O'Donnell Fades From 'View'
Following the latest and perhaps most intense in a series of heated debates with co-host
"We had hoped that Rosie would be with us until the end of her contract three weeks from now, but Rosie has informed us that she would like an early leave," Frons says. "Therefore, we part ways, thank her for her tremendous contribution to 'The View' and wish her well."
O'Donnell's departure comes two days after she and Hasselbeck got into another of their verbal smackdowns. What started as a discussion of the
It turned out to be the final
"View" creator and executive producer
O'Donnell, for her part, says she's "extremely grateful" for her time on the show: "It's been an amazing year and I love all three women."