Rosie O’Donnell told the editor of her now-defunct magazine that because she is a lesbian she strongly objected to a cover photo showing the entertainer with her arms around other women, according to testimony Monday. [AP]
In the courtroom battle between Rosie O’Donnell and her ex-magazine publisher, the comedienne has been depicted as an obscenity-screaming “uber bitch,” but O’Donnell is expected to fight back with some name-calling of her own, accusing the publisher of finagling circulation data. [AP]
Ms. Toepfer recounted a private meeting with Ms. O’Donnell following an all-staff gathering on July 22 during which Ms. O’Donnell was to have said, “You tried to kill Cutie Patootie!” — a back page feature in which Ms. O’Donnell interviewed very young children. (The feature continued to run on the back page for the remainder of the magazine’s existence.) [AdAge]
Note to self: “Never work with Rosie O’Donnell.”
All of this unfortunate fuss over a magazine that was anything but Rosey; it was a piece of crap.