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Around this time last year, “The View” creator and co-host Barbara Walters announced that she will be retiring this year. As the big day, which has been announced as May 16, continues to draw near, many rumors have began to circulate regarding Walters’ final episode.
According to reports, new and old “The View” co-hosts will appear on her last episode to participate in Walters’ final send off. Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira and Rosie O’Donnell have all reportedly been invited. However, according to rumors, former co-host Star Jones was not invited because she has been banned from the show due to her inability to get along with Walters in the past.
ABC representatives have since addressed the rumors and while they haven’t confirmed whether or not Jones will return to see Walters off, they do insist that rumors about Star being banned from the show are false.
“This rumor is not true,” the representative told RumorFix.
As you may recall, Jones returned to the show during a February 2012 episode and was able to clear up any bad blood that still lingered between herself and Walters. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see whether or not she participates in the rumored sendoff for Walters.
David Letterman has been a fixture on late-night television since 1982, but last Friday he announced that he will be hanging up his talk show hat after more than 30 years of interviewing celebrities and giving us his top ten lists. Even though Letterman will retire in 2015, there is already speculation about who will replace him on the Late Show. Here are ten candidates we’re rooting for.
Stephen Colbert starred in the cult Comedy Central show “Strangers with Candy” as the hilarious closeted gay high school teacher before moving on to become a correspondent at the “Daily Show.” In 2005 he was given his own spin-off show and took his mock staunch conservative stance to new heights on the “Colbert Report.” Colbert’s contract with Comedy Central is up in December so that plus his extensive knowledge in pop culture and politics makes him a great candidate to take over for Letterman.
Fantasia Co-Hosts The View, Talks Suicide Rumors And Is Asked About Messing With A Married Man In The Past
If you missed it, Fantasia was on The View yesterday speaking on her successful Broadway show After Midnight, and serving as a co-host alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters. And while Fanny was there in good spirits (and looking really good too), the ladies definitely threw some curve balls her way about the rumors she was suicidal. And oh yeah, there was that awkward moment where Sherri brought up Being Mary Jane and MJ’s relationship with a cheating man and then asked for Fanny’s opinion about it since she “can speak on that.” Here are the tidbits about those suicide rumors, and she said you should know about messing with a man with “baggage”:
I’m not depressed, I’m blessed. And I think that when you carry that, there’s people who will try their best to try and nick and pick and find things that used to could break Fantasia, but that Fantasia, is gone. I’m not depressed, I’m blessed.
Dealing With A Dirty Dog Dude
Well yes…cause I can speak on that. I have two things to say about that. I think that if you’re going to go into a new situation, there’s no need to take the old baggage with you regardless of what they had going on. But if that is the situation, run, run, fast as you can, can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man!
Check out the full chat with the ladies of The View, and check out Fantasia’s responses to their questions about her mental state and married men:
CapitalNewYork has learned that our fourth hour favorite Hoda Kotb has renewed her contract with Today sticking by Kathie Lee Giffords’ side, wine glass in hand. She’ll also be contributing to other NBC News programs, including Dateline, her old program.
ABC approached Kotb, looking for a new host to take a seat at the table on The View. Jenny McCarthy recently joined that show, but Barbara Walters will be vacating her position come May, when she retires. According to CapitalNY, the offer was “compelling,” but clearly not compelling enough.
While the first three hours of Today has suffered in the ratings, falling in the wake of Ann Curry’s dismissal and GMA’s come up, the fourth hour of the show continues to do well. Kotb has been with NBC since 1997 and was even a candidate to fill Ann Curry’s spot before it went to Savannah Guthrie. On the occasions when Kotb has filled in at the anchor desk, she has gotten rave reviews. So perhaps part of the new contract includes a promise to move from the fourth hour to an earlier time slot?
Either way, congrats Hoda!
Somebody is ready to remove her foot from her mouth.
We told you on Wednesday about Sharon Osbourne and the ladies of The Talk appearing on the The Arsenio Hall Show earlier in the week, and how she made the poor choice to say that the ladies of The View, sans Barbara Walters, “could go f**k themselves.” It all occurred after the cast was asked the difference between both shows:
“Cut to the chase! Stop being polite! Cut to the f**king chase! The situation is, Barbara, idolize her [bows down], divine she is, superhuman she is. The rest can go f**k themselves!”
But back on her own talk show, The Talk, Osbourne realized she made quite the tactless error and decided to apologize. She says it was a joke gone really bad.
Here’s what she said according to E!:
Osbourne: “I have to own this. I’m fully responsible for myself. Some of the time. Unfortunately, I was inappropriate, and I was trying to be funny at someone else’s expense, and it was the ladies of The Talk. We were asked a question about The Talk.”
Sara Gilbert: “The View, you mean.”
Osbourne: “See? I’m not well! I’m not responsible. I’m really just a loose cannon. Anyway, I want to apologize to Jenny [McCarthy], Sherri [Shepherd] and Whoopi [Goldberg], who are all accomplished, self-made women who have amazing careers. They have achieved so much. I mean, Whoopi is an Oscar winner. Who am I to say anything about Whoopi, any of the ladies? I respect Jenny as a mother, as a woman, as an artist. Sherri, too. And really, I can’t even get the name of my own show right. So please understand, it was my irreverent behavior, and no disrespect meant. And I’m not a person who is mean, I’m really not. And I apologize.”
Guess Barbara Walters must have rang her phone and reminded her that what she what said was on national television. But hey, everybody gets a bit messy from time to time, but the good thing is that she apologized, which she needed to do.
What do you think of Osbourne’s apology?
I didn’t know that there was some unspoken beef between the ladies of The Talk and the ladies of The View. Did you? The latter is the blueprint in which The Talk was based upon, and has been on since ’97 with new faces joining the panel over the years. The only sign of issues between the two shows has been Sharon Osbourne saying a few years ago that Elisabeth Hasselbeck was a “little blonde idiot” and that the cast of The View was “miserable and dry.” But Osbourne has decided to talk ish once again. While appearing on Arsenio with her The Talk co-stars, Osbourne kept it a little too real (after possibly having some moonshine in that red cup) when asked what the difference is between her show and that of her competitors:
Arsenio Hall: “What’s the difference between The Talk and The View?”
Julie Chen: “We do not discuss politics. We do not debate. I always say, The View has changed over the years as the players have changed…”
Sharon Osbourne: “Cut to the chase! Stop being polite! Cut to the f**king chase! The situation is, Barbara, idolize her [bows down], divine she is, superhuman she is. The rest can go f**k themselves!”
Yikes! Seeing how the women of The View have recently been answering questions and rumors about their show and behind-the-scenes drama with other A-listers, I can see Walters taking a minute to try and get jazzy with Sharon. And you know Whoopi will do her best to politely read Sharon for filth. But the best thing they could do is ignore all this. Let any response come in the ratings, if you know what I mean. But what do you think of Sharon Osbourne’s thoughts on the ladies of The View?
“My social skills consisted of putting a guy in a coma. So maybe Robin was just what the doctor ordered.”Growing up in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York Tyson was unparalleled to Givens, who was eloquent and educated. Givens entered Sarah Lawrence College at the age of 15 and after graduation attended Harvard Medical School for two years until she decided to pursue acting full time. Tyson notes Givens was media hungry, saying she attended their first date with her mother and publicist. Eleven months after their initial date they were married. Tyson was 22 and Givens, 24. They were hitched quickly due to Givens claiming she was pregnant. Unfortunately, their baby was never born.
“It definitely would be a dream come true for me to just one day just be ready for that. The thing is, I’m not really looking because I know the responsibility that comes with that and I think that a lot of people, they jump into that and they’re not honest with themselves. I’m brutally honest with myself. If I’m ready for that responsibility, I think in due time…I don’t want to get married and not make that woman be the best. I’m a big baby in a grown man’s body. I’ve been close to it and when I’m ready I’ll make the announcement, but when I do it, I’m doing it forever. Know that.He definitely makes some deep statements, especially the part about loving yourself first. But I do hope that Cassie is aware that she shouldn’t be expecting too much too soon from her man. He’s not sure if he’s ready for all the responsibilities that come with the title of husband (sounds similar to what Oprah said about marriage), and we can respect that. At least he’s honest. Check out his answer to the question by watching the clip of that episode over at the show’s website. The conversation about marriage occurs at the 19:00 mark.One think I want to add to that is, I think a lot of people put too much on marriage and not enough on happiness. I’m happy, anybody that is in my life is happy…at least some of the days [laughs]. I just want to be happy and I think it’s important for you to protect your happiness and to love yourself, because then you can love other people the right way.”
Barbara Walters announced this morning that Jenny McCarthy will be joining The View in September, filling one of the three vacancies left by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, and Barbara Walters. McCarthy’s name had been floated around for a little while, and she has been a guest host eight times and made 17 other appearances.
“I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off,” said McCarthy.
“Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for ‘The View,’” said Walters.
McCarthy has appeared in Playboy magazine and, more recently, in this over-the-top Carl’s Jr. ad in which she basically French kisses a salad. She also hosted her own talk show on VH1, which ended in May.
The Daily Beast has a problem with the McCarthy choice because of her controversial belief that parents should be weary about vaccinating their children and the links she has drawn between the chemicals and vaccinations and autism. (Her son is autistic, though the article says some believe he may have another condition entirely.) They fear that she will use the show as a platform for her beliefs. The Centers for Disease Control has conducted studies showing that no link exists.
“Because she is able to cite figures and is a repeated guest on talk shows, she gives the appearance of being an authority on the subject. As Paul A. Offit, MD, writes in Autism’s False Prophets: ‘McCarthy trumped science with personal anecdote. (‘My science is Evan, and he’s at home. That’s my science.’),’” The Daily Beast writes.
What do you think of the Jenny McCarthy choice?
We just knew that Elisabeth wasn’t going to be hanging around for long. According to TMZ, Hasselbeck, the only conservative on the panel is leaving the hit ABC show, “The View” along Joy Behar.
And it doesn’t seem like it’s rumor at all. Fox News recently released a statement saying Hasselbeck will replace Gretchen Carlson on “Fox & Friends.” Elisabeth said in her own statement through the network that she’s been a fan of “Fox & Friends” for a long time and is excited to be joining the team in September.
According to ABC, her last day will be Wednesday– as in tomorrow.
Barbara Walters, who announced earlier that she plans to retire next year, sent Elisabeth off with her well wishes. “We have had 10 wonderful years with her and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good.”
Honestly, this sounds like a good move for Hasselbeck. While I know they were trying to add a balance to the left-leaning liberals on the panel, there were several times when she seemed uncomfortably out of place. I’m sure she’ll fare well over at Fox.
What do you think about Elisabeth’s departure? Do you think “Fox & Friends” will be a better fit for her?