“No matter what you read anywhere, Rosie Perez…is coming back after she is done rehearsing her play, the new Larry David play [Fish in the Dark] that she is starring in,” Rosie O’Donnell said at the top of today’s The View.
“It opens soon, and then she will be back here at her job, regardless of what you hear in other shows, or read in magazines as I did last night at 11:40 and went, ‘What the f**k?!’”

ABC News yesterday tried to shoot down a report Perez was out at The View, issuing a statement: “Rosie Perez is currently in rehearsal for her Broadway play for the month of January. Her status with the show has not changed.”

But that did not squelch speculation she might not be long for the show on which she has a one-year contract. At least one person with knowledge of the situation suggested we not bet the farm on Perez remaining with the daytime talker long after the play opens.