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Rosie O'Donnell Exits THE VIEW & Splits With Her Wife!

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It turn out it’s not Rosie Perez, that is leaving ABC’s talker The View, but the other Rosie … Rosie O’Donnell!

In news Friday evening, O’Donnell’s publicist released a statement saying her client is calling it quits  from the daytime talk show, and also revealed that indeed Rosie has split from her wife Michelle Rounds.

The statement read: “I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle split in November. Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention. This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first. ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave The View.”

Meanwhile the alphabet network released this statement:  “Rosie is an immensely talented star who comes in each and every morning brimming with ideas, excitement and passion for the show. When she told us that she wanted to exit The View, we respected and understood her desire to put her well-being and her family first. We’re delighted she’s still part of the ABC family with upcoming guest appearances on The Fosters. And we know she’ll return to The View often with her unique point of view and updates on her work and her family.”

O’Donnell will wrap up her current run next week as co-host.  As to who will replace her, Naya Rivera seems to be a frontrunner, but who knows when it comes to the casting of the gals on this morning show.

What do you think of the news of Rosie O’Donnell’s exit? Comment below!

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Jeremy
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Jeremy

The View would be smart to just bring Joy Behar back, long with Mario Cantone.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

and/or bring on Laverne Cox!!!

Patricio
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Patricio

Laverne 100 %

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Joy Behar is a venom spewing,grotesqueharridan who couches her looney tunes far left-wing views in a cloak of so-called comedy so that she can get away with the most vicious and slanderous statements.Whatever viewership this tedious program has is because of the guests ABC provides not for the dangerously mindless chatter of its moronic hosts.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I will grant that I am perhaps a tad naive. I always try to see the good in people. I used to VDR THE VIEW on a regular basis because I liked the idea of women exchanging thoughts. I did not always agree with the panel’s opinions. But, I have a more than open mind….always giving the benefit of the doubt. It seems I have a lot of growing up to do . I will admit that the show’s sails have lost most of its wind, but I am all for having a second, third and fourth look-see. Comedians people… Read more »

Aden
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Aden

Robert Seganti…you nailed it!!!!!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Your your mouth to God’s ears, Jeremy. I would just love to have Joy back. Personally, I have always maintained that she made the show….I Mario. Later.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ps and lol…I meant to say…I love Mario, Jeremy.
@Robert. Joy Behar Shares her VIEW, as you are doing right now. We all have our opinions….she makes me laugh, but i always thought her jokes were within the realm of decency. ‘Different strokes for different folks’. However, with all due respect, if anyone is spewing hate and venom on another human being, it is you, sir. Live and let live.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

I’m all for “live and let live” but Joy Behar and Rosie O’Donnell spread lies and engage in uninformed (stupid actually)character assassination.Sharing her views is fine but not lying and slandering and then hiding ,as does Bill Maher,behind the fact that “it’s only comedy”.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

As Sherri Shepherd pointed out The View lost 30% of its audience when they fired Elizabeth Hasselback.The daytime audience is not interested in the far-out ,paranoid,left-wing views of Behar,O’Donnell or Whoopi Goldberg.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Robert…you MUST be kidding! You’re offended by Joy Behar, Bill Maher, Rosie…but you like Sherri Shephard and Elizabeth What’s-her-face? Elizabeth thought she was on the Billy Graham show .The View was not a platform for her self-righteous religious beliefs and asinine comments. One in particular that I loved…and I say this in full sarcasm…she asked an Italian Catholic actor if it bothered him that people think he’s Jewish. Donu have any idea how anti Semitic that comment is ??? She also said she wouldn’t send any Jewish people Hannukkah cards because it’s not her hoiiday. I’ve sent plenty of Christmas… Read more »

Aden
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Aden

Robert Seganti…you are correct on ALL counts!!

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

What meant about hiding under a cloak of comedy is that Joy Behar,Whoopi Goldberg,Bill Maher,Jon Stewart are able to say vicious,dreadful,malicious and,most importantly,FALSE things about major and minor public figures and get away with by having others say “they’re only comedians-it’s a joke”.If someone who is not identified as a comedian says the exact same thing it might be actionable in a slander suit in court.And when comedians enter into political discussions in a public forum they should state their views freely and debate fairly but not hide behind the facade of their comedy careers to evade responsibility for their… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

please hire Jennifer Tilly… if she wants the job!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Only if she dresses like the Bride Of Chuckie and brings Chuckie with her…lol

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Really, Patrick? I can’t think of anyone more annoying. Okay, maybe I can think of a few but she’s right up there. And then they should negotiate a deal with The Voice to buy the name and change it from The View. Between Tilly and Nicole…shudder!

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

Don’t forget Fran Drescher.

harry
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harry

I thought Jenifer Tilly was a cartoon character.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

I never said I liked Sherri Shephard or Elizabeth Hasselback.I simply recounted that Shephard that said that the View lost 30% of its audience when Hasselback left.As a matter of fact I find Sherri to be obnoxious and Elizabeth is a bit of an air-head more suited to her current early morning job. But the far left views of Goldbergand especially,O’Donnell and Behar are offensive to a large percentage of the American viewing public and when no conservative counter balance is present a hefty percentage will and do find the show unpalatable.Nichole Wallace is billed as a conservative but she,of… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Robert…my point of “view” is that the show is way too political overall. And by that I don’t mean political as in govt politics but both politically correct and incorrect ad nauseum. The show should either be an authentic discussion with people who have more than their own opinions that they try to pass off as fact. Either they are too liberal and certain groups get a free pass for anything and everything…or they’re spewing their religious views as if it’s the only valid faith, etc. the show ceased to be entertainment years ago…just a bunch of people given a… Read more »

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

ABC should turn the View into a morning soap opera.

Donna
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Donna

I totally agree..we can only WISH ABC/Disney would agree!

rose
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rose

AGREE! The View has turned into a soap opera, but one that has run it’s course.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Good riddance to this disturbed,boorish woman.she is a none too bright,twisted,hateful woman who always seems inches from a nervous breakdown.The idiocy of bringing this crazy woman back to the show after her
insane behavior in her previous stint is just another example of the out of touch stupidity of most tv executives today.
The View ,always an off-kilter enterprise,should be put out of its misery .

toscanti
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toscanti

Perfectly stated. Glad she is leaving and wish they would just cancel the show!

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

I’m with everything you say about that stupid show, Robert. As for Ms. O’Donnell, I lost ALL, and I mean, ALL respect for her when she had Tom Selleck on her talk show and degraded him because he is a member of the NRA. She just wanted to get on her soapbox and talk about her issues not promote the work he there for. Tom Selleck. A class act always. Rosie, disgusting. I still laugh when I think about how awful her primetime variety show was in the ratings and when she lost out to Drew Carey to host PRICE… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi Chrystie, It is one thing to call a show stupid, or a character on a show, but, completely another to call a real person stupid, as Robert S. has. Your perspective is not as personal as Robert’s. I “hear” the hate in his writing….it reverberates. You, on the other hand, put your point across gently; you say what you must, how you feel, without that horrid undercurrent. Robert S. attacks, period, which makes me very uncomfortable. Perhaps I am the only one who feels this way, but I doubt it. I try to stay away from angry dispositions as… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Good grief, Robert. Why so high and mighty? And, why so angry?
So, in your estimation, everyone is stupid? Are you, perchance, a member of MENSA? To be intelligent is to be clever….read between the lines, Robert.
You are preaching, sir. Is your pulpit your cross to bear?

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

I referred to the stupidity of tv executives who continually reward failure and make dreadful decisions ou of stupidity.e.g. canceling One Life to Live and All My Children to make way for the Chew and the Revolution (this type of show should be on an off-beat cable channel not on a broadcast network).Th stupidity of saying that one Live to Live was too expensive to produce and then canceling it to produce a show with Katie Couric -proven ratings poison at NBC and CBS-and then pay Couric and her producer Jeff Zucker (who previously had driven NBC’s ratings down the… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I stand corrected, Robert S. I do not follow all the behind-the-scenes’ goings-on. I have no interest. Therefore, I do apologize….you do have issues with personalities and management. I honestly thought you were just venting unreasonable anger on this site. I get it, now. Sorry, again for “shooting” off my mouth. Peace.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Thank you and good luck to you
I’m sorry if I came on too strong

JUDY
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JUDY

DOES ANYONE REALLY WATCH THIS SHOW OR CARE???????????

harry
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harry

Well, clearly Robert Seganti watches and cares a great deal.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

I neither watch nor care.

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

Although I have respect for the endeavours for which Rosie is known including phenomenal philanthropy and having raised and donated over 500 million dollars for excellent causes, have always found her presence on The View most irritating. It seemed The View is still controversial without Rosie, but the undercurrent of tension is missing among the other woman who chair the show. Given she is now 52, the number of children she has with multiple relationships and marriages, (2 marriages & one longer relationship) I think is 7, including now a young infant. It seems the ‘other’ women who some had… Read more »

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

I agree with most of what you say …

However a 50-year-old who already has kids has no business adopting an infant. It’s just selfish. As it is selfish for all the 50 and 60+ actors and rock stars who get together with their umpteenth partner and have a baby. Given the facts that her new partner has a life-threatening disease and that Rosie herself has suffered from a heart attack, not to mention she is obese, she should be ashamed.

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

Thank you for your thoughtful reply to my comments. I do agree with you about the older folks having either their own babies or else adopting. It seems unfair that a child growing up has a parent in their 60’s and 70’s when still in school. Even my grandparents were a bit older than that when I was in school. However, I do believe the last infant Rosie shared with her now gone partner, was one her partner gave birth to herself. When I read some background of Rosie’s, I recall that fact being stated. Seems more suitable that the… Read more »

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Where on earth did you get this figure of $500 million dollars?

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

To break it down for you: Here are some facts: She used the book’s $3 million advance to establish her For All Kids foundation and promoted other charity projects, encouraging celebrities on her show to also take part. and some more facts about her philanthropy which up to this date with her Kids Foundation the total is correct:Charitable work[edit] Over her career, O’Donnell has developed a reputation for raising funds and her own philanthropy to charitable causes. In May 1996, Warner Books advanced O’Donnell $3 million to write a memoir.[85] She used the money to seed her For All Kids… Read more »

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Wendy-
Very interesting and laudable but it still doesn’t add up to anything close to $500,000,000.You destroy the credibility of your argument when you throw around inaccurate,preposterous numbers.

Wendy - Vancouver
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Wendy - Vancouver

It seems your interest iin commenting further is to discredit my statements about the actual total in millions of Rosie O’Donnell’s philanthropic endeavours. With my last post, there were facts about involvements of hers in fund raising that were not numerical figures but obviously were events which raised millions more than all the figures I provided. It seems to me that you are requiring accounting results which of course is an impossible task. Be it known that this woman has raised millions, didn’t have to spearhead various endeavours at all. So, please do not attack me personally with your “inaccurate,… Read more »

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

If expecting people to be truthful and accurate is now somehow ‘nasty’ and ‘bullying” i must be a nasty bully.However in the real world it is just rational behavior.You are not the arbiter of what is ‘appropriate” in this forum or anywhere else.I made no” personal attack” on you-expecting and demanding accuracy i neither personal or an attack.But if you think thatTyra Banks is a source authority I guess a rational discussion with you would be fruitless.I will not refrain from demanding accuracy in public discourse and where i “put(my)energies”remains none of your business.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m heartbroken over this Rosie O’Donnell.. perhaps not fault of her own… upbringing is what it is has she bit off more than she can chew? coin the phrase… too much? all those kids… two failed marriages will her health prevail? is she strong enough to mind her choices? the surgery wont befall I’ve never felt her to be so opinionated that it lessened her passion kids, LGBT, awareness… bringing to the forefront issues that her public persona disqualified her because of overbearing… she cares she spoke out … and yes, pioneered… I laud her I’m disappointed : my morning… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

This show has run it’s course.

jonboy
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jonboy

Don’t we all have personal and family problems at one time or another? Do we have the option of abandoning our job to deal with them? Sorry, but Rosie has been a train wreck ever since she “came out.” What happened to that delightful talk show hostess of years ago?

Aden
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Aden

It wasnt until she came out that she felt comfortable to spread her outrageous brand of hatred and intolerance.

Robert Seganti
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Robert Seganti

Thank you for your previous comments Aden.Glad we’re on the same page.

jonboy
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jonboy

And helped to give “gay” a bad name.

Laurie
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Laurie

I think that The View needs to call it a day. The show has become unwatchable and has run its course, imo. It’s not the same show without Barbara, Joy, and even Elisabeth. There’s zero chemistry on the panel. How can more cast additions and departures can they have? I think that The Talk on CBS has become the far better show.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It’s time to pull the curtain on The View. It is no longer an enjoyable programme to watch on television. O’Donnell’s exit is disappointing, but I understand her reasonings behind her, and wish her nothing but the best in her future with her children.

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

It just never ends!

Miss Traci
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Miss Traci

I think the view has run it’s course… Time to put it to bed!

Bruno
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Bruno

Surprise surprise…NOT. ABC…fool me once shame on you….fool me twice shame on me…THey need to hire Alexanda Wentworth.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

And maybe missing from the official press release is the real reason: Rosie and Whoopi did not get along at all! I knew from the outset that Rosie would not want to take a backseat to Whoopi. Whoopi is the moderator (Rosie’s old job), and Whoopi bullies her way through every show, every discussion. I knew that they would butt heads, and indeed they have over race, Brian Williams, and a myriad of issues…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

James, your comment is probably the only one that makes the most sense…and with which I agree.

harry
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harry

I agree with James and Cee Cee. I have loved Whoopi Goldberg for forever it seems. However, I saw a side to her I did not like when Rosie came back on board and it wasn’t flattering to Whoopi at all. There was one time where Whoopi cornered Rosie on race relations. Whoopi shouted her down and gruffly yelled,”You’re a white woman, you do not know what racism is!”
Rosie looked like she was on the verge of tears because she believed she was on the side of righteousness.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks, CeeCee and Harry for your replies! Harry, your assessment of the heated argument on race is spot on! Rosie was showing empathy and was not well received by Whoopi (to say the least).

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Race has become the predominant topic on that show…has been for a while. My mom watches…I am beyond sick of racial discussions. The Talk never focuses on it and if the subject comes up it’s a very different dialogue.

penny
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penny

No surprise there. Her attitude was too big for the show and now it seems her marriage as well. I wish her and her family well during this difficult period in their lives.

Patricio
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Patricio

What a loss! I know Rosie’s voice will not be silenced, it has been toned down.

Will will miss you Ro!

Robert
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Robert

I am sorry that Rosie is leaving, she as far as I am concern she is the only honest voice on that panel. She has never hidden the fact that she is dealing with some personal issues and I am glad that she is one of the few people in the world who have the ability to walk away from a high paying job without having to suffer financial consequences. I wish Rosie and her family the best in healing, strength and love.

Charday
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Charday

Time to cancel this shipwreck. I still watch it, about once a month, but only when a favorite guest is on. I never watch the first half hour, where they spout their warped opinions of the day and talk all over each other. I DVR’ed Friday’s show only to see Kim Cattrall and Martha Stewart. I gotta admit, I enjoyed Martha and Rosie O’s craft segment. Oh, and I don’t buy that Rosie’s leaving the show because of family needs. Being on the show is probably 3 hours of her day—an hour to tape the show, 30 minutes hair/makeup (tops),… Read more »

Linda N .
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Linda N .

People still watch that show? ABC should bring back AMC and OLTL!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I wish, Linda!…..sigh…

Christine
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Christine

Why don’t the View fire or buy Whoppie out of her opinionated contract!!! Bring Joy back to the table and Laverne Cox along with Rosie Perez and the republican Nicole Wallace

Jo Saponare
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Jo Saponare

It’s time for this show to tape its final episode. They should have done it when Barbara Walters retired from it.

lisa
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lisa

Time to pull the plug…..

Judy ox
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Judy ox

Why watch the view the price is right is better and a lot of fun and rosie is a fool

Aria
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Aria

Rosie is jumping ship again how surprising, she’s really unreliable that’s all she has been consistent about, betcha Elisabeth hassleback is jumping with “joy” this news made her day.

Judy ox
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Judy ox

why not get marie osmand, dolly parton, cher, or reba macintirer would be cool or sarah pallian

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