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Familiar face returns to 'The View'


It's official: Rosie O'Donnell is returning to "The View," according to a tweet from the show earlier this afternoon. O'Donnell will join moderator Whoopi Goldberg for the ABC show's 18th season.

Things come full circle for the comedienne; she served on the all-women panel from 2006 to 2007, where she famously clashed with Donald Trump. The year she left, a PARADE readers' poll voted her the "Most Annoying Celebrity of 2007."


O'Donnell has almost famously clashed with then-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who has since joined "Fox & Friends" to annoy people there.

About two weeks ago, officials for "The View" announced they were letting go of anti-vaccination crusader Jenny McCarthy and not-having-her-best-year Sherri Shepherd, not long after Barbara Walters announced her retirement. Yet Whoopi stands. Who woulda thunk it?

There have been some reports that Abby Huntsman, the co-host of "The Cycle" on MSNBC will join the panel. We've further heard that political commentator and gay rights activist Margaret Hoover is being considered. Hoover has co-hosted "The View" in the past.

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