Pop singer and former "Newlyweds" star Jessica Simpson will be one of Rosie O'Donnell's first guests when she begins as co-host of "The View" in New York, People reported.
"Rosie took a chance on her and Jessica never forgot it," a source said regarding Simpson's appearance on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" several years ago.
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" aired in syndication from 1996 to 2002.
O'Donnell begins her new assignment on ABC's "The View," replacing former co-host Meredith Vieira, Sept. 5.
Vieira is replacing Katie Couric on NBC's "Today" show.