Remember when we talked about Joy Behar leaving The View and the rumor that Elisabeth was getting the axe? It was very strange that Elisabeth just sat there and said nothing during Barbara’s grand denial. Yesterday The New York Post ran a short story on Page Six claiming that Joy and Elisabeth were both to be fired. Joy apparently went with the moving on to other things (after 16 years at age 70) story and I sort of bought it, but Elisabeth seemed to be uncomfortably silent in a segment that was about her. Continue reading »
Today on The View the women addressed the rumors about who is leaving and why. Joy is leaving to pursue other career opportunities (reportedly at CNN). Barbara said that the stories about Elisabeth being let go for being too conservative are false. They have no plans to get rid of her. Elisabeth however did not say anything. Barbara said that she is always supportive of anyone who wants to take their career in a different direction. Then, in an odd segue, Whoopi talked about Lisa Ling’s ( a former co-host) new baby. She said to Joy AND Elisabeth, be careful leaving the show or you TWO could wind up pregnant again. Way to muddy the waters there Whoopi. I suspect that FOXNews has been making offers to Elisabeth for quite some time. We shall see if The View ponies up to keep her or not. Personally, Joy and Elisabeth are my two favorite hosts. I love how they balance each other out. The show is called The View because it embraces lots of different viewpoints. I think losing both Joy and Elisabeth would be bad for the show. What do you guys think?
The was ecstatic on twitter recently for landing a co-host spot on The View today. Nene wore a deep plum long sleeve dress with two sleeves! and he hair was …that different way she does it when she is all “Hollywood.” She looked good, but a bit matronly. I must compliment her on her beautiful diamond studs. So much better than the huge earrings she normally wears and perfect for the outfit, or any outfit really.
As soon as they sit down, Whoopi asks her why she is going to remarry Gregg. Gregg is in the audience grinning from ear to ear as Nene responds, “Because I love him!” Joy asks why they got divorced in the first place and Nene basically says that Gregg had problems handling her success. Gregg is miked in the audience and Sherri asks Gregg how they will deal with their problems differently this time and about how being filmed during those times makes things worse. Gregg says they are doing “the remix” and from now on they will focus on where they want to be rather than where they are. Sherri says. “Oh so that is like being present.” Um, not, Sherri. It’s not. Joy says to Gregg that Nene makes it sound like you were jealous of her success and then asks the leading question. “You weren’t were you?” Gregg says he wasn’t jealous of her success, he prayed for her success but when she got it and he was no longer the primary provider it was strange for him and he felt “out of pocket.” Continue reading »
When we returned, it was time for Melissa and Kathy. Elisabeth asked if they went behind her back to sign up for the show. Melissa said that’s false. She was interviewed on a Friday and told Teresa on a Sunday. Kathy said that they were called in for an interview and after being offered a role they needed to discuss it with their families first. During that time Bravo mentioned it to Teresa and Teresa lost her mind. Barbara suggested they reconcile and then come back and just fight on the show. Barbara is annoying.
There was some gossip from an “anonymous source” claiming Melissa was heard threatening to confront Teresa on the show and that is why Teresa backed out. It made no sense. It was supposed to have happened on the set of The View but Melissa clearly stated she was notified the day before the show taped that Teresa did not want to be in the same segment. To me it seems obvious that after the taping Teresa’s people knew it went badly for her and they put out the negative gossip on Melissa themselves. Melissa also denied the allegation on twitter.
That’s my take on the situation. What do you think?