Well, whattya know?
Guess Elisabeth Hasselbeck will still be getting the heave-ho from The View, after all!
Just not as quickly as Barbara Walters would have originally liked, apparently!
According to sources close to the long-running talk series, the iconic journalist was LIVID when news leaked about her conservative co-host’s impending exit, and to attempt damage control, went on air last week to deny the reports!
However, insiders maintain:
“ABC is desperate to freshen up the show. Dumping Joy Behar, who was there 16 years, and Hasselbeck would be the fastest way to do it, they decided. After giving Behar the bad news last week and letting her bow out gracefully, someone leaked the Hasselbeck thing. Some enemies she has on the show saw their chance to get back at her. Barbara was spitting mad that it got mishandled.”
Therefore, Elisabeth will stick around for longer than originally expected, but sources are certain that at some point in the near future, she’ll be “toast!”
Guess Babs gets what Babs wants, after all!
But hey! As we’ve stated before, we think this is the perfect time to re-vamp the series, and if the rumors are true that Brooke Shields will soon be coming in, then we think it’s definitely an indication that as far as The View is concered, these times they are a-changin’!
What do U think?? Is it time for Elisabeth to go??
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Memaw Barbara Walters has finally taken her broom and swept Elisabeth Hasselcrack out the front door after 10 years. Yesterday, Joy Behar announced that she’s pulling her ass off the second chair at The View after 16 and-a-half years, because sometimes getting paid millions of dollars to do the easiest job ever gets boring. Today, both Deadline and UsWeekly say that Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri “The German” Shepherd and Memaw Walters can finally pull the plugs out of their ears, because Elisabeth Hasselcrack’s shrieking yammering will no longer be heard on The View. Elisabeth is following Joy right out the door.
Even though a spokeswhore for The View denies that Elisabeth has been given a pink slip, UsWeekly is hearing that she was dumped after test audiences said that watching a foreskin cleaning would be more pleasant than watching her. One source said:
“The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing. People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed.”
Did they poll a bunch of people who just woke up from being in a coma for over 10 years? How did they just figure this out? But whatever, what’s Barbara’s trash is Fox News’ newest treasure!
And here’s my choices for Hasselcrack’s replacement:
1. Ann Coulter, because I really want to see Whoopi lunge at her from across the table. I mean, we’ve all been waiting for a battle between Guinan and a malnourished Klingon.
2. Michele Bachmann, because she’d just mindlessly gaze at the camera and eventually all the other co-hosts would use her to lay their coats on the same way you use the treadmill in your bedroom to hang your coat on.
3. Callista Gingrich’s hair.
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A group of Australian miners, about 15 in all, have been fired after making an on-site Harlem Shake video, further proving the point that the whole thing is super old and nobody should do it anymore (unless you have a FLAWLESS idea)!
If you watch the video (above), you might be saying to yourself that it doesn’t look like there are 15 people participating. You’re right, some were canned for just watching!
The mine owner said the whole thing undermined (pun intended):
“core values of safety, integrity, and excellence.”
While we’re not sure everyone should lose their jobs, it does seem a little dangerous to do it in a mine. Not only that, but someone should’ve spoken up how this whole thing was so two weeks ago!
The worst part is it’s not even very good! Cray!
Guess we can stop speculating about which other castmember of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is getting shown the door with Taylor Armstrong at the end of the third season!
Although apparently, this one is happy to walk out on her own accord, thankyouverymuch!
Or at least that what’s she WANTS you to think!
Following an admittedly tumultuous year on and off the reality television cameras that has resulted in nasty public feuds with both her now-ex-husband Dr. Paul Nassif and co-star Brandi Glanville, Adrienne Maloof has reportedly told producers of the smash Bravo series that she wants out of her contract…and ASAP!
According to sources, the multi-millionaire and reality starlet claims she’s out because she believes the show has absolutely destroyed her family and personal life, although in actuality, it’s because she caught wind that she and her aforementioned co-star were going to be fired before production on season four began, and decided she wanted to go out on her own terms!
Guess producers weren’t too pleased that she and her legal team forced them to omit any mention of the “surrogate” nonsense that has propelled the entire dramatic arc of this year’s storyline!
But can you blame them?!
No matter, though!
As we’ve already reported, Extra‘s Dayna Devon and Rod Stewart‘s wife Penny Lancaster are both waiting in the wings as potential replacements, and so long as our beloved Yolanda and Camille will still be present to bring joy and class to our eyeballs every Monday evening, we certainly WILL NOT be complaining!
What do U think? Are U sad to say good-bye to Adrienne and Taylor??
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Despite Lindsay Lohan‘s penchant for getting into trouble – we felt a little okay because we knew she had one top notch lawyer by her side.
Shawn Holley has been with Lindsay for what seems like forever, and has gotten her client out of jail more times than we count. She’s even received criticism for being TOO deft at steering Lindsay away from behind bars.
However, that is no longer the case!
Lohan has apparently FIRED her long time lawyer for one with a less-than-sterling reputation named Mark Heller. A lawyer whom the New York Times described as a “menace to the public,” yet apparently is very appreciated by one of his old clients – the serial killer known as the Son Of Sam. He was also suspended from practicing law for five years for undisclosed reasons!
Lohan’s old lawyer Holley, who had been representing the troubled actress on the West Coast, was literally on her way to court to try and make a sweet deal for Lohan in her lying-to-the-cops matter before she got a call from Heller that Lindsay had FIRED her.
We seriously are frightened for Lindsay at this point, and we really hope she can somehow right the ship she calls life – although that seems less and less likely with each passing day.
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Thank you to the paparazzo who showed us that Stacy Keibler and George Clooney look kind of cute when he casually whispers in her ear, “What’s your name again, toots? One of those tricks with a mic might ask me.”
The U.S. unemployment rate did not rise by 0.000001% today, because Stacy Keibler still has a job. At last night’s premiere of Argo in Beverly Hills, Stacy and George answered to those pink slip rumors the only way they know how: with a completely natural love party on the red carpet. You can tell that George still has love for Stacy, because he’s barely even looking at her! This makes me feel things, because it’s like looking at most of my past dates. “I just bought you a slice of pizza and you want me to make eye contact with you too? DAMN. What’s next? You’re going to whine about how I don’t completely stop the car when I push you out the door while dropping you off. Ungrateful!“
George is probably keeping Stacy around for another awards season, because he realized that he’s too old for this shit. And by “this shit,” I mean training another award show escort on how to Magic Erase the word “marriage” from her vocabulary and how to always stand to his right, because his left side is his magic side. I, for one, am glad George is not trading this trick in for a newer trick, because learning a new name is exhausting for all of us.
And speaking of having the chemistry of an urethra wart and tap water, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were also there last night!
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