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Elisabeth

Swears Love for Rosie on 'The View'

10/23/2006 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Elisabeth Hasselbeck beat back rumors of her hatred for Rosie O'Donnell and of her imminent departure from "The View" with the raised palm of her hand -- a hand she used to swear, in front of Judge Glenda Hatchett, the guest host, that she "absolutely adored" Rosie and that she wasn't going anywhere.

Rosie told the ladies that she'd been cruising the Internet and that rumors were swirling there that Elisabeth hated her and was about to leave the show. Young Hasselbeck, wearing a suit jacket not seen since a Grosse Pointe holiday party in 1979, vowed her love for Rosie with one hand on her "View" mug and another in the air.

But Joy Behar made sure the love-fest didn't descend into fake Star Jones-era mushery "like the last movie we had on this show," and ordered Elisabeth to stop her gushing. "Don't say that," snapped Joy. "You might hate her next week."

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