2003_11_rosiecover.jpgThe best thing about the Gruner+Jahr vs. Rosie O'Donnell trial is that with a comedian (comedienne?) as one of the litigants, there are great soundbites. Rosie editor Susan Toepfer claimed that Rosie said "As a lesbian, I'm uncomfortable being on a magazine cover holding another woman or touching another woman" regarding a proposed cover photograph that featured O'Donnell in between Lorraine Bracco and Edie Falco, which seems to be the latest in the crack G+J legal team's strategy of trying to make sure Rosie seems super gay and therefore incredibly insane. Rosie told reporters outside the courthouse, "I have never in my life said, 'As a lesbian, blah, blah, blah.' 'As a lesbian, pass the salt! As a lesbian, give me a Diet Coke!'" O'Donnell claims her problems with the cover photograph stemmed from the fact that it was unflattering. On this one, Gothamist has to side with Rosie. It's not so great.