Walters Returns To The View, But Will Rosie?


Barbara Walters, who created and co-produces ABC's The View, returned to the show Thursday and said she intends to secure "peace in the kingdom" between co-hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Walters insisted that the angry exchange between the two that occurred on Wednesday was not contrived as a ratings ploy and that reports to the contrary were "just absurd." O'Donnell did not appear on Thursday's show; she had previously indicated that she would take the day off to celebrate her partner Kelli Carpenter's birthday. The Friday and Monday shows were taped in order to give the cast and staff a long Memorial Day weekend. Walters said the extra time would give everyone time to cool off. But it was not at all certain that O'Donnell will be returning to the show on Tuesday. (She is due to leave on June 21, the expiration of her contract.) On her personal blog, she told a viewer that she had "no idea" whether she would return. Meanwhile, O'Donnell found a surprise supporter in her feud with Hasselbeck. On the syndicated TV show Extra, Donald Trump, who engaged in a fierce debate with O'Donnell earlier in the year, said that Hasselbeck was "one of the dumber people on television" and pronounced Rosie the winner of the feud. Finally, the New York Post reported that O'Donnell's chief writer, Janette Barber, had been caught drawing moustaches on photographs of Hasselbeck in The View studios and was escorted from the building.




25/05/2007


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