04:05 PM EDT 09/16/2014
Originally posted 09/15/2014 08:00PM
Rosie O'Donnell made her debut on the new season of The View on Monday on ABC – and also debuted a new, thinner body.
O'Donnell, who once weighed 237 lbs., estimates she's lost 53 lbs. since having vertical gastric sleeve surgery in July 2013, following a heart attack that threatened her life a year earlier.
"I'm not used to it yet," she said of the weight loss. "I still buy the wrong-sized clothes."
Originally posted 09/15/2014 03:00PM
The post-Barbara Walters version of The View made its premiere Monday on ABC, using Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" to greet the new panel: "The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate… I shake it off, shake it off."
This seems like a rather defensive posture for a show starting its 18th season.
But then again.
Other than new host Rosie Perez talking about how she learned kung fu "just in case I had to kick some ass," the hour didn't go too well. It was stiff, polite and airless, like one of those Taiwanese parody cartoons that "dramatize" news scandals.
Originally posted 09/12/2014 09:15AM
They're already doing group hugs on The View.
The talk show released the first official photo of its new hosting panel to PEOPLE in anticipation of its Sept. 15 return to ABC.
Veteran panelist Whoopi Goldberg will be joined by three personalities – the returning Rosie O'Donnell, actress Rosie Perez and former MSNBC analyst Nicolle Wallace – for the show's 18th season debut.
Expect lots of getting-to-know-you talk among the newest fearsome foursome as they prepare for life without Barbara Walters, one of the show's founders in 1997. Walters left the show in May.
Originally posted 09/07/2014 04:15PM
As Joan Rivers's funeral on Sunday closed with the sound of bagpipes filling the air on New York's Fifth Avenue, the gathering of specially invited guests spilled out onto the sidewalk outside Temple Emanu-El to listen and reflect.
Originally posted 09/03/2014 10:55PM
The co-host chairs are filling up at The View!
Actress Rosie Perez and MSNBC analyst Nicolle Wallace will replace Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy as the new co-hosts of The View. They will join moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell when the daytime talk show returns Monday, Sept. 15.
"I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I've been asked to join The View," said Perez in a statement.
Originally posted 07/10/2014 01:15PM
Surprise, surprise. With reports about her return to The View heating up this week, ABC has made it official: Rosie O'Donnell will be returning to the ABC talk show as a co-host this fall.
Originally posted 07/09/2014 12:25PM
As The View revamps itself after the retirement of Barbara Walters and the exits of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, former host Rosie O'Donnell will likely be making a dramatic return to the series.
Originally posted 05/17/2014 09:00AM
Rosie O'Donnell's life-changing eating habits continue to be a struggle, but the comedian says she's in it to win it.
Originally posted 05/09/2014 06:55PM
Rosie O'Donnell has been making some serious lifestyle changes and they're paying off.
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