Rosie: View 'Camaraderie' Fake
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2008 10:32 AM CST
Rosie O'Donnell, right, left "The View" after months of politically-charged bickering with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, left.   (AP Photo/ABC, Yolanda Perez,File)
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(Newser) – The co-hosts of The View are not friends, Rosie O’Donnell says. “I'm not saying they loathe each other, but the fact of the matter is there was not a lot of camaraderie off camera,” the talkfest's onetime lightning rod says. During an appearance to promote her upcoming NBC variety special, O'Donnell did acknowledge that "arguing about politics is not the best use of my talent," the LA Times reports.

The comic/actress/blogger, who married her longtime partner in 2004, also addressed her silence on the controversial passage of California’s Prop 8: “There is not any person in the country who doesn't know I'm for gay marriage. I'm not vocal enough? I got married before anyone else did. I've been living it and living it for a very long time.”