Well, that was fast.
After only four months, one of the newest co-hosts at The View, Rosie Perez, is reportedly out. Variety reports:
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.
The choice of Perez was a surprise, given the other contenders that were in the mix last year. But Perez never got a hang of the show's mixture of hard and soft news, and she had trouble reading from a TelePrompTer, insiders say.
Perez and Nicolle Wallace were announced as new co-hosts in September following the departure of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd. The show underwent a highly promoted "makeover" designed to draw in new viewers.
It's hard to separate rumor from fact in stories involving The View, considering the show's history with playing up "on-set turmoil" to attract attention. Maybe the producers don't see her as a good fit. Maybe Perez woke up one day and suddenly realized she was surrounded by the most batshit crazy people on the planet who have some pretty dumb things to say.
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