Rosie O’Donnell is off The View. With her contract up in June, Rosie had hinted that she felt like a high school senior and wanted an early out, but she sealed the deal Wednesday with a particularly nasty argument with her little emptyhead buddy Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Gilligan to Rosie’s Skipper) over the Iraq war (Rosie accused Lizzy of not defending her against charges she’d called U.S. troops “terrorists.” Then Lizzy brought Donald Trump into the argument).
Rosie boosted ratings with her loudmouth bullying and ravings, but shortly after she began spouting 9/11 conspiracy theories, she and ABC announced she wasn’t coming back for a second season.
ABC issued the kissoff statement a little while ago:“”We had hoped that Rosie would be with us until the end of her contract three weeks from now, but Rosie has informed us that she would like an early leave. Therefore, we part ways, thank her for her tremendous contribution to ‘The View’ and wish her well.”
“And,” they would have added, “good riddance!” Look for Rosie to return, possibly in late night.