The daily gossip: Rosie O'Donnell got her feelings hurt by Ellen DeGeneres, Kanye West's private school is requiring families to sign NDAs, and more
Rosie O'Donnell: Ellen DeGeneres 'hurt my feelings'
Ellen DeGeneres pulled a Mariah Carey "I don't know her" on Rosie O'Donnell, and she hasn't forgotten. On Watch What Happens Live, O'Donnell revealed why she never appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show during its two-decade run, citing an incident she's still mad about. The comedian explained that after her show went off the air, DeGeneres was being interviewed by Larry King, who asked, "What ever happened to Rosie O'Donnell? Her show went down the tubes! She came out as a lesbian and disappeared!" DeGeneres apparently responded, "I don't know Rosie. We're not friends." This "hurt my feelings like a baby, and I never really got over it," O'Donnell said. Since then, she says "we had a little bit of a weird thing," so when she was invited to appear on DeGeneres' show, she asked to bring another guest to make things "less awkward" — a request that was denied. Any chance that proposed guest's name might rhyme with Pakota Dohnson?
Kanye West's private school is requiring families to sign NDAs
Ye don't need no education background to launch his own school, or so he thinks. A new Rolling Stone report dives into questions surrounding Kanye West's new private Christian school, Donda Academy, which has been shrouded in secrecy. That may be because the school reportedly requires families to sign nondisclosure agreements, which a consultant claimed is an "informal agreement." But Rolling Stone dug up some information, including the fact that the school's head, principal Brianne Campbell, is 28 years old and "has never held a formal position as an educator," having just enrolled in a master's degree program in January. For this school year, Donda Academy, which isn't accredited, has reportedly accepted about 100 students and has 16 teachers. But Rolling Stone reports the school was "still looking to hire staff members" only two weeks before the start of the school year. Kanye, we're really happy for you, we'll let you finish ... but Donald Trump had the greatest fake school of all time!
'Ted Lasso' facing delays after Jason Sudeikis called for 'significant' rewrites
Have Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis put a curse on one another's productions? Ted Lasso is facing some behind-the-scenes issues, as there's "concern and frustration" that the upcoming third season is not "even close to finished," Puck's Matthew Belloni reports. This is the first season where Sudeikis is "firmly in charge" along with the other creators, and he demanded a "significant rewrite" to the scripts, the report says. "Those rewrites took a while," Belloni reports, and after filming finally started in March, changes were still being made on the fly, character arcs were being altered, and more. This has all reportedly ballooned the season's budget "between 20 percent to 30 percent," and the series is said to have blown past its deadline to air this past summer with no indication of when production will be completed. We can see why the other writers may have been unsure about adding a Harry Styles diss into every scene of every episode, but hey, he's the boss!
Kim Kardashian and Scott Disick sued over alleged lottery scam
If you entered a lottery promoted by Kim Kardashian, we hope you're hungry … for ads. Kardashian and Scott Disick are both being sued for $40 million for allegedly promoting a scam lottery to followers. According to TMZ, the class action lawsuit claims they created a lottery offering the chance to win $100,000, first-class tickets to Los Angeles, and a stay in Beverly Hills. But the lawsuit alleges the lottery was a scam and the whole thing was really about selling the personal information of those who entered to advertisers. Contestants were allegedly "invaded by hundreds of advertisers, some of which are soliciting the plaintiffs with potentially offensive and unwanted content." Curated Businesses, the company behind the contest, insisted to TMZ there were legitimate winners who really were awarded prizes, but the lawsuit accuses Kardashian and Disick of "duping their fans and followers." Well, should Kardashian ever get that law degree, it sounds like it'll soon come in handy.
You can turn Taylor Swift's new album into a clock
Look what time it is: Time for Swifties to fork over some more money. Taylor Swift's new album Midnights will drop next month, and there will be four covers with different artwork. But Swift has now taken to TikTok to reveal that when you turn the four covers over and place them side by side, they form a clock. Sounds like just a cool little Easter Egg, right? Well, Swift is going further by selling a kit that includes a centerpiece and hands so you can assemble the albums into a real, working clock. "She's a clock," Swift declared on TikTok. "It's a clock. It's a clock, it makes a clock. It can help you tell time." Of course, this requires buying not only the kit but all four versions of the album, so for the vinyl editions, this will cost over $160 before taxes and shipping. That might sound steep, but the ability to contribute to Swift's next private jet purchase is truly priceless.