After early morning rumors spread, ABC daytime has announced that Rosie O’Donnell is leaving “The View”.
The celebrity Web site TMZ reported this morning that O’Donnell was going to announce her departure today.ABC daytime says it was unable to come to a contractual agreement with “The View” co-host.
The president of daytime programming for the Disney-ABC Television Group, Brian Frons, told ABCNEWS.com, “Going in we knew we would have an amazing year with her, and that anything beyond that would be gravy. But we were willing to take the chance because we understood what a coup it was to entice Ro back to daytime television. So here we are a year later, and while we’ve tried to come to terms on a deal that would extend her co-hosting duties on ‘The View,’ we find ourselves unable to agree on some key elements.”
There’s always been a sick fascination in America with folks like this, whether it’s Rosie’s rants, the Phelps family frothings, or Trump’s tirades.Â The problem is that allÂ substance is sucked out ofÂ any discussion they jump on top of. Instead we are treated to aÂ sickly, fascinatingÂ show of obfuscation and sensationalist jousting that is all sound and fury — signifying nothing.
While everyone’s in horror and talking about what these twits are saying or doing, important things are going ignored. It’s time to put childish things behind us this century.