Report: Rosie O'Donnell in Talks to Rejoin The View, Deal Could Close Soon

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Rosie O’Donnell is poised to reclaim a chair on The View‘s dais this fall, in the wake of the recent shake-up that left Whoopi Goldberg the last host standing.

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Not two weeks after word broke that both Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy will be parting ways with the talker — news that each of the ladies confirmed on Monday’s telecast — TMZ is reporting that O’Donnell, who cohosted The View during its 2006-07 cycle, is in “active negotiations” to return for Season 18, and that a deal could be closed “shortly.”

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Since noisily ending her previous View pact early back in ’07, O’Donnell has acted on shows such as The Fosters and Drop Dead Diva and lorded over a short-lived OWN talker. She twice this year has returned to The View, first in February and more recently as part of a “reunion” of all the show’s hosts, as tribute to boss and departing panelist Barbara Walters.