Thursday, May 17, 2007

Everything is Rosie

I've not commented on the Rosie O'Donnell/Donald Trump "feuds" this year at all so far. For the record I've been on Rosie's side from day one. I'm a big fan of hers even though she gets a bad rap for having a big mouth. In many ways, that's a good thing. She has opened up controversial political discourse to a market that was otherwise bombarded with celebrity gossip drivel and the latest in shoe fashions for Spring. Also, I love what she does for the arts, particularly Broadway and her philanthropic work for children's charities is admirable. I'm proud that she's part of our community. Also it makes me angry when others in the gay community engage in low brow attacks on her character and work (see in attempts to be pithy and further the stereotype of the bitchy queen. In my opinion we should be thanking her for bringing LGBT issues to middle America.

For these reasons I am delighted to hear that a divine dose of Karma has been dealt to Rosie's nemesis, Donald Trump. After months of unsolicited infantile attacks on Ms. O'Donnell that have gotten him nothing but bad publicity, it seems NBC's love affair with the misogynistic, materialistic, ego maniacal comb-over king is over. Reuter's reports that Trump's "Apprentice" has been left off the new NBC Fall line-up. All but the final nail has been put into his coffin and only as a last resort will his show be brought back. Keep your fingers crossed.

UPDATE: This from Reuters 5/18/07:

Donald Trump, whose low-rated reality show "The Apprentice" was left off the new prime-time schedule unveiled this week by NBC, says the network can't fire him --he quits. The real estate mogul issued a statement on Friday saying he has informed the U.S. television network he is "moving on from 'The Apprentice' to a major new TV venture," though he declined to elaborate.

Trump then referred to NBC network executives as "big poo-poo heads," thumbed his nose at the camera and made a raspberry before taking his marbles and going home.



At 3:38 PM, Blogger Donnie said...

I would happy if NBC cancelled Trump's show. I don't see what the appeal is....

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Red7Eric said...

I never liked Trump but grew to really dislike him during the whole feud with Rosie. I'll do a happy dance if his stupid show is canned.

At 8:00 PM, Blogger MiKell said...

Good gods, Michael, we agree on something. ;)

I haven't been able to stand the whole infatuation with everything Donald Trump (TM) since before he got Marla pregnant.

Good riddance to him.

At 7:45 AM, Blogger Joey P. said...

Watching all those sycophants on The Apprentice became absolutely unbearable this season: I stopped watching after one of the gay contestants was eliminated after desiging a swimsuit deemed "too gay."

Rosie is no kiss ass. It's what I like about her. People like her would never win The Apprentice.

As for those un-Rosie-like contestants and their near-constant kissing of "Mr." Trump's ass on the Apprentice: I wouldn't want any of those shmucks on that show as my boss, much less as the guy in the next cubicle.

At 10:34 AM, Blogger Y | O | Y said...

My colleagues and I always laughed at the "challenges" these people were given in order to be qualified to "run one of his companies." These were all the types of things I did when I was low man on the corporate totem pole as a Product Specialist.


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