It can’t be fun being Elisabeth Hasselbeck these days. First came the reports she was being fired from The View. Then Barbara Walters denied Hasselbeck was leaving. Now the New York Post is reporting that Hasselbeck is in fact on her way out.
“Dumping Joy Behar, who was there 16 years, and Hasselbeck would be the fastest way to do it, they decided. After giving Behar the bad news last week and letting her bow out gracefully, someone leaked the Hasselbeck thing. Some enemies she has on the show saw their chance to get back at her. Barbara was spitting mad that it got mishandled, and called off the firing over [last] weekend.”
While we heard Hasselbeck would go when her contract is up next year, the source added, “It could be earlier, because the ABC brass believes the show needs to be younged-up fast. They easily could coax her to go early.” READ MORE
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
More details are coming out about the results of ABC’s research into The View’s hosts. US Weekly alleged Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View because viewer research found her “too extreme and right wing”, a claim Barbara Walters denies. Now, in a article published by The Hollywood Reporter, it seems the audience study may have found both Hasselbeck and Joy Behar polarizing.
Longtime panelists Behar and Hasselbeck on the left and right, respectively, were deemed too "polarizing," according to several sources. "They're out of sync with the audience," notes one source.
THR points out,
It's unclear when the co-hosts were made aware of the research, but on March 7, Behar, 70, announced that she will exit View after 16-plus years at the end of her contract this summer.
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."
It's the end of an era for The View. Deadline is reporting original panelist Joy Behar is departing after over 16 years on the ABC chatfest.
Behar’s contract is reportedly set to expire in August, and she's already told the brass at ABC she won't be renewing it. Said Behar in a phone call to Deadline:
"You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?" READ MORE
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