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Rosie O'Donnell in talks to rejoin 'The View,' reports say

Rosie O'Donnell speaks at the unveiling of a

Rosie O'Donnell speaks at the unveiling of a new sign outside Harpo Studios welcoming "The Rosie Show" to the studio Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in Chicago. Photo Credit: AP / M. Spencer Green

Rosie O'Donnell reportedly will be returning to "The View." and E! Online said Tuesday that the Commack-raised comedian had been in negotiations for days to rejoin the ABC daytime talk show where she was a co-host during the 2006-07 season. A "View" spokeswoman told Newsday the network "has made decisions to evolve the show creatively, but at this time we have no announcement to make and we are weeks away from making any type of announcement about anything pertaining to the show."

O'Donnell's representative did not respond to a Newsday request for comment.

ABC announced late last month that co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd would not be returning after this current season. Whoopi Goldberg has remained.

O'Donnell, 52, has had a tempestuous history with the show, which she first joined in September 2006, replacing Meredith Vieira. She engaged in on- and off-air feuds with co-hosts Star Jones and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and with others including Kelly Ripa and Donald Trump. Ratings improved 15 percent during her tenure.

But after announcing on April 25, 2007, that she would be leaving "The View" in June, O'Donnell departed three weeks ahead of time on May 25.

She returned this past Feb. 7 as a guest, disagreeing strongly with co-host and show creator Barbara Walters over the veracity of revived 1990s molestation allegations against Woody Allen. On May 15, she joined all 11 of the show's past and current co-hosts to commemorate Walters' second-to-last day on-air with the show.


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