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7 reasons why Rosie Perez is perfect for the 'The View'

Rosie Perez has been named a new co-host of The View, joining Republican political analyst Nicolle Wallace, Whoopi Goldberg, and Rosie O’Donnell for the upcoming new season beginning Sept. 15.

The Latina actress-dancer-director-choreographer (say that five times fast) is perfect for ABC’s daytime talk show. Here are seven reasons why. READ FULL STORY

Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace round out panel on 'The View'

It looks like there will be two Rosies sitting on the panel on The View this season.

Actress Rosie Perez and political analyst Nicolle Wallace will be rounding out the panel of hosts on The View, joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell. A performer on stage and screen, Perez is best known for her roles in Do The Right Thing, The Counselor, and Fearless, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.

“I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I’ve been asked to join The View,” Perez said in a statement. “Knowing that I’ll be in the company of Whoopi, Rosie and Nicolle, three very smart and engaging women that I have an immense amount of respect for, makes it even more unbelievable.  The opportunity to connect with our nation’s audience on a daily basis… icing on the cake! Very happy.”

Wallace is an author and political analyst for MSNBC, and she worked as communications chief for George W. Bush’s administration and was the senior advisor for the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008.

“I am honored to join the tradition of compelling conversations that has been the signature of The View for the better part of two decades,” Wallace said in a statement. “I have watched The View for many years and now to be seated alongside three women that I have admired is both humbling and incredibly exciting.”

Along with the two new hosts comes a new executive producer, Bill Wolff, who will replace long-running exec Bill Geddie. Wolff recently served as vice president of programming at MSNBC and was executive producer of The Rachel Maddow Show. These changes come as The View reinvents itself for the new season with a new logo, studio design, and color scheme.

The View returns with a live premiere on Monday, Sept. 15 at 11 pm ET on ABC.

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