11:02 AM EDT 01/24/2015
Originally posted 01/22/2015 09:45AM
Rosie Perez fans can rest easy now that actress is officially returning to The View.
"We look forward to welcoming the multitalented Rosie Perez back to her seat as co-host on the panel on Feb. 3 after completing rehearsals" for a Broadway play, a rep for ABC confirmed to PEOPLE.
Perez had taken a break from the show while preparing for her role in Larry David's upcoming Fish in the Dark. When her return date wasn't immediately announced, rumors arose that she would no longer have a seat at the panel.
Originally posted 12/14/2014 03:15PM
Whatever you do, don't call Barbara Walters retired.
The 85-year-old may have stepped down from The View panel in May, "[But I'm] not exactly slowing down," she tells PEOPLE.
In addition to hosting her 10 Most Fascinating People special, airing Sunday on ABC, Walters says she's having no trouble filling her days.
Originally posted 09/25/2014 01:15PM
It's just acting!
Sherri Shepherd says at least one person found her portrayal of the evil stepmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway a little too believable: her 9-year-old son Jeffrey.
"Jeffrey was scared of me," the former View co-host, 47, told PEOPLE Tuesday at the #NYTough Comedy Showcase at Caroline's on Broadway. "He didn't like me playing the evil stepmom. He'd rather I were playing Cinderella."
Originally posted 09/25/2014 07:40AM
As she walked the red carpet on eldest son Parker's arm earlier this week, Rosie O'Donnell was beaming – and looking slimmer than ever after losing more than 50 lbs.
Originally posted 09/17/2014 06:15PM
While Sherri Shepherd has kept mostly mum on the legal battle with ex-husband Lamar Sally over newborn baby L.J., born via surrogate on Aug. 5, the former View co-host is speaking out to pal Wendy Williams.
During an appearance on William's daytime talk show on Wednesday, Shepherd wouldn't elaborate on the details of the drama, but did confirm she's still at odds with her ex.
"We can't say anything about that," she told Williams. "I have a lot of lawyers and I'm in court right now and it's very public and it's very painful."
Sally talked exclusively to PEOPLE in an interview where he claims that he and Shepherd, 47, agreed to have a child via surrogate – using Sally's sperm and a donor egg, after doctors found that Shepherd's eggs were not viable – within a year of their 2011 wedding.
Originally posted 09/16/2014 12:45PM
Though she works in the city that never sleeps, Elisabeth Hasselbeck knows she has to rest up before her day starts at 2:30 a.m.
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 09/03/2014 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.
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