Is Rosie Perez Leaving ‘The View’?!

Posted on January 15th, 2015 at 11:50 am
Still A Rumor rosie perez leavingIs Rosie Perez leaving The View? According to an exclusive report in the entertainment industry bible Variety, Perez will not return to the daytime talk fest when she wraps her Broadway rehearsals at the end of the month. The 50-year-old in on leave for January to prep for the Broadway play “Fish in the Dark” alongside Larry David. But according to the trade "it’s understood that she won’t be coming back to the Hot Topics table once she’s done. It’s unclear when ABC will announce her departure, but for now “View” producers have been trying other younger co-hosts in her seat." Perez has struggled to find her voice at the table alongside show veteran Whoopi Goldberg, the highly opinionated Rosie O'Donnell and well informed newcomer Nicolle Wallace. She has had problems jumping in to discussions, often mispronounces the names of guests and has had struggles with reading the teleprompter. The show has had younger guest hosts such as Glee star Naya Rivera and sports reporter Samantha Ponder filling in during Perez' absence. Longtime substitute Mario Cantone has also logged plenty of air time during the past few weeks. A rep for ABC tells RumorFix that "Her status with the show has not changed" but a source close to the show confirmed Rosie has a one year contract and it's too early for any decisions to be made. Rosie O'Donnell addressed the topic on Thursday's show and said no matter what you read or hear, Perez will be returning to the show.