Rosie O'Donnell wasn't looking to start a fight when she made comments on Tuesday about Lindsay Lohan, but that's just what she got -- with Lohan firing back that O'Donnell, who joined TODAY's Professionals as a guest on Tuesday, didn't really know her.
Back to O'Donnell, who sat down with TODAY's Ann Curry and Matt Lauer on Thursday, just before her planned return to the Professionals panel, to better explain what she meant:
"I (was) watching Whitney Houston's funeral, and I remember thinking why didn't more people say what they knew?" asked O'Donnell. "We all knew, when she would not show up to do this show, not show up to do my show, we watched 'Being Bobby Brown' and it was like watching Sid and Nancy, they were people who were in the throes of addiction. But all that anyone cared about was that the show was getting ratings, not that this woman, this talented individual, this human being, this mother, this daughter, was worth saving... To look at Lindsay Lohan you can't help but feel for her. I don't think she's untalented, I think she's quite talented."
Not that she expects this to be the end of it; O'Donnell joked at the end of her segment, "(Now) there's going to be a whole other controversy. Barbara Eden, I'm coming after you!"