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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is out.

Might Brooke Shields be in?

With The View set to undergo some serious changes - neither Hasselback nor Joy Behar will return next season - sources tell Showbiz 411 that this beautiful actress is set to join the ABC talk show panel.

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Barbara Walters is apparently a huge fan of Shields because she's the right age (47), is a Princeton graduate and is also a mother.

Shields will play a significant role this spring on Army Wives Season 7. But will she play a welcome role on The View?

Are you in favor of Brooke Shields as a new cast member?

 

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The View from ABC will look very different this fall.

A day after Joy Behar announced she is leaving the talk show, sources confirm that Elisabeth Hasselbeck is also on her way out. But for different, non-voluntary reasons.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View

The network has apparently chosen not to renew the conservative blonde's contract because of her polarizing political views.

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Joy Behar is leaving The View after 16 years on the ABC daytime gab-fest.

The 70-year-old's contract is up in August and she has reportedly informed the network that she will not renew it as she moves on to other endeavors.

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As of now, Joy Behar is the last original View cast members other than co-creator/executive producer Barbara Walters who is still on the panel.

“It seemed like the right time,” Behar told Deadline.

“You reach a point when you say, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things I want to do. I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup.”

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck of The View had some harsh words for Chris Brown's vulgar Twitter rant against Jenny Johnson, likening his comments to "verbal rape."

"I think it's disgusting, first of all," she said. "But also, it seems like verbal rape to me."

"And I think at some point there's gotta be a point where Twitter should ban anyone who writes anything forever on there and you should identify yourself."

Co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg, while acknowledging that Brown's comments were extreme, emphasized that Jenny Johnson was also to blame.

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From leading the free world at the United Nations General Assembly to leading a political discussion on The View, President Barack Obama had quite an eventful day.

He and First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with the ABC show's panel today and contrasted his and challenger Mitt Romney's differing views on tax policy:

This is an election year? Who knew. The ladies of The View also asked he thinks the country would fare if Republican opponent Romney were actually elected.

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Kim Kardashian was a guest on The View this afternoon.

Sorry, the NEW and IMPROVED Kim Kardashian, we should say, as the reality star responded to questions about her divorce from Kris Humphries by rattling on about how she's changed SO much since that relationship and how she now values the "small things" in life, such as "time."

What about Kanye West?

Kardashian said she hopes she is now in a "permanent relationship" with the rapper who appreciates her porn career and explained her recent gift to him of a Lamborghini by explaining:

"He’s been there to support me through so much. It’s not about all the material things and I really thought he should have it."

Wait... what? Even for someone who thinks a reality star deserves a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, that quotes makes no sense.

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Rielle Hunter was eviscerated on The View yesterday as the gabfest panel, in particular Whoopi Goldberg, went nuclear on John Edwards' mistress.

"In your book, you trash a dead lady," Goldberg stated, referring to Rielle Hunter's new tell-all book, in which she bashes Elizabeth Edwards often.

"That was kind of crappy."

Regarding What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me, the author responded, "I wrote to tell the truth. I was truthful about their dynamic."

In the interview, Hunter acknowledged that despite recent photos of the happy family on a North Carolina beach, she broke up with John Edwards.

Asked if the split was caused by her memoir, Rielle dodged. "I don't want to hide any more," she said. "It's hard under media scrutiny, it takes a toll."

The mother of Edwards' love child spent a good part of the interview defending herself. "I'm not a mistress, I'm a mom," Rielle Hunter insisted.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck wasn't buying it: "Truth be told, you were a mistress." 

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Joy Behar is not leaving ABC's The View, at least not yet, despite reports of her imminent departure ... but she will anchor a new show on Current TV.

Behar will co-host a 6 p.m. talk show Monday through Thursday starting in September for the low-rated outlet founded by former V.P. Al Gore.

The program will repeat in prime time. As a dry run of sorts, Behar will guest-host for the vacationing Eliot Spitzer next week on Current’s Viewpoint.

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In a statement yesterday, Al Gore called Behar “a beloved veteran television personality with her finger on the pulse of what viewers care about.”

Well, sometimes. HLN last year axed The Joy Behar Show due to low ratings.

At least in this case, things are almost guaranteed to work out better for Joy and Current than when the network brought on Keith Olbermann.

Current hired the outspoken ex-MSNBC host to great fanfare and a high salary, then fired Olbermann after he warred with executives over technical issues, his work schedule and assorted other issues, which he's suing them over.

See Joy? The bar has been set unbelievably low for you.

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Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile of The Real Housewives of New Jersey appeared on The View yesterday. But the castmates did not do so as a group.

Due to what she referred to as "family issues," Giudice refused to conduct her interview alongside Gorgoa and Wakile, telling the co-hosts:

"We have family issues that we need to resolve and I didn't think that today was the appropriate time, you know, in front of an audience and it to be done in just a few minutes."

We gotta give props to the Bravo producers for staging this controversy and finding a way to extend the feud beyond their show. And negative props to The View for allowing itself to be used in such a manner.

Teresa Giudice on The View

Meanwhile, an insider tells The New York Daily News that Gorga "flipped out" when she learned Giudice would not be on stage with her, supposedly telling someone over her cell phone

"Our plan is ruined... we have to come up with another way to take her down.”

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President Barack Obama fielded questions about the economy, gay marriage, Fifty Shades of Grey - all the key issues - with the women of The View this week.

He corrected Elisabeth Hasselbeck when she described the President’s and Mitt Romney’s position on gay marriage as essentially the same. Not so, he says.

Obama discussed the JP Morgan banking crisis and much more in what was a pleasant, but ultimately forgettable and unnecessary visit to the daytime gab-fest.

There were some substantive policy discussions during his brief visit, but the highlight, at least from THG's perspective, was Obama dishing on celebrity gossip.

Watch him answer a pop quiz from Joy Behar below:

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