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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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76.

Allred Tree    

Thank you Lord and St. Jude (patron saint of "impossible situations") --

Now, the next intention is that Joy Behar be "involved in a contract dispute" hahahahaha and God said HA HA HA!

2704 days ago
77.

dl    

Oh, boo-freakin-hoo. Good riddance. I, too, will now go back to watching the view. Too many chips on her shoulder.

2704 days ago
78.

Mr. X    

Rosie has class Kathy? Since when? You mean like the other day when she was being a total bitch at the dinner for women and cussing in front of children? Youre right-she sure is classy.

2704 days ago
79.

deanne    

Ahhhhhhhhh..Thank you TMZ for posting this clip, now I don't have to watch that pathetic show! She is sick and vile, and foul mouthed. She needs some mental help if she actually believes that the Gov't created the tragedy of 9-11. She is a sad, sad, sad pathetic woman.

2704 days ago
80.

JOAQUOVIA DEBANQUEZ    

rosie got fired!

rosie got fired!

she says because of contract negotiations, really because no one on the show can stand her antics!



2704 days ago
81.

S    

Whether you love her or hate her at least she brought something different into the view. If you don't agree with her so what, at least on some items in the news she made you think about where you stand instead of just following what everyone else in the government, society, and news are telling us. She could have done much better especially within the past couple of months with letting others speak and not belittling people for disagreeing with her. It's good to have a fresh take on things she just needed a little more tact. It seems like she led The View table by fear, and you could def. sense the tension between not only her and Elizabeth but Joy too these past couple of weeks.

2704 days ago
82.

abf92790a    

WE ALL HOPE SHE STAYS GONE SHE A PIG WITH TO MUCH TIME AND NO BRAINS

2704 days ago
83.

Edguardo    

I'm sorry Rosie lovers, but I woke up this morning and decided to finally fire that Bitch.

I just couldn't take it anymore.

2704 days ago
84.

carol ard    

The women were not bashing Bush..It was the far left nut jobs ....Rosie & Joy..... Rosie knows when she is hated enough to move on but I feel they made her move on and not the other way round..If they had given her a 3 yr contract barbara would of had a heart attack on the spot and ABC would be done in the ratings war! Go NOW ROSIE>>> No one will miss you!

2704 days ago
85.

anne    

wahooooooo!! It's about time she goes and takes her liberal hypocritcal rants with her!!

2704 days ago
86.

susan    

The problem with RO, IMHO, is that she blurrs the lines of fact and fiction. She believes what is in her head is the truth as opposed to doing the research and commenting on actual facts. According to her, everyone else is wrong and she is the only one who is right. Naturally, because she is the only one privvy to what is going on in her head. It's a real shame because she is a very funny and caring person. Too bad she believes her own hype and wallows in the depth of her own dillusional mind.

2704 days ago
87.

observer    

She should have never been there in the first place. Good riddance to bad rubbish !!

2704 days ago
88.

Tila is nasty!!!    

thank god i liked Rosie when she had her own show way back when. But it seems since then she has become totally obnoxious and untolerable and a loud mouth.

2704 days ago
89.

Patricia    

Rosie leaving "The View" is the absolute BEST news I've heard today! She's rude, crude, and mean-spirited. Maybe I'll give the show another chance - after she's gone!

2704 days ago
90.

Jill    

I think there will be a big BACKLASH against the whole right wing takeover of what are supposed to be the people's (not just the far right's) airwaves at election time.

2704 days ago
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