Okay, here goes. Just to note, I didn't write any of this, these are other people's recaps.
"It was pretty low key. Barbara really didn't do the whole "Everyone's fine" speech which was surprising, she really didn't say much about it. She did imply that she would have rather if that kind of personal business would have been off camera. She also flat out said that it was not done for ratings and I got the impression she was not happy with it at all. She also never implied that Rosie had the day off before. All she said was "Rosie asked for the day off and we gave it to her". Hot topics were boring. Kathy Griffin tried to stir things up but it didn't really work. People were uncomfortable. They also knew it was pre-empted and people were not watching.
KG also kept asking everyguest "By the way, Did you see Rosie and Elizabeth fight yesterday?" It was funny and pure Kathy.
While I was reading the recap, a poster asked this question
"Thanks for the synopsis,How did Joy and Bitsy look? Did they say anything about it, particularly Bits since she was directly involved?"
"Elisabeth was in perky manic mode and Joy seemed kinda down. It was weird and she did not like when Kathy kept on putting in her digs but honestly the camera was on BW and KG most of the time and didn't show much of the other two and they didn't say much. BW was the nicest I've ever seen her to KG which was weird. I really think she was not happy and I assume people got an earful from her but she was very low key and in professional mode.
They also knew that not a lot of people were watching though too."
And a different recapper added this:
"Kathy brought it during Hot Topics, today. So glad she was there. When Barbara said that Rosie had asked for the day off because it was Kelli's birthday, Kathy interrupted her and said, "Cut the crap, Barbara, and get to the good stuff." Then, Barbara tried to change the conversation to Kathy going to the American Idol finale. Kathy confirmed that she was went and then, immediately said, "Let's get back to yesterday!" Hee.
And this was the funniest exchange of all:
Barbara: I don't want to rehash yesterday.
Kathy: I do.
Barbara: Do you want to be on the show again?
I don't think she was joking. "