Rosie O’Donnell Saw ‘The View’ Co-host Whoopi Goldberg One More Time After Leaving

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Rosie O’Donnell left The View as one of many 4 cohosts after the 2015 season. She cited her friction with Whoopi Goldberg as the rationale for her departure. In a brand new interview with Howard Stern, O’Donnell revealed that she noticed Goldberg another time, and it was awkward. O’Donnell spoke with Stern on April 7 by way of video chat from her residence. 

Whoopi Goldberg had it in for Rosie O’Donnell on day one among ‘The View’

O’Donnell stated she obtained off on the unsuitable foot with Goldberg on her first episode of The View. She made a mistake that Goldberg perceived as a private sleight.

“From day one, she was upset with [me because] I threw to commercial,” O’Donnell stated. “I didn’t know that she saw the countdown. The guy was going like this.”

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The stage director usually alerts the hosts from off digicam when it’s time to go to industrial. O’Donnell didn’t know that Goldberg had successfully known as dibs on that honor.

“Now, listen, she’s been there forever,” O’Donnell stated. “Maybe that’s normal. I saw that, there was a pause, and I said, ‘We’ll be right back after this.’ That was the first day and then there was trouble from then on.”

Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg obtained alongside earlier than ‘The View’

Goldberg interviewed O’Donnell for the job of cohost. They obtained alongside advantageous earlier than taping, and had met by means of Hollywood occasions prior.

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L-R: Whoopi Goldberg, Nicole Wallace, Rosie Perez, Rosie O’Donnell | Lou Rocco/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

“We were friends in the celebrity vernacular for a long time. When I went to do that show, I went to her house and talked to her and we were hanging out, using our vape pens back before we thought it could kill you. I said, ‘Listen, I only want to do this if you want me to do this with you.’ I was thinking we were going to be like Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan, that it was going to be the greatest thing of all time but it got worse and worse and worse.”

Rosie O’Donnell, The Howard Stern Show, 4/7/2020

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O’Donnell knew she couldn’t keep when the cohosts began ostracizing her.

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“There were cliques,” O’Donnell stated. “So I’d come out of my dressing room and they’d all be going to lunch and they’d look at me and I’d go, ‘Bye.’ It was like high school again in a way. I was assuming that I was coming in to be p[art of an ensemble, right? Throw the ball back and forth, everybody shoot, everybody take a shot.”

Whoopi Goldberg was good to Rosie O’Donnell as soon as it was throughout

O’Donnell doesn’t maintain a grudge in opposition to Goldberg, however it’s now troublesome for her to see her in public.

“I don’t hate her but I feel very awkward around her now,” O’Donnell stated. “When you know someone doesn’t like you, it’s kind of weird. We bumped into each other. I went to see Megan Mullally and her husband’s band at I think Cafe Carlyle. I was meeting Ally Sheedy there. She wasn’t there yet. I get out of my SUV and I’m walking into the venue, I see another SUV pull up and I thought to myself, ‘I wonder who that is.’  I go into the venue and I turn around and who’s standing right next to me, Whoopi Goldberg?”

Goldberg was shocked to see her, however invited O’Donnell to eat together with her. 

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L-R: Whoopi Goldberg, Nicole Wallace, Rosie Perez, Rosie O’Donnell | Lou Rocco/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

“I go, ‘Hi,’” O’Donnell stated. “She’s like, ‘Oh hey, how you doing?’ She was so nice, so effusive. The maitre’d came over and sasid, ‘Oh, Ms. Goldberg, Ms. O’Donnell, table for two, come over this way.’ I’m like, ‘No no, we’re not sitting together.’ Whoopi said, ‘Would it be that bad?’ I was like, ‘No, I’m just meeting someone. I’m sure you are too. Good to see you.’ It was that awkward, horrible, yeah.”

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