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Why a Gay Man on The View Is an Awful Idea

Daniel D'Addario doesn't want to see Mario Cantone as co-host

(Newser) - Rumor has it Mario Cantone will be one of the new co-hosts on The View following the abrupt re-shuffling at the talk show—and if true, it's "the worst idea The View and its executive producer Barbara Walters have had yet," writes Daniel D'Addario on...

The View Dumps Everybody but Whoopi

Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy out

(Newser) - ABC has done some serious housecleaning on The View: Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are both out, and sources say not exactly voluntarily, leaving just Whoopi Goldberg as a host at this point. Sources tell the New York Daily News talks between Shepherd and ABC broke down, and the network...

Anger Over Anti-Vaccine Jenny McCarthy as View Host

Critics pile on ABC's decision

(Newser) - The View has, apparently, traded one controversial blonde for another. As expected , Jenny McCarthy was officially named as Elisabeth Hasselbeck's replacement on the daytime talk show yesterday; she'll start appearing as co-host Sept. 9. But quite a few people are less than pleased that McCarthy has been given...

Hasselbeck Swaps The View for Fox

She's joining Fox and Friends this fall

(Newser) - Another empty seat is coming up at The View: Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving the ABC talk show for a new gig on Fox and Friends, the network has confirmed. The departure comes as part of a shake-up that includes the exit of Joy Behar and the retirement of Barbara Walters...

Barbara Walters Retires After 50 Years

Pioneering newswoman off 'The View' next summer

(Newser) - As expected, Barbara Walters today announced the end of a broadcasting career that began during the Truman administration, People reports. "Let me just say I have been on television continuously for over 50 years," Walters said on The View today, adding that she is "perfectly healthy" and...

Barbara Walters Will Retire Next Year: Reports

Deadline says she's out in 2014, and other sites confirm

(Newser) - Looks like Barbara Walters is ready to call it quits after 50-plus years in the TV business. Deadline first reported that the 83-year-old was poised to announce that she would retire in May 2014, and everyone from Page Six to USA Today to the Huffington Post has confirmed the scoop...

Coming to The View: Brooke Shields?

She's one rumored replacement for Behar, Hasselbeck

(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...

Report: Hasselbeck Also Leaving The View

'US Weekly' says she's getting fired after 9 years

(Newser) - The View might have one more open seat: US Weekly reports that co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is getting fired after nine years because viewers are put off by her conservative views. The report follows Joy Behar's decision to leave after nearly 17 years. Neither ABC nor Hasselbeck has confirmed the...

After Almost 17 Years, Joy Behar Leaving View

Won't return after contract ends in August

(Newser) - Joy Behar, one of the only remaining original members of The View, is leaving after 16.5 years on the show. Her contract is up in August, when the show's 16th season wraps, according to the Hollywood Reporter . She'll leave Barbara Walters as the only member of the...

At 83, Barbara Walters Gets Chickenpox

Keeps ABC veteran in hospital, Whoopi Goldberg says

(Newser) - Barbara Walters would probably like to hit the reset button on 2013. She's got the chickenpox and remains hospitalized more than a week after going in after falling and hitting her head at a pre-inaugural party in Washington on Jan. 19, Whoopi Goldberg revealed this morning on The View....

Obama on View: I'm Eye Candy

But Romney zings him on Mideast 'bumps'

(Newser) - And now for something frothy on the campaign trail: President Obama is pretty certain he's "eye candy," at least when it comes to the women on The View. But forget anything serious, ladies. He spent part of his appearance, scheduled to air today, holding hands with the...

Obama Blissfully Unaware of Jessica Simpson's Baby

But he does know all about Kim Kardashian's marriage

(Newser) - If you feel like you can’t leave your house without hearing about Jessica Simpson’s new baby, perhaps you just need to run for president of the United States. President Obama, appearing on The View today, was given a pop quiz on pop culture—and he revealed that he...

Couric to Co-Host The View

Couric to join 'The View' ladies on Aug. 3

(Newser) - Katie Couric will soon get some practice at hosting her own daytime talk show, thanks to The View. Couric will be a guest co-host on the ABC talk show airing live on Aug. 3, the executive producer said yesterday. Last month, it was announced that ABC and Disney had signed...

Ladies of The View Poke at Boehner's Blubbing

Compassionate conservative, or 'Weeper of the House?'

(Newser) - John Boehner, widely mocked for choking up during his victory speech last month, turned on the waterworks again during a 60 Minutes interview, leaving pundits, and the ladies of The View, wondering whether the incoming speaker of the House is compassionate—or just a crybaby. "A sensitive side isn't...

Showdown? Bill O'Reilly Heads Back to The View

One co-host is ready for him; another plans to skip the drama

(Newser) - Today's pass through the Inevitability Dept. reveals Bill O'Reilly will be returning to The View, an insider tells PopEater . And why not? When Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off on him , it "was a huge moment for the show," the source says. "Of course the producers...

Angle Needles Behar With Flowers; Hears 'Bitch' Again

Candidate says insult helped fundraising

(Newser) - Joy Behar called Sharron Angle a "bitch" today on the air. Again. After Behar dropped the b-word yesterday on The View, Angle mockingly sent her flowers with a note reading, “Raised $150,000 online yesterday. Thanks for your help!" Behar showed off the flowers and note this...

Behar on Angle: 'She's Going to Hell!'

'View' co-host gets heated over ad, calls Tea Partier a 'bitch'

(Newser) - Joy Behar flipped out on The View yesterday, frothing over a Sharron Angle immigration ad that played during the break. Behar called the ad a “Hitler Youth commercial,” and things went downhill from there, according to Politics Daily . “I’d like to see her do this ad...

Everyone High-Fived Me After The View: O'Reilly

'There is a Muslim problem in the world,' he says

(Newser) - Bill O’Reilly may not have a lot of fans on The View panel, but out on the street, “people were high-fiving me” after his controversial appearance on the show. “People yelling out windows, ‘O’Reilly, keep going!’” he related last night , all the while...

Levi: My Political Platform Is, Um, Uh...

Cut him some slack, he's only had a month to think about it

(Newser) - Levi Johnston is running for mayor of Wasilla , so it seems logical to ask him about his political platform. Just one problem … he doesn’t have one. “What can you do that no one else can do? Why should they vote for you?” Whoopi Goldberg asked him yesterday...

Rosie Stands Up for View Gals After O'Reilly Walkout

At least they still see eye-to-eye on some things

(Newser) - Rosie O'Donnell may have some problems with her former View co-hosts, but she's on their side when it comes to the recent Bill O'Reilly blow-up. O'Donnell doesn't seem to fault Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg for walking off on O'Reilly : She said on her radio show, "Why would you...

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