Will Rosie Leave ‘The View’ for Game Show Gig?
December 7, 2006

Is the newest star of “The View,” Rosie O’Donnell, already planning her great escape?

Rosie didn’t go into the rumors on Thursday morning’s show, but at Monday’s “Dreamgirls” premiere, she told “Extra” she couldn’t be happier.

“I’m doing all right,” she said, when our A.J. Calloway asked her how she enjoyed her morning gig. “Danny DeVito was drunk and Kelly Ripa was mad at me, but aside from that everything's okay.”

But the ratings are better than okay; they’re the best “The View” has ever had.

So why is Rosie possibly looking to leave just three months after joining the gabfest?

There have been rumors of catfights brewing behind the scenes, but Rosie denied that and even joked with Joy about the drama when “Extra” recently went backstage.

In addition, Rosie is only under a one-year contract, and on Thursday, we caught wind of rumors that Rosie would love to do a game show. Her favorite? “The Price is Right!”

Bob Barker recently announced his retirement after 35 years on the hit show, leaving the host spot wide open.

We were also the first to break news that Rosie is in talks for her own F/X sitcom, a spin-off of her guest spot on “Nip/Tuck.”

Series creator Ryan Murphy even revealed to “Extra” that Rosie has already picked out a title.

“Her character's name is Dawn Budge, and Rosie is insisting we call her show ‘Don't Budge,’” Murphy said.

Even with Rosie’s “View” future up in the air, “The View” is still on a star search for the one remaining empty chair.

After Star Jones left, producers brought on a series of guest hosts, including our own Tanika Ray.

But now, more than six months later, there is still no official replacement.

And with rumors of Rosie leaving, “The View” is even less clear today.

 


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