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Earlier today, we reported that conservative pundit S.E. Cupp auditioned for The View, and was found to be a bad fit with the rest of the cast.

Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg apparently carry a clout when it comes to choosing replacements for Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, and it now looks as though they've settled on two co-hosts everyone can agree on.

Radar Online reports that Nicolle Wallace and October Gonzalez have been chosen to fill the vacant chairs at the round table after a long, divisive selection process.

  • October Gonzalez
  • Nicolle Wallace

Wallace briefly served as Director of Communications for the Bush White House, and was a senior advisor for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.

Gonzalez -  the wife of former Atlanta falcons tight end, Tony Gonzalez - has little in the way of television experience, but she reportedly wowed audiences and co-hosts alike during her audition.

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Recently, we learned that Sarah Palin is close to joining The View. Naturally, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell have responded to this news in the only logical fashion:

They're desperately auditioning other options and getting really, really pissed off all the time.

Yesterday, for example, the cast sat down with conservative pundit and sexy teacher from an '80s music video, S.E. Cupp.

The View Cast

Cupp fills that "hot right winger" role that Republicans were hoping Palin would take on, until they realized she's both not that hot, and not smart enough to represent their party...or any party, for that matter.

You wouldn't even want her advertising your kegger.

Anyway, S.E. is guest hosting The View this week, and she did some un-televised trial runs to see how well she fit with the rest of the cast, and the answer is not well.

So not well, in fact, that she somehow caused Whoopi to go off on Barbara Walters:

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If Elisabeth Hasselbeck was just too darn liberal for you, you may be in for a treat, you betcha:

Back in it was reported that Sarah Palin might join The View alongside returning co-host Rosie O'Donnell.

Thumbs Up From Sarah Palin

The talk died down amidst rumors that Meghan McCain and Leah Remini were fighting it out for the job.

With word that Palin was launching her own "online TV network" it became increasingly unlikely that the former Alaska governor would ever join the "lamestream" media.

Earlier today, however, Radar Online reported that Palin is closer than ever to reaching an agreement with producers of The View

In fact, there's reportedly only one thing preventing Palin from sealing the deal - she doesn't want to abandon her view of Russia:

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*For one day only. At least for now.

Lauren Sanchez, a former news reporter and anchor on Extra, will sit in with Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd on Wednesday as a guest host of The View.

According to TMZ sources, producers want to see Sanchez's chemistry with Goldberg in order to determine if Sanchez would make a strong permanent co-host of the ABC program.

View co host?

The View, of course, is undergoing a major transformation.

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Rumors that Meghan McCain would be joining The View as the panel discussion show's resident Republican have been circulating for weeks now.

We recently reported that Meghan and Leah Remini were the front-runners to fill the vacant fifth seat at the roundtable, with McCain being slightly favored by producers.

Meghan McCain, Hair

Now it looks as though the job may be Leah's by default, as Meghan has reportedly turned down an offer from ABC in favor of sticking with her current gig with the online news show TakePart Live.

"Network execs really wanted her to be their new Elisabeth Hasselbeck, because of her Republican stance," a source tells Radar Online. "But ultimately Meghan turned it down. She doesn't mind doing geust appearances on the show, but it's not something she wants to do full time."

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After firing Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, The View was left with two empty seats at its famous round table. 

Rosie O'Donnell is returning to the show next season, a prospect that has many fans excited. But without an equally strong personality to keep her in check, there's a chance that Rosie may dominate the proceedings. 

The Rosie vs. Elisabeth Hasselbeck debates made for some of The View's best moments (and highest ratings), but it's unlikely that fans would want to tune in for midday fisticuffs season after season.

Plus, the intensity of the O'Donnell and Hasselbeck's arguments ended up taking a toll on the entire panel.

So producers are left with the challenge of keeping the discussions lively (a bunch of women sitting around agreeing with each other doesn't make for great television), without leaving the show's panel and audience bitterly divided.

  • Meghan McCain Close Up
  • Remini, Leah Photo

The View has reportedly cast a wide net in its search for talent, with two front-runners quickly emerging:

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Whoopi Goldberg has had enough of the rumors, the gossip and the cat-fighting.

With The View seemingly at the center of the television world this week - Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd are out! Rosie O'Donnell is returning! Elisabeth Hasselback is angry! - Goldberg took a few moments during yesterday's show to let her feelings be known.

In quite an entertaining and only semi-sensical manner.

"There’s a lot of speculation about a lot of stuff going on here,” Goldberg said. “I will do my best to respect the audience, to make sure that we bring you The View that Barbara Walters wanted you to have, which is women talking about issues."

She then grew a bit irate and added: "We are not little kids. We are grown-ass women... I’m not a cat. I’m a human being. I’m a girl with a fist!"

NOTE: Whoopi's rant took place before Rosie's return was made official by ABC.

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It's official, and it's Elisabeth Hasselbeck's worst nightmare:

Rosie O'Donnell is coming back to The View.

Following days of strong speculation, ABC made this casting news public today, Tweeting the following photo and including with it a message that reads:

ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18.

Rosie O'Donnell Returns!

The news comes on the heels of The View letting both Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd go, and also on the heels of Elisabeth Hasselbeck slamming O'Donnell as someone who "spits in the face of our military."

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Jenny McCarthy was fired from The View after just one season last month, making her newly published interview in New You magazine hilariously ill-timed.

Asked where she sees herself in twenty years, McCarthy replied:

Jenny McCarthy on The View

"Believe it or not, I think I'm still on The View. I love the show. I'm doing so much work to improve myself - signing up for critical thinking courses and doing all my media training. I want to be at the top of my game."

Unfortunately, for J-Mac that game didn't last very long, and she'll exit the show along with co-host Sherri Shepherd some time in August.

Early reports indicate that Rosie O'Donnell will return to The View after leaving the show in 2008. Producers are rumored to be seeking out a second host to round out the panel.

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It's Deju Vu all over again for Joy Behar.

For many months during her stint as co-host of The View, Behar was stuck between a feuding Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck - and now that O'Donnell is on her way back, Behar finds herself once again being asked about the two rivals.

In light's of Rosie's likely re-hiring, Hasselbeck BLASTED the comedian this week, actually saying O'Donnell has "spit in the face of our military."

Speaking to CNN last night, Behar referring to this as a “a hate-filled remark,” one that hit “below the belt” and offered a simple question for Hasselbeck:

"I'd like Elisabeth to explain herself," Behar said. "What does she mean by that?"

"Isn't it kind of a nasty thing to say about somebody who basically is a good person?" Behar continued. "I mean, say what you want about Rosie O'Donnell, she's a very generous person, she has a million kids, she's always rescuing children."

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