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Rossi O'Donnell made her exit on May 23, 2007.  And now the question is – who will replace the outspoken O’Donnell this fall?
Producers have been meting with some big names like Kathy Griffin, Rosanne Barr, Ricki Lake and Gayle King, but looks like Whoopi Goldberg has won everyone over.

“Everyone is acting like Whoopi already has the gig," the show insider says.  

"Whoopi has a radio show, she lives in NYC and she is an institution there.  She also is liberal and outspoken but not crazy like Rosie was.  She will be a perfect fit as far as the ladies on The View are concerned.

"Nothing  has been officially announced," says the insider.  "But it is 99 percent Whoopi at this point.  They will have a few guest hosts throughout the summer but the executives and producers at The View are set on Ms. Goldberg to start in the fall and the hosts like the idea too.”

Now there is only one question left, will The Donald approve?