return to The View was announced earlier this week.

Meghan McCain
Meghan McCain is a columnist and author, the daughter of Senator John McCain.

While John McCain’s daughter typically describes herself as conservative, she does hold fairly liberal views on some issues, including civil rights. Meghan is an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage, but she is also a supporter of the Pro-Life movement, so her voice could definitely heat up the conversation on the ABC show.

According to E! News, McCain’s appointment now hangs on Rosie O’Donnell’s approval of her potential co-host, before McCain or anyone else is added to the lineup. Meanwhile, ABC is refusing comment on the whole thing.

"Any specific names at this point are rumor and speculation," an ABC rep said, according to E! "There are no decisions and we are not ready to make any announcements."

More: Rosie O'Donnell Returning To The View

As a matter of fact, Rosie O’Donnell’s return isn’t confirmed by ABC either, although her appointment has reportedly been confirmed by “multiple sources”. If both ladies join the panel, we could see a lot of clashes between the conservative, Columbia-educated McCain and the far more liberal-minded O’Donnell, but maybe that’s all part of The View’s new creative direction.

“The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively but at this time, we have no announcement to make and we are weeks away from making any type of announcement about anything pertaining to the show,” an ABC rep has said about O’Donnell’s rumoured return.

More: With McCarthy And Hasselbeck Gone, ABC Is Moving The View In A New Direction

Rosie O'Donnell
Could she be a match for Rosie O'Donnell?

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It's (Almost) Official - ABC To Announce Rosie O'Donnell's Return To "The View" During Upfronts 4276993 News

O’Donnell is Finally some good news from The View! Meet your new/returning panelist, Rosie O’Donnell. Well, to be fair, you’re probably familiar with the comedienne and author’s no-nonsense style and biting humor. O’Donnell co-hosted the View from 2006 to 2007 and her liberal views often clashed with her more conservative co-host, making for some of the liveliest discussion the show has seen in its history.

Rosie O'Donnell
O'Donnell will make her long-term comeback to The View this coming fall season.

“The worst kept secret ever is Rosie is returning to the show — it’s definitely happening!” a source tells HollywoodLife.com. “ABC wants to make the big announcement of her return during the TCAs along with the other new members of the cast.”

More: Amidst The VIew's Changing Line-Up, Rosie O'Donnell May Be Set for A Return

More: Jenny McCarthy And Sherri Shepherd Make Surprise Departures From The View

Well, the cat’s out of the bag now. The Television Critics Association’s Upfront presentations will run July 15 and 16, at which time ABC is likely to reveal the two other co-hosts joining O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg after Barbara Walters’ retirement and Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherds’ departures. The news of O’Donnell’s appointment was made official with an announcement by ABC on July 7, according to TMZ.

“I don’t think we have a new direction, yet. I think we have time,” executive producer Barbara Walters told Extra, when asked about the pending changes in the cast. However, O'Donnell's appointment might signal a change in direction - or a return to the pre-McCartney era anyway.

Rosie O'Donnell
ABC is expected to reveal the full lineup for this fall during Upfronts week.

O’Donnell is Finally some good news from The View! Meet your new/returning panelist, Rosie O’Donnell. Well, to be fair, you’re probably familiar with the comedienne and author’s no-nonsense style and biting humor. O’Donnell co-hosted the View from 2006 to 2007 and her liberal views often clashed with her more conservative co-host, making for some of the liveliest discussion the show has seen in its history.

Rosie O'Donnell
O'Donnell will make her long-term comeback to The View this coming fall season.

“The worst kept secret ever is Rosie is returning to the show — it’s definitely happening!” a source tells HollywoodLife.com. “ABC wants to make the big announcement of her return during the TCAs along with the other new members of the cast.”

More: Amidst The VIew's Changing Line-Up, Rosie O'Donnell May Be Set for A Return

More: Jenny McCarthy And Sherri Shepherd Make Surprise Departures From The View

Well, the cat’s out of the bag now. The Television Critics Association’s Upfront presentations will run July 15 and 16, at which time ABC is likely to reveal the two other co-hosts joining O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg after Barbara Walters’ retirement and Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherds’ departures. The news of O’Donnell’s appointment was made official with an announcement by ABC on July 7, according to TMZ.

“I don’t think we have a new direction, yet. I think we have time,” executive producer Barbara Walters told Extra, when asked about the pending changes in the cast. However, O'Donnell's appointment might signal a change in direction - or a return to the pre-McCartney era anyway.

Rosie O'Donnell
ABC is expected to reveal the full lineup for this fall during Upfronts week.

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Amidst 'The 'View' Changing Hosting Line-up, Rosie O'Donnell May Be Set For A Return 4276934 News

'The View' shaking up its co-host's doesn't necessarily mean only new faces are expected to be hired.

The daytime talk show recently announced the surprising departure of two current mediators.

Sherri Shepard and Jenny McCarthy, won't be returning to their positions on the show, thus leaving vacant spots for a two new individuals.

According to TMZ, one person targeted by ABC executives for season 18 is none other than former co-host, Rosie O'Donnell.

The 52 year-old comedian, who featured on the show from 2006 until 2007, reportedly came to an agreement for a return on Tuesday (July 8th), after being involved in "active negotiations" for the last few days.

The television network is expected to make the announcement very soon.

If the speculation is correct then O'Donnell will join the only co-host remaining on the show, Whoopi Goldberg, as well as any new panellists that will become part of the forthcoming season.

Although 'The View' has stated that it will be "moving in an exciting new direction next season," an ABC spokesman has denied that an announcement of O'Donnell's return will be happening.

"'The View' will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively but at this time, we have no announcement to make," a rep told NY Daily News. "We are weeks away from making any type of announcement about anything pertaining to the show."

More: Rosie O'donnell Explains Lindsay Lohan Tweet

If the TV personality reprises her co-hosting role - one thing fans can expect is lots of fireworks, which is what occurred when she made a special appearance on the show this past February.

More: Sarah Palin Hints At Wanting To Become A Co-Host On ABC's 'The View'

O'Donnell quickly engaged in a rather awkward confrontation with fellow host, Barbara Walters, who has since retired. The pair were disputing the backlash they receive from the public when saying something people didn't want to hear.

Hopefully this time round, the viewers will want to hear everything she has to say.

Rosie O'Donnell
O'Donnell could be set for a return to the daytime talk show

'The View' shaking up its co-host's doesn't necessarily mean only new faces are expected to be hired.

The daytime talk show recently announced the surprising departure of two current mediators.

Sherri Shepard and Jenny McCarthy, won't be returning to their positions on the show, thus leaving vacant spots for a two new individuals.

According to TMZ, one person targeted by ABC executives for season 18 is none other than former co-host, Rosie O'Donnell.

The 52 year-old comedian, who featured on the show from 2006 until 2007, reportedly came to an agreement for a return on Tuesday (July 8th), after being involved in "active negotiations" for the last few days.

The television network is expected to make the announcement very soon.

If the speculation is correct then O'Donnell will join the only co-host remaining on the show, Whoopi Goldberg, as well as any new panellists that will become part of the forthcoming season.

Although 'The View' has stated that it will be "moving in an exciting new direction next season," an ABC spokesman has denied that an announcement of O'Donnell's return will be happening.

"'The View' will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively but at this time, we have no announcement to make," a rep told NY Daily News. "We are weeks away from making any type of announcement about anything pertaining to the show."

More: Rosie O'donnell Explains Lindsay Lohan Tweet

If the TV personality reprises her co-hosting role - one thing fans can expect is lots of fireworks, which is what occurred when she made a special appearance on the show this past February.

More: Sarah Palin Hints At Wanting To Become A Co-Host On ABC's 'The View'

O'Donnell quickly engaged in a rather awkward confrontation with fellow host, Barbara Walters, who has since retired. The pair were disputing the backlash they receive from the public when saying something people didn't want to hear.

Hopefully this time round, the viewers will want to hear everything she has to say.

Rosie O'Donnell
O'Donnell could be set for a return to the daytime talk show

9th July 2014 4185981
Lindsay Lohan's Show Slammed By Rosie O'Donnell - Is She Right? 4158123 News

Lindsay Lohan has been hit with the shame and bad publicity of a fellow entertainer criticising her current project. The 27 year-old actress can currently be seen on OWN's Lindsay, a reality show that follows the troubled star as she goes about her daily business and works to get her life back on track. However, comedian Rose O'Donnell has now added her voice to the admonishment of Lindsay in a caustic tweet.

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan Has Been Targeted For Her New Reality TV Show, 'Lindsay.'

O'Donnell publically blasted Lohan's show, writing "The Lindsay show is a tragedy - on every level - I hope one day she gets sober for real and watches these episodes - n sees what we all do" to hundreds of 'retweets' and 'favorites' demonstrating support for the outspoken television personality's view. Lindsay hasn't had chance to respond to O'Donnell's comments, having instead been snapped partying at the Coachella Festival in California.

The young movie star has struggled with alcohol and drug abuse in the past and has been admitted to rehab several times as a result. One of the founding principles for her Oprah Winfrey Network show was to act as a diary for the Mean Girls actress' road to recovery. However, it seems as though she may have fallen off the wagon of late, having been spotted drinking with friends at the California bash.

Rosie O'Donnell]
Rosie O'Donnell Has Publically Broadcasted Her Distaste For Lindsay Lohan's Show.

To make matters worse for the Lohan family's publicity right now, Dina Lohan, Lindsay's mother, has received a DUI sentencing of 100 hours of community service as penance for being arrested on the Northern State Parkway last September going 77 mph in a 55-mph zone with her blood alcohol twice the legal limit.

Dina argued that she was speeding because she was fleeing paparazzi, which saw her speeding charge lessened so that she gets only three points on her license, not the original nine, said Dina's lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, via the NY Daily News.

Dina Lohan
Lindsay's Mother, Dina, Has Been Slapped With A 100 Day Community Service DUI Sentence.

In addition to her community service, the 51 year-old will have a device fitted that will stop her car from starting if she fails a breathalyser test and she will be forced to attend a drunk-driving program. "She felt this was a great start to the Holy Week," said Heller in a statement.

More: Lindsay Lohan prank calls Oprah Winfrey on David Letterman's 'Late Show.'

More: Lindsay Lohan confesses to post-rehab relapse into substance abuse.

Lindsay Lohan has been hit with the shame and bad publicity of a fellow entertainer criticising her current project. The 27 year-old actress can currently be seen on OWN's Lindsay, a reality show that follows the troubled star as she goes about her daily business and works to get her life back on track. However, comedian Rose O'Donnell has now added her voice to the admonishment of Lindsay in a caustic tweet.

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan Has Been Targeted For Her New Reality TV Show, 'Lindsay.'

O'Donnell publically blasted Lohan's show, writing "The Lindsay show is a tragedy - on every level - I hope one day she gets sober for real and watches these episodes - n sees what we all do" to hundreds of 'retweets' and 'favorites' demonstrating support for the outspoken television personality's view. Lindsay hasn't had chance to respond to O'Donnell's comments, having instead been snapped partying at the Coachella Festival in California.

The young movie star has struggled with alcohol and drug abuse in the past and has been admitted to rehab several times as a result. One of the founding principles for her Oprah Winfrey Network show was to act as a diary for the Mean Girls actress' road to recovery. However, it seems as though she may have fallen off the wagon of late, having been spotted drinking with friends at the California bash.

Rosie O'Donnell]
Rosie O'Donnell Has Publically Broadcasted Her Distaste For Lindsay Lohan's Show.

To make matters worse for the Lohan family's publicity right now, Dina Lohan, Lindsay's mother, has received a DUI sentencing of 100 hours of community service as penance for being arrested on the Northern State Parkway last September going 77 mph in a 55-mph zone with her blood alcohol twice the legal limit.

Dina argued that she was speeding because she was fleeing paparazzi, which saw her speeding charge lessened so that she gets only three points on her license, not the original nine, said Dina's lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, via the NY Daily News.

Dina Lohan
Lindsay's Mother, Dina, Has Been Slapped With A 100 Day Community Service DUI Sentence.

In addition to her community service, the 51 year-old will have a device fitted that will stop her car from starting if she fails a breathalyser test and she will be forced to attend a drunk-driving program. "She felt this was a great start to the Holy Week," said Heller in a statement.

More: Lindsay Lohan prank calls Oprah Winfrey on David Letterman's 'Late Show.'

More: Lindsay Lohan confesses to post-rehab relapse into substance abuse.

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Rosie O'Donnell Returns To 'The View' And Doesn't Hold Back Against Barbara Walters 4056921 News

Rosie O'Donnell returned to a familiar setting this past Friday (Feb 7th) as she made an appearance on the daytime talk-show 'The View'.

And it didn't take the 51 year-old to get back into the swing of things as she engaged in a rather awkward confrontation with fellow host, Barbara Walters.

O'Donnell hasn't been on 'The View' since 2007 and when current moderator Whoopi Goldberg asked if she misses the show, sparks began to fly.

"Sometimes I do," she said, noting that she does not miss the backlash she would receive when saying something people didn't want to hear.

"Your Twitter feed blows up," O'Donnell added, "People can be very mean online."

"I went through that just this week," Walters said, referring to when she stated her support for director Woody Allen, who is at the center of a sexual abuse scandal after Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, claimed he sexually assaulted her when she was 7 years-old.

"With the Woody thing?" O'Donnell said. "I saw it." She continued, "It's hard. Especially for people who had been abused, it's very hard to hear somebody who has come out, which takes such courage, and admit the abuse, and then be disbelieved."

A clearly disgruntled Walters replied, "OK, I don't want to go through the whole argument again."

"We can edit that right out," O'Donnell added. "No one will know." "No, we don't edit," Walters said.

"We leave it in. That's why the show is called 'The View.' We're not afraid. That's what we do."

"Whatever she says, she knows I love you," Walters said to conclude the show.

Watch O'Donnell show support for Mia and Dylan Farrow below
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Rosie O'Donnell returned to a familiar setting this past Friday (Feb 7th) as she made an appearance on the daytime talk-show 'The View'.

And it didn't take the 51 year-old to get back into the swing of things as she engaged in a rather awkward confrontation with fellow host, Barbara Walters.

O'Donnell hasn't been on 'The View' since 2007 and when current moderator Whoopi Goldberg asked if she misses the show, sparks began to fly.

"Sometimes I do," she said, noting that she does not miss the backlash she would receive when saying something people didn't want to hear.

"Your Twitter feed blows up," O'Donnell added, "People can be very mean online."

"I went through that just this week," Walters said, referring to when she stated her support for director Woody Allen, who is at the center of a sexual abuse scandal after Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, claimed he sexually assaulted her when she was 7 years-old.

"With the Woody thing?" O'Donnell said. "I saw it." She continued, "It's hard. Especially for people who had been abused, it's very hard to hear somebody who has come out, which takes such courage, and admit the abuse, and then be disbelieved."

A clearly disgruntled Walters replied, "OK, I don't want to go through the whole argument again."

"We can edit that right out," O'Donnell added. "No one will know." "No, we don't edit," Walters said.

"We leave it in. That's why the show is called 'The View.' We're not afraid. That's what we do."

"Whatever she says, she knows I love you," Walters said to conclude the show.

Watch O'Donnell show support for Mia and Dylan Farrow below
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Hand Over Your...Memory Card! Justin Bieber Sued By Miami Photographer 3712801 News

Another week, another Justin-Bieber-doing-something-bad story. This time, a Miami photographer is suing the little blighter claiming he had his bodyguards steal a digital camera memory card. According to TMZ.com, snapper Jeffrey Binion filed a police report on June 5 claiming Bieber's bodyguards attacked him while he was trying to take snaps of Justin outside Miami's Hit Factory recording studio.

Now, Binion says in a lawsuit that Bieber's bodyguard Hugo Hesny threw him against a wall, grabbed his throat and "displayed a gun" holstered under his shirt while some other heavies took the memory card out of his camera. Binion, who says he is a professional photographer and NOT a paparazzo, says he suffered bodily injury, pain and suffering and mental anguish over the attack. His lawyer Russell S. Adler told TMZ.com, "Justin Bieber is now an adult, and he should act like one. He needs to learn that he cannot use bodyguards as weapons to harm innocent people. Bieber's violent behavior toward photographers must end, and he should take responsibility for his actions." He continued, "No amount of fame or fortune justifies Bieber's shameful and outrageous conduct. To send him that message and deter his misbehavior in the future, we will seek punitive damages against him as allowed by Florida law." 

Adler - a high profile lawyer who has previously handed cases for Rosie O'Donnell - claims Bieber's heavy Hesney is not licensed to work as bodyguard in the state of Florida, nor does he have a concealed weapons permit. Oh oh. 

As ever, Bieber's people have not commented. 

Hugo HesnyJustin Bieber With One Of His Bodyguards

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber With Another Of His Heavies

Another week, another Justin-Bieber-doing-something-bad story. This time, a Miami photographer is suing the little blighter claiming he had his bodyguards steal a digital camera memory card. According to TMZ.com, snapper Jeffrey Binion filed a police report on June 5 claiming Bieber's bodyguards attacked him while he was trying to take snaps of Justin outside Miami's Hit Factory recording studio.

Now, Binion says in a lawsuit that Bieber's bodyguard Hugo Hesny threw him against a wall, grabbed his throat and "displayed a gun" holstered under his shirt while some other heavies took the memory card out of his camera. Binion, who says he is a professional photographer and NOT a paparazzo, says he suffered bodily injury, pain and suffering and mental anguish over the attack. His lawyer Russell S. Adler told TMZ.com, "Justin Bieber is now an adult, and he should act like one. He needs to learn that he cannot use bodyguards as weapons to harm innocent people. Bieber's violent behavior toward photographers must end, and he should take responsibility for his actions." He continued, "No amount of fame or fortune justifies Bieber's shameful and outrageous conduct. To send him that message and deter his misbehavior in the future, we will seek punitive damages against him as allowed by Florida law." 

Adler - a high profile lawyer who has previously handed cases for Rosie O'Donnell - claims Bieber's heavy Hesney is not licensed to work as bodyguard in the state of Florida, nor does he have a concealed weapons permit. Oh oh. 

As ever, Bieber's people have not commented. 

Hugo HesnyJustin Bieber With One Of His Bodyguards

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber With Another Of His Heavies

10th June 2013 3530922
Rosie O'Donnell Jokes About Canada, Her Gay Brother And Her Love Of PFLAG At The Toronto Ally Awards 3615760 Celebrity Videos <p>Comedian Rosie O'Donnell reels off a few jokes to the crowd as she attends the Toronto PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Ally Awards. She jokes about the country, her gay brother and her appreciation of PFLAG.</p><p>'I'm so happy to be here, I love Canada', she said before telling the crowd that she has often wanted to move there but she doesn't know anything about hockey. She explains that she married her partner Michelle Rounds in New York where her brother Danny is a State Assemblyman. 'He is gay as well, two out of five! Could be three, there's one we're not so sure about', she quips. She describes the PFLAG organisation as being 'really vital to helping parents understand things that are maybe too hard for them to grasp'.</p> <p>Comedian Rosie O'Donnell reels off a few jokes to the crowd as she attends the Toronto PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Ally Awards. She jokes about the country, her gay brother and her appreciation of PFLAG.</p><p>'I'm so happy to be here, I love Canada', she said before telling the crowd that she has often wanted to move there but she doesn't know anything about hockey. She explains that she married her partner Michelle Rounds in New York where her brother Danny is a State Assemblyman. 'He is gay as well, two out of five! Could be three, there's one we're not so sure about', she quips. She describes the PFLAG organisation as being 'really vital to helping parents understand things that are maybe too hard for them to grasp'.</p> 19th April 2013 http://www.contactmusic.com/videos/2013apr/rosie-odonnell-jokes-about-canada-her-gay-brother-and-love-of-pflag-at-toronto-ally-awards_174230.jpg
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