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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 “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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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 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.

Justin Bieber Challenges TV Host To Segway Race and Wins!

Pop star Justin Bieber challenged U.S. TV talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck to a Segway race on Thursday (23Jun11).

The Baby hitmaker appeared as a guest on The View to promote his new female fragrance, but the young singer didn’t miss out on the chance to have a little fun after he was asked to show off his skills on a Segway – his chosen mode of transport backstage at concerts.

Co-host Hasselbeck confessed she was fast becoming an expert on the two-wheeled device and he challenged her to a race.

The duo then tackled a studio obstacle course.

Bieber whizzed around the set and crossed the finish line before helmet-wearing Hasselbeck – even after opting to finish the race driving backwards and slowing down to high-five fans.

Donny and Marie Get Decked Out for a ‘Broadway Christmas’

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It has been a year since Donny Osmond earned top honors on Dancing With the Stars, and three since his sister Marie placed third. But clearly, they haven’t tired of teasing each other about their performances.

“I was forced to do the show after Marie did so well,” Donny says. “I couldn’t let her beat me.”

“You try doing everything in 6-inch heels,” Marie retorts, “and see if you could come in No. 3. I got the bruises for it.”

Donny chuckles. “But I got the trophy.”

Such cheeky exchanges are standard in a conversation with the veteran showbiz siblings, who begin performances Thursday (for a Tuesday opening) in Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas. Read more>>

Earlier today, Donny and Marie Osmond visit “THE VIEW,” 12/8/10, (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, ET) just prior to beginning their holiday run of Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas.

Photo: ABC/Donna Svennevik

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’s Full Episode Player and the O’Reilly segment can be seen at

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 (, 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 “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, 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. 

Barbara Walters to Appear on "The View," July 12 on ABC

“The View” creator/executive producer and co-host Barbara Walters is confirmed to appear live, via Skype©, exclusively on “The View” MONDAY, JULY 12, (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), in what will be Ms. Walters’ first nationally televised appearance since undergoing heart valve replacement surgery in May. The announcement was made today by Bill Geddie, executive producer, “The View.”
On May 10, 2010, Ms. Walters told a stunned audience: “You know how healthy I have been – never missed a day’s work. Later this week, I am going to have surgery to replace one faulty heart valve. Lots of people have done this. I have known of this condition for a while now, and my doctors and I have decided that this is the best time to do the surgery, since the summer is coming up, I can take a nice vacation. Earlier this morning, I told my wonderful pals here, as I am now telling you, and it will be a surprise to many friends, but I thought it best not to talk about it too far in advance. I love you all,” she added.