Rosie O’Donnell’s new memoir, Celebrity Detox, is hitting the bookshelves next month and she throws the harsh words down regarding her ex “View” tablemate, Barbara Walters.
Addressing Barbara in the book, Rosie writes, “And Barbara. At some point, a person gets tired. It’s inevitable,” reports the New York Post.
“Barbara Walters is almost twice my age. At some point it becomes necessary to step back. Everyone has to go. Going is part of the gig.”
O’Donnell adds, “I would be less-than-honest if I were to say that there is no trouble between Barbara and I. I mean, our differences are obvious.”
According to the Post, Rosie say that during commercial breaks on “The View,” audience members would sometimes shout out, “I love you, Rosie” – “and Barbara politely tells them in a schoolteacher tone, ‘It is impolite to say I love you to one person when there are four of us up here.’ ”
Asked for comment, Barbara has said, “Rosie sent me the book with a note telling me how much she loved me. I have read the book – and I would like to concentrate on the love that she sent.”
Stories of O’Donnell’s run-ins with Walters were saturating the news after Rosie’s war with Donald Trump – of him giving Miss USA, Tara Conner, a second chance after she admitted substance abuses.
O’Donnell then accused Walters of supporting Trump behind her back.
“Rosie loves and adores Barbara and always will,” O’Donnell’s publicist, Cindi Berger, told The Post yesterday.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.