It was just a matter of time: Someone would say something snarky about Rosie O'Donnell and she'd let the snarkster have it with both barrels. And that's what happened last night on her show, when she BLASTED David Letterman for a couple of monologue jokes he made on Tuesday's episode. She said he was anti-gay; that he never seems to make jokes about his sex-with-staffers controversy, that his heart surgeon must have removed his entire heart!
Amazing! (His representative declined to comment.) Of course, there's always the possibility that this whole thing is a bit of a gimmick - you know, Oprah calls Dave and says, "do me a favor. My new star is getting like 15 viewers a week. Will you please poke fun at her and get a feud going?!"
That's possible and I certainly wouldn't put it past 'em - and we'll know for certain if Rosie's on "Late Show" next week. But what's the fun in this? It's much more fun to assume that Dave has joined the fight - the Rosie fight!
I thought Letterman's jabs Tuesday were by contrast kind of bland; he joked that Rosie pulled up in a tow-truck behind her fiance when her car broke down. "And you wonder why Rosie O'Donnell is never on my show," he said.
Rosie gets in fights -- this much we know. The list is long and colorful, but I do believe this is the first time Dave has climbed in the ring with her. We'll see how he responds tonight, but now -- officially -- we do have another bona fide Rosie O'Donnell brawl! Run for the exits, friends. This one has already gotten ugly. (And thanks to E! for finding the clip. I've been searching for one all morning.)
I'm also wondering what Oprah might have to say about this -- Oprah who also had a Dave dust-up many years ago but has since launched a network that is all about peace, love and understanding.