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Forget how awkward a certain incident on The View was for co-hosts Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd last week, imagine what it was like backstage.

As Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck exchanged words, things were rather awkward for the guests in the greenroom.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Tim Hasselbeck

"All four of us were at a loss," Dancing with the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy told People magazine of his time waiting out the argument with dance partner Laila Ali and fellow stars Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson. "It was a straight-up brawl."

Chmerkovskiy says the guests had been warned by View staffers that the show could get "intense" â€" and it quickly did. "At first everyone was sort of laughing, [like,] 'See, I told you it gets intense.' Then it was like, Okay maybe it's one of those very intense ones."

"But people were still giggling. But then it became a fight between [Rosie O'Donnell] and Elisabeth."

At the commercial break, Chmerkovskiy recalls stone-faced View employees running out of the room to deal with the fallout. Actress Alicia Silverstone, who was also in the greenroom, was not happy that her segment was next: "She was like, 'I don't want to go on now.' She had one of those hyperventilating moments where she was like, 'Okay, I'm really nervous.'"

Probably similar to how Tessa Horst when felt Andy Baldwin got down on one knee - but for very different reasons.

But the show went on, and Chmerkovskiy and Ali performed their dance without incident. "It was like nothing had happened," he says. "I thought great, this must be a normal day at The View."

Of course, it was far from it. Sources O'Donnell was genuinely upset by the bickering on the day she now refers to as "nuclear Wednesday."

But she's now at peace with it and "doesn't second-guess her decision at all," says O'Donnell's lifelong friend Jackie Ellard. "In fact, I'm sure she's sleeping better than she has in a long time."

And certainly better than Paris Hilton will in jail.

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Thanks to People for this collection of celebrity sound bites...

"If I was her, I would hit someone the second I got in there and go into PC, protective custody. Then she's just got to sit in there and read some books."
- Law & Order: SVU star Ice-T, when asked by New York magazine if he had any advice for Paris Hilton before she went to jail.

THG NOTE: Kind of similar to our initial (Office Space-inspired) advice to her, which was to either kick someone's ass the first day, or become someone's bitch.

"What can I say besides... farewells are always difficult."
- Rosie O'Donnell, responding to fan support over her feud with her View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, during her regular blog Web cast. ABC and O'Donnell announced Friday that she's not returning to the show.

"On this one I think Rosie should win. I think anybody that's against the war in Iraq is the winner of the fight, because to justify the war in Iraq ... only an imbecile could do that."
- Rosie's former nemesis Donald Trump, siding with O'Donnell in her feud with Hasselbeck

"I feel fabulous... When I wake up in the morning and I haven't had my coffee and I stumble downstairs, I'm like, '... Oh, s---' I completely forget that I've done this. And I have a few moments where I'm, like, 'Who's that?'"
- X-Men star Anna Paquin, on joining the ranks of Hollywood stars who've gone blonde

"They were very sweet and they poured me a vodka and orange juice and then I was fine."
- Eva Mendes, on having to be coaxed to do her very first on-screen nude scene with Joaquin Phoenix for her new film We Own the Night

"To think that Yoko Ono would even see it makes me want to throw up."
- Paul Rudd, discussing taking on the role of John Lennon in the rock-biopic parody Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, to Entertainment Weekly

"Both are ways to make a good dishonest living."
- Keith Richards, on snorting his dad. Just kidding. What the guitar god refers is being a rock star compared to a pirate. Keith portrays Johnny Depp's dad in the new Pirates of the Caribbean sequel. Depp has admitted his portrayal of the character is based on Richards.

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Rosie O'Donnell is "not sorry" to be leaving The View early.

On her blog yesterday, Rosie reacted to her decision to leave the ABC talkfest after having a major blowout with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck earlier in the week. She had been scheduled to leave the show when her contract expires in June.

In her annoying, immature style, O'Donnell answered reader questions on her site. When a fan wrote: "Sorry UR leaving early! I miss U when UR not on so now I wont watch! Best of luck to you!" O'Donnell answered, "dont b sorry/ i am not."

Does anything else find it hard to take Rosie seriously when she writes like that? It's like Lindsay Lohan trying to convince us that she's clean and sober.
When another fan, Tony, asked: "Don't you want to do an interview something to clear the air?," O'Donnell replied: "no interviews/ u watched it happen/ b 4 ur eyes."

O'Donnell also produced a 13-minute video in which she discusses the incident and shoots down celebrity gossip rumors that she trashed the dressing room, saying: "I've never trashed anything, frankly."

She does acknowledge that a friend, who was a producer for The View, drew a moustache on a picture of Hasselbeck at show's studios. "It was only one photo, people, and it was a magazine cut-out. It was a cute little joke on the way out."

Meanwhile, Rosie said she's never tried so hard in her life to be someone's friend, but it was just wasn't meant to be between her and Hasselbeck. Sort of like Mary Jo Eustace and Dean McDermott.

As for her place on the show, O'Donnell said: "I was really just like a foster kid for a year. We considered adoption, but I didn't really fit in with the family, and now it's time for the foster kid to go back home."

The comedian and outspoken liberal also said she was most upset about the show's use of a split screen during the argument with her co-host. It did give The View a Jerry Springer-like feel.

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Here's great news to start your weekend: Rosie O'Donnell will NOT be returning to The View.

Following an exchange with Elisabeth Hasselbeck that was heated, even by their standards, the unabashed liberal - who embarrassed many of us within that political party - announced today that she won't be completing her contract on the show.

"We had hoped that Rosie would be with us until the end of her contract three weeks from now, but Rosie has informed us that she would like an early leave," Brian Frons, president of ABC Daytime, said in a statement posted on TMZ.com. "Therefore, we part ways, thank her for her tremendous contribution to The View and wish her well."

The Hollywood Gossip does not. We hope no other network gives this attention-seeker the outlet she so craves.

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Rosie O'Donnell should let the door hit her on the way out. And we hope it hurts.

The outspoken, pompous commentator first riled out celebrity gossip-loving feathers when she got into a tiff months ago with the adorable Kelly Ripa. Since then, Rosie has mocked Asians and blamed America for the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

Earlier this week, meanwhile, O'Donnell reportedly acted like a kindergarten child after an argument on The View.

After a heated discussed with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie allegedly trashed her dressing room in anger. Moreover, her chief writer, Janette Barber, was escorted from ABC studios after she was caught drawing moustaches on photos of Elisabeth hanging around the building.

To paraphrase Meredith Grey: Seriously? Seriously, Rosie?!?

Indeed, ABC confirmed that "photographs at 'The View's" offices were defaced," though it adds that the world's most offensive lesbian wasn't around when it happened.

As for the dressing room meltdown, ABC denies it. But O'Donnell continues to be cryptic about whether she's coming back next week, with her latest blog posting saying, "There is a point u must step away from the canvas as the work is done."

There's also a point where YOU need to spell like a grown-up, Rosie. That said, we agree that it's time for you to go. You'd made the canvas at The View uglier than Seth Rogen.

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Fergie is one of many celebrities that loves her dog. And we love her for that.

So we mean no offense by the following canine comparison. We just couldn't help ourselves. Whether they intended to or not, it's hard to argue with the fact that Fergie and Rosie O'Donnell resemble a pair of pooches in these photos.

Fergie: Allure Cover

And just think, Ashlee Simpson thought looking like David Lee Roth was an insult.

Fortunately, readers can look forward to more enticing pics of The View hosts if Debbie Matenopoulos actually goes nude for Playboy.

In the meantime, you can enjoy pictures of other famous females that don't so much look like dogs as they are out simply walking them. Take Jessica Alba, for instance.

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As far as the celebrity gossip - and, apparently, hard news - world was concerned, the announcement that Rosie O'Donnell was leaving The View was treated with the sort of attention usually reserved for the possibility of Britney Spears nude.

"Yesterday's announcement was a tad bit bigger than I expected," Rosie said as co-host Joy Behar read off a lengthy list of news programs that had discussed O'Donnell's departure.

Rosie Picture

"I just didn't watch it," O'Donnell said about the widespread TV coverage. "Once you buy into it, it becomes lodged in the hard drive of your brain. [But] to be breaking news on CNN?"

The attention-hungry host had a point. There are more important issues in the world, such as the Iraq war and the post-plastic surgery photos of Heidi Montag.

Instead, she said, after leaving the studio on Wednesday, 65 press crews were "attacking [my] car like I'm Lindsay Lohan or something."

O'Donnell also swept aside anything Donald Trump had to say about her, leaving it to Behar to discuss the remarks he made Wednesday.

"He went on every show and said we're irrelevant," said Behar, who was also personally attacked by The Apprentice star. "He said I have no talent. But that's okay, I know I have talent."

At least the show tried to make other news this week. It had that daughter-loving fool, Alec Baldwin, on the program.

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What's happening to our favorite daytime hosts?

We just announced that Vanessa Minnillo is leaving Total Request Live.

O'Donnell, Rosie

And - breaking news from The Hollywood Gossip! - Rosie O'Donnell has just announced that she's exiting The View because she couldn't come to terms with ABC on a new contract. We're sure Rosie's recent anti-America comments didn't play a factor at all.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is gonna need to find a new lesbian foe to do battle with now.

Of course, the debate will now rage on about who ought to replace O'Donnell. Fortunately, we don't think Star Jones returning is a possibility.

But we do have one suggestion for Barbara Walters to consider: Katie Holmes. The poor, deluded housewife needs an escape. The View could be it.

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And the worlds of politics and popular culture collide once again.

Enraged that radio "shock jock" Don Imus has been officially sacked (a tragedy, truly), the attack dogs of the right wing have officially been unleashed on... Rosie O'Donnell.

Rosie Takes the Field

It's not even Bill O'Reilly trying to take her down this time. It's former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, one of Washington's most powerful figures before being indicted on multiple criminal counts and forced to resign.

On his blog, Tom writes a post stating "If the Left takes [Don Imus], We'll take Rosie." The controversial DeLay calls on conservatives to "protest and demand" that Rosie O'Donnell get the boot from "The View."

No doubt Donald Trump would like to see her gone. But DeLay uses Imus-gate to make a huge deal out of nothing, calling it a "concerted strategy" of the left wing to "unite to destroy."

Riiiiiiight. Because calling a women's basketball team a bunch of "nappy-headed hos" is completely okay and it's the liberal media that's making the whole thing overblown.

Come on, Tom. We're not huge Rosie O'Donnell fans ourselves, but don't you think you're reaching a bit here? Just listen to the sage words of the great Snoop Dogg* on the issue and everything will make more sense.

* - Segue Alert: While you're at it, check out this video featuring Snoop's tactful remarks about Bill O'Reilly, who he alleges tried to sabotage him.

Going further, DeLay issues a challenge to his fellow right-wingers: "If Don Imus falls to the pleas of political correctness, we're taking Rosie O'Donnell down with him."

Those be fightin' words. Rosie O'Donnell, naturally, shot back on her blog late last night, calling DeLay a "criminal" and telling him to "go away."

Frankly, we wish they both would. Along with Bill O'Reilly. And Star Jones. Snoop Dogg can stay around, though. Far too much entertainment value there.

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Kim Kardashian vs. Ray J.

Heather Mills vs. Paul McCartney.

Rosie O'Donnell Pic

The Game vs. Vida Guerra.

With most good celebrity feuds, it's easy to pick a side. But who do you even root for when the gloves come off between the blubbering FOX News blowhard, Bill O'Reilly, and that annoying, delusional gargoyle (and The View) co-host, Rosie O'Donnell?

It's a damn good question. According to O'Reilly, who's gone off on the rotund one three times in the past week, Rosie O'Donnell is not just "nutty," she's the enemy ... of America.

Yeah. Rosie O'Donnell felt O'Reilly's wrath again yesterday night on The O'Reilly Factor, with Bill calling her a "radical" and "dangerous," even suggesting - as a financial newspaper did - that she's been spewing anti-American propaganda.

In his "Talking Points" segment last night, Bill O'Reilly picked up an Investor's Business Daily editorial calling O'Donnell "Tokyo Rosie" - a reference to "Tokyo Rose," the nickname American soldiers gave Japanese women who broadcast anti-American messages during World War II. Tara Conner had no comment.

Yikes. As hard as it is to pick a favorite in this dustup, we're guessing Donald Trump would second Bill's "view," while Snoop Dogg would eloquently tell O'Reilly to suck on...

Forget it. As of this posting, Rosie O'Donnell had posted no response on her usual soapbox, rosie.com. But give it an hour or two.