Every Adoptive Parent's Worst Nightmare

In August, Rosie O'Donnell's daughter went missing. She was found and returned; drugs are rumored to have been involved. And then on her 18th birthday, Chelsea O'Donnell left Florida with her birth mother. O'Donnell is said to have cut her daughter off financially and is holding her daughter's birth certificate and social security card. The adoption world is in an uproar. An adoptee! Returned! To her birth mother! Whoa. ...more
@attahmenthelp There are many versions of every family story--mother, birth mother, adoptive ...more

The Annoyance Trifecta

(originally posted on My Really Real Reality) When I am at home during the week, I usually leave the television on for background noise while I do things around the house.  Because of this habit, it's not uncommon to walk in on Today, The View, Rachel Ray, or some TLC show in mid-program.  Sometimes what is on the screen captures my attention, sometimes not.Today I entered the living room with vacuum cleaner in tow.  And there, on my tv, were Rachael Ray,...more
"the perfect storm of annoy-dom!" that is just too funny, Bckey! So, if I were you, I'd probably ...more

I'm Resigning My Role as Rosie O'Donnell Apologist

I am considerably late to the game of criticizing Rosie O'Donnell. Rosie often draws fire from even her longstanding fans for acts of ego and hubris, but I will admit that until recently, I was a Rosie O'Donnell apologist. ...more

Very good post, but I think your first item is a bit of an overreaction. 

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Rosie: Celebrity Detox

Disclosure: I received a copy of Celebrity Detox from Hachette Book Group for review. People often assume I'm a big Rosie fan because, well, because all lesbians are Rosie fans, right? Or maybe it is because I can often be found wearing my "go blog urself" t-shirt gifted to me by a friend and former co-worker. Or maybe it's something else entirely. Maybe people assume I am a Rosie fan because I like brash, outspoken, real women. Until today, I wouldn't have called myself a Rosie fan at all. Today, I finished Celebrity Detox - and it made me a fan. ...more

Rosie's "Family Vacation" special on HBO didn't make me a fan, exactly, but it sure told me that ...more

Celebrity Detox, Celebrity Authors, And a Lack of Love

I rarely give celebrity authored books much thought. I honestly couldn't tell you that last one that I read and I really don't pay much attention to what celebrity books are coming out. Of course, this could be because I think of my favourite authors as celebrities. Recently someone asked me if I was planning to read Rosie O'Donnell's new book, Celebrity Detox. I hadn't, but I did some searching and I stumbled on something interesting - I was far from the only book blogger who hadn't been mentioning it. In fact, I really couldn't find any book bloggers talking about her book. ...more

The idea that Paris can get a publishing deal because she's Paris Hilton turns most "serious" ...more