Meanwhile, O'Donnell tells fans she's meeting with The Price Is Right producers
Rosie O’Donnell rocked out on Sunday night – and joked about her tumultuous year as cohost of The View.
The comic, 45, is appearing as a special guest on Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors tour, and played drums for the singer at Sunday’s gig in Columbia, Md. Afterwards, she tossed her sticks into the crowd like any good rock star.
Earlier in the evening, she gave the crowd her take on her View experience. “I got to tell you, I’ve been hanging around with those heteros for a full year and it’s not fun,” she said. “Turn around one minute and they’ll stab you in the back with a high heel. They will.”
On her well-publicized feud with Donald Trump, she said: “We have a difference of opinion, Donald and I. He likes his women thin and silent. I like large and loud. Every time I saw Trump on one of those shows saying I was fat and unappealing, I’m like, ‘Pass the Doritos.’ ”
She also sounded off on Roe v. Wade, quipping: “I don’t want anyone to have control over my body besides me and Angelina Jolie.” Then, to reassure her partner of 10 years, who was at home, she added: “Just a little joke, Kelli. She’s out sick. She’ll never hear it. Don’t you YouTube it, or it’ll be two more years of counseling.”
In other Rosie news, the newly retired Bob Barker made headlines Friday when he said that O’Donnell could take his place as host of The Price Is Right. “I believe they’re going to have a meeting with Rosie,” Barker said backstage at the Daytime Emmy Awards. “She knows the show. There’s no doubt in my mind she could do the show.”
Asked on her Web site if she’d take the gig, the Huffington Post reports that O’Donnell writes: “if they asked me i sure would.” On whether she really is going to meet with producers, she writes: “yes this week.”
Although O’Donnell left The View after an on-air blowout with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, for her part, Hasselbeck, 30, has no hard feelings. “With Rosie, the conversation is always fun, real and true,” she told PEOPLE at Friday’s Daytime Emmys On3 gifting lounge in Hollywood.
“I think this year was really special, indeed. The show is so much about chemistry and great conversation. We certainly had that this year. It’s been a really fantastic year.” Despite the 10-year-old show’s higher profile – and ratings – during O’Donnell’s tenure, The View still lost out to The Ellen DeGeneres Show at the Daytime Emmys.