Rosie O'Donnell Turned Off By Men, Coverage of her Departure

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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.

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"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.