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ABC CONFIRMS: ROSIE WILL RETURN TO THE VIEW

July 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Ending weeks of speculation, NBC announced on Thursday that Rosie O’Donnell is returning as a cohost of The View. She had left the show in 2007 following an on-air spat with cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She’ll be joining Whoopi Goldberg, the only remaining member of the panel following the departure of Barbara Walters and the purge of two others. Hasselbeck had slammed the decision to bring O’Donnell back to the afternoon talk show, describing her as a "woman who spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network." In response, O’Donnell claimed that Hasselbeck was "hiding in her dressing room" when present and past members of The View came together in June to toast Walters’s departure. "I walked right in and said hello — her reply ‘LET’S TAKE A SELFIE!!’"