This just in: Jenny McCarthy will join The View as a co-host when the show returns for its 17th season on ABC Sept. 9.
The Queen of Talk hasn’t lost her golden touch: Entertainment Weekly snoops have learned that Oprah Winfrey brokered a deal for an exclusive post-rehab interview with troubled former child star Lindsay Lohan. And get this: Lindsay has signed on to appear in an eight episode docu-series (Read: Reality Show) with Oprah’s network, OWN.
The View will soon be getting a cast facelift: Controversial conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck is ending her 10 year run on the daytime program after accepting a gig with Fox News. Hasselbeck will chime in on Hot Topics for the final time on Wednesday, making her the third co-host scheduled to depart the longrunning ABC gabfest.
Meredith Vieira is heading back to daytime: NBC Universal announced Tuesday that the former Viewster — who left her post as co-host of The Today Show in 2011 — will be launching her own nationally syndicated talk show for the network. Meredith’s chatfest is expected to debut in the fall of 2014.