Rosie makes Paula Abdul her latest "celenemy"
Here's what happened. On Wednesday's episode of The View, Rosie remarked, "Paula was very thirsty last night," implying that Abdul was hitting the sauce throughout the show, until she was blotto. The very next day, angered by the way the judges cruelly treated a certain "monkey-looking" contestant, Rosie called the judges -- "three millionaires, one probably intoxicated."
Okay, I'm not quite sure these are "fighting words" worthy of a real celebrity face-off. Rosie is not the first person to call Paula a drunk. In fact, tons of bloggers have already said so, and more, based on Paula's erratic and loopy behavior of late. And like Rosie, many people were offended by Wednesday's night's "spectacle of cruelty."
The difference, of course, is that Rosie is a celebrity herself and celebrities are expected to "play nice" and avoid controversy as much as possible. This is like a golden rule in an ultra-competitive industry where often it's more important who you know, than what you know. Make too many "celenemies" and eventually nobody is going to have your back, or return your calls. And you can forget about getting any invites to the hot celebrity weddings!
Remember when people used to refer to Rosie O'Donnell as "The Queen of Nice?" Yeah, not so much, anymore. Of course, back when Rosie reigned as the queen of her own talk show, I heard from several insiders (that's me bragging) that she really was a raving bitch backstage, once the cameras were off. Now all of America gets to see her true colors. I personally think that Rosie is suffering from "blogging brain" (another little phrase I just made up). Used to spouting her personal opinions online, Rosie has lost the ability to filter thoughts between her brain and large mouth.
What do you think? Should Rosie shut her piehole already? Or do you like the new-and-improved "honest" Rosie who refuses to play the celebrity ass-kissing game?