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Rosie O'Donnell Says Goodbye to 'The View' Again: VIDEO


On today's episode of The View, Rosie O'Donnell - joined on stage by daughter Dakota - bid farewell to the daytime talk show for a second time.

O'Donnell thanked the cast, crew and Barbara Walters and said she'd return every now and then to do a crafting segment on the show. 

Watch the goodbye, AFTER THE JUMP...

Earlier this week, O'Donnell posted a video to YouTube saying she was leaving the view over health concerns. 

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Rosie O'Donnell Speaks Out About Leaving 'The View' Over Her Health: VIDEO


Rosie O'Donnell has posted a video to YouTube responding to the news that she is leaving The View again. O'Donnell says people have been wondering why it wasn't discussed on today's show.

“It was no one’s fault but mine that we didn’t discuss it today. [We’re] probably not going to discuss it tomorrow. My last show is Thursday, and then I’ll be watching from home.”

Adds O'Donnell:

"The truth is, I had a heart attack two years ago, and stress is very bad for heart attack survivors. You should minimize your stress, maximize your exercise, and control your diet...I’m minimizing my stress by leaving The View. And the stress that I’m having at home is not as easily remediable. Is that even a word?"

Watch her complete statement, AFTER THE JUMP...

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What To Watch This Week on TV: Rosie Stands Up; Quinto's 'Slap'


Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— Zachary Quinto stars as just one part of the all-star cast of NBC’s The Slap. The miniseries follows what happens when someone takes it upon themselves to dole out some physical punishment to someone else’s unruly child. The drama unfolds with Uma Thurman, Thandie Newton, Peter Sarsgaard and more, starting Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Cumberbatch, O'Donnell and more on TV this week, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Rosie O'Donnell Is Leaving 'The View' Again


Rosie O'Donnell is leaving ABC's daytime talk show The View for the second time, Variety reports:

“I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November. Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention,” O’Donnell’s rep, Cindi Berger, said in a statement. “This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave ‘The View.’ Next week will be her last.”

“The View” has been in a state of turmoil since last May when founding anchor Barbara Walters signed off of the roundtable 11 a.m. talker and Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd also left the panel. O’Donnell was recruited back to the show, which she co-hosted in the 2006-07 with much turmoil behind the scenes, along with newcomers Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace. Whoopi Goldberg, the show’s moderator and only returning member of the panel this season, is said to have butted heads with O’Donnell behind the scenes, as well as on-air.

Sources close to the situation said O’Donnell had been struggling with the stress related to her divorce as well as the pressure on “The View” set. The show’s lineup opened strongly in the ratings in September but viewership quickly tailed off. There has been much discussion at ABC about making further changes or additions among the hosts. Sources close to the situation suggested that O’Donnell decided to jump, citing her personal reasons, before she had to face the prospect of getting pushed.

Said ABC in a statement:

Rosie is an immensely talented star who comes in each and every morning brimming with ideas, excitement and passion for the show. When she told us she wanted to exit ‘The View,’ we respected and understood her desire to put her well-being and her family first. We’re delighted she’s still part of the ABC family with upcoming guest appearances on ‘The Fosters,’ and we know she’ll return to ‘The View’ often with her unique point of view and updates on her work and her family.

Watch some of O'Donnell's more memorable (and heated) moments from the show, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rosie O'Donnell Speaks with Twitter Sleuth Who Helped Identify Suspects in Philly Gay Bashing: VIDEO


Twitter user @FanSince09, who played an instrumental role in identifying the suspects in the September 11 gay bashing in Center City, Philadelphia, appeared on The View to share why (and how) he decided to put his social media skills to work and help solve a crime. 

Said @FanSince09, who chose to keep his identity anonymous:

"I did maybe about 45 minutes of work, but with crowd sourcing, we got at least three people identified within two hours"

Find out how, AFTER THE JUMP...

Last Monday, a bill that would amend Pennsylvania's hate crimes statues to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity passed the House Judiciary Committee 19-4.

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Kristin Chenoweth Sings Touching Tribute To Joan Rivers On 'The View' - VIDEO


The wickedly popular Kristin Chenoweth stopped by The View yesterday to offer her own musical memorial to the recently departed Joan Rivers. Co-hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg, who also attended Rivers' funeral, joined Chenoweth in paying tribute to the late great comedienne. 

Watch and listen to the Tony and Emmy winner sing "Borrowed Angels", AFTER THE JUMP...


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