#6. Rosie O'Donnell and The View
Theirs was a brief, stormy, but fruitful relationship. When O'Donnell replaced Meredith Viera on the all-gal chat show in 2006, the outspoken comic's rants and public feuds helped spike ratings and set The View apart from daytime TV's blander alternatives. But too much pepper spoiled the soup. In May, O'Donnell left a month before her contract ended and two days after an especially long and nasty on-camera tiff with her frequent foil, conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Now the stay-at-home crowd seeking villainesses has to stick to soaps.
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