Rosie O’Donnell reveals Ellen ‘injured herself’ on diss talk show: I never ‘got over it’
Rosie O’Donnell60, and Ellen Degeneres, 64, apparently aren’t exactly the best of friends. Their story goes back to Ellen’s appearance in The Rosie O’Donnell Show in 1996 and came out jokingly as “Lebanese”. This was before Ellen went public as a lesbian on her sitcom Ellenand before Rosie confirmed she was gay in 2002. During the September 15 episodes of Watch what’s happening liveRosie confirmed welcome Andy Cohen that she never appeared The Ellen DeGeneres Show and further explained the tension between her and Ellen.
“We had a weird little thing,” Rosie explained. “After my show went off air and his show went on air, Larry King was with Ellen and he said, ‘What happened to Rosie O’Donnell? His show hit the charts. She became a lesbian and disappeared. And Ellen said, and I quote, ‘I don’t know Rosie. We are not friends.’ “
Rosie said she was so surprised by Ellen’s comments at the time. “I was in bed with Kelly [her then-partner] and I went, ‘Did I just hear that or was that, like, a mind-blowing auditory voice?’ I’m like, ‘No,’ and that’s what happened, and it hurt me like a baby and I never really got over it. Rosie confirmed that she was asked to appear on Ellen’s show towards the end of its run, telling Andy: “I was going to go on for SMILF but I wanted to bring someone else with me because I thought it was going to be a little less awkward. And they didn’t want to do that.
Although the situation between Rosie and Ellen seems quite complicated, the A league apart The actress sent her best wishes to Ellen when she wrapped up the topic with Andy. “I wish her all the good things in her life and that she is well. So there you go. But I never did. I never did,” Rosie said.
Like Rosie, Ellen’s days as a daytime talk show host are behind her. The Ellen DeGeneres Show ended after 19 seasons earlier this year, after controversy surrounding Ellen and her team. Various employees alleged that the talk show was a “toxic workplace” environment, so Ellen apologized to her staff and addressed the situation publicly on the show.
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