Here's the excerpt from the CNN report.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rosie O'Donnell's stormy tenure on "The View" will be a short one. The opinionated host was unable to agree on a contract with ABC, and she'll leave the show in June.
"My needs for the future just didn't dovetail with what ABC was able to offer me,"O'Donnell said in a statement Wednesday. "This has been an amazing experience," she said, "and one I wouldn't have traded for the world."
O'Donnell has helped raise the ratings for the daytime chat show invented by Barbara Walters. But her outspokenness has caused almost constant controversy, including a nasty name-calling feud with Donald Trump that placed Walters squarely in the middle.
Walters was frequently left to clean up the damage after O'Donnell. She did it most recently Monday, when O'Donnell was criticized for using bad language and attacking Rupert Murdoch from the dais of the annual New York Women in Communication awards luncheon.
"I would like to point out that Rosie's view is not always mine," Walters said. "I would like to say for the record that I am very fond of Rupert Murdoch."
In the Trump imbroglio, O'Donnell was reportedly mad that Walters did not come more swiftly to her defense, while Trump said Walters told him she didn't want O'Donnell on the show -- a claim Walters denied.I'm not sure if I could be any happier this morning. Please don't misconstrue what I'm saying here... I have nothing against her as an individual or as someone with opposing views... I dislike HOW she goes about giving her views and that she consistently attacks and cuts down those that disagree with her. Whatever the case, I don't believe this is the last we'll hear from her. No doubt she'll return in a show of her own in due time. (Not before September of next year according to contract limitations.)
I know I will.