‘View’ Ladies Laugh Off DeVito’s ‘Drunk’ Behavior
First Published: November 30, 2006 7:21 PM EST Credit: ABC
-- The ladies of “The View” are laughing off Danny DeVito’s loopy behavior during his appearance on the daytime talk show.
“Danny DeVito is not an alcoholic,” co-host Rosie O’Donnell said Thursday. “He’s just a guy who had too many with his friend.”
On Wednesday’s show, the 62-year-old actor admitted he’d had a late night out with George Clooney and said, “I knew it was the last seven limoncellos that was going to get me.”
When asked if he had been to sleep, DeVito replied, “I don’t know.”
DeVito, who was promoting his new Christmas comedy, “Deck the Halls,” slurred his speech slightly and told a long-winded story about spending an amorous night in the White House’s Lincoln bedroom — circa the Clinton era — with his wife, the actress Rhea Perlman.
“We went in and made it our business to really wreck the joint,” he said.
His words were bleeped out after apparently using some bad language when joking about President Bush, who he’d imitated as a monkey and one of the Three Stooges. He later sat on O’Donnell’s lap, and she kissed him on the cheek.
Co-host Joy Behar said Thursday on the show that DeVito was “drunk as a skunk.”
“But he was a fun drunk,” chimed in co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
In a statement released to Access Hollywood, DeVito’s spokesman Stan Rosenfield said:
“Danny DeVito will be personally in touch with Barbara Walters. He wishes to keep this conversation with her private. No further statement is planned.”
Walters noted that she had gotten a message later to call him. It wasn’t clear whether they connected or he had apologized.
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