Fact: Boxing fanatic Rosie Perez has landed a new role as co-host of U.S. network ESPN's Premier Boxing Champions series for the 1 August (15) clash between fighters Danny Garcia and Paulie Malignaggi. The fight will take place in the actress' native Brooklyn, New York.
Quote: "I've decided that it's time to move on. I will say that today is very bittersweet for me. I'm excited for what is to come, but I am so sad to leave The View... It was such a great opportunity to be part of such an iconic show that has opened me up to a whole new audience, I will be forever grateful for that. But the ones that I wanna thank the most are the fans... It's a huge honour to be the first Latina on The View... Just know, that I do not have one regret coming to this show. I would do it all again, and it's all because of you, the fans." Actress Rosie Perez bids a tearful farewell to fans of her U.S. talk show THE VIEW on Wednesday (08Jul15) after it was announced she will depart as co-host once the current season ends in August (15). She joined fellow panelists Whoopi Goldberg and Nicole Wallace last September (14).
Quote: "Larry David, he took the entire cast and crew to the Mets game. That was so nice of him... That night the Mets won." Actress Rosie Perez enjoyed a night at the New York Mets ball park with her work family from Broadway play Fish In The Dark.
Quote: "I have a stray in my neighbourhood. His name is One Eye Jack. He was a stray found in Brooklyn. He only has one eye; he went blind in one eye... We're just very, very excited. This was my husband's idea; he actually wanted a one-eyed cat!" Actress Rosie Perez has become a mum to an eyeless cat.
Quote: "I failed to mention that I was nude in Do the Right Thing and he went to the movie theatre in Puerto Rico and invited all his friends and they had to call an ambulance 'cause they thought he went into cardiac arrest, but it was just a panic attack!" Actress Rosie Perez's dad got a big shock when he first saw his daughter's sex scene in Spike Lee's 1989 movie.
Quote: "I think it was a cheap shot and you know, I love Madonna, you my girl, but that was a really cheap shot at Beyonce, because Beyonce doesn't need Jay Z - all due respect to Jay, and I love him too - but (she) doesn't need Jay Z to be invited to the White House." Actress Rosie Perez responds to old pal Madonna's complaints about failing to land an invite to meet U.S. President Barack Obama. The Material Girl recently took a sly swipe at Beyonce by telling Us Weekly magazine, "He (Obama) probably thinks I'm too shocking to be there. I'm serious. If I was a little bit more demure... or if I was just married to Jay Z (I would be invited). Hey, if Jay would only take me as his second wife, then I'd score an invitation."
Quote: "I have friends calling me that I haven't heard from in 20 years, emails off the hook, texts off the hook, phone's off the hook. People are ringing my doorbell, it's disgusting!" Actress Rosie Perez urges old friends and relatives to stop pestering her for tickets to her new Broadway show Fish In The Dark, because she can't help them. The sold out Larry David play broke box office records before it even began previews earlier this month (Feb15), raking in $13.5 million (£8.4 million) in advance ticket sales. Fish In The Dark opens next week (05Mar15).
Fact: Kate Walsh has a pet dog named after fellow actress and native New Yorker Rosie Perez. The Fargo star says of her pooch, "She's a bada** New Yorker, I rescued her, actually, from New York about seven years ago."
Quote: "Actually they were told when it was released on Friday... I've heard from everybody since then over the weekend. Everyone cares about each other, and nobody wants anyone to do anything that's going to affect their health. They get it. They know, and it's Ok. Not everything works out as you planned." ROSIE O'DONNELL admits her co-hosts on U.S. daytime show The View, including fellow actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez, only learned about her decision to quit the programme when it was formally announced late on Friday (06Feb15).
Fact: Actress Rosie Perez had to bow out of co-hosting duties on her U.S. talk show The View on Thursday (11Dec14) after feeling a little light-headed partway through the taping. Explaining her absence after a commercial break, co-presenter Whoopi Goldberg told viewers, "Rosie had to step away for a bit, she got a little blood sugar thing so she needed to eat. She'll be fine and she'll be back."
Quote: "My husband proposed to me... on the anniversary of Sandy, so my heart goes out to all the victims of Sandy... We were separated during the storm and we were both so sad, so when we reunited the morning after, he proposed." Rosie Perez's now-husband, artist Eric Hayes, knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with the actress after struggling through 2012's Hurricane Sandy alone in New York. The couple wed in an impromptu ceremony in Las Vegas in September, 2013.
Quote: "I'm a germaphobe so I have to throw out my toothbrush at the end of the week." Actress Rosie Perez keeps on top of her dental hygiene.
Quote: "As soon as it was announced I'd be on The View, I go into Costco (discount warehouse store), as I always do, and everyone took out their cell phones and everyone started recording me and my friend had a panic attack and I was worried about my friend, but I was also worried about myself because my hair looked a mess! I went over to this girl and... I asked if she was a Puerto Rican and she said, 'Of course, honey'... I went, 'Please, you understand the hair, please, delete, delete!'" Actress Rosie Perez urged one fan to erase an embarrassing snap of her messy hair after landing her new job as a panellist on U.S. talk show The View.
Quote: "He always said that he was gonna be a multi-millionaire, he always said that he was gonna take over the music industry... and there was a tiny bit of me that believed him because he was so tenacious, he was so focused and driven and he loved what he was doing so much." Actress Rosie Perez always had an inkling her old pal Sean 'Diddy' Combs would make it big when others doubted his talents.
Quote: "We had to change the name for legal reasons... I believe she has passed away. I got to see her again as an adult and I gave her a piece of my mind... There was a lot of verbal, mental and physical abuse." Actress Rosie Perez on the nasty nun named in the title of her memoirs, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling.
Quote: "I'm hyphenating, that's what Latin people do... It's Perez-Hayes." Newlywed actress Rosie Perez is changing her name after eloping with artist Eric Hayes last month (Sep13).
Quote: "I don't gamble because I was poor and everything, and one time I played the craps table and I lost $5 and that was it." Actress Rosie Perez swore off gambling after one bad bet.
Quote: "You know what's funny? Nobody asks me, 'How does Javier (Bardem) kiss?' or Nicolas Cage. Everybody wants to know about Woody Harrelson. Now his head is gonna be huge, I can't stand it. He kissed real good at the time." Rosie Perez confesses her White Men Can't Jump co-star is the leading man fans ask her about the most.
Quote: "I'm not shopping these days. Except my sister thinks the end of the world is coming, so we buy up endless crates of peas at (wholesale grocer) Costco. Seems whatever I save on clothes I blow on cans of peas." Actress Rosie Perez is having trouble cutting costs as a result of the global recession.
Quote: "The guy has hair from top to bottom... He has a hairy ass. Did you see KNOCKED UP? (He's got) one of the hairiest asses I've ever seen." Actress Rosie Perez on her PINEAPPLE EXPRESS co-star Seth Rogen.