Today was Rosie O’Donnell’s last day on The View, she will not be returning for her final three weeks after Wednesday’s huge blow-up with co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck. The official reason for the early departure is that Rosie has requested “early leave”. Damn. I was really looking forward to watching Rosie finish out her contract, unrestrained and unapologetic.
Rosie has long been angling to replace Bob Barker in The Price Is Right and yesterday she took out a full-page ad in Variety that commended Barker’s 50 years in show business and reminded him of her love for the show. Barker is reportedly adamantly opposed to Rosie replacing him.