Rosie O’Donnell is returning to television as host of a variety show revival from NBC. NBC will air “Rosie’s Variety Show” as an hourlong live special the night before Thanksgiving, with an eye toward expansion to a full series order should viewers embrace the project. The show’s Nov. 26 premiere date manages to trump Fox’s upcoming Osbournefamily variety show, which is expected to debut in the winter or spring.
The defense in the O.J. Simpson case only called one witness before closing, and it wasn’t O.J. Thomas Scotto, Simpson’s friend, claimed that prosecution witnesses have tried to extort money from him and bribe him into changing his testimony. The prosecution then made him admit that he never told this story to the police. Why? Because they never asked.
And that was the defense.
Simpson’s co-defendent, Clarence Stewart, is expected to call a few people to the stand, but it looks like the Juice won’t be giving his side of the incident until the release of If I Robbed Them, if ever.
That’s kind of how the romantic story of David Otunga aka Punk from I Love New York 2 and his proposal to Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson went down. Jennifer sat down with VH1 News and talked about her birthday surprise from her boyfriend of less than a year. After taking her for a romantic day on the beach, “he blindfolded me and pulled out a purple shovel,” Jen says. “Stop playing. Are you kidding me?” she asked. J.Hud then had to dig her way to a card that gave her some specific instructions to enjoy the scenery and then turn around for her birthday gift. The Dreamgirl turned around to find Punk down on one knee and holding a shiny diamond ring!
It seems romantic and all, but Punk has actually dug himself into a hole with that purple shovel. After a dramatic, sentimental, blinged-out proposal for her 27th birthday, what can he possibly do to top that on her 28th?
The combination of hot and crazy works well for Elisabeth Hasselbeck. We admit, it’s gotta be tough being the only conservative in a group of equally outspoken and sassy women, but if you can’t take Whoopi and Joy’s heat, get out of the studio, tiny girlfriend! The conversation on today’s episode of The View of course swirled around everyone’s favorite flute playing Alaskan Sarah Palin, with Barbara Walter‘s egging Elisabeth on, asking her to inform America why she thinks Palin would be a great President. In typical View form, all hell breaks loose. Happy Wednesday!
Why are Dustin Hoffman, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, and Natalie Portman encouraging you not to vote? This sarcastic new PSA features tons of celebs coercing you not to vote if you don’t care about issues like health care, the economy, or the war. As Jonah Hill puts it, “I got 19 kids – never used abortion once.” But if you do care and want to register, it takes hardly no time at all. According to Sarah Silverman, “You can literally register to vote while you’re pooping…if you have a laptop.”
Britney Spears sure is on a roll these days! After winning all those VMAs, she’s come to the Big Apple with her most natural weave yet and a subdued outfit that even Jennifer Aniston might admire. She’s been busying chatting on Z100, taking in Broadway shows, and even surprised students and police officers in the Bronx today, doling out hugs and posing for photos. Everything is perfect, right? Er, sure. But let’s think back to almost exactly two years ago, when Britney did the exact same thing. On November 7, 2007, while doing a bunch of press in NYC, Britney filed for divorce from Kevin Federline. That night, she hit the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center in a cute little knit GAP hat, looking like life was on the up and up. Less than four months later, she was shaving her head, and then well, you know. Surely she’s in a better place these days, but the current “Britney’s going to buy back her sex tape from Adnan Ghalib” rumor is a handy reminder that Brit-sanity is always just a Frappuccino away. [We just saw that now Adnan is denying the tape! Looks like Brit's goons got to him.]
So we’re just throwing a bit of cautionary advice out there, BritBrit! Go easy on yourself. No expects you to be perfect anymore, and the fake hair (which looks really great, by the way!) isn’t gonna make us think that you suddenly are. Embrace the crazy! [Photos: GettyImages]
It’s official: Megan Fox wants your attention. All of it. Every still to promote How To Lose Friends & Alienate People and Jennifer’s Body shows as much of her skin as decorum allows (we can expect the same from Transformers 2 and Fathom). Meanwhile, every word that comes out of her mouth begs the question of why any man wouldn’t f*ck her if given the opportunity. Some recent examples:
“[I like] the same things that you like, but [I have] a vagina.”
“I would never issue an apology for my life and for who I am. It’s like, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, I took a naked, private picture that someone, who is an asshole, sold for money.’”
“I’d lost a lot of weight and got really scrawny…I eat red velvet cake before I go to bed every night.”
“I really enjoy having sex, and that’s offensive to some people… I have the libido of a 15-year-old boy. My sex drive is so high.”
Ok, that last one wasn’t a quote. But you get the point. She’ll even throw in bisexual fantasies just to make sure that women want her too. We’d suggest she put out a sex tape to seal the deal, but watching Brian Austin Greengo at her might turn off more than a few fans. Ohhhh, Megan. More quotes and pics like these and we’ll be powerless to stop her from straddling the world.