Monday, December 31, 2007

Rosie Named 'Most Annoying' Celebrity

Rosie Named 'Most Annoying' Celebrity

(Dec. 28) - A recent online poll asked readers to weigh in on the biggest pop culture stories and personalities of the year and the votes have been counted.

Nearly 2,000 people responded to Parade magazine's questions and when it was all over, Rosie O'Donnell was voted the "most annoying celebrity?" by 44 percent of readers. What it is about O'Donnell is unclear, but she found herself at the center of several controversies in 2007.

Possibly Nominated For: Feuds with Donald Trump, Bill O'Reilly, etc.; frequent political outbursts

During a March episode of 'The View,' O'Donnell echoed the belief of 9/11 conspiracy theorists that World Trade Center tower 7 was imploded and in April she was accused of "anti-Catholic bigotry" for complaining about the number of Catholics on the Supreme Court.

She and co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck got into an argument in April after O'Donnell criticized the Bush administration by asking, "655,000 Iraqi civilians dead. Who are the terrorists? ... If you were in Iraq and another country, the United States, the richest in the world, invaded your country and killed 655,000 of your citizens, what would you call us?"

After seeing the coverage of her fight Hasselbeck, O'Donnell asked for and received an early release from her contract with 'The View.'

Despite voters finding her "annoying," there's no denying that O'Donnell helped the show immensely, with ratings rising significantly during her tenure.

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