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Joy Behar Kept a Diary About Rosie O'Donnell's Time on 'The View,' Producer Insists Fans 'Would Go Crazy' If She Published the Journal

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Oct. 27 2023, Published 2:38 p.m. ET

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Joy Behar doesn't have much of a filter when discussing various topics on The View, but there are some things she keeps to herself.

In fact, on a recent episode of The View's podcast, "Behind the Table," she admitted to taking copious notes in 2006 and 2007 due to the series' newest co-host.

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Joy Behar kept a journal that captured all of Rosie O'Donnell's antics.

"The one year that Rosie O'Donnell was on the show, I kept a diary," the comedian, 81, admitted, to which producer Brian Teta replied that "people would go crazy" if she ever publicized her writing as a tell-all.

"I know they would, but I don't like to do that. I don't talk about The View much," the mom-of-two explained. "Andy Cohen is on his knees begging me to do a book."

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Rosie O'Donnell was on 'The View' from 2006 to 2007.

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"I don't want you to do it, of course," Teta clarified of her potentially revealing behind-the-scenes secrets. "For someone who's known for saying whatever's on her mind at all times, you do hold a lot back, because the conversations in your dressing room are a whole other level."

O'Donnell's stint on the talk show was short-lived due to her opinions and the tension she had with costar Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 46.

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Behar currently costars on the series with Sara Haines, Ana Navarro, Sunny Hostin, Alyssa Farah Griffin and Whoopi Goldberg.

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Earlier this year, O'Donnell, 61, blamed former producer Bill Geddie for her downfall as well.

The star labeled him "an old, cis, white man, Republican who was against everything that I believed in and stood for." She also alleged he was giving her rival "talking points of the Republican press that they would release daily."

"She had the talking points. I was trying to get her to feel more than to fact," continued O'Donnell. "And then one day on the show, she kind of threw me under the bus and I was like, 'Are you f------ kidding me?"

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O'Donnell returned to 'The View' in 2014 and 2015.

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"I finished the show, got my coat, walked out, and said, 'I’m not going back' — and I didn’t until a few years later when they asked me to come back,'" she noted.

The mom-of-four acknowledged that a roundtable format didn't suit her, noting, "I had produced my own show, I was the solo boss, and here I was not having any power to make decisions."

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Nonetheless, O'Donnell doesn't regret her time on The View.

"I feel like [with each situation] I learn something. I know this — it’s not the best use of my talent to get in a show where I have to argue and defend basic principles of humanity and kindness. It was not something I'd ever do again," she concluded.

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Entertainment Weekly reported on Behar's podcast apperance.

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