HomeTVThe ViewDid The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck Steal Idea for Gluten Free Book? Jamey Giddens June 23, 2009 The View 2 Comments The View‘s Elisabeth Hasselbeck has more to obsess over this week than what her pal Sarah Palin is up to and/or the latest episode of The Hills. The conservative voice of Gen Y is being sued by a self-published author who claims Hasselbeck stole the idea for her new cook/lifestyle guide The G-Free Diet: A Gluten Free Survival Guide. The author-in-question, Susan Hassett says she sent Hasselbeck a copy of her book and other materials that she alleges the ABC star used to create her book. Somewhere Rosie O’Donnell is laughing over a bowl of Shredded Wheat. 2 Responses Smitty June 23, 2009 Well she steals all of her political thoughts from Fox News so that wouldn’t surprise me. LOL…Gosh and I loved her on Survivor. I hope it’s not true though. Log in to Reply TV Gord June 23, 2009 Barbara Walters “just happened” to mention on The View yesterday that when she spoke to Lindsay Lohan on a plane last weekend, Lindsay gave her a manuscript (I think that’s what she said) for a reality show idea, and Barbara returned it to her, saying she can’t look at manuscripts for legal reasons. This is just that sort of legal reason. If something was sent to Elisabeth, chances are it never reached her. It’s probably sitting on some producers desk with dozens of other books they receive everyday. This reminds me of the same thing that happened to Jessica Seinfeld’s cook book about sneaking vegetables in your children’s snacks. I know how much Elisabeth is despised by some people, but I doubt there are any grounds to this woman’s claims. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.