Rosie and Babwa Sweep Imus Under Rug

4/18/2007 1:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rosie O'Donnell and Barbara Walters did a little spring cleaning on "The View," awkwardly wiping clean their interview with Don Imus' wife Deirdre, removing any stain of the "nappy-headed hos" controversy and Don's subsequent firing by MSNBC and CBS Radio. Nifty!

Pretty-headed HOmemaker Deirdre had been scheduled for "The View" this past Monday, but in the wake of her husband's I-mess, as TMZ reported last week, she canceled all appearances related to her book, "Greening Your Cleaning." But there she was on today's show hawking the tidy tome.

Despite the fact that they talked about Imus-gate during the "Hot Topics" segment of the show, Rosie and Babwa didn't go there -- or anywhere near there with Deirdre herself -- except to mention that she'd been booked before her husband's troubles exploded. They just let Mrs. Imess do her cleaning ... and Rosie and Babs her bidding. Sparklingly clean!