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Rosie O’Donnell Returns to "The View", February 7

Emmy® Award-winner Rosie O’Donnell returns to ABC’s “The View,” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) it was announced today by executive producers Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie. The appearance marks the first time O’Donnell will return to the talk show since moderating Season 10 (2006-2007).

In making the announcement, Ms. Walters said, “I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact through the years. I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show’s successful history.”

O’Donnell is currently guest-starring on ABC Family’s hit series, “The Fosters” as Rita Henricks, a tough yet compassionate woman who works in the foster care system and is a mentor to a member of the Foster family. O’Donnell’s first appearance on January 20 helped “The Fosters” to garner a series high in total viewers.

“The View,” a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), features hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. “The View” is produced by ABC and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.” “The View” is directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) and Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) on Twitter.™

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Jenny McCarthy Joins The View To Replace Joy Behar

The View may have just lost Elisabeth Hasselbeck, but the popular talk show has gained Jenny McCarthy. Barbara Walters, who has served as a View host since it debuted in 1997, announced Monday that McCarthy has signed on as a permanent co-host. She will replace Joy Behar, who is leaving The View in August.

“We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent co-host on The View starting in September. Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. 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,” Walters said in a statement.

McCarthy said she is “beyond thrilled” about her new job. “I’d like to thank ABC for this great opportunity. I’d also like to give a big thank you to Vh1 for their support and for allowing me to fulfill this lifelong dream. I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off,” she said.

The actress and author will make her first appearance as a permanent View host when the new season kicks off on Monday, September 9.

Hasselbeck left The View last week to replace Gretchen Carlson on to Fox’s daytime talk show Fox & Friends.

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“ROCK ‘n’ ROYALTY: A Special Edition of “20/20” with Barbara Walters, Airs Saturday, May 18 on ABC

Get ready to rock with some of the biggest names and voices in music in a two-hour, star-studded special, “Rock ‘n’ Royalty: Billboard’s All-Stars.” Anchored by Barbara Walters, the special features the best and most outrageous moments from interviews with music’s all-stars, including Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Cher, Lady Gaga, Madonna, One Direction, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, plus new interviews with Lady Antebellum and Tracy Morgan — who is hosting “The 2013 Billboard Music Awards” Sunday night on ABC. “Rock ‘n’ Royalty: Billboard’s All-Stars” airs as a special edition of “20/20,” SATURDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Joy Behar Is Leaving The View

Joy Behar is saying goodbye to The View after 16 1/2 years as co-host. Behar has informed ABC that she will not renew her contract when it ends this August.

“It seemed like the right time,” Behar tells Deadline.com of her departure.”You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’”

The 70-year-old hopes to work on other projects, but doesn’t plan to leave the talk show business for good. “There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup,” she says.

“I want to do an intelligent talk show where you have room to breathe,” Behar added.

With Behar’s departure, Barbara Walters will be the only original host remaining. Current co-hosts include Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd.

Lady Gaga To Co-Host Hot Topics Segment on The View


“Put your paws up” . . . All those ‘little monsters’ have something extra special to celebrate today, as Bill Geddie, executive producer, officially announces that world renowned pop music superstar Lady Gaga will, for the first time, partake in the “Hot Topics” discussion of ABC’s “The View,” live, MONDAY, AUGUST 1 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET). As previously announced, Gaga will also perform her smash hit single “You and I” on piano.

Gaga will be seated at the show’s signature “Hot Topics” table alongside the co-hosts for two segments. Her appearance coincides with the final week of Season 14 which officially ends on Friday, Aug. 5.

In May, 2011, Gaga appeared on “The View” to promote her new album, “Born This Way.” She made her debut appearance on the show in March, 2009 performing her hit single “Just Dance” when “The View” broadcast live from The Walt Disney Studios.

“The View” features Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Digital Full Episode Player at ABC.com. “The View” is produced by ABC Daytime and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.” “The View” is directed by Mark Gentile.

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Barbara Walters Talks to Elton John and Partner David Furnish on 20/20 (4/22)


Elton John and his partner, David Furnish, will sit down with Barbara Walters for their first major U.S. Television interview since the birth of their son, Zachary, this past Christmas. In the interview, John and Furnish will discuss why they wanted a child, how they kept the baby a huge secret until he was born, and how fatherhood has changed them both. They will also introduce Walters to Zachary, their four-and-a-half-month old son. John will also reveal details of his latest project. The exclusive interview will air on “20/20,” FRIDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. 
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A Special Edition of "Nightline Featuring Barbara Walters: "Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

ABC News’ Terry Moran anchors a special edition of “Nightline” featuring Barbara Walters entitled “Nightline: Remembering Elizabeth Taylor,” airing this evening, MARCH 23 at 11:35 p.m., ET. Walters, who has interviewed Elizabeth Taylor five times, will share her experiences and take a look back at the past interviews and the 30-year relationship she had with the Hollywood icon. When Walters once asked how she’d want her epitaph to read, Taylor replied: “Here lies Elizabeth. She hated being called Liz. But she lived.”

“Nightline” is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran, and Bill Weir. Jeanmarie Condon is the executive producer. “Nightline” airs at 11:35 p.m., ET weeknights on the ABC Television Network.

Sandra Bullock, Justin Bieber, Betty White Land On Fascinating People List

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Sandra Bullock, Justin Bieber and Betty White have landed on one of America’s most important end-of-year countdowns – broadcaster Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People list.

They join basketball star LeBron James, U.S. politician Sarah Palin, new American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez and the cast of U.S. reality TV series Jersey Shore on the list.

Kate Middleton, whose engagement to British royal Prince William was announced earlier this month (Nov10), also made the cut.

Walters’ pick for the Most Fascinating Person of the Year will be revealed when her annual chat show special airs on 9 December (10).

Last year (09), U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama landed in the top spot.

Hosts of "The View" To React To Their Bill O’Reilly Interview Live, Oct.18

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The popular hosts of ABC’s “The View” will weigh-in for the first time, live, Monday, Oct. 18 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) on the events that transpired during Thursday’s live show, which caused a media firestorm. Host Joy Behar and moderator Whoopi Goldberg briefly walked off the set of their Emmy® award-winning talk show after a heated argument with Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly, when he said “Muslims killed us on 9-11.”   
Creator/executive producer and co-host Barbara Walters addressed the audience: “I just want to say something to all of you. You have just seen what should not happen. We should be able to have discussions without washing our hands and screaming and walking off stage. I love my colleagues, but it should not have happened.”
Walters then turned to O’Reilly and said “Now let me just say to you in a calmer voice. It was extremists. You cannot take a whole religion and demean them. She told O’Reilly he should apologize, and he later said “if anyone felt that I was demeaning all Muslims, I apologize,” causing Behar and Goldberg to reemerge from backstage and rejoin the panel.
Users flooded the web site of “The View” to watch the O’Reilly segment and comment on site’s message boards. On Thursday, the site averaged 10 times its normal traffic in terms of unique visitors, which led to brief intermittent outages. Thursday’s show can be viewed in its entirety on ABC.com’s Full Episode Player and the O’Reilly segment can be seen at http://theview.abc.go.com/videos

ABC Daytime’s The View Celebrates 3000th Show Thursday, Sept. 23

On August 11, 1997, television viewers were introduced to a new and diverse menu of talk, entertainment and lifestyle programming each weekday, as ABC Daytime launched “The View.” The show, originally billed as “ABC Daytime’s lively and informative new talk show,” has flourished into one of the most popular and most talked-about programs, and celebrates its “3000th Show,” live, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET).
CRUMBS Bake Shop has created the official “3000th Show” signature size cupcake that will be sold at all CRUMBS locations, as well as online (www.crumbs.com), beginning September 23 to coincide with its on-air debut during the “3000th Show.”
Nothing is off limits during this one-hour celebration reflecting upon the show’s inception and featuring a spectacular on-air video retrospective set to include memorable moments, unforgettable guests, show “firsts,” all the past and present co-hosts, “surprise guests” and one big ticket audience giveaway. In the days and weeks leading up this momentous occasion, viewers will be treated to segments going back to 1997 (the year “The View” premiered) for a fun, informative and educational peek at the hottest topics, fashions and trends of that year, as well as unique video packages highlighting the show’s “worst” moments and segments (anyone recall the “Pizza Dance”?), according to show producers and staff, and a moving “In Memoriam” tribute.
“The View” features Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. As mothers (and one grandmother) of varying ages and backgrounds, the hosts of “The View” share a common bond: motherhood. Quick to express their thoughts and experiences with parenting, often clashing and sometimes agreeing on their individual approaches to rearing kids in this ever-changing world, they gift their audience with an assortment of their own “Pearls of Parenting Wisdom.”
“The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in humble 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Digital Full Episode Player at ABC.com. “The View” is produced by ABC Daytime and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.” “The View” is directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) and Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) on Twitter.™
CRUMBS Bake Shop first opened its doors in March of 2003 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side by Mia & Jason Bauer, and since has expanded from NY to CA, CT and NJ and will soon launch in Washington DC and Chicago. The menu offers an irresistible blend of comfort-oriented classics and elegant baked goods, but the specialty of the house is the CRUMBS Signature size cupcakes! With more
than 50 varieties baked fresh daily, using only natural ingredients, and a new cupcake of the week every Monday, each CRUMBS Bake Shop is an oasis of wall to wall deliciousness. And now with the launch of crumbs.com, you can enjoy your favorite CRUMBS treats in the comfort of your own home. Delivered straight to your front door, perfect for any occasion, without needing an occasion at all.