So they say...and Star may be replaced in September by a Hispanic host.
I think I'm going to vomit.
Anything is better than Star...Im so over her.
Is it Rosie O'Donnell or Rosie Perez? I hear ya Sunshine I too am so over Star.
I'm assuming Rosie O' Donnell...would get nuts with Elizabeth and her totally different views on most subjects. Can you imagine the sarcasm between Joy and Rosie and the going back and forth? I don't love Rosie, but that could be a funny combo.
Ugh anything is better than Star. What is your source? I would love to read about Star getting FIRED!
O'Donnell to Replace Vieira on 'The View'
By DAVID BAUDER,
AP Television Writer
Rosie O'Donnell is expected to make a surprise return to daytime television by taking over exiting Meredith Vieira's slot on the talk show "The View."
O'Donnell's appointment was reported Thursday by the newsmagazine "Extra." It was confirmed by a person close to the show who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because "The View" wanted to make the announcement on Friday's show.
ABC officials declined comment on the report on Thursday.
Dubbed "The Queen of Nice" when her syndicated talk show went on the air in 1996 and became an instant hit, O'Donnell won six Daytime Emmy Awards in six years as best talk-show host. She left the show to help raise four children with her partner, Kelli Carpenter O'Donnell.
It's an important appointment for "The View," which was created by Barbara Walters. Vieira's news background helped make her the solid center of the program on the days Walters didn't appear on air.
But Vieira joined the game of musical anchor chairs that began when Katie Couric chose to move to the "CBS Evening News." NBC quickly named Vieira as her replacement on the "Today" show, where she will begin work in September.
Joy Behar and Star Jones Reynolds, who have been bickering at each other lately, are also members of "The View" round-table, along with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. They're nominated together in the best talk-show host category at Friday's Daytime Emmy Awards.
"I think every agent in America is calling," Walters told The Associated Press shortly after Vieira's departure was announced on April 6.
O'Donnell has acted in a variety of movie, TV and stage shows, including the films "A League of Their Own" and "Sleepless in Seattle," and "Grease" on Broadway.
She should have no problem holding her own with the other ladies on "The View." Since leaving daytime television, O'Donnell has become a strong advocate of gay and lesbian marriage and adoption. With her partner, she operates a cruise line for gay and lesbian families that was recently featured in an HBO movie.
AP Television Writer Lynn Elber contributed to this report.
Omg! I can't stand Rosie O'Donnell but the chemistry b/w her and the others will be interesting television.
^especially now that her ***** side has surfaced and she is no longer the super sweet talk show host...might be "real" and intersting!
I don't mind Rosie... it should be interesting.
WHERE did you hear that?
i can't stand rosie...was so happy when her talk show went off the air. this does not make me happy, she's soooo annoying. i've officially stopped watching the view.
I hope it's true! Not that I am a big fan of Rosie mind you. I just want to see her go at it with Elizabeth. Oh, it's GONNA happen! IMO Elizabeth is about as far out of her league as you can get when it comes to just about any subject other than perhaps babies or football. Her wayyyyy too uptight conservative opinions about EVERTHING clashing with Rosie's liberal "view" of life??? - I predict a bloodbath.
I like Rosie! I'm glad to see her back on daytime TV. However, Merideth was the best of all the View girls. Now, if we can just get rid of Elisabeth and Star...humm...working out my evil plan
I don't mind Rosie that much. I like her sense of humor and candor a lot. But I think she has a hard time figuring out how to be "moderate" which I REALLY think is important for that show personally.
Meredith's shoes are going to be very hard to fill. . . I wish they could've found someone more in the middle.