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Rosie O'Donnell Brings BIG Ratings Back To The View!

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The View premiered on Monday, and with a new group led by returning controversial co-hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg, you can bet it got some people excited.

Between the draw of Rosie and Whoopi's polarizing opinions and the curiosity to see new co-hosts Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace, the audience tuned in to the roundtable!

With 3.9 million viewers, the first episode of season 18 had the highest premiere ratings in 8 years - the last time Rosie joined the show!

We guess ABC's gamble paid off!

And in case you're one of the few that didn't give the new panel a try…

CLICK HERE to see highlights from the big first episode!

 

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The View Premieres Its New Season With New Hosts! Watch The Highlights HERE!

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The View is back!

And with that brings three new ladies to the panel!

While Rosie O'Donnell is returning after years away from the table, Whoopi Goldberg is also welcoming newbies Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez  to get in on the fun.

And the show certainly didn't avoid the major topics of discussion. While Whoopi maintained her lead moderator seat and Rosie cozied into Barbara Walter's old seat, the ladies tackled heavy issues like domestic violence.

You might be surprised what Rosie O. said about Chris Brown. Not to mention how heartbreaking it is to hear about Rosie P.'s history with abuse.

They also kindly paid tribute to two stars we lost too soon: Robin Williams and Joan Rivers.

Oh, and Rosie O. also managed to get in a little shade sent Elisabeth Hasselbeck's way.

Ch-ch-check out the opening segment (above) and the following clips (below)!!!

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The View Releases First Co-Host Picture & It's ALL Love! Think These Smiles Will Last??

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It's all sweet and happy during those early days in a relationship.

And then you realize what the other person is like and it's ALL downhill!

Or at least that's what we think might just happen with these smiling View co-hosts.

The View and ABC released the first official picture of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace, and they couldn't look like better besties!

All the ladies are hugging up on one another in anticipation for the September 15th premiere date, but we have to wonder how long the love will last.

Rosie has been known to start fires in the past, and while she's hoping for a smooth sail this time around, a leopard can't change its spots.

But maybe she'll mesh better with these newbies! One can hope!

[Image via ABC.]

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Getting Hired At The View Rivals The Hunger Games! Rosie O'Donnell Explains Why It's Just As Bad!

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We didn't think The Hunger Games existed in real life!

But apparently they do, and it's called the hiring process at The View! LOLz!

While Rosie O'Donnell seemed to have an easy time securing a spot on the panel after it was announced that Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd would be leaving, the other two empty spots were up for grabs.

And people were a'grabbing!

Rosie revealed how ALL the possible co-hosts were "herded into a room" last month to compete in mock debates with Rosie and Whoopi Goldberg

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Rosie O'Donnell's View Feuds Continue As She Throws Koosh Balls Of Shade At Sherri Shepherd!

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The new season of The View hasn't even started yet, and already it's getting controversial!

Rosie O'Donnell was discussing what her return means for the upcoming season, and she emphasized she was bringing the change! She said:
 

"My goal is to come in peace. And the contrast between what the show will be and what it was is going to be glaring."

Sounds pretty serious! Rosie says her big aim is to make the show more intelligent. But as an example, she used former co-host Sherri Shepherd! She said:

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Joan Rivers Funeral Was Everything She Wanted & MORE! Get The Full Details HERE!

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As we continue to cope with the loss of Joan Rivers, we can't help but be happy with the details of her funeral in New York City.

Because it's pretty much exactly what she would have wanted.

Celebrities showed up in droves to pay tribute to the iconic comedian alongside with her daughter Melissa Rivers.

Among them were Andy Cohen, Whoopi Goldberg, Howard Stern, Hoda Kotb, Diane Sawyer, Ozzy Osbourne and his daughter Kelly Osbourne, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick, Giuliana Rancic, Alan Cumming, Barbara Walters, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Oz, Kathie Lee Gifford, Donald Trump, Joy Behar, Michael Kors, and of course Rosie O'Donnell.

Like we said, they allllllll came out to remember Joan.

During the service, there were various musical performances to pay tribute to Joan.

The funeral began

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EXCLUSIVE! A Peek Inside Joan Rivers' Memorial Service! See The Program & Get The Details HERE!

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This sounds like a ceremony Joan Rivers would DEFINITELY have approved of!

The comedienne’s funeral service was held today in New York City at Temple Emanu-El, and by all accounts, it was perfection!

Our sources tell us that Hugh Jackman got up on stage and sang a tribute, and Howard Stern kept the crowd laughing, which we have to imagine is exactly what she would have wanted!

There were thousands of people outside, paying their respects, and inside, her celeb friends like Sarah Jessica Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, and many others were there. Her fellow Fashion Police critic Kelly Osbourne was in attendance and was very emotional about the sudden passing of her friend. Luckily, she had Rosie O'Donnell there to comfort her.

By all accounts, it was an "astoundingly beautiful ceremony!"

Joan, you are loved and deeply missed!

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