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Former Co-Host Of 'The View' Elisabeth Hasselbeck Slams Rosie O'Donnell's Return

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Conservative talking head Elisabeth Hasselbeck recently called into Fox News chat show Fox & Friends to discuss the leftover beef she has with her former The View co-host and frenemy Rosie O’Donnell.

Hasselbeck and O’Donnell used to regularly butt heads, and now that O’Donnell has returned to the show, Hasselbeck has some words:

“Talk about not securing the border! Here comes into The View the very woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debate for the time that she was there, coming back with a bunch of control ready to regain a seat at The View Table. Not surprising…”

Hasselbeck claims that O’Donnell took credit for producing a recent episode of The View that bid adieu to beloved long-time co-hostess Barbara Walters, and that O’Donnell actually intended the episode as her own return to the popular daytime talk show.

Hasselbeck continued by saying that that whoever else joins the show as a roundtable regular will likely be chosen by O’Donnell herself. Rumor is that the show is eyeing Abby Huntsman, Meghan McCain, and Margaret Hoover as possible conservative co-hosts.

You may recall that O’Donnell left the view amid failed contract negotiations back in 2007 whereas Hasselbeck left The View in 2013 to join the conservative chatterboxes at Fox and Friends.

Joy Behar, another former co-hostess of The View recently denounced Hasselbeck's comments about O'Donnell as "hate-filled."

Hear Hasselbeck’s beef and Behar's response AFTER THE JUMP…

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Rosie O'Donnell Returning To 'The View': VIDEO

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With the departure of hosts Sherri Shepard and Jenny McCarthy from ABC's The View, speculations soon began as to who would step in as replacements. Now TMZ has reported that View alumna Rosie O'Donnell will be returning to the show after a seven year absence:

The deal is now complete. Rosie will join Whoopi Goldberg on the show.  As we reported, producers are also looking for a Latina and a conservative. Two conservative candidates who are being scoped are Abby Huntsman and Margaret Hoover.

In recent years, Rosie has also hosted her own show on the OWN Network which was cancelled in 2012.

Watch a couple of Rosie's more memorable moments from her previous time on The View, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rosie O'Donnell to Receive Special Tony Award

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Rosie O'Donnell is set to receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award at this year's Tony Awards, presented annually to a theater community member for humanitarian, social service or charitable contributions, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

O'Donnell was chosen for the 2014 award in recognition of her commitment to arts education for New York City public school children and her establishment of the nonprofit arts education foundation Rosie's Theater Kids (originally known as Rosie's Broadway Kids), which provides students with training in dance, music and drama, mentoring programs and exposure to professional theater.

"Rosie exemplifies the spirit and the generosity of the Broadway community through her "pay it forward" mentality within the arts community and beyond," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, executive director of the American Theatre Wing.

Congrats!


Rosie O’Donnell’s Plans to Come Out in 1992 Were Axed By 'Cosmo' Editor: VIDEO

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In an interview with The Huffington Post, Rosie O’Donnell revealed that her original plan of coming out in a 1992 Cosmopolitan article was nixed by the magazine’s editor.

Said O’Donnell:

"At that time, nobody printed it," she said. "I remember [Editor-in-Chief] Helen Gurley Brown took it out of an interview that [a reporter] had done with me in, like, 1992. He said, 'Are you gay?' and I said, 'Yes.' She took it out ... She was protecting me because at that time it would've been a huge issue, right? So, I think it's changed a lot. I think it's much more common and people are much more used to it. Being a part of a gay family was not nearly as troubling to my kids as being part of a famous family."

O’Donnell publicly came out a decade later in 2002 during a show at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York. 

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP

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Rosie O'Donnell to Join ABC's Gay Family Show 'The Fosters' Next Year - VIDEO

Screen Shot 2013-09-18 at 4.36.42 PMRosie O'Donnell has announced she will be joining ABC Family's The Fosters, the new Jennifer Lopez-produced show centering around a multiethnic family of foster and biological kids being raised by lesbian parents. The Hollywood Reporter has the details:

O'Donnell, who is a foster and adoptive mother, will play Rita Hendricks, a tough yet compassionate woman who works for the foster care system and becomes a mentor to a member of the Foster family.

She'll appear in three episodes when the second half of the show's freshman season returns in January. Production will resume in October. [...]

"I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful, heartwarming show. My kids an I never miss it," O'Donnell said.

Check out a trailer for the show, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rosie O'Donnell Reveals She is Married

Rosie O'Donnell married her partner Michelle Rounds in June before she had surgery after being diagnosed with desmoid tumors, a rare disease that only affects three out of every million people, People reports.

Rosie_michelleThe two were originally supposed to be married in August, but they choose to get married quietly in June before Rounds's first surgery on June 14.

"It is such a rare tumor. It took them quite a while to get an accurate diagnosis," adds Berger. "She had several gastrointestinal surgeries to remove the desmoid turmors. She is now on the road to recovery."

O'Donnell confirmed the report in a poem on her blog:

we were to wed 10 days ago
but her illness forced us to postpone the wedding
luckily -
as i was in ICU that day
when it rains …
things grow
like love and flowers
humans too

so on we go
we married in private
before her surgery
just the 2 of us

when we r both well enough
will have the wedding of r dreams
surrounded by those we cherish
thankful for the love and support
so many have given us
during these trying times


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