Rosie O’Donnell Blames Whoopi Goldberg for ‘The View’ Exit

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Rosie O’Donnell has two quick stints on The View in her tv profession. The comic took over the moderator function in 2006 when Meridith Vieira left the ABC discuss present. O’Donnell returned to daytime in a revamped model of the present in 2014 however solely lasted 5 months as a co-host. She is now saying that Whoopi Goldberg is the primary motive she shouldn’t be on the “Hot Topics” desk.

Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg back in 2010.
Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg again in 2010. | RYAN MCCUNE/Patrick McMullan through Getty Images

Will Rosie O’Donnell return to ‘The View?’

O’Donnell just lately revived her different daytime discuss present for one evening to assist the Broadway neighborhood however she is not going to be returning to The View within the close to future.

“I think we all agreed that it was better for anyone,” O’Donnell stated in an interview with Howard Stern about her abrupt exit in 2015. “Whoopi really didn’t like me.”

At the time of her exit 5 years in the past she stated she stop the present to be along with her youngsters. She revealed that she had cut up from her spouse months earlier than.

“I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November,” O’Donnell’s rep advised Page Six. “Rosie has teenagers and an toddler at dwelling that want her consideration. This has been a really annoying state of affairs. She is placing her private well being and household first. ABC has been splendidly understanding and supportive of her private determination to go away The View.”

O’Donnell advised the SiriusXM present that earlier than her hiring in 2014, she visited Goldberg’s dwelling to inform her she was provided to return. The comedic actress stated Goldberg was “mean” to her on tv.

“When people say, ‘Well, what happened?’ I say, ‘Go back and watch them.’ It’s not like a mystery. Watch the way it went down, and I don’t need to say anything,” O’Donnell added.

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Is Joy Behar quitting?

The View additionally made headlines this week when it was reported that Joy Behar could be leaving the present in 2022.

“I have a three-year contract,” Behar advised Variety. “But that doesn’t mean I can’t leave if I want to, because they can’t really do anything to me at this point. I don’t see myself staying for more [time]. That’s it! I could be wrong. If I’m as fabulous in [2022] as I am now, I’ll think about. But the chances of that happening…”

However, her quote was misinterpreted and Behar cleared up her phrases on the ABC program.

“They’re always talking about me leaving the show,” she stated laughing. “I’m not leaving the show. Rumors of my retirement have been greatly exaggerated.”

The comic made it clear that she was not considering of leaving, particularly not now.

“This pandemic has changed the game,” she added. “At one level you assume, ‘Gee, I could retire and take a cruise around the world.’ I gained’t even watch reruns of Love Boat at this level. So, the place am I going to go? What will I do? I should be on tv.”

Behar took the rumors with a humorousness and stated her job was important and if she left the unemployment shall be pushed up.

“Let’s not forget that I provide employment for right-wing media,” she continued. “I’m a job creator over at Breitbart. Everything I say appears on Breitbart. I don’t see how I could leave.”

The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT/CT on ABC.

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