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It feels like as soon as we said hello, we are saying goodbye.

After only 10 months of hosting ABC’s The View, Rosie Perez confirmed on Wednesday morning that she will be leaving the morning program. “You guys all heard [the news]. I’ve decided that it’s time to move on and I will say that today is very bittersweet for me,” Perez said during an emotional goodbye speech.

“I am excited for what is to come but I am so sad to leave The View, the staff, the producers, ABC and especially these two ladies,” she said while pointing to Whoopi Goldberg and Nicole Wallace.

Perez, who joined the program in September 2014, continued, “Whoopi, I want to thank you for everything—your guidance, your professionalism and most of all your friendship. It’s a dream sitting here with you and you’re truly the captain of the ship.”

The actress, who sat alongside Wallace, Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell and recently, Raven Symone, joined the show after the departure of former hosts, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.

Watch the emotional clip below.

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!

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Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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