Celebrity News July 17, 2020
Full of Cheer! Rosie O’Donnell Reveals What She DMed Trump’s Niece, Mary Trump
Rosie O'Donnell never minces words when it comes to her feelings about President Trump!
“Extra's” Jenn Lahmers spoke with Rosie, who said she is happy to see Trump's niece Mary Trump making TV appearances to plug her new book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man."
Rosie shared, “I was cheering her at home like, 'Go, Mary! Go, Mary! Go, Mary!' I related to her when she said she felt the need to come out and tell people what's going on.”
When asked if she has reached out to Mary directly, Rosie answered, “I tweeted her. I slid into her DMs She follows me, though, so I felt like it was okay. I slid right in there and was like, 'Congratulations, you rocked it on 'Maddow' and keep doing what you're doing.'”
Following the current election closely, Rosie emphasized, “I will work fully to get Biden elected.”
As for her VP choice for Biden, O'Donnell revealed, “Stacey Abrams… but I think he's gonna pick Kamala Harris. But I am happy he is choosing a woman of color — I hope he does that… We will support whoever is the nominee to get this horrible, horrible human being out of the White House.”
What about candidate Kanye West? She commented, “I think that people who have mental illness need to be followed closely by a doctor and medicated — that's what I feel — and, ya know, somebody who has my own issues with depression, and I take my medication every single day and I understand how difficult it can be. It's not funny to me, it's upsetting when I see him acting in a kinda bipolar way.”
Politics aside, O'Donnell is making her way to the web series “Stars in the House,” which benefits the Actors Fund. Rosie will be reunited with the other actresses who played Rizzo in "Grease," as she did in 1994. She pointed out, “I didn't even think twice about it.”
“It's gonna be really fun — they're making it fun,” Rosie added.
As for the kind of personality required to play Rizzo, O'Donnell said, “We all have a similar toughness.”
Rosie's "Stars in the House" episode airs July 18.