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Rosie O'Donnell Is Returning to The View

The View

Rosie O'Donnell Is Returning to The View – as a Guest

Originally posted 01/27/2014 11:00AM

She's back! And she's bringing her characteristic candor with her – at least for a day.

After a divisive exit from the show seven years ago, Rosie O'Donnell is returning to The View on Feb. 7.

The controversial comedian has made headlines over the years, adopting children, ending relationships and enduring what she has described as a post-traumatic stress disorder, the Associated Press reported in announcing her return.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck's TV Return: Check Out the Promo

Originally posted 09/13/2013 05:45PM



Elisabeth Hasselbeck is excited about joining the team at Fox & Friends on Monday.

"We can't wait to have nothing but a good time," she says in a new promo that features the mom of three goofing around with her cohosts, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.

Hasselbeck, 36, a conservative who spent 10 years sparring with her liberal cohosts on The View before leaving in July, is replacing Gretchen Carlson on the daytime talk show and is excited to be joining the like-minded Fox network.

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Jenny McCarthy Joining The View | Jenny McCarthy

The View

Jenny McCarthy Will Join The View

Originally posted 07/15/2013 11:55AM

One bubbly, perky – and outspoken – blonde is about to be replaced by another.

Less than a week after the departure of Elisabeth Hasselbeck from the syndicated daytime talkfest The View comes confirmation that Jenny McCarthy will succeed her when the show returns for its 17th season Sept. 9.

"YUP, I'M DOING 'THE VIEW'!" McCarthy trumpeted on her blog Monday. "When word got out that Joy [Behar] was leaving 'The View,' I knew that the timing of my desire and her departure might be serendipitous for me."

"Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor," the show's original host and co-executive producer Barbara Walters said in a statement released by ABC Monday morning.

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Why Elisabeth Hasselbeck Will Be Hard to Replace on The View

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Will Be Tough to Replace on The View, Says PEOPLE's TV Critic

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.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Says An Emotional Goodbye to  The View

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Bids Emotional Goodbye to The View

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."

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving The View for Fox News

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving The View for Fox News

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.

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Barbara Walters: Elisabeth Is Not Being Fired from The View

Barbara Walters: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is Not Being Fired from The View

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.

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POLL: Would You Watch Brooke Shields on The View?

Brooke Shields: Will She Join The View?

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."

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Who Should Replace Meredith Vieira on Today?

Meredith Vieira: Who Should Replace Her on Today?

Originally posted 04/06/2011 02:30PM

Who would you like to wake up to in the morning?

With Meredith Vieira reportedly considering leaving the Today show when her contract is up in the fall, the obvious next question is: Who should replace her.

Veteran Today anchor Ann Curry seems like a serious contender for the gig. Having been the show's news anchor since 1997, Curry has paid her dues and is a familiar face to viewers. As the host of Dateline NBC and often a fill-in anchor on NBC Nightly News, Curry certainly has the chops for the job.

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