Rosie Perez Leaving The View – Was She Fired?
Rosie Perez is the first of the new co-hosts of The View to leave.
Perez has only been with the daytime talk show since September. Perez joined Whoopie Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell and Nicolle Wallace as the new ensemble cast after Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd were fired from the show.
Perez had taken off the month of January to appear in the Broadway play “Fish in the Dark,” but according to Variety, she won’t be coming back to the Hot Topics table once she’s done.
The View producers have been trying other younger co-hosts during Rosie’s absence. ABC has not made a statement regarding the work status of Perez only saying,
“Rosie Perez is currently in rehearsal for her Broadway play for the month of January. Her status with the show has not changed.”
Perez was handpicked by the show’s new executive producer Bill Wolff as a last-minute choice following the retirement of Barbara Walters. Viewers were surprised Perez was chosen as one of the co-hosts.
The ratings for The View have been declining for the past few years but seemed to be holding steady for its 18th season with the new co-hosts.
Was Rosie Perez fired from the show? Rumor has it that Perez never got a hang of the show’s mixture of hard and soft news, and she had trouble reading from a TelePrompter.
What do you think about Rosie Perez leaving the show? Will Rosie O’Donnell be next? The rumor mill has been in overdrive about O’Donnell possibly being fired.