Rosie O'Donnell is back! And she's bringing her characteristic candor with her -- at least for a day, People reports.
After a divisive exit from the show seven years ago, O'Donnell is returning to "The View" Feb. 7.
The controversial comedian has made headlines over the years, adopting children, ending relationships and enduring what she has described as a post-traumatic stress disorder, the Associated Press reported in announcing her return.
Barbara Walters, the show's creator, had expressed upset over O'Donnell's criticism of the show upon her departure but said Monday that she appreciated her lively debate and humor. O'Donnell, 51, who had angrily sparred with conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, later said she had felt like a "foster kid" on the show.
"I have great affection for Rosie, and we have remained in contact throughout the years. I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show's successful history," Walters said in a statement reported by Variety.
O'Donnell apparently has the same mutual admiration, a source told People.
"She wanted to go back and visit 'The View' to celebrate Barbara's last season and talk about her [ABC Family] show 'The Fosters' and her one-woman show," the source said.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis walked away with an impressive four awards at the 2014 Grammys, but Macklemore took a moment later to express his feelings about one win in particular, namely in the best rap album category, E! News reports.
The "Thrift Shop" rapper sent a text to Kendrick Lamar, telling him how he should have been the one to take home that prize.
"You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have," Macklemore wrote in the message, which he then posted to his Instagram account. "It's weird and [stinks] that I robbed you. I was gonna say that during the speech. Then the music started playing during my speech, and I froze. Anyway, you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music. Appreciate you as an artist and as a friend. Much love."
Macklemore also included a caption with the photo of the text that read, "My text to Kendrick after the show. He deserved Best Rap Album. I'm honored and completely blown away to win anything much less 4 Grammys. But in that category, he should have won IMO. And that's taking nothing away from The Heist. Just giving GKMC [Lamar's album 'Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City'] its proper respect."
In addition to best rap album, Macklemore & Lewis earned Grammys for best rap and best rap performance for "Thrift Shop," as well for best new artist.
Lamar, who was nominated in seven categories, left empty-handed.
It's hard to make a speech with a robot helmet on your head. So Daft Punk was duly silent for most of the Grammys, allowing others to speak for the duo at the podium. During the acceptance speech for album of the year, a diminutive unmasked man stepped up to the microphone with a pretty great opening line: "Back when I was drinking, I would imagine things that weren't there, and I'd get frightened. Then I got sober, and two robots called and asked me to make an album," People reports.
That man was Paul Williams, and while his appearance may have been a mystery to the average Grammy viewer, his work certainly isn't.
Williams co-wrote two tracks on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" -- "Touch" and "Beyond" -- and sings on "Touch." He picked up his third Grammy Sunday night, having previously won song of the year in 1977 for "Evergreen (Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born')" and best children's recording in 1979 for "The Muppet Movie." (He wrote a little tune you may be familiar with called "The Rainbow Connection.")
Besides his contributions to Muppetdom, Williams also co-wrote -- with collaborator Roger Nichols -- "An Old Fashioned Love Song" for Three Dog Night, as well as "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays" for the Carpenters. And he wrote the lyrics to the theme from "The Love Boat."
Williams struggled with alcohol and drugs (as he alluded to in his acceptance speech) and has been sober for 23 years -- he received his certification as a drug rehabilitation counselor from UCLA.
He was elected president of the ASCAP Foundation (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, one of the largest performance rights organizations in the U.S.) in 2009. Two years later, a documentary about his life, "Paul Williams Still Alive," premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Numbers from Nielsen have the 56th Annual Grammy Awards pulling in 28.5 million viewers with a 10.1 rating, according to CBS. The 2013 ceremony had 28.4 million viewers and a 10.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic, E! News reports.
Music lovers were rocking their keyboards Sunday night during the 56th Grammy Awards. According to Twitter, the event inspired more than 15.2 million tweets during its East Coast airing, People reports.
Lorde reigned over the conversation, as the most mentioned celebrity of the night. The 17-year-old, who took home a gold gramophone for song of the year, generated more than 145,000 tweets per minute for her performance and best pop solo win.
Fans and friends, including BFF Taylor Swift, used hashtags to share their excitement for the "Royals" singer.
Before Lorde took the stage, Beyonce's "Drunk in Love" performance with hubby Jay Z, which was enough to make any chair blush, started the award show off with a frenzy of posts and turned #surfboard into one the "it" hashtags of the Grammys.
Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar's colorful collaboration with Imagine Dragons kept fans buzzing throughout the night as one of the other top Twitter moments.
Let's be honest: Pharrell Williams' hat was the real winner at Sunday night's Grammys, E! News reports.
The Internet couldn't stop buzzing over the 40-year-old musician's gigantic brown "mountain" cap from designer Vivienne Westwood -- so much so that a Twitter account was even created less than 30 minutes after Pharrell strutted down the carpet with his other half, the hat.
Appropriately titled Pharrell Hat, the account hilariously suggested that the Grammy winner's cap should be the new logo for Arby's, which caught the attention of the restaurant chain.
"Hey @Pharrell, can we have our hat back," the official Arby's Twitter account posted during the show.
To which Williams replied on Monday, "Y'all tryna start a roast beef?"
Best. Tweet. Ever?!
But the singer-songwriter -- who took home four Grammys last night, including the honor for producer of the year, non-classical -- didn't stop there. He also posted various memes of himself with his famous accessory, shamelessly poking fun at the social media backlash.
"Illustration by @Minakwon is my fave ...," he captioned a caricature drawing posted by a fan in which he's wearing his Grammy garb as his hat looks even more gigantic than ever.
And he also tweeted another pic of himself as "Toy Story" character Woody, who happens to be wearing the designer cap while hanging with his buddy Buzz Lightyear.
Who doesn't love a sexy singer with a solid sense of humor?!
Did Kanye West have a hunch he wasn't going to win a Grammy on Sunday?
Perhaps, seeing how the rapper decided not to attend music's biggest night, despite the fact that he was up for two awards, E! News reports.
Instead, West opted to spend time at fiancee Kim Kardashian's family beach house in Malibu, Calif., on Sunday.
Casually dressed in a white shirt and a pair of jeans, the guy could be seen at one point chatting it up on his cell phone while standing on the balcony.
Then again, given West's recent rant against the Grammys, it doesn't exactly come as a complete shock that he chose to sit this year's ceremony out.
During his concert in Phoenix on Dec. 10, the 36-year-old artist didn't hesitate to speak his mind regarding the lack of nominations he had received for his critically acclaimed "Yeezus" album.
" 'Yeezus' is the top one or two album on every single list but only gets two nominations from the Grammys," he told the audience. "What are they trying to say?"
West was up for best rap album for "Yeezus" and best rap song for "New Slave" but lost in both categories to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Everyone knows Meryl Streep can act and sing -- but could a rap career be this leading lady's latest venture?
"The August: Osage County" star was photographed buddying up to 50 Cent, and as the rapper wrote in his Instagram caption, "Things got a little gangsta," People reports.
Streep, 64, struck a pose with 50 Cent and NBA star Kobe Bryant while attending a Los Angeles Lakers game Sunday, and the result pretty much speaks for itself.
"Man I got a good life man lol," 50 Cent, 38, captioned another shot of him and Streep sitting courtside.
The "In Da Club" rapper wore gold chains and repped the New York Jets from head to toe, as Streep kept things classy as usual in a white collared shirt, black sweater and glasses. Bryant, 35, was out with an injury and watched as the New York Knicks beat the Lakers 110-103.
After learning she was nominated for yet another Academy Award, Streep told Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres that she is "so old news" and "boring."
Perhaps a G-Unit collaboration could be just what Hollywood's greatly admired actress needs to spice up her career. After all, Streep is set to showcase her pipes in a movie adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods."