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Barbara Walters Says Elisabeth Hasselbeck Isn't Leaving The View

Mar 11, 2013 10:35 AM

elisabeth-barabara-230.jpgBarbara Walters is denying reports that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View.

On Monday's episode of the show, Walters addressed recent rumors that Hasselbeck was leaving. "There’s a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth’s alleged departure saying we don’t approve of her conservative views," Walters said. "The truth is ... we value and appreciate her point of view, it’s important to us, because it helps give the show perspective and balance."

Walters added, "We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show. Having said that to all of you, Bill [Geddie] and I have always said that when one of you make the choice to leave, that’s your choice, and we will support your decision.”

It was also reported that Hasselbeck's contract would be up after the current season of the show, but her won't comment on the matter. Hasselbeck joined the show in 2003 when she took over for Lisa Ling, so maybe this is just a slick move on her part to negotiate for more money?

Last week Joy Behar announced she was leaving the daytime talk show to pursue other projects.




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Naomi And Wynonna Judd Reveal History Of Sexual Abuse

Apr 8, 2011 10:35 AM

judds230newpic.jpgNaomi Judd and her daughter Wynonna are opening up about sexual abuse they both suffered as children.

While on The View, Naomi, 65, recalls the abuser. She tells the ladies:

    "I rebuffed him, and it happened twice more. I knocked him away. I never said anything to anybody."

The Judds will be debuting their new series on The Oprah Winfrey Network this Sunday. When asked how they handled the topic on the show, Wynona, who also admits to being abused, says:

    "I was a little resentful that the cameras were on. But we're willing to step out on faith and hope that it helps someone else to tell someone because there is a lot of shame and secrecy."

In her book, "All That Is Bitter and Sweet," younger sister Ashley Judd discussed being sexually abused as a young girl.

Find out the name of Wynona's upcoming book in which she goes into detail about her abusive past ... after the jump.




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Lisa Ling Opens Up About Recent Miscarriage

Dec 9, 2010 10:40 AM

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Special Oprah Winfrey Show correspondent, Lisa Ling, has revealed that six weeks ago she suffered a miscarriage.

The former View co-host, who is married to oncologist Paul Song, revisited the ABC talk show describing the loss of her pregnancy as "a complete failure."

During the interview, Ling, 37, adds, "I felt more like a failure than I'd felt in a very long time."

Ling, who was nine weeks pregnant, says she was told by her doctor that the baby had no heartbeat. As a result of the miscarriage, she has started the website, secretsocietyofwomen.com to help other women open up about their loss.

Lisa Ling's interview will air on The View tomorrow.




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The View Reacts To Bill O'Reilly's Controversial Comments

Oct 18, 2010 10:15 AM

The ladies of The View chatted live this morning about Bill O'Reilly's controversial appearance last Thursday, which caused outraged co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk off the set.

Barbara Walters said, "We must be able to have conversations without fury, without rage, without screaming, without obscenities, without walking off. It's very dramatic, people love train-wrecks, people want us to do more of it because it's good for the ratings. You don't walk out of your own home. You can walk out of somebody else's home, you don't walk out of your own home. He was someone we invited. We are used to Bill O'Reilly. He loves this, he loves to pull your chain, he loves to get you angry. This is just what he wanted."

However, Goldberg said that she found O'Reilly both "condescending" and "disrespectful," and added, "What Bill O'Reilly did not come onto our stage with was respect. He came on and he was condescending....I know that had I stayed there, it would've got, for me at least, it would've gotten worse. And the best thing I could've done, because he was so enraging and so disrespectful just to the five of us, I just thought, I'm done."

Behar defended her actions and said, "On this show we always speak about standing up to bigotry, so I stood up."




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