Us Weekly isn't the only infotainment organization hearing Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being axed at The View. Media Bistro's TV Newser blog is citing two sources claiming the reality-star-turned-conservative-talking-head is out.
Of course, this wouldn't be an ABC Daytime story without citing a contract as a way to deny shocking, behind-the-scenes goings-on. Said a Mouse House spokesperson to TV Newser:
“Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of ‘The View’ and has a long term contract.” READ MORE
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."
Barbara Walters used the Friends, Family and Ailing Co-Hosts Plan to call in to The View on Wednesday. The veteran journalist has been missing from the program since suffering an injury during Inauguration Weekend.
Walters reportedly fell and hit her head as the result of a fever brought on by chicken pox! Watch a clip of her calling in to chat with Whoopi, Joy, Elisabeth, Sherri and guest co-host Kris Jenner after the jump!
The ladies of The View had some really Hot Topics to dish about last week! From women being allowed on the frontlines during combat situations, to Hillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony, Whoopi and Co. had plenty to get fired up about, while an ailing Babs was out on medical leave. Watch a few clips below! READ MORE
General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati joined GH soap stars Dominic Zamprogna, Finola Hughes, Jason Thompson, Roger Howarth and Laura Wright at ABC Casino Night on October 25. They were joined at the event, held at Capitale in New York City, by The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and other celebrities. See more photos after the jump! READ MORE
Was it something they said? Barbara Walters announced today Republican Presidential nominee and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney's Thursday appearance on The View was cancelled. The veteran television journalist said Romney's wife Ann would appear as scheduled. Walters stated:
Gov. Romney was supposed to be on with us this Thursday with Ann Romney. We were looking forward to it. Over the weekend, his people said that he had scheduling problems and would not be coming on with us. Nor at this point did he feel that he could reschedule. We are happy to have Mrs. Romney on with us. We are sorry that we won't have Governor Romney and that's the situation...He can change his mind and we hope he does. It would be our pleasure to have him on the program.
Last month, Romney's campaign spokesperson announced he would appear on the talk show after a secret video recording surfaced of his remarks he made during a fundraising event about the show. Romney stated: