Rosie Calls Elisabeth a Really Naughty Word

Still bitter, but doesn't want to restart feud
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2009 9:52 AM CDT
This file photo supplied by ABC shows Rosie O'Donnell posing with her co-hosts on ABC's "The View," Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, on the show's New York set in April 2007.   (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman)
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(Newser) – The View catfight is back on! Even though she’s no longer on the show, Rosie O’Donnell is still dissing former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck—most recently calling her a name that Fox News coyly says “starts with a ‘t’ and rhymes with ‘swat.’” The insult came during a recent stand-up routine during which Rosie also renamed the show The Screw You and her nemesis “Elisabeth Half-a-brain,” an audience member says.

Of course, she “then moved on to a different subject, saying she really didn't want to start a new feud, or restart an old one,” the source says.