Rosie Loses Weight, Katie Couric-Style

O'Donnell says her View group shot was digitally altered

Katie Couric’s digitally slimmed-down photo didn’t surprise Rosie O’Donnell, who says she’s been there, done that.

In her online blog, O’Donnell, who joins ABC’s The View on Tuesday, writes (in her signature haiku-like style): “they retouched katie …/ yea….and/ they airbrush everyone/ in everything we see on tv or in print/ EVERYTHING.”

O’Donnell, 44, writes that when she was in the 1996 movie Beautiful Girls with Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, “i saw the poster and said aloud/ ‘i didn’t know courteney cox was in this film’/ it wasn’t courteney – it was me.”

She writes that she called her agent, laughing; her agent called studio chief Harvey Weinstein, who, O’Donnell says, replied, “so what – she should thank me – she looks a lot better.”

O’Donnell also says she was digitally trimmed in the new publicity shot for The View, in which she appears with co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar and Barbara Walters. She writes:

look at the amount of white space
between my arm and body
barbara and elisabeth seem to vanish
there in my underarm thinnest
yes i say

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