Rosie O'Donnell Leaving "The View"
Rosie O'Donnell has announced that she will be leaving "The View", following a series of high-profile embarrassments and public arguments.
O'Donnell's stormy tenure on "The View" will be a short one. The
opinionated host was unable to agree on a contract with ABC, and she'll
leave the show in June.
"My needs for the future just didn't dovetail with what ABC was able to offer me," O'Donnell said in a statement Wednesday.
"This has been an amazing experience," she said, "and one I wouldn't have traded for the world."
O'Donnell has helped raise the ratings for the daytime chat show
invented by Barbara Walters. But her outspokenness has caused almost
constant controversy, including a nasty name-calling feud with Donald
Trump that placed Walters squarely in the middle.
"I induced Rosie to come back to television on `The View' even for
just one year," Walters said. "She has given the program new vigor, new
excitement and wonderful hours of television. I can only be grateful to
her for this year."
Rosie O'Donnell is finally leaving "The View." After a series of embarrassments and criticisms, Rosie O'Donnell has read the writing on the wall and the buzz in Hollywood is that Rosie O'Donnell will announce today that she is leaving "The View."