Power Struggle

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UPDATED!

[Blind Gossip] This television host deal only has one more outstanding issue. New Girl has gotten almost everything she wants… except her old job title. Current Girl doesn’t want to give it up. It’s certainly making for an interesting power struggle behind the scenes!

New Girl:

Current Girl:

TV Show:

Job Title:

SOLVED!

New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg

TV Show: The View

Job Title: Moderator

Source: BlindGossip.com with backup from RadarOnline

Who told you about this power struggle over a month ago? Blind Gossip did!

Now RadarOnline is acknowledging the fight:

Whoopi Goldberg & New Host Rosie O’Donnell At War –

Tension On ‘The View,’ Fighting Over Seating Arrangements

whoopie rosieWith only a few weeks until The View premieres with Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that on the set, the two divas are already at a stand-off over who will get the moderator seat.

Goldberg has sat in the prized moderator seat since taking over from O’Donnell, and now “Rosie wants it back from Whoopi,” an insider told Radar. “It doesn’t matter to Rosie that Whoopi has sat there for the last several years. Rosie doesn’t want to be sitting anywhere but back in her old spot.”

“In Rosie’s mind, this is once again her show,” the source continued. “Whoopi won’t be giving it up, and Rosie even suggested they trade seats every other week. It’s all a power trip for Rosie, which is resulting in tension on the staff.”

The odd thing is that the bored and completely disdainful Whoopi doesn’t even want to be there anymore and is now complaining that she wants to leave the show… just weeks after signing a long-term contract to stay on the show. Hello? If you don’t like the job and don’t want the job, don’t sign a long-term contract for the job, you old grumpy!

Congratulations to Brushfire97 for being first with the correct answer!

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UPDATE!

In an ironic twist, after six months of power struggles and poor ratings, Rosie O’Donnell is leaving The View, and Whoopi Goldberg is staying.

ABC execs had planned to give Whoopi The Grump the boot by buying out her contract (which we have been saying all along was the smart move) but O’Donnell tendered her resignation, citing personal reasons, and now Whoopi is staying. What a mess.

From Radar Online:

rosie odonnell whoopi goldberg‘The View’ Switcheroo: Rosie O’Donnell’s Departure Saved Whoopi Goldberg’s Job — ABC ‘Livid’ At Botched Plans

Whoopi Goldberg owes Rosie O’Donnell a lot more than a goodbye hug. RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that she can thank her for saving her job! Insiders tell Radar that Goldberg was set to get the axe before O’Donnell decided to leave, and now ABC honchos are “livid” that their plans have been botched.

According to an insider, Goldberg’s job was in jeopardy in recent weeks following months of bitter back and forth feuding with her co-stars.

After an ultimatum by ABC network bigwigs to play nice or get cut had no effect, “They were originally going to fire Whoopi,” a source told Radar.

“They expected Rosie and Whoopi to fix their issues, but it wasn’t working,” the source explained. “The show was barely stabilizing in the ratings so they decided to buy Whoopi out of her contract. They were going to do it after Rosie Perez came back from play rehearsals for a few weeks.”

Ironically, despite O’Donnell’s secret divorce drama ABC wanted her to take over the reigns of the ratings-challenged show.

“They were going to give the show to Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace,” added the source. “But Rosie’s divorce saved Whoopi’s job!”

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94 comments to Power Struggle

  • BRUSHFIRE97

    New Girl: Rosie
    Current Girl: Whoopie
    TV Show: The View
    Job Title: Moderator for the View

    • Samra1116

      This just got interesting—they don’t like each other.

    • redstilettos

      They need to stick a fork in this show. It’s done. Heck, put a re-vamped All My Children in its place.

      • Mrs.Doglady2U

        ^^^this!! YESSS GODDDD give me some Erica Kane

      • spoofbyrd

        I agree . They are really scraping now and the drama that always comes has gotten old but when the ratings start to scrape then a revamped AMC with totally new faces would probably work in that slot. Good Call redstilletos ! You should be a TV Producer .

    • stanton

      New Girl: Rosie

      Current Girl: Whoopi

      TV Show: The View

      Job Title Moderator

      However people you have it wrong. Whoopi stated a few months ago that SHE WAS TAKING OVER the Barbara Walters seat. Truth is that is the most important seat…
      The Moderator is over ruled by the lead which will be Whoopi

    • vampyre927

      I agree,Whoopi ain’t giving up control to another control freak. It’s going to be interesting with those two “control freaks” My money’s on Whoopi, she gonna “kick Rosie’s large A$$!!

  • Mtlmeee

    Rosie

    Woopie

    The View

    Moderator

  • kat411

    Rosie O’Donnell
    Whoopie
    The View
    Moderator

  • ravenglass

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current Girl: Whoopie Goldberg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Moderator

    Please give the moderator job back to Rosie. The show needs someone who is actually funny & isn’t too stoned to read the teleprompter.

    • ravenglass

      BTW I’d love to see the two of them actually wrestle for the job title. Vince McMahon, make this happen!!!

    • redstilettos

      Merideth, come back! She was always the voice of reason. Once she was gone, it went down the tubes.

    • Okayeah

      Good god, you can have her. I’d rather see Whoopie any day!

    • Mystical

      I agree Ravenglass! I’ve always enjoyed Rosie and still feel that her one season on the view was the very best they had. I don’t always agree with her (though much of the time I do!), but I love and respect her passion and willingness to stand her ground. I particularly enjoyed her taking on that ignorant fool Trump and was appalled that no one backed her up. I personally feel that she is quite brave when other, more powerful celebs say and do nothing about injustice. And Whoopie is a bore and has been such a disappointment! She always seems to wish she was elsewhere and appears quite apathetic most days.

  • Jaredb21

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell
    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg
    TV Show: The View
    Job Title: Moderator

  • breanna_monique

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell
    Current Girl: Whoopie Goldberg
    TV Show: The View
    Job Title: Host

  • Nifty

    Rosie O’Donnell
    Whoopi
    The View
    Curator, or whatever they call it. I was just thinking about how they’d handle that when I saw Rosie was coming back on the show.

  • hrhfedup

    Rosie
    Whoopie
    The View
    Host

    just a guess. 😀

  • PoniTayl

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current Girl:Whoopi Goldberg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: The Moderator

  • Nifty

    Not curator, I just woke up. Facilitator, there we go.

  • CatInTheHat

    Rosie
    Whoopie
    View
    Host

  • packerpoke

    Whoopi and Rosie of the View. This soapopera has just begun for the view.

  • janky123

    new girl: rosie o’donnell
    current girl: whoopi goldberg
    TV show: The View
    Job Title: moderator

  • merjklein

    New Girl: Rosie O

    Current Girl: Whoopi

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Moderator

  • CatBallou

    Rosie ODonnell
    Whoopie Goldberg
    The View
    Moderator

  • royal eduardo

    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Moderator

  • tuckerlee123

    New Girl:
    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Moderator

  • Jazz2801

    Rosie O’donell
    Whoppi Goldberg
    Moderator

  • gaelgirl

    New Girl is horrific Rosie O’Donnell
    Current Girl is horrific Whoopi Goldberg
    TV Show is horrific The View
    Job Title is moderator (versus host or co-host)

  • Moonpie

    Rosie
    Whoopie
    The View
    Biggest Assclown

  • cuesgirl

    Rosie and Whoopie over who will be the ‘leader’ now that Barbara is gone from the View

  • scooby

    New Girl: Rosie

    Old girl ; Whoopi

    Show: The View

  • cottoncandyforthebrain

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell
    Current Girl: Whoopie Goldberg
    TV Show: The View
    Job Title: Moderator

  • I Am PunkA

    Rosie O’Donnell
    Whoopi Goldberg
    The View
    Chair on the left.

  • ghostrider44

    Rosie O’Donnell

    Whoopie

    The View

    Moderator

  • DivaKarma

    Forget Rosie, Whoopi’s not giving up that seat. And the view really should be off the air.

  • Vinnie

    Rosie
    Whoopie
    The View
    Moderator

  • 4sixx2

    Rosie
    Whoopie
    The View

  • 4sixx2

    Whoops, title – Moderator!

  • missmissy

    Rosie
    Whoopi
    The View
    Producer

  • blue-

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: moderator

  • sssss

    Rosie O’Donnell
    Whoopi Goldberg
    The View
    Mediator

  • curlytop

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell
    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg
    Title: Moderator
    Show: The View

  • CountessLurkula

    Rosie
    Whoopi
    The View
    Moderator

  • sunshine702

    New Girl: Rosie O’donnoll.
    Current girl: Whoopie Goldberg
    Show: The View
    Job title : producer

  • lovefifteen

    Rosie O’Donnel
    Whoopi Goldberg
    The View
    Host

  • kcphilly

    Rosie and Whoopi at the View. Rosie was moderator last time she was on, and Whoopi replaced her in that position.

    I don’t watch the show anymore, but man I hope Whoopi holds onto her seat. If anyone can get Rosie to shut up once in awhile it would be her.

  • AmandaKane5

    Rosie, Whoopi, The View, Host

  • Scorpio13

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current Girl: Whoopie Goldberg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Narrator

  • BleuDog

    Rosie O’Donnell

    Whoopi Goldberg

    The View

    Moderator

  • jerzeegurl

    Rosie
    Whoopi
    The View
    Not sure

  • LC_Says

    New Girl: Rosie

    Current Girl: Whoopie

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Moderator

    ?

  • donaclny

    Rosie O’Donnell is rejoining The View. Current girl is Whoopi Goldberg. Don’t really know what the job title would be. Whoopi is listed as a Co-host. Maybe Rosie wants to have her name come first and walk out first before Whoopi. Maybe Rosie wants the intro to be The View with Rosie O’Donnell, featuring Whoopi Goldberg and whoever else they hire. This is one of the worst kept secrets ever. Instead of denying stuff why don’t they just say, it’s none of anybody’s business until we are ready to let you all know. Some advise, ladies…. Whoopi be tough and Rosie,if Tom Selleck comes on the show, please be nice to him and don’t attack him the way you did on your show.

    • Mystical

      Oh please. She didn’t attack him at all – he just couldn’t answer reasonable questions about his own support of the NRA. He behaved like a big, spoiled baby about the whole thing when he should have just been thankful for the attention. She did him a favor considering he’s a bit of a nobody these days!

  • Minerva

    Cringing at the use of “girl” for women…but

    Rosie O
    Whoopie G
    View
    Moderator

  • separatrix

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell
    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg
    TV Show: The View
    Title: Host

  • JoshuaTree

    New girl: Rosie O’Donell
    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg
    TV Show: The View
    Job Title: panel moderator

  • IAmSage

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current Girl: Whoopie Goldberg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Main Moderator/Lead Host

  • Estrogen

    Rosie O’Donnell
    Whoopie Goldberg
    The View
    Moderator

  • good2know

    New: Rosie
    Current: Whoopie
    show: the View
    Job title: moderator

  • CrankyGirl1

    New: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current: Whoopi Goldberg

    Show: The View

    Title: Co-host/Moderator

  • Glitter

    Could this be Rosie and Whoppi and The View job

  • lakelady

    Rosie
    Whoopie
    The View
    The Moderator

  • Magnus P. Awesome

    That’ll be Rosie O’Donnell. Wants to be lead co-host at The View. Bad idea. Whoopie is smarter and directs the flow of conversation better.

  • dingopop

    Rosie O’Donnel
    Whoopie Goldberg
    The View
    Moderator

  • Gossip Girl

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell
    Current Girl: Whoopie Goldberg
    Show: The View
    Job Title: Head Moderator

  • ConfusedHarpy

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldburg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Hmm, this is tough. They are all “co-hosts” but i would think Whoopi would be a lead host like Barbara, and isn’t her chair where Rosie and Meredith used to sit? That seems to be the chair of power when Barbara isn’t there.

  • ashanean

    New Girl: Rosie O Donnell
    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg
    TV How: The View
    Job Title: Moderator

  • Moni_Moni

    Rosie ODonnell
    Whoopi Goldberg
    The View
    Moderator

  • woowoo

    Rosie wants the moderator gig again! Whoopie says oh hell naw child.

  • pebblesz

    Rosie
    Whoopi
    The view
    Moderator

  • sdub21

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell
    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg
    Tv show: The View
    Job Title: Moderator

  • Mixtape

    NG: Rosie O’Donnell
    CG: Whoopi Goldberg
    TV Show: The View
    Job Title: Moderator

  • SouthJerseyGirl

    Rosie O’Donnell
    Whoopi Goldberg
    The View
    ? Moderator ?

  • Visha

    The View Rosie Odonell and Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi will remain the moderator a role that was Rosie’s before

  • AliceAugust

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current Girl: Whoopi Goldberg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Moderator

  • iheartkoko

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current Girl: Whoopie Goldberg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Moderator

  • LaughingInHi

    New Girl: Rosie OI’Donnell

    Current Girl: Whoopie Goldberg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Moderator

    Give it up Rosie, you don’t have to control everything. Or do you?

  • calumsmom

    New Girl: Rosie O’Donnell

    Current Girl: Whoopie Goldberg

    TV Show: The View

    Job Title: Moderator

  • TulipInBloom

    I’m at work all day so I don’t watch the View, but I can guarantee I’m not missing a thing! Both of these ladies are yuck! Go back to acting so I can at least pretend I like you!

  • 2BEAUCOUP

    Whoopie’ll be screaming racism if the Mick tops her.
    When I heard they were considering a man,I knew Rosie was on the way back.

  • sassygurl1987

    Rosie O’Donnell wants to be the moderator on The View again, but I don’t think Whoopi will give it up easily…

  • FairyMay9

    I’m just proud that I got yet another one without looking!

    I think Rosie should let Whoopi stay the moderator. That said … I haven’t watched this show in years due to the shrews that were there an no longer are from Elizabeth on down to Ms. Anti-Vax. So, it’s possible Whoopi isn’t so good at moderating, I dunno. But my gut tells me that it’s best to let Rosie come back with some humility and let Whoopi keep her moderator title. She’ll curry some far better favor that way than if she horns in on the territory.

  • jocar

    Not a fan of this genre. Never could stomach a bunch of cackling hens sitting around trying their best to top each other with outrageous comments, and I am a woman! I would tune in to watch two drag queens in place of the 2 militant lesbians, Rosie and Whoopi! The former are much more highly entertaining and always look fierce…Rosie and Whoopi, SASHAY AWAY! haha

  • BoheTheOverlord

    Rosie
    Woppie
    The View
    Moderator

  • PinkCrayon

    I hope Whoopie gets fired. I can’t stand her. At least Rosie is somewhat entertaining.

  • Minderella

    I’m for Rosie over Whoopie. Whoopie has said some pretty stupid things in the past few years. She’s a serial apologist for crappy behavior, and seems to be pretty much distanced from both her ethnicity and gender in this respect. People who pick wealth and connections over their roots really don’t deserve respect.

  • ravenglass

    Great job, as usual, BG!!!

    I hope, Whoopi, goes. She adds nothing to the show & the only time she cracks a smile is when someone’s kissing her ass. And unless a guest is a huge celeb or a Whoopi fan, she has no interest.

  • romo

    I quit watching the View when Rosie started. She’s horrid. I never went back after she left because Joy and Barbara also annoy me. I like Whoopi and I liked Elisabeth as well. I also have no idea why they thought Jenny McCarthy would work. She’s a loud mouth and an idiot.