Well, that was quick! Less than four months after joining the panel at The View, Rosie Perez is out of a job and won’t be returning. Instead of letting the show die the death it should have about 10 years ago, ABC is apparently hard at work looking for another young co-host to fill her spot.
Perez had taken off the month of January to appear in the Broadway play “Fish in the Dark,” but 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.
A rep for “View” denied that Perez would be leaving the show. “Her status with the show has not changed,” ABC said.
Well, Variety rarely gets it wrong, but okay. To be honest, the move is the best possible blessing for Rosie, though I can imagine it has to be pretty embarrassing to get canned from The View, of all things. I mean, talk about hitting rock bottom.
Rosie’s awesome, though – she just needs a new batch of solid movie roles and she’ll be just fine.
Can’t they get rid of Whoopi Goldberg now? And like, the entire show?