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They yap, they yammer, they sometimes even yell, but where would we be without our trusty talk-show hosts? Their programs pep us up for the day ahead and soothe us into slumber at night — that is, when they're not shocking the heck out of us! Here are the biggest, wildest, funniest and, yes, even the most tragic moments from the great wide world of chat.
So what! Who cares? We do! On Friday, Aug. 9, funny lady Joy Behar checks out of ABC's The View after 16 seasons of fabulous sass and unapologetically leftist commentary. TV Guide Magazine just had to sit her down for one last blabathon!
TV Guide Magazine: It's been quite a while since your departure from The View was announced. Can you remind us why you're doing this? Because it really sucks.
Behar: I need a different kind of life. I have so many other things to do! I want to write, do standup, maybe do Broadway, do acting roles, and live my life without this daily regimen. I'm done! It's scary that 16 years have passed. How the hell did this happen? ...
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View for Fox News, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Hasselbeck, who joined The View in 2002 as a replacement for Lisa Ling, will exit the ABC daytime series and join FOX & Friends as a co-host. Hasselback will replace...
The struggling Smash, which NBC is moving to Saturdays starting April 6, will close out its second (and likely final) season in late May or early June by sending the main characters to the Tony Awards. A trip to Broadway's big night "was part of the pitch that got me the job," says executive producer Josh Safran, who took over as showrunner this season. "It's an event that doesn't necessarily require you to be nominated to be there. People attend, perform and present awards. And there is a song that involves the entire lead cast."
More real estate may be opening up at The View's roundtable.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is reportedly leaving the daytime talk show after nine years, Us Weekly reports. The news comes just one day after longtime co-host Joy Behar announced she will be leaving this year after more than 16 years on the program. With the exception of executive producer Barbara Walters, Behar is the last remaining original co-host.
Hasselbeck, 35, was reportedly told Thursday that...
Rosie O'Donnell is heading to Smash.
"On my way to film SMASH - love that show so much ... I am playing me - luckily I have done a lot of research ;)" she tweeted on Tuesday morning. "It's the TONY AWARDS episode," she added.
An email to NBC was not immediately returned.
NBC is spicing up the judges table for America's Got Talent with the addition of "Scary Spice" Melanie Brown, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Brown, 37, is in the final stages of securing a seat next to Howard Stern and Howie Mandel. The British performer is replacing...
Rosie O'Donnell is one proud mama! Since welcoming her fifth child on Jan. 5, O'Donnell has shared many photos of the adorable newborn on Twitter and Instagram.
Rosie O’Donnell, wife Michelle Rounds and daughter Dakota
Rosie O'Donnell and her wife Michelle Rounds welcomed a baby girl through adoption on Jan. 5, People reports.
Baby Dakota, who weighed in at 5 lbs., 5 oz., joins O'Donnell's already large clan of kids — Parker, 17, Chelsea, 15, Blake 13, and Vivienne, 10 — whom she shares with her ex, Kelli Carpenter.
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Rosie O'Donnell may replace Sharon Osbourne on America's Got Talent next season, The New York Observer reports.
"I am very interested in doing America's Got Talent with Howard Stern and I...