These old “The View” birds squawking at each other again?
Whoopi And Rosie Get Into Heated Spat On ‘The View’ Set
Apparently the two most outspoken show hosts got into a real live hot-topic on the set of their show. The argument sprang from Whoopi (at the instruction of producers) cutting Rosie off while she was speaking on a subject she was passionate about. The comedian took it personally and wouldn’t let it go. Via DailyMail:
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.’
Standing to the side without a microphone, Whoopi responded by saying: ‘This isn’t the time for this, Rosie.’
Instead of moving on, O’Donnell continued to gripe openly in front of the audience in the microphone about what she perceived as an on-air snub.
‘Well I just don’t appreciate you saying that you were going to do something and not doing it. It makes me upset and I just don’t want to have to go through this,’ O’Donnell continued.
Goldberg, looking annoyed, shot back: ‘I said this was not the time Rosie.’
Not phased by the Oscar winner’s petition to leave matters alone until after the show, the 52-year-old comedienne continued to vent about Whoopi’s actions.
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***!’
A hush fell over the studio.
‘At this point, you could’ve heard a pin drop. It was like everything came to a standstill and Rosie finally backed down,’ the source explained.
New co-host Rosie Perez then jumped up and made light of the moment, ending the quiet that had fallen over the room.
‘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.
Producers hurried over to the two ladies with notes and information regarding the next segment and when the show returned live, it was as though nothing had gone wrong.
SMH. The women on this show are forever butting heads over some silly isht. Is it even that serious?