DeVito Reaches Out to Walters After 'View' Appearance

ByABC News
November 29, 2006, 2:27 PM

Nov. 29, 2006 — -- The Internet is buzzing with rumors that Danny DeVito was inebriated during his Wednesday morning appearance on the daytime talk show "The View."

The actor, who was on the show to promote his movie "Deck the Halls," admitted he had been partying with George Clooney the night before and had not slept.

"I knew it was the last seven limoncellos that was going to get me," the actor told the show's co-hosts.

DeVito looked tired and frazzled. He occasionally slurred his speech, some of which was bleeped by the show's producers.

Some of the talk surrounding DeVito's appearance focuses on a long-winded anecdote he told about staying at the White House.

Seeming confused over whether he slept with his wife Rhea Perlman when he stayed in the Lincoln bedroom, DeVito said, "I don't know. Something happens when you go in that hallway. You start not recognizing women."

"No, it was Rhea," he continued. "We went in and we made it our business to really wreck the joint."

DeVito's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, told ABC News that the actor has called Barbara Walters to apologize, "The View's" creator and co-host.

"He has called Barbara Walters to apologize for anything that could be construed as unfortunate," he said.

Rosenfield said he has no idea whether DeVito was drunk during his appearance but emphasized that the actor has never had a problem with drinking.