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O'Donnell out of 'View' early

Rosie O'Donnell is no longer in your "View."

After this week's on-air fights with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on ABC's "The View," O'Donnell asked out of her contract three weeks earlier than she'd planned, the Associated Press reported Friday. She won't be back on the show.

Maybe it's just as well, since the show seemed, at times to turn into a game of Boxing Ring Around the Rosie. The latest spat, on Wednesday, found the liberal O'Donnell and the conservative Hasselbeck arguing over the war in Iraq.

In a statement, O’Donnell said she was grateful for her time on the show. ‘‘It’s been an amazing year and I love all three women.’’ And unless she's counting herself, she's including Hasselbeck among the three women.

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