Elisabeth Hasselbeck Makes Fox & Friends Debut With Battle of The Sexes and Duck Dynasty (PHOTOS)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck had a busy first day in her new job as co-host of Fox & Friends. In addition to being welcomed by Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade with a cake, the show surprised her by having Sherri Shepherd bring presents.

Hasselbeck also got a shout out from Regis Philbin. Doocy, Kilmeade and Hasselbeck then showed segments from their visit to Duck Dynasty, which included all three wearing beards.

Sean Hannity dropped in to welcome Hasselbeck and brought up his visit to The View while Rosie O'Donnell was a co-host. Hasselbeck joked she tries to block out parts of that time. 

Fox & Friends additionally launched a week-long "Battle of the Sexes", which pits Hasselbeck and Maria Molina against Doocy and Kilmeade. The women won the first day of the five-day competition.  Check out more photos from Hasselbeck's first day on Fox & Friends and visit Fox News Insider to watch the clips.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View Exit: “There’s a Lot of Misinformation Out There”

Elisabeth Hasselbeck was The View's conservative voice for years, and her departure from the ABC gabfest was covered extensively by the mainstream and online media. In an interview with TV Guide, Hasselbeck weighed in on viewers allegedly tuning in for controversy on The View and claimed a lot of misinformation had been published about her.

TV Guide Magazine: Even viewers who didn't agree with you politically liked your feistiness on The View. How are we going to get that spark out of you when you're sitting with a couple of like-minded co-hosts?

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: There is understandably the big misconception that controversy is what people enjoyed about [The View]. But there are numbers and focus groups and viewers who say they enjoyed the conversation. I'm a person who believes that if you are who you say who you are, it doesn't matter where you are or you're with — you can be full of spark. I have incredible co-hosts who have already been doing a phenomenal job. It's the least of my concerns.

TV Guide Magazine: You mentioned focus groups earlier. We heard one reason changes happened at The View were related to research that showed the political discussions became a bit predictable. You knew which side everybody was going to come out on. Were you feeling that at all?

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: I really have no comment. There's a lot of misinformation out there so there will be a ton of reasons why or why not, or did she or didn't she, and that's all rear view mirror. I'm thrilled to be a part of Fox News.

Susan Lucci “Kisses” Brian Kilmeade on Fox & Friends

All My Children’s Susan Lucci is a busy diva. On March 29 she signed autographs of her new book All My Life: A Memoir at Barnes and Noble in New York City.  This morning, March 30, she dropped by Fox & Friends, where she demonstrated what it takes to pull off a soap opera kiss. Lucci “locked lips” with host Brian Kilmeade. Check out a clip of them “kissing” and photos from Lucci’s book signing after the jump!