Rosie’s friends will mess you up

UPDATE: ABC has announced that Rosie O’Donnell will not be returning to The View to finish out the season.

If you thought things were crazy on The View on Wednesday, wait till you see this, courtesy of the New York Post:

Yesterday, Rosie’s chief writer, Janette Barber, was allegedly escorted from the building after she was caught drawing moustaches on photographs of Hasselbeck that hang in the “View” studios.

The Post’s Adam Buckman reports ABC confirmed in a statement only that “photographs at ‘The View’s’ offices were defaced. Rosie O’Donnell was not in the building. ABC Legal and Human Resources are investigating the matter.” Barber is an old friend of O’Donnell who worked with her years ago on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.”

There were also rumors O’Donnell was so angry after her argument with Hasselbeck that she trashed her dressing room, although ABC denied the tantrum.

Yeesh. I don’t believe the second thing (about Rosie trashing Elisabeth’s dressing room), and I’m not sure about the moustache thing either. To me, Janette has always seemed a little saner than that. She’s usually so good at keeping her sense of humor, and she’s been one of the best things about Rosie’s blog lately. (In this picture, she’s the one in the middle.)

But you never know; if it turns out to be true, maybe this was Janette’s way of coming to Rosie’s defense at a time when Rosie feels she has no defenders left. And moustache-drawing is definitely a good way to let your aggressions out. I tried it on a photo of one of my worst enemies just now, and felt a lot better afterward:

Meanwhile, in the "ask ro" section of Rosie’s blog, there are various hints that she might not return to The View at all, not even for the three weeks that remain in the season. But you could also see Rosie’s cryptic psuedo-poems as just further confirmation that saying goodbye is the right decision.

donna writes:

Is there any possibility you will be staying on with the view?



when painting

there is a point

u must step away from the canvas

as the work

is done



anymore would take away

Well, I’ll say it one more time: Whenever you go, Rosie, you’ll be missed. You have sparked discussion and made everyone think, and that’s all kinds of good.

UPDATE: ABC has announced that Rosie O’Donnell will not be returning to The View to finish out the season.

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