Rosie O’Donnell And Clay Aiken Have Different Recollections Of The Kelly Ripa “Homophobic Hand” Incident
Ramin Seetoodeh, author of the upcoming Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View” is going to land a Lipton Tea sponsorship in 3, 2, 1, because dude is spilling piping hot, lemon-tinged, sweet tea all over. In his upcoming tell-all about ABC’s morning harridan factory, he gets into the time Live with Regis and Kelly’s Kelly Ripa questioned where her guest co-host Clay Aiken’s hand had been when he jokingly put it over her mouth. Afterward, and back over at The View, Rosie O’Donnell labeled Kelly Ripa’s remark as “homophobic” while inadvertently outing Clay. In Us Weekly’s excerpt, Rosie and Clay have some story straightening to do because they both recall what happened before and after somewhat differently.
The new book about all the secret goings-on behind the scenes of The Hen House, aka The View–Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View–is revealing more behind-the-scenes messiness. Nothing as messy and exciting as Kathy Griffin explaining Barbara Walters favorite kind of lubricant, but it’s close-ish. This new dingleberry of info is that Rosie O’Donnell had a crush on her alleged arch-nemesis, Elisabeth Hasselbeck. That has made Elisabeth get on her knees…and pray for Rosie’s sinful lesbian soul!
Let’s take some time out of all the negative stories about silly celebrity beefs, ongoing Twitter wars and pervy Hollywood execs to welcome Rosie O’Donnell into the wonderful world of second-generation parenting because she now has a brand new granddaughter. It seems like it was just yesterday when Rosie and her daughter Chelsea were fighting and Chelsea ran away to live with a heroin dealer and later trashed Rosie to The Daily Mail. Wait, did I say we were taking time out from negative shit?
The badge trumps the vag! 56-year-old Rosie O’Donnell got secret engaged over the summer to her 33-year-old Woostah (also known as Worcester), Massachusetts police officer girlfriend, Elizabeth Rooney. The two have kept it hush-hush until now because Elizabeth is a cop and tries keep details of her life involving Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s BFF on the DL since there’s nothing worse than trying to arrest someone who is like, “Hey, aren’t you the fuzz getting married to that ladywho quit The View twice?” Well, Liz-with-a-z’s job commitment might also be preventing the two from shacking up in the same house. See? That U-Haul lesbian stereotype is false!
Last August, Rosie O’Donnell got into a really messy, very public battle with her 17-year-old adopted daughter Chelsea O’Donnell. But Rosie and Chelsea recently reunited, and it looks like things aren’t nearly as shitty between them as they were last year.
Rosie’s relationship breakdown with her daughter was like a soap opera with an unlimited story budget. Chelsea went missing with her therapy dog Bear, and was later found by police hiding at the home of a 25-year-old alleged heroin dealer she met on Tinder. Chelsea didn’t go back home. Instead, she moved in with her biological mother and accused Rosie of smoking weed and ignoring her. Rosie accused Chelsea of being off her meds. We didn’t hear anything about Rosie and Chelsea for a very long time. Then on Monday, TMZ says Rosie was seen with Chelsea and her daughter Vivienne on Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer cabaret boat cruise in New York. As you can see from the picture below, Chelsea – the one on the left with Ariel hair – and Rosie sort of appear to be getting along now. No word on if they’re living together again; at the moment they’re just sitting near each other.
I know taking a picture with someone you used to hate doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t hate them anymore. I’m sure we’ve all thrown on a tight awkward smile and muttered “Just take the picture” through clenched teeth before. But the fact that they were on a boat is kind of a big clue that Rosie and Chelsea might be good. Think about it: would you voluntarily choose to be stuck on a floating barf barge listening to Fran Drescher screeching out “Lullaby of Broadway” with a person you really really hate? No, of course not. The boat is one thing, because booze. But Fran? That’s a choice no one makes lightly.
Rosie O’Donnell’s 18-year-old daughter Chelsea O’Donnell isn’t living at home anymore and she’s been cut off, so she’s gotta make that money by spilling her side of the messiness to The Daily Mail.
Back in August, Rosie declared on Twitter that her daughter Chelsea, who was 17 at the time, had gone missing. Police later found Chelsea O’Donnell hiding in the attic of a 25-year-old dude she met on Tinder. Rosie went after the Tinder dude by tweeting about how he was arrested for heroin possession once. A quick minute after Chelsea returned to Rosie’s house, she left again and went off to Wisconsin to live with her biological mother. Rosie reportedly cut Chelsea off money-wise. Chelsea has since moved to New Jersey to live with the Tinder dude and his family. Chelsea gave her side of the story and more (read: it’s LONG) to The Daily Mail and of course, Rosie isn’t exactly burping up sunshine and rainbows about it.