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It’s been less than a month into the new and revamped season of The View, and there’s already drama between the hosts. According to the Daily Mail, returning co-host Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg had a nasty exchange of words during a commercial break.

During the “Hot Topic” segment on child spanking, O’Donnell became upset after Goldberg cut her off to head to a commercial break. Apparently Goldberg, who is the moderator, was the only one with an earpiece to hear that it was time for a commercial, according to the insider.

As O’Donnell continued to rant during the break about being cut off, sources say, Goldberg tried to call her down: “This isn’t the time for this, Rosie.”

But O’Donnell wouldn’t drop it. “It makes me upset, and I just don’t want to have to go through this,” she complained.

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And then all hell broke loose verbally.

“I told you to leave it alone, and you just don’t want to listen. If you want to go there, Rosie, I will, damn it. I’m really sick of your s—t,” Goldberg stated in front of the studio audience. “I said this was not the time, Rosie.”

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A rep for The View downplayed the situation, according to New York’s Daily News. “They had a misunderstanding and an exchange. They talked it out and they were back to business as usual,” Lauri Hogan said.

I guess drama makes for great daytime-TV ratings.