04:42 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 03/13/2015 06:15PM
Kathy Griffin has gathered the public support of a lengthy list of celebrities in the wake of her abrupt Fashion Police exit.
The comedian, 54, announced she is leaving E!'s fashion commentary series in a detailed statement posted to her Twitter page Thursday, citing that her style of comedy "does not fit with the creative direction of the show."
Her announcement came only two weeks after her cohost Kelly Osbourne also left her seat on the show, trailing a controversy involving a racially offensive joke made during the show's Oscars episode.
Originally posted 02/27/2015 05:35PM
Rosie O'Donnell filed for divorce from her wife Michelle Rounds Friday in Manhattan State Supreme Court on the grounds of "an irretrievably broken relationship," according to documents obtained by PEOPLE.
Originally posted 02/19/2015 02:35PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4069860713001" "" "" "auto"] Elisabeth Hasselbeck admittedly hasn't been keeping up with the ongoing drama at The View, and for good reason: She never plans to return.
On Tuesday's upcoming episode of the Rachael Ray Show, Ray brings up the "revolving table" at Hasselbeck's former gig and asks, "Would you ever go sit in the seat for, you know, a few days?"
"No. I've done my time. I did my time, I was outta there," says Hasselbeck, 37, of her 2013 move to Fox News.
Originally posted 02/12/2015 12:40PM
This is the second time O'Donnell has decided to leave The View; however, this time, she received a proper send-off.
For her last show Thursday, O'Donnell, 52, hit the View stage in good spirits, even doing a little dance and "drop[ping] it like it's hot," as co-host Rosie Perez put it. (Who knew she had it in her?) The comedian's cheerful mood was even reflected in the sunny yellow blazer she chose to wear.
Originally posted 02/09/2015 07:00PM
After purposefully avoiding the subject on air, Rosie O'Donnell is setting the record straight on her decision to leave The View in a video posted to her website.
Originally posted 02/09/2015 12:45PM
Rosie O'Donnell came out swinging this weekend.
Originally posted 02/08/2015 09:55AM
For Rosie O'Donnell, leaving The View was just what the doctor ordered.
The comedian suffered a near fatal heart attack in 2012 and has kept a firm eye on her health ever since. "My doctors were noticing that there was an uptick in my numbers since I started on the show," the co-host of ABC's The View told PEOPLE while premiering her new documentary Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Standup at the Athena Film Festival in New York on Saturday.
"It got a little bit worse right before the holidays, and my doctor was kind of concerned, so when I went back after the holiday break, she said to me, 'You know, the stress level is too much,' " said O'Donnell, 52.
At that point, O'Donnell realized she had to eliminate whatever stress she could. "I've had a lot going on in my personal life that's been very stressful. I have five kids, four of them teenagers, that's a lot of my attention," not to mention, the problems within her marriage to Michelle Rounds. "You know, Michelle and I are going through some hard stuff, and I can't really fix those things right away, but I can fix this," O'Donnell said.
Originally posted 02/07/2015 05:05PM
Her first run on The View was full of controversy and on-air clashes. Her return, seven years later, was hotly anticipated. But just six months later, Rosie O'Donnell is exiting again, leaving the ABC talk show without its resident spitfire.
Why? The 52-year-old comedian announced Friday that she's refocusing her life after separating from wife Michelle Rounds.
Originally posted 02/07/2015 11:40AM
After only six months back in the hot seat, Rosie O'Donnell has decided to leave The View.
PEOPLE has confirmed that the 52-year-old host/comedian – who returned for the show's 18th season to help fill a big hole left by the retiring Barbara Walters – said through her publicist Friday that she's putting her "family and health first" after a split from her wife Michelle Rounds in November.
"This has been a very stressful situation," according to a statement from O'Donnell's publicist. "She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave The View. Next week will be her last."
Originally posted 01/22/2015 03:00PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "4005282458001" "" "" "auto"] Whether by coincidence or design, the day after Rosie O'Donnell leaves The View, the actress-comedian will return to her showbiz roots in a special for HBO.
Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up premieres at 10 p.m. Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, on the premium network.
Late Friday night, O'Donnell's spokesperson and ABC confirmed that the 52-year-old media personality would be leaving the daytime chat fest effective Feb. 13, and that O'Donnell was putting her "family and health first" after a previously unannounced split from her wife, Michelle Rounds, last November.
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