Now that the cast of The View has been set, you'd think tempers would have settled. But according to the latest leaked gossip probably intended to boost ratings for the show, the women of The View are not calming down. To be more blunt: Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg hate each other.
In August, multiple news outlets reported that during a test episode of the show, Whoopi and Rosie aligned against possible co-host S.E. Cupp and tore her to bits. But if current gossip by way of The Daily Mail is to be believed, Rosie and Whoopi have now turned against each other, getting into a heated argument last Thursday that continued into the commercial break:
The 'Hot Topic' was on spanking and the segment was running long, so producers told Whoopi it was time to go to commercial break in her ear. Rosie refuses to wear an ISD monitor in her ear so the control room is unable to speak to her.
Whoopi told her that if she had an ear monitor, she would have known what was going on. When Whoopi did the abrupt cut to commercial, when Rosie let loose, the insider said.
'As soon as they went to commercial break, Rosie took the handheld microphone that they use to engage the audience,' explains the tipster.
'Instead of talking to the crowd, Rosie spoke directly to Whoopi in the mic that she "hurt my feelings," and that she was "very upset by it" and "didn't appreciate" what Whoopi had done.'
Whoopi did not take kindly to this, telling Rosie to please stop because it "was not the time" to have this discussion. Rosie did not stop it, so Whoopi didn't either:
The View moderator then fired back to Rosie: 'F*** it, I told you to leave it alone and you just don't want to listen. If you want to go there Rosie, I will dammit. I'm really sick of your s***!'
Luckily, Rosie Perez defused the situation:
'Oh s***, Twitter is going to be off the hook now,' Perez quipped, causing the crowd to laugh. 'They're about to get it,' she continued.
Much of the drama here apparently stems from the fact Rosie wants to be moderator instead of Whoopi and that Whoopi is dying to get out of her contract. More telling is that a representative for The View didn't deny the fight, telling the New York Daily News that the pair "had a misunderstanding and an exchange. They talked it out and they were back to business as usual."
In other actual news: ratings for The View are up.
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