Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck by Steve Fenn/ABC Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck by Steve Fenn/ABC

All I can say is, I hope Goldberg is on stronger antidepressants than O'Donnell, because Barbara Walters announced that she was Elisabeth Hasselbeck's official counterpoint on yesterday's episode of the ABC chatfest. OK, so she didn't use exactly those words. But, given the Oscar winner's stance on el presidente, you know it's true.

Meanwhile, we're still waiting (and hoping) to hear that Less Than Perfect funny lady Sherri Shepherd has been picked to fill at least part of Star Jones Reynolds' long-empty seat.

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Thursday's Today's News was written by Ben Katner.