Rosie Perez’s exit from ‘The View’ due to other projects

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Considering the drama of Rosie O’Donnelland Star Jones’ tumultuous departures from “The View,” Rosie Perez’s decision to exit the show after just one season is about the friendliest one in the history of the long-running daily chatfest.

While Perez’s reason is clear — the show conflicted with her main interest, to be an actress — a “View” insider did say Wednesday it was just as well. “We love Rosie and she was one of the best people to work with, but the format of ‘The View’ — and the need to constantly deal with controversial topics — just isn’t her bag. … She was particularly uncomfortable dealing with political issues and candidates and all that.”

Both Perez and the show’s executive producer Bill Wolff have made it clear she will be back on “The View” in the future as a guest panelist.

“That’s a role more suited to Rosie,” said my source.

A clearly emotional Perez explained her rationale to the panel and the show’s nationwide audience Wednesday. Fellow panelist Nicolle Wallacemay also be leaving the show at the end of this season — though that is not definite.

My source also added that Perez’s departure “has nothing whatsoever to do with the recent arrival of Raven-Symone.”


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