Prepare a big old batch of burnsauce because everyone’s getting scorched today. First up: Chelsea O’Donnell, daughter of Rosie O’Donnell, has spoken publicly about her mom for the first time since she either ran away (Rosie’s account) or (according to Chelsea) was kicked out of the house late this summer.

“I find her not genuine a lot of the time,” she told The Daily Mail. “When we’d go out, she was a completely different person in public than at home and I had a hard time with that. It’s like two different people.”

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She continued:

“I feel she should be her real self, who she really is. She has this public persona; she will put this big smile on her face and try to be funny. She would always go up to people and want to hold their babies in public. She had this happy, friendly side to her. Whereas when we were home, even if it was on the same day, she would either just be in her room, not engaging with us, or watching documentaries. And if we didn’t want to do what she wanted to do, it would cause a big issue.”

Rosie’s spokesperson tells the New York Daily News that Chelsea’s accusations are “heartbreaking on every level.”

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Take a moment to be grateful that neither you nor your parents were famous when you were 18.

[The Daily Mail/NYDN]


Follow up scorcher: Grace Jones really doesn’t like Lady Gaga! “Gaga came to me, and I just could not find a soul,” Jones told SiriusXM’s Bevy Smith. “I come from church — maybe that has something to do with it. I like to get to the soul of a person. I just didn’t feel a soul.”

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She then explained how Gaga—by working with designer Philip Treacy—began ripping her off:

“She might have been freaked out with meeting me [the first time]. This happened. It’s okay, but then we met three times after, through Treacy and, boy, I got so angry. “I know Philip needed to make some money, but you know what, can you just wait until I finish my tour before you repeat what we are working on?”

I guess we now know who Doris is. [US Weekly]


And now we move onto a man who’s merely scorched his own career. The League’s Stephen Rannazzisi appeared on the Howard Stern Show this morning to talk about his false claim of being inside the Twin Towers during the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.

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“I know what I did was terrible,” he told Stern. “...I know that I hurt a lot of people; people that lost people, people that helped people survive. And those are the people that I am truly sorry—I feel awful.” [Radar]


  • White person Rooney Mara is sorry for playing Tiger Lily in the new movie Pan, but not sorry enough to turn down the part. [ONTD]
  • “The downside with social media is it divides people really quickly and sets up rivalry and jealousy and a sense of the life over there is better than the life over here,” says my new rival Cate Blanchett. [E! News]
  • Gina Rodriguez took a selfie with Britney Spears. [Billboard]
  • Behold the humble new abode of Jay Z and Beyoncé. [TMZ]

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