Whoopi Goldberg on Rumors Rosie O'Donnell Will Return to 'The View': 'That's Not Happening'

by Raphael Chestang 2:34 PM PDT, September 08, 2015
Playing Whoopi Goldberg on Rumors Rosie O'Donnell Will Return to 'The View': 'That's Not Happening'

Whoopi Goldberg is putting all the rumors to rest when it comes to whether Rosie O'Donnell will make a guest appearance on The View this season.

"That's not happening," she bluntly told ET's senior news editor Jennifer Peros. "No, it's no."

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Today marked The View's first day back after the cast shakeup. The latest version of the panel includes Whoopi, Good Morning America Weekend anchor Paula Faris, Michelle Collins, Raven-Symone and Joy Behar, who returned after leaving two years ago.

The audience was clearly excited to have Joy back. They gave an uproarious applause when Whoopi announced her at the dais, and Whoopi echoed their sentiments.

"She's back and thank God, because I at least know somebody in the cast," Whoopi said.

For Joy, the feeling was mutual.

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"To come back and have Whoopi there, at least one of those people at the table is a friend," Joy added.

Behar, 72, was part of the original panel when The View debuted in 1997 and appeared on the show for 16 years.

Earlier this month, she told ET her decision to return was partly influenced by advice from her late friend, Joan Rivers.

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"I was doing a standup show with her and I was complaining about it, of course, because that's my thing," Behar said. "And she goes, 'Joy, do it well. They still want you.' So that's why I'm on The View now."

The View airs weekdays on ABC.