Rosie O’Donnell’s debut in the “Today’s Professionals” segment on The Today Show drew headlines for her less than complimentary comments about Lindsay Lohan and for calling Donny Deutsch a “crackhead.”
In an Access Hollywood exclusive, Lohan responded to O’Donnell’s comments on Wednesday saying,
“It’s funny that someone you don’t know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing,”
Lohan also shared with Access Hollywood how O’Donnell was one of her first interviews as a child actress.
“You know, I did one of my first interviews with her when I was little. I was so excited,” Lindsay told Shaun.
“Does this kind of change your feelings about her?” Shaun asked?
“She should base her opinions when she meets someone,” Lindsay said.
Rosie O'Donnell Joins Star Jones and Donny Deutsch For 'Today's Professionals' Segment, Promptly Calls Someone a CrackheadBy Jamey Giddens on April 24, 2012
Talk TV staple Rosie O'Donnell didn't take long to find a new gig, following the cancellation of her OWN series Rosie. The comedian is now appearing on NBC's Today, as part of the morning show's popular "Today's Professionals" segments. O'Donnell made her premiere appearance on Monday's show, alongside moderator Matt Lauer, Donny Deutsch and fellow ex-Viewer Star Jones.
During the segment, O'Donnell and Deutsch got into a lively discussion, while talking about Lindsay Lohan being cast as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's upcoming biopic Liz and Dick. Below are a few excerpts, transcribed by The Hollywood Reporter.
Former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell and comedian Dan Aykroyd are set to guest in upcoming episodes of Happily Divorced, according to EW.com. Reportedly, they will pop up in different episodes of the TV Land comedy in May.
O’Donnell will portray Katie O’Grady, “a high school friend of Fran (Fran Drescher) and Judi (Tichina Arnold)." Meanwhile, Aykroyd is set to play a possible love interest for Fran that her ex-hubby Peter (John Michael Higgins) sets her up with.
OWN announced today the cable network is bidding farewell to The Rosie Show, after just five months. The talk show was met with high expectations, as former talk show titan Oprah Winfrey and the controversial Rosie O'Donnell teamed up for the venture. Instead, the chatfest averaged a sluggish 200,000 viewers since it debuted in October 2011.
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