Rosie O'Donnell and Paula Abdul
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After a period of relative silence, Rosie O'Donnell
has come out with her blog blazing – this time focusing on Paula Abdul
Writing in her customary haiku style on her Web site
, the formidable former co-host of The View
posted a lengthy message in apparent reference to Abdul's Bravo reality show Hey, Paula
. O'Donnell writes, in part:
paula abdul would yell action
and the result would be
what we all see
there r times
u r so broken
so needy for love ...
at r selves
This is not the first time O'Donnell has taken Abdul to task. In January, when American Idol
hosts Simon Cowell
, Randy Jackson and Abdul were drawing fire for being too mean to season-six contestants, O'Donnell reprimanded the trio from her perch on The View
"Isn't that what America thinks is entertainment?" O'Donnell asked
. "To make fun of someone's physical appearance and then when they leave the room laugh hysterically at them – three millionaires, one probably intoxicated," she said, in apparent reference to Abdul, who had exhibited some odd behavior
while promoting the FOX show.
But all is not bad – or contentious – in the world of Rosie.
Also on Monday, after a blog correspondent asked if she watched old episodes of Ryan's Hope
on SOAPnet.com, O'Donnell responded with news that she is in negotiations with one of the 1975-1989 show's writer/producers to make a phoenix out of the series. Writes O'Donnell:
I am working
on bringing back
in some way
Meanwhile, back at O'Donnell's old stomping grounds, Barbara Walters said on Monday's View
, in the wake of last week's reports
that Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd were ready to join as new co-hosts, "We are going to announce later this week who it ... they or them may be."
Walters, however, unequivocally did shoot down rumblings that Victoria Beckham
would become a new panelist.