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Barbara Walters is keeping her promise and actually retiring.

She'll announce today that she will step aside in May 2014.

Barbara W.

On Monday's The View, Walters will make the long-rumored exit official.

"I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on The View and with ABC News," she told the network.

"I created The View and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it."

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Joy Behar is on her way out.

And Sherri Shepherd has an idea of who she wants to be on the way in.

  • Sherri Shepherd Red Carpet Pic
  • Adrienne Bailon Red Carpet Photo

"Joy's been there for a while and she's ready to go, so I'm supportive and I'll miss her," Shepherd told Us Weekly this week about The View shake-up, adding:

"But what do I want? A young Latina voice is very underrepresented, so I would love to see a young Latina sitting at the table."

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Joy Behar will soon be on her way out of The View.

Might NeNe Leakes be on her way in?

With changes afoot at the ABC talk show, Wet Paint caught up with Behar this weekend in NYC and the departing host excitedly supported the prospect of this Real Housewives of Atlanta member taking her spot in the fall.

NeNe Leakes Up Close

"I love NeNe!" Behar said. "I think she’d be very good… She's fun!"

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is on her way out of The View.

Forget the show of support from Barbara Walters last week, an insider tells The New York Post that this blonde conservative will not return to the talk show once her contract is up.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck in Red

“ABC is desperate to freshen the show," a source tells the newspaper. "Ratings are going soft, and research numbers on the stars’ likability are scaring network execs."

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Sorry, Brooke Shields.

You may need to keep your forthcoming opinions to yourself.

With the Internet seeming to confirm that Elisabeth Hasselbeck was leaving The View and Shields was taking over for the ousted panelist, Barbara Walters put an end to that chatter this morning on the ABC talk show.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Whoopi and Babs

“We love Elisabeth,” she said. “We value and appreciate her point of view. It helps give the show perspective. We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave this show.”

Joy Behar, however, is definitely on the way out this summer, a decision arrived at by the comedian herself and which Walters described on air as "bittersweet."

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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.

Brooke Shields Photograph

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.

Joy Behar Photo

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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