Coming to The View: Brooke Shields? She's one rumored replacement for Behar, Hasselbeck By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 11, 2013 9:32 AM CDT 14 comments Comments In this May 7, 2012 file photo, actress Brooke Shields arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file) (Newser) – If Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaves The View as rumored, a big name may be taking her seat: Radar reports that Brooke Shields is close to a deal to join the remaining ladies. She's guest hosted before, and sources tell Showbiz411 that Barbara Walters wants her to become a permanent addition because the audience loves her. And it helps that she's a famous mom. Regardless of whether Hasselbeck exits, Joy Behar has confirmed she'll be leaving an empty chair after almost 17 years.