Rosie O’Donnell Forcing Rosie Perez To Quit ‘The View’?
Is Rosie O’Donnell forcing Rosie Perez to leave “The View”? No, despite what OK! is reporting. Gossip Cop can debunk the story, which claims “there’s only room for one Rosie” on the daytime talk show.”
The tabloid, always looking to pit celebrities against each other in a fight, cites a source who says it was O’Donnell who “drove [Perez] to quit.” The OK! insider explains, “She felt like O’Donnell was a steamroller on the air.”
According to the tabloid’s source, “the final straw for Perez came during a debate about Bill Cosby, when her former pal [O’Donnell] used some of her off-air comments about the topic on-camera.” OK! says that after that incident, “while taking time off from rehearsing for a Broadway play, Rosie Perez told her team she was sick of all the bickering.” The magazine says it’s “why she’s leaving.”
No, it’s not. Perez is NOT permanently leaving “The View.” She’s returning in February. A rep tells Gossip Cop, “Her status with the show has not changed.” And her temporary absence from the show is because she’s working on a theatrical production, NOT because of any problem with O’Donnell, despite what the tabloids would like everyone to think. As a source close to the show tells Gossip Cop, the OK! report is “absolutely not true.”