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Originally posted 07/10/2013 07:30PM
When I heard the announcement Tuesday night that Elisabeth Hasselbeck was leaving ABC's The View for Fox & Friends, my mind flashed to the image of Lili Taylor at the end of the ridiculous ghost movie The Haunting, being carried into the afterlife by a fleet of child spirits.
What I mean is that, after years of being tormented by the liberal spirits in Barbara Walters's mansion, Hasselbeck probably feels she has died and gone to heaven.
As The View's sole conservative voice, Hasselbeck was the ready target of jokes and parodies in the media (most notably by Kristen Wiig on Saturday Night Live). But her problem was never really political.
Originally posted 07/10/2013 12:45PM
After spending a decade on The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck marked her final appearance on the ABC daytime talk show with an emotional goodbye.
On Wednesday, Hasselbeck, 36, walked arm-in-arm with Barbara Walters before taking a seat at the table for what would be her last time.
"The past 10 years have been nothing short of extraordinary," Hasselbeck said after thanking the show’s producer Bill Geddie and co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar – who announced earlier this year that she'll be exiting the show – Sherri Shepherd and Walters.
"I did some math last night, and I think I’ve have had over 3,000 days working by your side," she told Walters. "I can’t ask for a better leader or mentor. You are the best that there is."
Originally posted 07/09/2013 08:00PM
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is soon going to have a whole new view.
The conservative voice on ABC's The View for the last decade is headed to Fox's daytime talk show Fox & Friends, replacing Gretchen Carlson, who'll be getting her own daytime Fox show in the fall.
Her last day on The View is Wednesday.
"We will miss her and wish her everything good," View co-host and executive producer Barbara Walters said in a statement.
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."
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