The casting of ABC’s daytime talk show “The View” is like an ongoing episode of "Survivor": It’s difficult for even the most vigilant fans to be up to date on current casting rumors. Recently, former co-host Rosie O’Donnell was rumored to return to the show.
But it probably won’t be a permanent situation. “Her people are already working on it,” an insider told Radar Online in an exclusive report Friday. “Rosie is coming back for guest appearances.” In fact, it’s “always been an unspoken plan.”
With the 2016 election coming up, “View” producers would like O’Donnell on the show to talk about politics. “Execs definitely would like some of her appearances to happen at some point during the election,” the insider said. “And, of course, she’ll be talking about Donald Trump.” She and the New York business tycoon have a tumultuous past involving mutual name-calling and disdain.
Former co-host Joy Behar will return for Season 18, to help fill the void left by Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace. Behar spent 16 years on the show before she left in 2013, but it appears she can’t stop sharing her view. For the 2015 season, she will join new additions like “Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure and “Good Morning America Weekend” co-anchor Paula Faris. Hosts that survived Season 18 include comedian Whoopie Goldberg, former Disney star Raven Symoné and comedian Michelle Collins.
O’Donnell, 53, has not responded to the casting rumors. Her daughter Chelsea, who just turned 18, fled to Wisconsin last week to live with her biological mother. "Chelsea made a decision when she turned 18 that she wanted to go to her birth mother," O'Donnell's spokeswoman, Cindi Berger, said in a statement to The Huffington Post. "This was her choice."
— Rosie (@Rosie) September 3, 2015
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