I have been sitting here trying to figure out how to write about the sad events of the day. I was already so sad to hear that Farrah Fawcett had lost her battle with cancer. Even though we knew it was coming and she had been suffering so long, to actually hear about it was still so hard to believe. I have been sitting here reminiscing about when I was a kid me and my friends used to play “Charlie’s Angels” on the playground after lunch. We thought we were so cool, running around with our pretend guns, trying to get the bad guys. We all used to argue about who got to be Farrah and it was always the pretty blond girls. I always ended up being Kate Jackson. My mom had a t-shirt store and let me tell you I had so many Farrah Fawcett t-shirts and of course there was the famous swim suit poster and I even had the matching button that seriously I used to wear. And if only my hair had been straight instead of curly…I longed for feathered hair just like Farrah’s – weren’t the 80’s great?? So just like everyone still reeling from losing Farrah I was SHOCKED when my neighbor called to tell me about Michael Jackson. It was so hard to believe that at 50, he was gone, just on the verge of his comeback. And even though he was surrounded by controversy and really we haven’t heard much from him lately…he was still Michael Jackson, an amazing talent and the King of Pop. I have been sitting here watching the tributes and comments from all his Hollywood friends and it is just so hard to believe. Elton John was right in the middle of singing at his annual “White Tie and Tiara Ball” and he sang and dedicated the song “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” to Michael. Liz Taylor couldn’t even release a statement she was so upset and Madonna couldn’t stop crying. Lisa Marie Presley who was married to Michael for 20 months is “sad and confused with every emotion possible.” She also says she is “heartbroken for his children who I know were everything to him and for his family. “ You can imagine the twittering that was going on today. All the celebs have left their thoughts on the icon. Miley Cyrus tweets, “Michael Jackson was my inspiration.” MC Hammer, “I have no words…I loved Michael Jackson…RIP”. Ashton Kutcher “RIP Sending love and light to family and friend but especially his kids.”
There were some other things that happened today that I will try and fill you in on, as well as take a break from the sadness of today. Love her or hate her, Rosie O’Donnell is back, and this time she is getting her own daily radio program on Sirius XM. You will be able to tune in this fall and hear Rosie talk about various topics including pop culture, stay at home moms, politics and, much more. She will also have celebrity guests and everyday people on the show, as well as people will be able to call in and talk to Rosie and her guests. The clincher for Rosie was that she will not have to go far to go to work everyday. She is having a studio built right into her guest house on her New York property. This will allow her to be close to her 4 children. “Rosie Radio” will air from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m ET.
Staying with “The View” theme – Joy Behar who finally agreed to marry her boyfriend Steve Janowitz of 26 years, has gotten cold feet and has called off the engagement. Joy jokes, “I’m getting my own talk show on HLN, so I don’t have to get married anymore.” At this point she just can’t decide, who knows one day that may actually do it and that is fine with Steve. The couple is still together and all is good just the way it is.