"Extra" was on the set of "The View" to discuss the Chaz Bono on "Dancing with the Stars" controversy, and the ladies all agree: he's a star, he wants to dance... end of story!
The new season of "The View" welcomed back Sherri Shepherd and Joy Behar -- who both said "I do" this past summer. Joy, who tied the knot with her live-in boyfriend of 29 years, stammered, "I got m-m-married!"
"The View" co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar took a calmer moment this morning to discuss the blowup with FOX News host Bill O'Reilly last Thursday.
"He started with me as soon as he sat down," Goldberg explained, referring to O'Reilly's comments on the Muslim mosque being built near Ground Zero, which culminated in the newsman declaring "Muslims killed us on 9/11."
The dust-up between FOX News host Bill O'Reilly and Joy Behar of "The View" continued when both went on the air later to defend their reactions.
On his show, O'Reilly replayed the explosive confrontation on "The View," in which he spoke his mind about a Muslim community center and mosque proposed for near Ground Zero, causing co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk off the set.
Although he apologized to Behar and Goldberg, on his own show, O'Reilly did not back down from his words. He said that he did not want to insult Muslims, but was "tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack. The truth is that if moderate Muslims around the world stood with Americans against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist... I'm not in the business of sugarcoating harsh realities." Watch!
FOX News host Bill O'Reilly angered "The View" co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar when the discussion turned to the Muslim community center and mosque being built near Ground Zero.
O'Reilly said the project was "inappropriate" because "a lot of the 9/11 families, who I know, say, 'Look, we don't want that, that shouldn't be there'" and cited an opinion poll that said 70 percent of people agreed with him.
When Goldberg and Behar pressed him on his feelings about it, O'Reilly finally said, ""Because Muslims killed us on 9/11," causing both hosts to walk off the stage for a short period of time.
Watch the confrontation!
Michaele Salahi and her husband didn't make Thursday's official premiere party for "The Real Housewives of D.C.," but "Extra" caught up with them at a private party, and asked about what really happened in the heated feud with Whoopi Goldberg on "The View."
Tariq Salahi told "Extra," "It was a misunderstanding." Michaele adding, "I think it was tougher even off stage. I'm just not used to someone saying f-everything."
Following an appearance on "The View" Wednesday to promote "The Real Housewives of D.C.," White House party crasher Michaele Salahi left feeling attacked by Whoopi Goldberg.
During Salahi's appearance, the women (minus Goldberg) were discussing the "The Housewives" when Whoopi came on the set and tapped Salahi, urging her to talk more about the night she and her husband crashed the White House State Dinner for India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
"The View" has apologized to alleged Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel after Joy Behar called her a "hooker" on Thursday's show.
"During a discussion on yesterday's "The View" about the alleged affair between Tiger Woods and Rachel Uchitel, Joy Behar made a play on Ms. Uchitel's name," a rep tells "Extra" in a statement.
Behar said, "You-ka-tell she's a hooker."
After the show aired, Uchitel's attorney, Gloria Allred, issued a statement "demanding a retraction" and calling the joke "defamatory and highly offensive."
The rep added, "This was intended as a joke. We sincerely apologize for the choice of words and for any misimpression the joke may have created."
Don't expect to see Rachel Uchitel happily chatting with the ladies on "The View" anytime soon.
The New York City club hostess' attorney released a statement about "The View's" Dec. 10 episode where co-host Joy Behar joked, "You-ka-tell she's a hooker."
The 34-year-old has been thrown into the spotlight since she was outed as one of the women with whom Tiger Woods allegedly had an affair.
"This statement about Ms. Uchitel is false and defamatory and highly offensive to her. Rachel is very upset by that statement which has been viewed and now read all around the world," Gloria Allred said.
Allred says Behar's statement was "very hurtful" because "it is not true" and Uchitel's reputation has been damaged.
Allred continued, "We are sending a letter to ABC Television immediately demanding a retraction on 'The View' as soon as possible."