Rosie O’Donnell Leaving ‘The View’
Rosie O’Donnell is leaving “The View,” TMZ reports.
If it happens, it’s likely Rosie will stick it out through the end of the season.
TMZ has spoken with multiple industry people who say the word is spreading and the info emanated from inside the show itself.
Lorie Byrd wonders “whether ABC and/or Walters wanted her to leave or if she felt too constrained and did not want to be in an atmosphere where she felt she was not free to speak her mind.” AllahPundit laments the loss of 75 percent of his blogging material.
Since I’ve watched maybe 15 minutes of the program collectively over the years, and that only through happenstance, it doesn’t matter much to me one way or the other. Still, I’m baffled by O’Donnell’s transformation from a benign comic actress to a rather vile, screeching commentator. A little less of that won’t be a great loss.