TV personality Jenny McCarthy has a new boyfriend and a new job! On Monday, Barbara Walters announced that McCarthy will be joining “The View” in September.
As veteran newswoman Barbara Walters looks to her retirement next summer, she already knows who she wants for her final interview… and it may surprise you. She’s looking for another sit-down with one of America’s most infamous mistresses, Monica Lewinsky.
It’s official; Barbara Walters is retiring! The veteran newscaster, 83, announced the news in a statement on Sunday, saying, "I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on ‘The View’ and with ABC News. I created ‘The View’ and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it."
Walters stated, “No, you're stuck with me for a while!”
Everyone at the premiere agreed Walters should stay put. Regis Philbin said, “I'm glad she isn't! She shouldn't!” Rita Wilson chimed in, “Did you see the woman? She looks incredible! She's not going anywhere!”
As for the departing Joy Behar’s replacement, Walters said, “We haven't even begun to look.” Behar added, “ I'm sure they'll be giving me days off to let people try out.”
TV icon Barbara Walters’ anticipated retirement announcement on Monday never happened. Instead, the 83-year-old told “The View” audience that at least for now, she’s here to stay.
According to Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck is staying right where she is on “The View,” squashing rumors Hasselbeck was being let go from the long-running daytime talk show.
"There is a particularly false story getting picked up about Elisabeth's alleged departure, saying that we don't approve of her conservative views," Walters said. "The truth is, we love Elisabeth. I like her personally and she's just a wonderful person. But beyond that we value and appreciate her point of view. It's important to us because Elisabeth helps give this show perspective and balance."
Walters called in on Tuesday’s show to say she will be back next Monday. The newswoman laughed, “They wanted to me to have rest, I have had enough rest… it's time for me to come back!”
Joy told Calloway, “She sounds like her same old self to us.” Shepherd added, “For Barbara to be still for this amount of time, not doing anything, that's torture.”
“The View” co-host Barbara Walters has more than just a bump on the head.
The 83-year-old newswoman, still recovering in a Washington D.C. hospital from a fall suffered during Inauguration weekend, has contracted chicken pox for the first time.
Whoopi continued, "Barbara has the chicken pox. She'd never had it as a child. So now she's been told to rest, she's not allowed any visitors, and we're telling you, Barbara, no scratching!” Whoopi added, "We love you. We miss you. We just don't want to hug you."