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Roseanne recently slammed Oprah for endorsing Obama, calling her a "closeted republican" [sic].
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updated 1/10/2008 10:51:25 PM ET 2008-01-11T03:51:25

Comedian and opinionated blogger Roseanne debates the merits of various presidential hopefuls in a series of posts on her Web site. Though it’s still not clear whom she’s backing in the primaries, one thing’s for sure: She’s not happy about Oprah Winfrey’s endorsement of Barack Obama.

In fact, the former TV mom delivers a harsher tongue-lashing to the Queen of Talk than any of the candidates. “Oprah has given us Swartzenegger [sic] and Dr. Phil,” Roseanne rants. “If that was not offensive enough to decent thinking people, now she brings us Obama.”

Addressing Oprah directly, Roseanne adds, “You are a closeted republican and chose Barak [sic] Obama because you do not like other women who actually stand for something to working American Women besides glamour, angels, Hollywood and dieting!”

Wednesday night, Roseanne seemed to throw her support behind Hillary Clinton, stating, “I have decided that having a woman president before any man of any color is what these times call for.” But by Thursday morning she assured she “liked Obama, too.”

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Halle Berry wants to ‘stay pregnant forever’
Most mothers-to-be can’t wait for their delivery date to roll around, but not Halle Berry. The Oscar-winning actress, due to give birth to her first child in March, is so content with her pregnancy she never wants it to end.

“My skin is aglow from all the hormones,” Halle brags in the upcoming issue of InStyle. “I want to stay pregnant forever. … Right now I just have so much joy and energy that I feel like I've already done 12 things today. I can just go and go and go.”

Taking pleasure in the process is nothing new for Halle. “There is nothing bad about it,” she declared back in October. “The morning sickness and the vomiting and the hot sweats. Nothing's been bad about it. I've loved every second of it.”

Dish on the fly
The latest scandal for Jamie Lynn Spears isn’t on par with her teen pregnancy shocker, but she managed to upset a few folks from her hometown all the same. Page Six reports that after dining at a Mexican restaurant in Kentwood, La., the “Zoey 101” star left without tipping. “Jamie is not well liked here," La Carreta waitress Brittanie Heaney said. … It’s hard to imagine laid-back duo Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in a barroom brawl, but according to In Touch Weekly, that’s just what happened last Saturday night. When a fellow patron took photos of the unsuspecting twosome at West Hollywood’s Bar Lubitsch, Drew tattled to an employee. Suddenly fists were flying, and the celebrity couple hightailed it. "Drew and Justin ran out of there as quickly as they could," an eyewitness told the magazine. … In a recent contribution to his Huffington Post blog, Alec Baldwin explained the real reason he and other A-listers hit the talk show circuit. “Most lead actors I know would hardly ever bother with appearances on most talk shows, let alone morning shows, except in order to fulfill contractual obligations to promote their projects,” the “30 Rock” actor explained. If not for the employer arm-twisting, Alec pondered, “Who would Jay Leno have seated next to him?”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines and Helen A.S. Popkin.

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