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Inside Rosie O'Donnell's Departure From ‘The View'

THE VIEW - A new season of The View begins with Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie ODonnell and new hosts Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace
THE VIEW - A new season of The View begins with Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie ODonnell and new hosts Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace. Today's guest is Jessica Chastain airing Thursday, September 18, 2014 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)

When Rosie O’Donnell made her triumphant return to “The View” in September, she promised a calmer version of the host who previously fled the program in 2007 after a single season.

But O’Donnell’s unhappiness at “The View” led her to announce on Friday, via a story in the New York Post’s Page Six section, that she was exiting the show after five months. ABC executives agreed to release her early from a 11-month contract, estimated to be worth $5 million.

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