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Bye-Bye Rosie

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Rosie O' Donnell learned a hard lesson this week: Don't mess with the cute, ultra-conservative on The View. There's a reason why Elisabeth Hasselback was a Survivor finalist. She may look all prim, proper and meek, but say anything bad about her bf George W, and she's probably temped to take your eyes out with toothpicks and have them as hors d'oeuvres. Donald Trump be damned--Rosie O'Donnell finally met her match.

Today, ABC announced that Rosie asked for an early release from her contract, and they, of course, obliged. Here's a little background on the latest Rosie vs. Elisabeth fight if you were a little confused (as we were) as to what the two were exactly fighting about. According to an AP story:

No one was feeling the love on Wednesday, when the argument with Hasselbeck began over O'Donnell's statement last week about the war: "655,000 Iraqi civilians have died. Who are the terrorists?" Talk show critics accused O'Donnell of calling U.S. troops terrorists. She called Hasselbeck "cowardly" for not saying anything in response to the critics.

"Do not call me a coward, because No. 1, I sit here every single day, open my heart and tell people what I believe," Hasselbeck retorted, and their riveting exchange continued despite failed attempts by their co-hosts to cut to a commercial.

According to a New York Post report, O'Donnell's chief writer, Janette Barber, was allegedly led out of the building on Wednesday after she was caught drawing mustaches on photographs of Hasselbeck in "The View" studios. ABC executives didn't return repeated calls for questions on the incident Friday.

Here's some sort of
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View homage montage that Rosie posted on her site.

Love her or hate her, at least you have to agree that she made The View interesting enough to watch (when you were home sick from work, at least).

(AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman)

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