Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gets Star Jones Treatment?
Aww snap! Is another mayjah shakeup headed for one of television’s longest-running gabfest?
Well, that depends on who’s telling the story.
The blogosphere is abuzz with the scoop that the ultra-conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck is being given “The Star Jones Treatment” by producers of The View. That’s right, guys. Blondie’s reportedly been unceremoniously kicked to the curb after a decade of dishing on Hot Topics and hobnobbing with some very pesky liberals.
There’s always Fox News!
Perhaps not surprisingly, Hasselbeck’s unpopular political views are allegedly at the center of the rumored axe. A snitch told Us Weekly:
“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.”
For now, ABC will only say that Elisabeth has a “long-term contract” with the program. But TV Newser Gossip Guy Alex Weprin cited two sources who insists The View is saying saynora to Hasselbeck.
Hasselbeck would leave The View with co-hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd. Original co-host Joy Behar announced last night that she will leave the show when her contract ends in August.