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Rosie O'Donnell won't leave Lindsay Lohan alone, compares her to Whitney Houston -- VIDEO

Did a mad scientist send pop culture back to 2006? It feels that way, with Lindsay Lohan and Rosie O’Donnell garnering so many headlines lately. This morning, the former Queen of Nice paid another visit to the Today show, and though O’Donnell was there to serve on a “Professionals” panel, she also defended comments she made about Lohan on Tuesday.

To recap: Two days ago, O’Donnell told Matt Lauer she thinks Lohan needs “a lot of help.” More specifically, she continued, “She’s had a lot of trouble doing every single movie, including SNL. I think she’s not in a place to work.”

O’Donnell says she was surprised by the way the blogosphere reacted to her comments. Even so, she’s standing by her harsh words — “We’ve all seen what’s happened [to Lohan] in the last decade,” O’Donnell told Lauer today. “Because it’s tragic.”

What’s more, O’Donnell believes the industry has an obligation to help Lohan. She explained her position by invoking another fallen star: Whitney Houston. READ FULL STORY

Bill O'Reilly calls 'Simpsons' Fox News jab 'a cheap shot'

The Simpsons have never been afraid to bite the hand that feeds them — or the right-pointing hand of their brother network. As part of its 25th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Fox re-aired the long-running comedy’s pilot episode. The program’s credits included a cheeky card that read, “Congratulations FOX on 25 years… We still love you.*” The asterisk pointed to a caveat: “This doesn’t include Fox News.”

In that night’s new episode, Lisa Simpson also mused about why she loves Fox: “I like how the network is a daring liberal antidote to the right-wing network it gave birth to.”

All in good fun, right? Well, not according to Bill O’Reilly, who featured the show’s gentle gibes in his own program’s “Reality Check” segment last night. “How predictable,” he sniffed after airing the clip and calling the jokes “a cheap shot.” See O’Reilly’s segment, courtesy of Mediaite, below. READ FULL STORY

Shirley MacLaine kicks Dick Clark's dogs when they're down

Oh, Ouiser! Recall the movie Steel Magnolias, in which Shirley MacLaine’s shrew of a neighbor waged war against Tom Skerritt’s Drum Eatenton because his party’s firecracker prep was terrifying her anxious dog? Well, let’s just say MacLaine could relate to her character extremely well.

At the premiere of her new film, Bernie, in which she plays a doomed wealthy widow, the Oscar winner was asked about the recent passing of Dick Clark. “Well, now I can walk past his house in Malibu and his dogs won’t attack mine,” she said, as co-star Jack Black winced. “That’s one good thing.” Watch below:

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Sharon Osbourne attacks Simon Cowell on 'The Talk' -- VIDEO

Sharon Osbourne had some choice words for Simon Cowell on the April 17th episode of The Talk. Addressing reports that a new biography about Cowell says Osbourne left her position as mentor on the U.K. edition of The X Factor because she was angry over Cowell’s relationship with fellow judge Dannii Minogue, Osbourne snapped, “I’m, like, pissed off because you’ve got a whole career to talk about. … Why bring Mrs. O into your messing around?”

Though she admitted she did not like Minogue, Osbourne insisted Cowell’s romantic entanglements had no bearing on her decision to quit The X Factor. She also put forward a couple of theories about the misinformation. First, she said Cowell “likes to glamorize, he likes the publicity, he likes the attention.” She noted, “The thing is, nobody leaves Simon — he fires you.” Then Osbourne, who currently judges on the Cowell-produced America’s Got Talent, laughed, “He’ll probably fire me now.”

As for her final theory about Cowell (whose reps offered no comment)… well, you’ll have to watch the clip for that. Hint: It involves the indictment, “He has everything — but you can’t buy the goods!” Find out what those “goods” are below. READ FULL STORY

Courtney Love apologizes to Frances Bean Cobain on Twitter

All’s fair in Love and Twitter? Frances Bean Cobain didn’t think so when her mother Courtney Love sent out a Twitter screed that accused Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, 43, of trying to seduce 19-year-old Frances Bean. Suffice it to say, the history between Grohl and his former Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain’s family is complicated, and Love has become fairly infamous for her sprawling, trouble-making Internet rants. Regardless, Love’s grunge-heiress daughter was quick to dismiss the tweets and suggested Twitter ban Love.

This weekend, Love tried to make amends with a short-and-sweet tweet: “Bean, sorry I believed the gossip.. Mommy loves you.” READ FULL STORY

Joe Eszterhas calls Mel Gibson's behavior 'heinous, vile, unforgivable' -- VIDEO

After getting the Anti-Defamation League on his side, Maccabees screenwriter Joe Eszterhas continued his campaign against Mel Gibson this morning on the Today show. Eszterhas related Gibson’s alleged tirades and fantasies to co-host Ann Curry: Gibson allegedly shared a scenario of “sexual butchery” — involving Gibson’s ex Oksana Grigorievawith — with Eszterhas’s son, then 15, and wanted to use The Maccabees to convert Jews to Christianity.

Calling his script “a Jewish Braveheart,” Eszterhas called Gibson “heinous,” “vile,” “violent,” and “threatening,” saying his son was so afraid of Gibson’s behavior that he filmed it on his iPod for proof. He further claimed that he was not responsible for the release of his nine-page screed against Gibson earlier this week and dismissed Gibson’s response. See Eszterhas’s full interview below. READ FULL STORY

Frances Bean Cobain calls Courtney Love 'gross,' says Twitter should ban her mother

Even after a pair of high-profile defamation lawsuits, Courtney Love still hasn’t learned to control herself on Twitter. On Tuesday, the Hole rocker took to her private account — not to be confused with @Courtney, Love’s official Twitter profile — and proceeded to write a series of breathless 140 character messages claiming that Dave Grohl had seduced her 19-year-old daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

Cobain, in turn, has released a harsh statement through her publicist:

While I’m generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I’m in a monogamous relationship and very happy.

Twitter should ban my mother.

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Joel McHale addresses Chevy Chase 'Community' conflict on 'Live! With Kelly'

For a master class in how to handle a sensitive issue, I submit to you Joel McHale, host of The Soup and leading lad of NBC’s Community, which as you probably know is in the midst of a major he-said-he-said dramatic debacle between creator Dan Harmon and costar Chevy Chase.

During a stint as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on Live! With Kelly, McHale was asked to address the feud, and he hedged like a pro. (Watch the video here!) “It was over voice mails, so there’s been some awesome recorded messages from Chevy,” said McHale, who has been asked whether the dispute is real. “It’s impossible because there’s no way Chevy could figure out voice mail.” Charming, yes, but he doesn’t answer the question — flawless evasive joking!

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Here we go again: Another Chevy Chase 'Community' rant leaks -- LISTEN

Despite the make-nice between Chevy Chase and Community creator Dan Harmon, who apologized for leaking an expletive-laden voicemail rant from Chase earlier this month, a new tape has surfaced to ripple the waters. In another slow-boiling message, obtained by Celebuzz, Chase expresses his frustration with Harmon’s editorial decisions on Community. “Obviously you don’t get my humor at all,” says Chase getting increasingly angry until he essentially threatens to quit, saying, “You’re missing the f—ing point. … It’s just a f—ing mediocre sitcom! I want people to laugh and this isn’t funny.” Listen below. READ FULL STORY

Wilmer Valderrama vs. Adam Duritz: Who is Hollywood's most inexplicably irresistable Romeo?

Wilmer Valderrama makes Casanova look like The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Over the past decade or so, the suave Venezuelan-American has been linked to everyone from Jennifer Love Hewitt to Demi Lovato — at this point, he’s definitely better known as a prolific dater than as That ’70s Show‘s goofy foreign-exchange student Fez. And according to a recently tweeted photo, it seems that Valderrama is currently Wilmering yet another gorgeous starlet: former Friday Night Lights actress — and Derek Jeter ex — Minka Kelly.

Hearing that these two might be an item isn’t quite as surprising as hearing, in 2004, that the eighth lead from Summer Catch was somehow dating then-superstar Lindsay Lohan. (You guys, remember how famous Lindsay Lohan was in 2004?) Even so, I’m continually intrigued by Valderrama’s parade of hot, successful girlfriends. His biggest screen credits in the past two years are From Prada to Nada and the straight-to-ABC Family flick A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song — so his resume can’t be what’s winning them over. Is it the faux accent? His entrepreneurial ambitions? Does he smell like cupcakes, maybe?

Then again, Valderrama’s fertile love life may not be Hollywood’s biggest head-scratcher. READ FULL STORY

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