Not everyone seems to be thrilled ABC hired Jenny McCarthy as the newest co-host of The View. Many the medical community see to be wondering if the Mouse House’s daytime talk show will give McCarthy a platform to continue encouraging parents not to vaccinate their children.
Over the years, McCarthy has become a lightning rod for controversy, after claiming vaccinations were the reason her son Evan developed autism. The actress has made several appearances on television, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, and wrote a best-selling book, Healing and Prevention Autism: A Complete Guide, discussing her views on vaccinations.
According to USA Today, Amy Pisani, the executive director of Every Child by Two, an international vaccination group co-founded by former first lady Rosalynn Carter, stated:
Jenny McCarthy's unfounded claims about the dangers of vaccines has been one of the greatest impediments to efforts to vaccinate children in recent decades.
The group wrote into The View expressing their concerns and called on the show to rescind their offer to McCarthy.
The ladies of The View rolled out the welcome mat Wednesday for the cast of Disney Channel’s upcoming musical flick, Teen Beach Movie. The made-for-TV-film centers around teen surf fanatics McKenzie (Mia Mitchell) and Brady (Ross Lynch), who wind up being sucked back into the 1960’s. They land on a beach full of bikinis and of course music.
The teens must make sure the film they are stuck inside of isn’t altered, or else the outcome will affect their current time period. Watch the cast give a little taste of what’s to come after the jump! READ MORE
After much speculation, Barbara Walters made it official Monday on The View. Jenny McCarthy is filling one of the seats on the ABC gabfest. In a statement Walters praised McCarthy.
“Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor,” Walters said. “She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for The View.” READ MORE
Today marked the end of an era of split screen screaming matches and heated, political battles for ABC Daytime's The View. After 10 years as a co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck made her final appearance.
On Tuesday it was announced the mother of three was heading over to Fox & Friends in September. Hasselbeck took her seat at the coffee table for the last time and remarked to the audience and viewers at home:
"The past 10 years have been nothing short of extraordinary."
Joy Behar, who is also departing the ABC talk show in November, cracked:
Fox, gee, won't you be a fish out of water there?
Watch Hasselbeck's swan song after the jump! READ MORE