Rosie Perez is leaving ABC’s “The View,” writes our good friend Lisa de Moraes at Deadline.com.
“‘Our friend Rosie Perez has decided to leave the show to pursue full time her love for acting,’ [‘The View’s’ executive producer] Bill Wolff told staff this afternoon in an email.”
De Moraes adds that Perez’s, “last day on the ABC News program will be August 6, the last original show of the season.”
There had been speculation that Perez would leave the troubled show earlier this year. It’s also been speculated that another co-host on “The View,” Nicolle Wallace, may not return next season.
Writes de Moraes, “Raven-Symone, who joined the show in June, and Whoopi Goldberg are locks to come back next season, but Wallace’s future is unclear.”