Whoopi Goldberg Takes Shot at Barbara Walters During Heated Test Show
Rosie O'Donnell got into a heated showdown over abortion with CNN's S.E. Cupp during a 'View' test show taping with Whoopi Goldberg who ended up taking a thinly-veiled shot at Barbara Walters. Production sources at "The View" tell us Cupp who's vying for the conservative role on the show had a "nasty" debate yesterday over the Australian couple making headlines for asking their surrogate to abort a Down syndrome baby. TMZ was told things escalated when Whoopi jumped in and asked Cupp if she ever had to make a decision about abortion. That shut everyone up momentarily until Rosie chastised Cupp, saying she didn't want another Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Here's where Babs comes in. After the taping Whoopi in front of producers and several potential replacement hosts said she'd been "working with a cranky 85-year-old woman who's mad about everything for 2 years, and I need a break." Hard to tell who Whoopi was really upset with Rosie or Cupp but the shot at Barbara was undeniable. As for Cupp it doesn't sound like she left on Rosie's good side but then again that may be exactly what "The View" needs. via TMZ.com.