Rosie O'Donnell Joins the View: Report TMZ says it's a done deal By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Jul 8, 2014 2:35 PM CDT 67 comments Comments Rosie O'Donnell accepts the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) (Newser) – ABC is starting to fill in Whoopi Goldberg's future seatmates on the View. TMZ reports that Rosie O'Donnell has already signed on, with the producers still on the hunt for a Latina and a conservative. (Abby Hunstman is apparently in the running for the latter category.) Fans will recall that O'Donnell served as moderator on the show in 2006-07 before breaking her contract in the wake of a nasty on-air feud with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, notes US Weekly. Today, the outgoing Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy played nice before the cameras, reportedly on the network's orders.