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From Rosie O'Donnell to Star Jones: The View's Most Dramatic Exits

From Rosie O'Donnell to Star Jones: The View's Most Dramatic Exits

Originally posted 08/07/2015 05:00PM

On Thursday, Conservative commentator Nicolle Wallace announced she was leaving The View after one year. Although the news came as a shock to viewers, the political buff isn't the first to make such an announcement on the daytime talk show.

In fact, since its 1997 premiere, The View has seen its bevy of memorable co-host exits, which also includes a two-time announcement from Rosie O'Donnell who served as co-host on the ABC show not once but twice since its inception.

While the show finalizes its new co-host picks (Michelle Collins is officially taking Rosie Perez's seat) as rumors swirl of Sherri Shepherd potentially returning to the show, we're taking a look back at some of The View's most unforgettable exists.

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Whoopi Goldberg Defends Kelly Osbourne's Comment on Latinos: 'If You've Ever Met a Racist, It's Pretty Clear'

Originally posted 08/05/2015 12:55PM

Two more celebrities have rallied around Kelly Osbourne after she apologized for making a disparaging remark about the Latino community.

The View co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Raven-Symoné both defended Osbourne for her gaffe – "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" – from the previous show Wednesday.

"The point she was actually trying to make was that Donald Trump's stance on immigration will only end up hurting the people that Donald Trump is counting on," said Goldberg, 59. "And one of the things that happens on live television is you try to get your point in and you try to hit it, and you sometimes stepped in dog doo. It does not make you a racist. ... Sometimes your head works faster than your mouth. It happens."

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Whoopi Goldberg Backtracks After Defending Bill Cosby: 'All the Information That's Out There Kind of Points to Guilt'

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Whoopi Goldberg Backtracks After Defending Bill Cosby: 'All the Information That's Out There Kind of Points to Guilt'

Originally posted 07/14/2015 03:45PM

Whoopi Goldberg, one of the few celebrities who has defended Bill Cosby ever since the many rape allegations against him resurfaced, has changed her stance on the scandal.

Goldberg, 59, sat down for a one-on-one Tuesday with Dan Abrams, ABC News' chief legal affairs anchor, in an interruption to the usual round-table debate style of The View.

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Judd Apatow Asks Whoopi Goldberg to Stop Defending Bill Cosby: 'We Need to Support the Survivors of His Violence'

Judd Apatow Asks Whoopi Goldberg to Stop Defending Bill Cosby: 'We Need to Support the Survivors of His Violence'

Originally posted 07/10/2015 12:10PM

Judd Apatow, one of the most vocal critics of Bill Cosby since his alleged sexual assaults came to light, addressed one of Cosby's prominent supporters, Whoopi Goldberg, in a series of Tweets on Thursday – acknowledging she's trying to be loyal, but saying she can't possibly keep defending a man Apatow has called "a serial rapist."

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Whoopi Goldberg Gets Threats over Defense of Bill Cosby, Tells Critics: 'Back Off Me!'

Originally posted 07/08/2015 08:40PM

[YOUTUBE "6ZPIK-Q5kRs"] Whoopi Goldberg has been defending Bill Cosby ever since the many rape allegations against him surfaced. But Wednesday on The View, she was defending herself – adamantly, at times indignantly – in the face of threats she said she's been getting for her stance on the matter.

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Rosie Perez Breaks Down as She Explains Why Leaving The View Is 'Bittersweet'

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Rosie Perez Breaks Down as She Explains Why Leaving The View Is 'Bittersweet'

Originally posted 07/08/2015 01:35PM

Less than a year after joining the The View, Rosie Perez has decided to step down as one of the program's co-hosts to focus on acting.

News that Perez, 50, would be departing the show broke Tuesday after Bill Wolff, the show's executive producer, told his staff the actress has "decided to leave the show at the conclusion of this season to pursue full time her love for acting."

On Wednesday, Perez addressed the news after tearfully entering the studio for the last time as The Flamingos' "Lovers Never Say Goodbye" played.

The audience gave Perez a standing ovation and co-host Raven-Symoné ran to the wings of the set to grab a box of tissues, moderator Whoopi Goldberg told Perez: "This is yours to do, so you go on ahead and do it."

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Raven-Symoné on Bill Cosby Sex Scandal: 'Now There Are Real Facts'

Originally posted 07/08/2015 12:30AM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Former Cosby Show star Raven-Symoné spoke about the allegations against Bill Cosby on The View on Tuesday, saying she needed further proof before deciding whether he was innocent or guilty of sexually assaulting multiple women.

"I don't really like to talk about it that much because he's the reason I'm on this panel in the first place. He gave me my first job," Raven-Symoné, 29, said. "But at the same time, you need the proof, and then I'll be able to give my judgment here or there. And now there are real facts. More people can come up."

Candace Cameron Bure, who was filling in for View host Rosie Perez, said the news Monday that Cosby, 77, had admitted in 2005 court papers to giving a woman Quaaludes before they had sex indicated to her that he was "guilty, guilty, guilty." To this, Raven-Symoné responded, "But guilty of what?"

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20 Things You Didn't Know About Ghost, 25 Years Later

20 Things You Didn't Know About Ghost, 25 Years Later

Originally posted 07/07/2015 10:30AM

On paper, Ghost sounds like it should have been a niche movie. But combining the romance, thriller, ghost story and comedy genres into a single film turned out to be a formula for success when the film hit theaters 25 years ago on July 13, 1990.

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Barbara Walters on The View In-Fighting: 'Rosie and Whoopi Together Was Not Peaches and Cream'

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Barbara Walters on The View In-Fighting: 'Rosie and Whoopi Together Was Not Peaches and Cream'

Originally posted 05/12/2015 11:40PM

Barbara Walters admits she regrets her decision to leave The View last year. And she may not be the only one wishing she had stayed.

According to a new Vanity Fair story the show's past year has been an extremely turbulent one.

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Kathy Griffin Asks for Twitter Support after Quitting Fashion Police, Famous Friends Deliver | Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin Asks for Twitter Support after Quitting Fashion Police, Famous Friends Deliver

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.

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