The View will be unlike any you have seen before.
Jessica Simpson is the first celebrity lined up to be interviewed by new cohost Rosie O'Donnell on daytime talk show The View. People reports that Simpson feels she owes Rosie because O'Donnell helped promote Simpson early in her career.
O'Donnell booked Simpson on the comedian's highly rated daytime talker The Rosie O'Donnell Show when the singer was just starting out in her career. Now, Simpson wants to give Rosie a boost in her new job as View host, so she will appear on the show September 5, the day Rosie debuts.
O'Donnell and former View cohost Star Jones were involved in a bitter feud over Jones' weight loss. Jones says she didn't have gastric bypass surgery, but O'Donnell says Jones is lying and it's unfair to others who are overweight and should know the truth.
In her blog, O'Donnell lambasted Jones, writing, "Star jones had weight loss surgery/she had part of her stomach bypassed/that is how she lost 1/2 herself/she refuses to say this/which is her right/but we do not have to pretend/we do not know."
Jones insists that she was let go from the show to make way for O'Donnell.
"I feel like I was fired," she said at the time.