Rosie's Leaving "The View"

Controversial host will depart in June
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 25, 2007 9:57 AM CDT
Rosie O'Donnell Debuts On The View   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Loose-cannon comedienne Rosie O'Donnell will give up her post as a co-host of ABC's "The View" in June, after a one-year stint marked by public tiffs with celebs like Donald Trump that embarrassed "View" doyenne Barbara Walters.

Both sides say the split was amicable, but ABC looks to have lowballed Rosie in contract negotiations to ease her off the show. "My needs for the future just didn't dovetail with what ABC was able to offer me," O'Donnell said. At least there won't be a Star Jones repeat: Walters is calling on her pal to return for guest appearances.