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"Angelina Jolie gave me her phone number. We talked on the phone two or three times, but that was that. There was a tentative plan to have dinner that never came through. I was a little afraid of her. She's scary in a sexual kind of way. I have dreams about her a lot still." - Rosie O'Donnell
Britney Spears has topped a poll of the top Hollywood meltdowns of 2007. The Toxic singer beat out competition from Owen Wilson to score the number one spot on the list compiled by American magazine Us. Spears' public downfall has spanned the whole year (07) and included such incidents as emerging from a car without wearing any underwear; shaving her own head; a stint in rehab; a disastrous performance at the MTV Video Music Awards; a divorce from Kevin Federline and an ongoing custody battle over her two infant sons.
Second-placed Wilson attempted suicide in August (07), while Paris Hilton came third following a tumultuous year which saw her jailed for violating her probation for drink-driving.
Lindsay Lohan, who was arrested twice for driving under the influence and checked into rehab twice in 2007, came fourth, while British singer Amy Winehouse is in fifth place.
The top 10 Hollywood meltdowns of 2007 are:
1. Britney Spears
2. Owen Wilson
3. Paris Hilton
4. Lindsay Lohan
5. Amy Winehouse
6. Cameron Diaz
7. Rosie O'Donnell
8. Ellen DeGeneres
9. Alec Baldwin
10. David Hasselhoff.
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Rosie O'Donnell's highly anticipated new book, Celebrity Detox, doesn't hit stores until October 9, but "The Insider" has obtained a copy of the controversial tell-all and there are revelations on every page!
Among the hot topics that Rosie delves into is her painful childhood secret. She writes that as a child, she used to break her own limbs with "a baseball bat" or a "wooden hanger."
On page 186, it reads: "My hands and fingers usually. No one knew. My secret." Why? "Proof," she writes, "that I had some value, enough to be fixed." And later, Rosie cryptically adds, "There were many benefits to having a cast. In the middle of the night, it was a weapon."
As for her turbulent stint on "The View," Rosie describes a backstage shouting match where she claims to have repeatedly called Barbara Walters a "liar" for not defending her during her much-publicized showdown with Donald Trump. She also describes Barbara's "tiredness."
Last May, Rosie exited "The View" three weeks earlier than her planned departure, just days after she and conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck got into a heated on-air dispute regarding the war in Iraq that, at times, turned personal.
On Elisabeth, Rosie writes: "Elisabeth, antiabortion, pro Bush, pro war, believes in everything I don't, and I believe in everything she doesn't. She's as slender as I am fat, as restrained as I am vociferous, as polite as I am frank," adding, "Right from the start I could see in this slip of a girl so different from me, I could see something fierce, a fist in the frill, and I liked that. But we had no language in common."
As for Donald Trump, Rosie reportedly lets loose on the mogul, calling him a "torn scarecrow" and "a garden slug."
Regarding Rosie's name calling, Donald fired back, telling "The Insider" that her book is simply "garbage."
But Rosie isn't looking to cash in with her not-so-celebrity friendly tome -- all proceeds will go to charity.
Source: The Insider Online