Oh this could be delicious. According to New York Daily News, Joy Behar is working on a no holds barred standup comedy act about her years on The View and isn’t afraid to spill the proverbial tea.
“Joy knows everything, she’s lasted this whole time,” says our source. “She knows why Debbie Matenopoulos was fired, the truth about Star Jones’ marriage, and the time Star [supposedly] tackled her to the ground when Joy tried to take a photograph of her on her wedding day.” (Star magazine had bought exclusive rights to the event.)
“She knows which host had trouble borrowing clothes for the show because they often returned them soiled,” says the source. “And then there is the whole Rosie O’Donnell drama, not to mention working with Barbara.” READ MORE
The bumpy start of Oprah’s cable network OWN hasn’t impacted the former daytime talk show host’s influence. Oprah earned the top spot on Forbes’ Most Influential Celebrities list. The Mighty O wasn't the only daytime celebrity to make the list. Oprah protégé Dr. Oz and The View’s Barbara Walters landed on spots No. 6 and No. 7 respectively. Check out the Forbes’ Top 10 Most Influential Celebrities after the jump! READ MORE
Is she staying or is she going? On today's episode of The View, series creator and executive producer Barbara Walters denied Elisabeth Hasselbeck is on her way out. Said Babs:
"There is a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth's alleged departure, saying that we don't approve of her conservative views. The truth is we love Elisabeth. I like her personally and she's just a wonderful person. But beyond that, we value and appreciate her point of view because Elisabeth helps give the show perspective and balance. ... So we have no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show."
What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks is going on at ABC Daytime's once insurmountable chatfest The View? First Joy Behar announces her departure; now US Weekly is reporting Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been fired for being "too extreme and right wing". From the article:
"The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing," the insider tells Us. "People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed."
Journalistic icon Barbara Walters returned to The View on Monday after an extended absence, due to chicken pox. The show featured surprises and a series of “Welcome back” clips from recent guests and guest hosts such as Susan Lucci, Brooke Shields and cast members from series like General Hospital.
Veteran TV journalist Barbara Walters will resume her co-hosting duties on The View on March 4. Walters called into the talk show today and made the announcement herself. Walters stated:
"Like it or not, I’m coming back on the show again starting next Monday. No more chicken pox, no more falling down, no more nothing. I’ll be back, and I so look forward to seeing all of you. I haven’t been contagious for a while, but they wanted me to have rest, and I’ve had enough rest and I’m ready to come back." READ MORE