General Hospital fans who can't get enough of Jason Thompson in Port Charles will get to see much more of him this week. Thompson is slated to kick it with the ladies of The View this week. Thomspon will serve as guest co-host on Oct. 23. He will also pop on The Chew the following day along with co-stars Kelly Monaco, Tyler Christopher, Roger Howarth and Sean Blakemore.
CBS' gabfest The Talk continues its steady climb towards The View's ratings on ABC. According to The Wrap, The View's ratings have held up with the addition ofJenny McCarthy with "only minor dips in total viewership and the women 25-54 demographic." It slipped from a 1.3 last season to a 1.2 demo rating, and from 3.239 million average viewers to 3.023 eyeballs so far this season.
Meanwhile, The Talk has matched The View's 1.2 demo ratings. It is up 23 percent in total viewers over the same time period last season.
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ABC Daytime's The View recently tackled the first big political scandal du jour since allegedly polarizing former co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar were put out to pasture. Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and guest host Jason Biggs discussed the ramifications of the government shutdown.
I have to say, I miss Hasselbeck and Behar's respective hawk and dove takes on things. The chat was much too tame and one-sided. Who wants to watch everyone agree on The View? At least bring back Rosie and her split screen. Watch a clip after the jump!
Could Star Jones be making her way back to daytime? According to Deadline, the former co-host of ABC's The View is working on a new legal themed talk show.
Jones has allegedly already started filming segments for the venture, which would have her as one of five panelists. Reportedly, Debmar-Mercury and E.W. Scripps are in talks to team up on the syndicated project. Jones opened up to FishbowlNY about the project, stating:
I can’t say much, but I can tell you exclusively I shot the pilot on Sunday and it’s multi-host – the opportunity came to me when I was in the middle of a million things — and I’m more excited about this than I’ve been in long time. It’s right in my wheel house.
The View featured You Tube sensation Tommy Wooldridge on Thursday. This is the guy who famously posted videos of himself using song lyrics as pick-up lines on women and the subsequent rejections he experienced.
During the segment, guest host Luke Bryan gave Wooldridge some tips on macking on the ladies. Sherri Shepherd then suggested he use his newfound knowledge on Jenny McCarthy, with saliva swapping results. Watch the hilarious clip after the jump! READ MORE
Rosie O’Donnell has landed a recurring role on The Fosters. The former daytime talk show host will play Rita Hendricks, a no-nonsense, but kind-hearted foster care worker. Rita will become a mentor to a member of the Foster clan on the hit ABC Family drama.
O’Donnell is no stranger to the world of foster care world. The actress is a foster and adoptive mother herself and staunch advocate for the foster care system. On her upcoming role, O’Donnell stated:
I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful, heartwarming show. My kids and I never miss it. READ MORE