*Gossip is already starting to surround the new season of “The View.”
Radar Online is claiming that lone holdover from last season Whoopi Goldberg and returning vet Rosie O’Donnell are fighting over who will get Katie Couric’s old office now that the show has moved to her vacated studio.
“They are fighting over everything!” a show insider told the website exclusively, “Like offices, and even assistants.” But the insider says Katie’s old office is a major point of contention.
When ABC announced last December that Couric’s syndicated talk show was being cancelled after two seasons, her posh NYC work spot went up for grabs. And O’Donnell reportedly got first dibs.
“Katie’s old office is a bit bigger [than the others]. And in Rosie’s contract, she specified that she gets the best office. Whoopi doesn’t have that in contract,” added the insider.
But despite the black and white agreement, said the source, “Whoopi has been making such a stink.”
In the interest of making peace now that the final two co-hosts have been selected, Radar Online is reporting that O’Donnell has backed down.
“Rosie is going to give up the best office to Whoopi,” revealed the source. “They’re going to have to revise her contract, but Rosie is fine with it.”
Season 15 premieres on Sept. 15 with new co-hosts Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace.