Report: Rosie O'Donnell Will Leave "The View"
Rosie Will Probably Leave ‘The View’
Rosie O’Donnell — quite rightly, I believe — has had enough of Barbara Walters and “The View.” I am told that she is not likely to renew her one-year contract when it ends in June and will leave the crazy talk show after boosting its ratings higher than ever.
Sources say that Rosie feels that the backstage antics at “The View” “are completely dysfunctional.” O’Donnell, who’s got plenty of money and lots of outside interests, simply doesn’t need to be there. I am told that her contract was for “one school year” and that ends in June.
But ABC might feel differently, given that O’Donnell has made “The View” bigger than ever. It’s conceivable that the network brass will prevail — either buying out or retiring Walters and convincing O’Donnell to stay as the show’s moderator.
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Fox News is citing mysterious unnamed sources as stating that Rosie O’Donnell will not seek to renew her contract in June. Her recent feuds with everyone from Kelly Ripa to Donald Trump have done miracles for The View’s ratings, but on a personal level left Rosie looking a bit like a singularity without den-mother Barbara Walter’s support.
What will Whitney Houston say?