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.