UPDATE: Rosie O'Donnell Seals Deal To Rejoin 'The View'
TMZ is reporting that Rosie O'Donnell's deal is sealed and she's officially headed back to The View!
The deal is now complete. Rosie will join Whoopi Goldberg on the show. As we reported, producers are also looking for a Latina and a conservative. Two conservative candidates who are being scoped are Abby Huntsman and Margaret Hoover.
Excited to have Rosie back?
We certainly hope this is true!!
With the confirmed exits of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, plus the retirement of Barbara Walters this spring, daytime chat fest The View has quite a few seats to fill.
And it looks like one of those seats may be filled by former moderator of The View, Rosie O'Donnell!
Rosie O'Donnell is currently in "active negotiations" with "The View" to come back to the program ... sources in connection with Rosie and the production tell TMZ.
We're told Rosie's people are discussing money and other terms with execs from the beleaguered show. She's definitely interested in coming back if the money is right, and we're told the negotiations are far along.
We're told the deal could be sealed shortly and the announcement could be made as early as tomorrow.
We love Rosie and she's just the kick in the pants that this show needs! Plus, we'd love to see her on a daily basis with Whoopi!!
What about you, Instincters? Do you want to see Rosie back on The View?