NEW YORK — Two days after an obscenity-laced rant before an audience that included media elite and high school girls, lightening-rod talk show diva Rosie O'Donnell is leaving "The View" at the end of her first season on the show.
ABC said Wednesday it was unable to agree on a contract with the opinionated host, and she'll leave the show in June.
O'Donnell said in a statement that "my needs for the future just didn't dovetail with what ABC was able to offer me."
"This has been an amazing experience," she said, "and one I wouldn't have traded for the world."
On "The View" on Wednesday, O'Donnell said she would be back on the show "guest hosting and doing specials."
"They wanted me three years, I wanted one year and it just didn't work. I'm not sad — I loved it here," she said..."
TRANSLATION: Barbara finally had enough. The "insiders" are saying otherwise, but it's my belief that advertisers were beginning to make noise.