Rosie O'Donnell’s second run on The View has been marked with trouble and turbulence, and things have gotten so toxic, insiders say she’s not going to be brought back next season — and might not even last the current one.
According to online reports, insiders on the show call O'Donnell a “malcontent” with a bad attitude to both her fellow panelists and crew members, usually not speaking with anyone when the cameras are off.
O'Donnell — who some sources say seems depressed on the job — is reportedly disappointed with her status on the panel, as she believed she’d be the moderator, but incumbent panelist Whoopi Goldberg has remained the leader of the ABC chat-fest.
Sources said the show’s producers have had little luck trying to persuade the stubborn star to change her ways, and pin The View’s recent ratings downturn on O’Donnell, and the related controversies that have sprouted up since she returned to the program.
O'Donnell’s reps, according to online reports, denied that the star is upset over Goldberg’s spot on the panel.