After only four months on “The View,” co-host Rosie Perez is reportedly leaving the ABC morning show.
Perez, who has taken off the month of January to appear in the Broadway hit Fish in the Dark, allegedly won’t be returning to the Hot Topics table alongside Rosie O’Donnell, Nicole Wallace and Whoopi Goldberg once the play wraps.
Although the network has denied Perez’s exit saying, “her status with the show has not changed,” “View” producers are rumored to be auditioning younger co-hosts for her seat.
“After declining steadily for a few years, ratings for “The View” have stabilized in its 18th season with new co-hosts ….the show is on par with last year in total viewers and down a bit in key demos. Perez was handpicked by the show’s new executive producer Bill Wolff as a last-minute choice after the show underwent a reinvention this past summer after the retirement of Barbara Walters,” according to Variety.
Then there was this …
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) January 13, 2015
We’re not sure what to make of these reports just yet, but it may be that Perez will be the last to know she’s getting the boot …
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