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One way or another, Rosie’s getting her show

While the reported negotiations between Rosie O’Donnell and MSNBC didn’t lead to a prime-time deal, the outspoken comedian won’t let that keep her from hosting her own show.
/ Source: msnbc.com contributors

While the reported negotiations between Rosie O’Donnell and MSNBC didn’t lead to a prime-time deal, the outspoken comedian won’t let that keep her from hosting her own show. (MSNBC is a joint venture between Microsoft and NBC Universal.) Just don’t look for it in prime time — or on TV.

According to a recent video posted to her r blog, Rosie plans to take the idea to her own Web site. “So I’m going to figure out a way to do a show out here in my blogville,” she revealed. “I really think it’s the next way, anyway. Who the hell wants to work with a company with three letters that’s just going to get mad if you tell people what you’re doing? I don’t know.”

Rosie claims the deal with the five-letter network went south after she spilled the beans. “I’m too old,” she said of whole secret deal approach. “When you’re young you can do those things.”

But there’s one production problem that could delay any upcoming Webisodes of Rosie’s new show. No, it’s not the writer’s strike. She’s having some technical problems.

“I got this new flip phone, this little video phone thing.” After spotting the first problem, she corrected herself. “It’s not a phone… But here’s the thing, I can’t get this to get on my Mac, to be in my blog. So annoying. On a scale of 1-10 — 10 being the most annoying — this would be about a 9.”

Paris Hilton defends paparazzi rights

Sure, they hound her at every turn, but Paris Hilton’s not willing to badmouth gossip rag shutterbugs. TimesNow.TV reports the celebutante, who owes much of her early famous-for-being-famous status to the paparazzi, comes to the photogs’ defense.

“Basically they're doing their job,” Paris explained. “Everyone has the job to do, so I respect that. And when you are a celebrity this comes with the territory, so you can't really complain about it because it's just going to happen anyway. Even though it can get out of control sometimes, you just have to learn to deal with it.”

Heck, that sounds oddly reasonable.

Reese and Ryan’s son plans for the future At just 4 years old, he’s not quite ready to punch the clock, but Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe’s son, Deacon, knows what he wants to be when he grows up.

In a recent issue of the Daily Express, Reese revealed that Deacon isn’t looking to ride his parents’ coattails in the entertainment industry. He’s got his eye on the pie.

“He wants to be a pizza delivery boy,” the actress told the paper. “Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it's hard to see how it could be a career as such.”

Not ones to miss a shot at free advertising, Pizza Hut is ready to fast-track little Deacon in his chosen profession. Extra published a letter to the tyke from Sandi Karrmann, “Chief People Officer” for Pizza Hut.

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“We recently heard that you want to be a pizza delivery driver when you grow up. How wonderful! You’ve got several years to go before you can join our team, but in the meantime we’re sending you a few things, so that you can practice.”

The items enclosed included a Pizza Hut uniform in Deacon’s size, a mini delivery car to “polish your driving skills” and a gift card so the son of the well-to-do actors can always afford to keep up the pizza-munching lifestyle.

And just so mom’s career concerns don’t hold Deacon back, Sandi added, “We have delivery drivers who have worked for us for 10, 15, even 20 years! And the same Pizza Hut drivers who deliver hot, fresh pizzas right to your door have gone on to become successful businessmen, doctors, lawyers and, yes, actors. Deacon, keep on dreaming big and know that we’re saving a spot for you on our team.”

Dish on the fly
While moviegoers hardly remember it, Brad Pitt’s voice role in “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas” is appreciated by at least one big fan, according to ContactMusic. When Angelina Jolie was asked which of their parents’ films the little ones loved the most, she said of “Sinbad,” “Maddox loves that one, he likes the sounds of Brad's voice.” … The National Enquirer’s Mike Walker revealed that Britney Spears felt bashful the first time she showed her new plus-sized kisser to the world. Apparently Brit told her pals she had a fender bender “and my airbag smacked me right in the face.” The NE source claimed Britney even added, “I’m lucky it didn’t do more damage, y’all!”

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