Filming in front of a live studio audience took on a whole new meaning for the chickies on The View this week. Â From Young Conservatives via Mail Online via BizPacReview:
Rosie was upset because Whoopi cut her off on a ‘Hot Topic’ subject that O’Donnell indicated she was passionate about backstage before the show. The segment ran out of time and Whoopi had to cut to a commercial, a show insider tells MailOnline exclusively.
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.
Well, I hate to be the one to say it, but it serves Rosie right for refusing to wear the ear thingy. Â Those little devices exist so that the cast on a live show know when to cut things short and go to commercial to, uh, pay for the salaries of the highly opinionated and passionate ladies.
I’m not sure what is more interesting here, the fact that Whoopi has the much better sense of decorum and patience to deal with the Rosies of the world or that Rosie O’Donnell tried to appeal to the live studio audience to win them to her side of a cat fight that has obviously been brewing for some time.
The DailyMail article is more detailed on the behind the scenes tensions surrounding the cast of The View, and given that the girls went back to being professionals on camera with not a hint of animosity between them.
Strange that liberals can do that.