ROSIE'S PENS HER VIEW OF HOLLYWOOD IN NEW BOOK

Published on: October 2, 2007
ROSIE'S PENS HER VIEW OF HOLLYWOOD IN NEW BOOK

New details are emerging from Rosie O'Donnell's memoir, Celebrity Detox, in which she recalls losing her mother at 10-years-old and the trials and tribulations of fame. USA Today printed a few experts from the book in which Rosie dishes on celebs:

Rosie on Clay Aiken's controversial appearance on Kelly Ripa's show:
"So Clay Aiken went on Kelly Ripa's show...it was clear to me that she didn't like him, for whatever reason...[After Aiken covered Ripa's mouth with his hand, Ripa said, "I don't know where that hand has been."] So I said, on air the next day, that Kelly's comment was homophobic....I am just saying that the whole incident looked to me like a gay person who had just had the gay card played on them. That's how I saw it."

Rosie on Anna Nicole Smith's tragic death:
"A celebrity cannot exist without her audience. That is why I hold the audience responsible in part for Anna Nicole Smith's death. Fame is what killed that girl, and not only did America watch her demise, America abetted it, by either saying nothing, or worse, tuning in."

Rosie on what she wanted to tell Barbara Walters during her very pubic Donald Trump feud:
"You're a liar....You did not defend me. And I have been a good, loyal daughter to you. And I want you to be a good mother to me. Don't let the bad man hurt me."

On Trump as a person:
"Totally creepy. He was sadistic in a deeply disturbing way. It was like seeing a specimen squirming on a slide in a high school science class...Donald, for some reason, also reminded me a lot of the garden slugs we used to get on our front steps when we were kids."