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'The View' says host Rosie Perez leaving to focus on acting
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‘The View’ says host Rosie Perez leaving to focus on acting

FILE - In this June 15, 2015 file photo, actress Rosie Perez attends TrevorLIVE New York to benefit The Trevor Project at the Marriott Marquis, in New York. There's more host upheaval ahead for ABC's "The View," with Perez leaving the daytime talk show. In a memo to "View" staffers Tuesday, July 7, 2015, executive producer Bill Wolff said that Perez has decided to focus on acting. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s more host upheaval ahead for ABC’s “The View,” with Rosie Perez leaving the daytime talk show.

In a memo to “View” staffers Tuesday, executive producer Bill Wolff said that Perez has decided to focus on acting.

Wolff lauded Perez for handling her “View” host duties while performing in Larry David’s Broadway play, “Fish in the Dark.”

The talk show plans a “proper send off” for Perez in a few weeks, the producer said, which is when its current season wraps.

An after-hours call to Perez’s representative in New York was not immediately returned.

Perez’s departure leaves Whoopi Goldberg and relative newcomers Raven Symone and Nicolle Wallace. The show’s tally of ex-hosts includes Rosie O’Donnell, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.

Series creator Barbara Walters retired as host last year.

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