02:33 PM EDT 05/06/2013
Originally posted 05/03/2013 06:00AM
Could Whoopi Golberg's next project be opening a restaurant of her own?
The View host recently stepped out for lunch at Delmonico's in New York, where she got a behind-the-scenes look at how the legendary restaurant operates.
Goldberg took a tour with the restaurant's executive chef Billy Oliva – and even got a history lesson (Delmonico's, near Wall Street on Lower Manhattan's Beaver Street, has been dubbed America's first fine dining restaurant).
"She was in a great mood. After her tour, Whoopi posed for photos with the staff," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She even went into the kitchen to pose with the sous chefs."
Originally posted 03/12/2013 06:00AM
We asked – and you had plenty of opinions! See who readers want to fill the departing Joy Behar's seat
Originally posted 03/11/2013 11:25AM
Not so fast.
Following last week's news that original co-host Joy Behar will be leaving The View, along with rumors that Brooke Shields will be coming aboard to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Barbara Walters attempted to set the record straight on Monday's program.
Walters, who made her entrance at the top of the show on Hasselbeck's arm, looked at the camera and said she wished to address "a particularly false story." She said that reports that Hasselbeck's opposing political views, as expressed on the show, were not forcing her removal.
"We love Elisabeth," said Walters, who also said that the others appreciate her political differences, too.
Originally posted 03/11/2013 09:20AM
Get ready for a whole new View.
Following the news that Joy Behar is leaving the daytime talk show after 16½ years, fans are buzzing with who will become the new face at the table.
According to Showbiz411.com, Brooke Shields may be a contender for Behar's spot.
"She has been asked to co-host a few times," a source tells PEOPLE of Shields, 47. "They love her and she enjoys it."
Originally posted 03/08/2013 07:25AM
It sounds like Joy Behar will be taking in The View from the sidelines.
The contract is up for the daytime talk show host, 70, and she has told ABC that she's moving on to hopefully host a new interview show, according to Deadline.com. Friday's Good Morning America, which, like The View, airs on ABC, also announced her departure.
Behar is the second-to-last cast original cast member to remain on the show since it first aired 16½ years ago. Should Behar leave, Barbara Walters will be the only one remaining.
Originally posted 01/28/2013 12:40PM
While much of Hollywood is suffering from the flu, Barbara Walters has come down with the chicken pox.
The View host was hospitalized after injuring her head in a fall during inauguration festivities. She was transferred to a New York hospital late last week and remains there with her new infection.
"You all know that she fell and cut her head 10 days ago, and then was running a temperature, but it turns out it is all the result of a delayed childhood," her co-host Whoopi Goldberg explained on the air Monday.
Originally posted 06/13/2012 04:00PM
Meghan McCain has officially gone green – as in, marijuana green.
During an appearance on Tuesday's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, McCain discussed her new book, America, You Sexy Bitch, which includes a section about her advocating for the legalization of pot.
"I was living in Los Angeles very briefly last year, and I was shocked at how people here smoke weed the way people in New York pour wine," she said. "Once I started doing research onto the economic benefits for our country by decriminalizing marijuana, I decided to come out publicly in support of it."
Originally posted 04/11/2012 12:15PM
The hottest topic on Wednesday's live episode of The View was its co-host Sherri Shepherd's shocking elimination on Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars.
Wiping away tears that started flowing long into the standing ovation from the studio audience and their shouts of "Sherri! Sherri!," Shepherd listened as View moderator Whoopi Goldberg said, "You know, we are not happy ... she was robbed."
Shepherd explained that the waterworks were "not a temper tantrum, [but] really tears of joy. I wanted to do this for so long, and to be taken off the ride so soon, it really was devastating."
Originally posted 02/22/2012 01:10PM
Star Jones returned to The View Wednesday – her first visit to the ABC talk show since her much talked-about departure in June 2006.
"It was ugly. Everything. It was a bad emotional time. Nasty things were being said in the media," Jones said after her former boss, Barbara Walters, insisted on discussing her exit, when the host abruptly announced she was leaving on the air, then revealed she had been fired by the show.
"I wanted to go out on my own terms so that if I walked back here I'd feel good about it," Jones continued. "I had eight fantastic years here. One was 'eh.' I came back to congratulate you on all you accomplished. I hope you congratulate me on what I accomplished."
Originally posted 10/04/2011 10:10AM
Tempers flared on Monday's episode of The View as Sherri Shepherd chastised Barbara Walters for using the N-word in a newsy context.
Whoopi Goldberg used the word first on Monday's broadcast while quoting presidential candidate Herman Cain. Walters repeated it in context of their conversation, though she told her co-hosts, "It's very hard for me to say. ? The fact that I just said it now gives me chills."
The co-hosts were discussing the name of a hunting camp used by Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. But when Walters said the word, she drew a sharp rebuke from Shepherd.
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