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Celebrity Detox: The Fame Game

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2007

    Sensitive, Tender and True

    Some years ago, an L.A. bound plane I was on had to make an unfortunate landing in Texas until some issues were resolved. While somtimes waiting to reboard in stresslful times like this, one has a tendency of bonding with those around you. One person in my small, bonded circle in the waiting area was Rosie O'Donnell. She had already won Star Search and had just finished doing something with Dom DeLuise 'as his daughter I believe'. I recognized her from Star Search and started a conversation with her since I am also an actor. We immediately hit it off and bonded with each other sharing stories of our first films both at Columbia Pictures. She was enthusiastic and I could tell had a heart of gold. Rosie, in that room, gave others confidence in the midst of the layover. She found humor and I remember her smiling alot. I remember thinking, 'what a lovely person.' Of course at the time she was not famous, except for dorks like me, who knew Star Search. She couldn't belive that I even remembered her Burger King skit when she talked too close to the mike. It always made me laugh. All these years later, Rosie lives not too far from me and I used to see her with Kelli at a great little place called The Coven 'great pub' which is long gone. I always wanted to say hi and see if she remembered our little stop over, not only as a fellow actor but as a friend. The last thing most celebs want when they are out is to be bombarded with people, so I always respect that and never did say hi. I have always felt like a little bird with Rosie. I watched her at the beginning both in person and from a distance all through her career, from the streets of Nyack to Hollywood. I have always seen a smiling, good-hearted woman who wants to do good. Celebrity Detox is yet my latest glimpse into Rosie's life and I applaud her candor, honesty and poetic approach to personal expression. The book is very different. It is unique! It is not prose for prose sake but it is intermingled with poetry, journal entries, rants and raves. I do not think Rosie's intention in writing this book is supposed to be a literary masterpiece, but an expression of all that she feels inside. The tenderness of the loss of her mom colored her future in so many ways and it is obvious in her relationships with Barbara Walters and Barbra Streisand. Her sensitivity is very palpable and only those who understand this type of sensitivity will be able to relate to how Rosie has responded to some things .. yes, it can sometimes be aggressive, but I believe we get to that point when you've just had enough! Enough is enough. Rosie comes from a good place. She is not out to harm anyone. Her choices are her choices. Her journey is her journy and because she has dared to be different and often protect and fight for the underdog, she is often misunderstood and the rocks come hurling at her. This book will help you understand Rosie better if you are currently confused by some of the recent events. May God bless her and hold her and her family in the palm of his hands. The proceeds are going to children - what a beautiful thing to do. I highly recommend the book not only because it is full on interesting tidbits on 'the biz' and some of the behind the scenes situations but more than that it offers a perspective that the media sometimes does not allow us to see - what goes on in the heart of someone when he/she is the brunt of a media controversy. How easy to forget that we are human beings! I think Rosie demonstrates that so well in her book. Peace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    MOVIES

    For actresses, i will post what movies to starr in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2008

    Celebrity Detox - Everything I Wanted

    Celebrity Detox is, by far, one of the best celebrity autobiographies there is. Rosie O'Donnell is absolutely amazing. Not only is she funny and witty, but she has a way of attracting people to something. Her time at 'The View', though controversial, was a highlight in TV history. And why there was so much controversy at 'The View' is explained in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    I so get it

    This book forced me to open my own eyes. I could not put it down, read from front to back in only a few hours. A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2007

    Very REAL !!

    Very honest and real!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2007

    Great Book !

    Rosie has wrote a great book, Celebrity Detox. It is a follow up to her laste book, Find Me. If you do not know anything about Rosie please read this book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2007

    A reviewer

    An easy read and well worth your time. A glimpse into the not-so-glamorous Hollywood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2007

    honest and true Rosie

    She is what she is no bull.She puts herself out there.I like the fact that the money goes toward helping kid,and for all the people who say she is too opinionated they are the same people who watch Bill O`Reilly talk about opinionated and he s usually got his facts all wrong and he berates people who differ with him,the only difference is she is a women and God forbid any of us have opinions,at least her facts are researched and thats all she has ever said research and decide for yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2007

    A reviewer

    I am so looking forward to reading Celebrity Detox. I admire Rosie for her honesty and courage in sharing her knowledge, beliefs, feelings, and passions. Its unfortunate that people are so judgemental. Just because Rosie may be opinionated it doesn't mean she doesn't respect someone elses opinion. It just means she doesn't necessarily agree with their opinion. If more people stood up for what they believe this country wouldn't be in such a mess. They'll always be people who don't get 'it' or her and they'll always be people who will take what she says out of context and try to make it mean something other than what it really does but I'm sure I am going to love Rosies book just as I do her. Go Rosie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2007

    Rosie at her most honest.

    A quick read. It was a little scattered but anyone who's read her blog knows that it's pure Rosie. So honest it's painful at times, a beautifully written memoir about a tumultuous time in her life. Bravo to Rosie for donating all of the proceeds to charity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2007

    Courageously Honest

    Celebrity Detox is one of the BEST books I have ever read. I could not put this book down. Rosie is brave in the way she chooses to live and has the strength to be honest when it is most difficult. If you do not love Rosie now, read this book and she will capture your heart. She walked away from 50 million dollars!!!!! Rosie is tremendously talented across so many disciplines yet she refuses to lose touch with what is most important. She understands much about human challenges and shows compassion for all in a celebrity world which can be so insulated from hardship. We can all learn from this woman who is so humble about her talent, her success and the way she chooses to live. LOVE YOU ROSIE!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2007

    Love Rosie

    I love Rosie so, of course, I loved her book. Rosie is a 'diamond in the rough.' She feels everything so deeply that it is hard for her to find peace. She feels a responsibility for humankind that disrupts her life here on earth. Those who do not 'see' her will not understand her message. Those who 'see' her will.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2007

    Love Rosie

    This book was a true insight to rosies life and mind. She is So honest, tells you like it is and doens't sugar coat.I am a huge Rosie Fan! Why are ppl rating her book here that haven't read it, its for people that have read it. 100% of the money she makes goes to Ro's kid an organization to help children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2007

    cant wait

    Have not read yet, but can't wait. I respect Rosie very much for puting herself out there.

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