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Rosie O'Donnell Says Bye-Bye to "The View"

Rosie O'Donnell Says Bye-Bye to "The View"

After a brief stint with plenty of controversy, Rosie O'Donnell announced today that she's leaving "The View," according to the Associated Press. The cause — or at least, the official cause — was that the host and ABC failed to come to a contractual agreement amenable to both of them. O'Donnell will leave the show in June.

As for the real reason, it's anyone's guess, since O'Donnell has been a lightning-rod of somewhat trivial scandals since joining the show. The AP reports:

Walters was frequently left to clean up the damage after O'Donnell. She did it most recently Monday, when O'Donnell was criticized for using bad language and attacking Rupert Murdoch from the dais of the annual New York Women in Communication awards luncheon.

To me, the Rosie controversy always seemed totally overblown; I mean, aren't talk show hosts supposed to get people talking? Plus, she was hardly any more ridiculous than Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and she gave "The View" a huge ratings boost.

I'll be most interested to see who the daytime talk show will get to host next. For a show with such ridiculously high personnel turnover, "The View" always seems to stumble when it comes to new hires. Who would you like to see fill Rosie's seat?

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MsMelo MsMelo 10 years
she wasn't that bad IMO...
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
Oh well. I never watch the show anyway.
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 10 years
I'm glad she's leaving.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Jess....I LOVE your avy :rotfl: I like the Sarah Silverman idea....I would actually watch that show if she was on it. I would just mute it when annoying Hasselbeck chirped.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Ummm last time Caroline Rhea took over a show from Rosie O'Donnell it bombed. They should just end the show. It had a good run. Just end while there is at least some sort of decent ratings
Casimira Casimira 10 years
I kind of like Elisabeth. I admire her for sticking to her beliefs even when I don't agree with her. I don't watch The View all that often but I do like Caroline Rhea.
jendudley jendudley 10 years
I love Sarah Silverman's show. SHe is HEEEEElarious.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Rumor has it that Katie Couric is on her way out as news anchor; maybe she'll be available.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
I'm sure whoever it is will be swarming in controversy. Like Sarah Silverman. That would be a riot- Sarah Silverman talking it up with Barbara Walters? HA
jendudley jendudley 10 years
Bonnie Hunt. She is soooooo funny.
controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
I think Caroline Rhea is really hilarious in a group talk show setting. I listen to Bob and Tom every morning, and when she is a guest on there, she is wonderful.
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
I totally agree Buzz! I don't know who they are gonna get to replace her that will help keep ratings up. It would be nice to see another funny lady take her place. Rosie's humor really helped the show. Maybe get Mo'Nique. She is hilarious.
Phil Phil 10 years
I didn't get to watch this show much, but I actually really liked Rosie O'Donnell when I didn get to seeh er on this show. I don't know who would be a decent replacement though. All I can think of is Joan Rivers, didn't she just leave the TV Guide Channel?
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