Rosie O'Donnell rethinks Trump Tower stay
April 29th, 2011
04:12 PM ET

Rosie O'Donnell rethinks Trump Tower stay

Donald Trump may be known for his wheeling and dealing but he couldn't make the sale for Rosie O’Donnell.

Although O'Donnell announced recently that she was set to stay at the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago as she tapes her new show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, the 49-year-old has since reconsidered.

"She is not going to be living or renting a Donald Trump apartment and is still looking at real estate options," a rep for O'Donnell told the Advocate earlier this week.

As Huffington Post blogger and AfterEllen.com managing editor Trish Bendix points out, O'Donnell is a well-known advocate for marriage equality, while Trump has been vocal about the fact that he is not.

Trump, who has been dancing around a potential presidential run, told Fox News in February, "I am not in favor of gay marriage. I live in New York. New York is a place with lots of gays, and I think it's great, but I'm not in favor of gay marriage."

He made similar remarks in an interview with the Des Moines Register & Tribune Co. Speaking on the issue of whether gay couples should be able to access the same benefits as married couples, he said, “As of this moment, I would say... no.”

Trump's statements have gotten a few celebs up in arms as of late, including legendary performer Cher.

She recently tweeted, "Donald Trump is a Pompous A–hole! Saw him in Aspen with one Dcup chick after another. Everyone up there thought he was a complete idiot."

Then Cher stated, "DT is disrespectful bully who'd step over his Own Body 2 get on tv & Spew his special brand of venom! no morals just bottom lines."


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  1. Normand Adalja

    Good article, thank you! Can you explain the first paragraph in more detail?

    December 3, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. B lo me

    I sure could go for a big black d!ck in my mouth.

    May 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. B lo me

    @troll Dude, do you ever sleep?

    May 2, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. B lo me

    @troll Dude, do ever sleep?

    May 2, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
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    May 2, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
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    Clue? Here it is....osama shouldnt have phickd with america! Bamm!

    May 2, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. Princess Diana

    Has anyone seen Osama? Someone said he was killed by the Americans and President Blacky. Im here in hell awaiting his arrival so I might give him a hot BJ!!

    May 2, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. Really ?

    The baby boomers??? Please, get a clue!

    May 2, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. Head Troll in Charge

    they didn't need no help from Trump. He is one hot mess of steaming dog squeeze and not worth paying attention to.

    May 2, 2011 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Head Troll in Charge

    @N: blacks bring their own shame on themselves by acting like they do. Rap/gangsta culture, Ebonics, pants down below they a$$.... all invented by blacks.

    May 2, 2011 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. charlie crack

    Oh say can you see......? See we are the US and cannot be held down? Bye osama! Good riddance!

    May 2, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sleestak

    Rosie O'fat is obese and a loser. Its amazing how someone like that can make a living by just being fat. Go eat a 20 piece McNugget, loser

    May 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. B lo me

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    May 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @N

    donald trump is some racist man who only wants to put shame on blacks!!put shame on yourself b!otch!!

    May 1, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Superhiro

    I AM THE FATTEST LMAO HERE!!!SO DONT FORGET!!DONT FORGET MY SMALL WEINER AND LARGE DROOPING BALLS!!

    May 1, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  16. B lo me

    @Troll under da stairs wanna findout whose bigger

    May 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Head Troll in Charge

    @B lo me: might wanna take advantage of new deal's offer. if you take double doses you could catch up to me in 10 years. maybe.

    May 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 1, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  19. B lo me

    Post a pic Vixen.

    May 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  21. B lo me

    @ Vixen. Get with the program please. Rosie is a fat pig and has no purpose on this earth.

    May 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Beautiful Vixen

    @madhater.. I know Your comment was meant to be joking and not serious. Enjoy your night :)

    May 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Beautiful Vixen

    A baby together..lol. Jeezes it would look like one of the freaks on the wrong turn movies. His hair and her ..hmmm...just plain ugly, loud mouth, fat, annoying, etc, etc..azz. Ugh!! This thing (Rosie) is ugly inside and out. Thanks for the laugh anyway Madhater :)

    May 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. madhater

    They should have a baby together.

    May 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Puleeze

    Rosie should move in with Donald...they deserve each other. Both will do/say anything to get in the media and we are foolish enough to read it and then comment on it. Shame on us for feeding their insecurities.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  26. Beautiful Vixen

    So CNN removed my comment. Well I still think Rosie should stay there and then throw her fat lezb0 azz off the building and Trump should follow after.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  27. funk

    i think women that look like rosie are hot. i luv big fat loud mouth women

    May 1, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  28. Beautiful Vixen

    @Punk w no name..lmao at your panty sniffer comment.

    May 1, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  29. punk w no name

    Rosie is a big pink walrus of a rug-muncher with an irritating voice.

    May 1, 2011 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  30. Head Diva In Charge

    I like Rosie. Why are so many people against her? I think you are all jealous of her looks and fame. I think she is beautiful.

    May 1, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  31. punk w no name

    Don't like Trump. Just hate Rosie even more. Don't know what's worse: looking at her or hearing that loud Bronx accent.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Someone

    Cher is absolutely correct. Glad Rosie will be putting her money elsewhere. Donald Trump is the biggest carnival barker joke to walk on two legs in the last 200 years.

    April 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  33. punk w no name

    @mike128: better than being a used-panty sniffer like you! Shame! Stealin' panties from your sister's hamper! Perv!

    April 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  34. mike128

    wow. the commenters on this blog are truly mean-spirited. is this really what gets you guys off? pathetic.

    April 30, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Suze

    Why did she book there in the first place! She's a sell-out.

    April 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Rock N Roller

    Rosie Odonnell is nothing but a big mouth/butch/lesbian. She cant talk about anything unless it has to do with being gay. Cant stand her! Donald Trumps only redeeming quality is he is a self made millionaire. But the 2 of them on Celebrity Apprentice would be comical.

    April 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clueless people suck.

      You're a bit behind the times rock n roller. "Self-made millionaire"? He's a self-made billionaire. Step out of the 70s dude.

      April 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  37. punk w no name

    Greasy Latinos Buying Tacos? Guys from the Bronx who Lick Te$ticles?

    April 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  38. punk w no name

    Gaga Loving Biker Tr@n$exuals?

    April 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  39. punk w no name

    What is GLBT? G@ys who Love to Blow Truckers? Girls too Large & Butt-ugly To get a man?

    April 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Henry Juhala

    Kudos to Rosie. Trump doesn't deserve any money from the GLBT community. He thinks it is a simple political decision that doesn't have personal ramifications. Let's show him the ramifications bigotry has. His empire is just on the brink of bankruptcy again. Let it be the GLBT and others he has slighted by his own paricualar brand of animus to be the people to help push it over the edge

    April 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Fake Beautiful Vixen

    hey. I am the fake Beautiful VIxen. Not You ! She is super nice and only post nice stuff. Not mean stuff like that posted above. I was just drunk and a creep. plus i am sorry.

    April 30, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  42. Bill & Ted

    and dude we just wanna say... Trump'll never get elected with that hair! Looks like a wombat got caught in a carwash and then curled up on his head & died. Bogus!

    April 30, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  43. Bill & Ted

    Dudes, we think you shut put Trump and Rosie together in a room and see who blows a blood vessel from yelling first! or maybe a REAL Celebrity Death Match instead of Claymation. We'%e just sayin'

    April 30, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  44. Jello Shots

    Like i said the baby boomers are the ones that fu**ed up this country! Greedy old a$z baby boomers! I can't sleep at night because the gas prices are too damn high!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2011 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Uncle Fudge

      You dont even know what a baby-boomer is but you bend over and Uncle Fudge will be the only thing on your mind.

      May 2, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  45. Sunshine Girl *

    Hey Rosie.. you dont need to yell to prove you want to be a man..we can tell by jist looking at you. Settle down!

    April 30, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  46. Sunshine Girl *

    They are a match made in heaven. Maybe if Rosie stopped all that damn yelling people may take her more seriously. And yes Donald time for a new do w/new color!

    April 30, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  47. Rebel

    @Danceland: Yea you should talk. You are a moron just for commenting. In this case, you should be crowned the kin/queen of morons.

    April 29, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Allan Kleer

    Here in Miami Beach we LOVE Rosie, she accurately portrayed and described the true Donald Trump- a charlatan and a complete phony!

    http://www.thekleerteam.com/blog/2010/10/Miami-Beach-Luxury-Homes-Attracting-Celebrities-and-Savvy-Waterfront-Home-Buyers.htm

    April 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Joe Mustich, CT Justice of the Peace

    just go away the don(ald) and go back to queens...

    April 29, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  50. mejazzbo

    I am amazed Rosie would even be welcome at Trump's after the feud they had going a few years ago. Or was that Tom Selleck... or was that... Rosie doesn't seem to be able to get along with many people at all. So her not paying money to stay in his hotel sounds like a win win situation for both of them.

    April 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      However with that said, what WOULD be a ratings bonanza for Trump, as well as a huge career move for Rosie in terms of getting her name i.d. up, would be for her to go on next year's Celebrity Apprentice. It would never happen, but I think it could be hilarious.

      April 30, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  51. Really?

    Well said Rita!

    April 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Betty

    Im sure Trump nor any one else cares what Rosie does or says shes a nobody

    April 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Danceland

      Haha. Do you always take time to read articles about nobody's and then commenton them? Hahaha....moron(and, yes, I love to read what morons say). Thanks for making me laugh.

      April 29, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • KCV

      Wow Betty...or should I call you "Pot?" What makes Rosie a "nobody," and are you also a "nobody?" I suspect you felt really good typing that about Rosie, all while being oblivious (that means "unaware, not knowing") that you were showcasing your lack of intelligence. How is she a "nobody" when you're reading a news story about her and commenting on it? No, she's not "somebody" just because she's rich/famous, but you're the problem with the world and I'm sure you're clearly Trump or one of his supporters. They're the ones that practice the whole "if you don't agree with us, than you don't matter" movement!

      May 2, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  53. Rita

    I wouldn't stay anywhere either with the Donald's name on it....he's tacky and his taste borders on the pretend I'm royalty...sorry, but after his fiasco all week of orange skin, yellow hair, ego maniac rants about nothing, I wouldn't support him as a man of true substance, and I want him to release his tax returns as well as all of his bankruptcy statements....and didn't he flunk out of college???? People who live in glass houses, shouldn't throw stones as they will come back at you.,

    April 29, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  54. nameless punk

    i mean DUMBA$$?

    April 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. nameless punk

    she is notoriously anti-gun, yet did a huge ad campaign with K-mart for one of their clothing lines. yet, at the time K-mart (not Wal-mart) was the largest seller of guns inthe US! want more proof she's a dumbaKK?

    April 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Super Fupa

    her face still looks like a large pizza with a couple of chicklets... .

    April 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  57. nameless punk

    1. Rosie's so stupid she didn't know who owns Trump International Etc.? 2. Who could tell Cher was mad? Her face never changes!
    3. Rosie hasn't made any noise for a while. I guess it was too good to last.

    April 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  58. halima

    Oh!come on wen wld u guys stop behaving like uncivilised adults?

    April 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  59. LisaS

    Who could sleep with all Rosie's bi-polar rantings anyway?! She's doing the place a favor.

    April 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chaz Bono

      My mommy loves me as a fat bloated sorry excuse for a man. Im Chaz, IM HERE AND IM KWEER.

      May 2, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  60. common cents

    Oh please, if the floors can hold up Trump's massive ego then they are more than strong enough for Rosie.

    April 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  61. B=Dog

    Rosie is a nitwit. She defends a d bag woman abusing loser like Chris Brown.... but won't stay in a hotel owned by someone with a different opinion??

    Moron.

    April 29, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  62. D.C.

    I heard that the REAL STORY is that the Donald BANNED this pig from any of his properties... not enough ding-dongs & twinkies for her to consume onsite. lol.

    April 30, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |

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