It used to be that fights on "The View" happened while the cameras were rolling. But hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg recently got into a vicious argument during a commercial break — and now it's leaked out into the open.
Goldberg and O'Donnell are unquestionably the big dogs on "The View," but apparently, O'Donnell doesn't like wearing an earpiece and so doesn't hear the producers shouting that they need to cut to commercial. As the Daily Mail reported, this led to a major conflagration after Goldberg wound up cutting O'Donnell off to go to a break:
"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."
Not phased [sic] 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 spokeperson for the show didn't deny that the fight had happened, unlike other rumors of feuds that have been played down. Speaking to the Daily News, the spokesperson said, “They had a misunderstanding and an exchange. They talked it out and they were back to business as usual."