Rosie O’Donnell revealed why she’ll never talk to Ellen DeGeneres ever again.
The revelation came about through O’Donnell’s new tell-all book Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’.
The 56-year-old comedian and television personality said it was all because of Grammy Award-winner Barbra Streisand.
In November 1997, O’Donnell interviewed Streisand on her daytime talkshow The Rosie O’Donnell Show.
During the interview, O’Donnell revealed she is a massive fan of the superstar – devoting a whole hour to the interview.
In fact, O’Donnell subtly changed the whole set of the show to cater to Streisand’s ‘good side’ of her face.
‘I would do anything for her,’ O’Donnell told Buzzfeed. ‘She wanted it, and she wanted it covered up so you didn’t know she was vain. I was like, “Done and done.” What else?’
(The interview starts at 8:30)
Rosie O’Donnell on Ellen
Rosie O’Donnell then revealed she caught an appearance of Streisand on The Ellen DeGeneres show in 2017.
Buzzfeed reported O’Donnell was ‘aghast’ that Streisand did not get the main billing on the episode. Actress Sofia Vergara got the top spot.
‘I will never talk to Ellen again, she revealed. ‘Such disrespect.’
O’Donnell then sent a message to DeGeneres’s executive producer, who had actually worked on Rosie’s talk show.
The email header read: ‘Go to hell.’
O’Donnell’s beef with Ellen DeGeneres isn’t the only revelation in her new book.
‘It started very young,’ she revealed, reports Variety. ‘And then when my mother died, it sort of ended in a weird way because then he was with these five children to take care of.’
O’Donnell then continued: ‘On the whole, it’s not something I like to talk about. Of course, it changes everyone.
‘Any child who is put in that position, especially by someone in the family, you feel completely powerless and stuck because the person you would tell is the person doing it,’ she said.
Her father passed away in 2015, from complications with cancer.