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Rosie Makes It Official -- She's Leaving

4/25/2007 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The reign of Rosie on "The View" is over! She announced on today's show that she's leaving in June after she couldn't come to terms with ABC on a new contract.

Confirming the story that TMZ broke exclusively last night, Rosie led the show, saying, "Breaking news! I've decided we couldn't come to terms with my deal, so next year I'm not going to be on 'The View'." Rosie explained that she wanted a one-year deal, while ABC wanted three years. She insisted that she wasn't fired by ABC or Barbara Walters -- "They're not kicking me out!" she said.

She added that she'll be on the show frequently next season as a guest-host after she makes her exit in June, and will participate in special episodes as well.

Meanwhile, Babwa told viewers she was "sad" about Rosie's exit but said that she "knew" Rosie would only stay for a year when she hired her last spring. Babs also said that she and ABC "have not thought about a replacement" but TMZ has learned that the word is already out in Hollywood to find one.


The View: Click to watchAccording to Joy, the one person who's really cut up about Ro's departure is Donald Trump, joking, "How is he going to resuscitate 'The Apprentice' now?" Even Rosie's frequent sparring partner Elisabeth Hasselbeck thanked her for "taking the shackles off" the show's debate.

Rosie said that her final decision was made when she took a vote with her kids on what to do. One of the kids, says Ro, didn't understand why everyone came up to her when she was in public and told her, "You got to get rid of that [job]."

Then it was business as usual on "The View," as the ladies went on to bash Bush and talk "Dancing with the Stars."


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61.

angel    

ROSIE-
THANK GOD YOU ARE LEAVING THE VIEW.
YOU ARE VULGAR, AND A MESS. YOU ARE ABOUT AS ATTRACTIVE AS A PUS-FILLED ZIT ON AN ELEPHANT'S ASS.
NOW THAT YOU ARE LEAVING THE VIEW, YOU WILL HAVE MORE TIME HANGING UPSIDE DOWN HANGING ON BY YOUR TOE NAILS.

2553 days ago
62.

S.    

What was Barbara even thinking when she hired her in the first place? Rosie talks over the other ladies, is loud, brash, harsh, opinionated.. makes me wonder what her gf sees in her.. Thank goodness, I can go back to watching The View again without having to look at her anymore. Greatest decision ever, fire the biggest mistake the show ever made.

2553 days ago
63.

Michelle    

#12, Rosita--you need to get a life. And are you sure you aren't being laughed at?

2553 days ago
64.

Dawn Day    

Now go away!!!!!!!!!!

2553 days ago
65.

Jill    

Who's the right wing view of womanhood replacement going to be, Barbara Bush?

2553 days ago
66.

Elaine    

I will miss Rosie. No, I did not enjoy hearing that she is a Lesbian every 10 minutes, but this is America and she is entitled to her view on other issues. Donald Trump, go to Hell !!!!!!!!!!

2553 days ago
67.

kim    

i love joy's comment; it's sooo true!

the donald's so pathetic, i think he's the only one who doesnt know his show jumped the shark long ago! buh-bye don don!

2553 days ago
68.

who cares    

THANK GOODNESS, SHE IS NOTHING BUT A PIG, A LOUD MOUTH ONE AT THAT
SHE IS ONE NASTY DISGUSTING PERSON WONT SAY FEMALE ,,,
GOOD RIDDANCE PIG FACE

2553 days ago
69.

Sharon    

DT is mad because now he has nobody to get him publicity for his lame show anymore. If anyone here was half intelligent you would know this is not news. Rosie doesn't hold anything back in her blog. Those of us who stand up proudly as her fans know that she was what revived that show and now it will die a slow death. I bet none of you ever thought about the issues Rosie raised before she raised them.

P.S. She NEVER ever said the govt was responsible for 911. I think you've been watching too much BO on Fox.

2553 days ago
70.

anonymous    

Hooray! So long, Bitch!

2553 days ago
71.

abf92790a    

GOOD BYE BIG PAIN IN THE BUT GLAD TO SEE YOU GO AND SO IS EVERYONE ELSE HOPE WE NEVER HAVE TO SEE OR HEAR YOU AGAIN

2553 days ago
72.

just a thought    

Seeeeee yaaaaaaa!

2553 days ago
73.

sunny workman    

THANK GOD!! DREAMS CAN COME TRUE!!

2553 days ago
74.

Michelle    

GO TO THE WEBSITE ------STOP ROSIE.COM. Sign the petition so we can keep her off the air permanently!!!

2553 days ago
75.

shame    

What is so wrong with Rosie? Is it because she's honest? She voices her opinion? She is like a breath of fresh air for the view.

2553 days ago
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