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Congratulations to Elisabeth Hasselbeck!

The co-host of The View gave birth to a son named Taylor Thomas on Friday morning. She called in to the show earlier today and told colleagues that big sister Grace "loves him. She has him on her lap this morning."

Elisabeth Hasselbeck at Fashion Week

In a statement, mediocre NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck said: "Elisabeth and I are happy to announce the arrival of our son and we're thrilled he arrived safely. Both mom and son are happy and healthy."

Known for her conservative views, Hasselbeck has probably already bought her son his first hand gun and Support the Troops bumper sticker.

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Now she'll have more time to hang out with Rosie O'Donnell.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck plans to go on maternity leave next month, a spokesman for The View announced.

The conservative blonde announced her pregnancy in April and intends to work right up to her due date. This is one dedicated mother, something many critics don't say about Asia Nitollano.

Hasselbeck plans to leave on November 8 or 9, ABC spokesman Karl Nilsson confirmed. Celebrity guest hosts will fill in for her.

"I figured that we're going to be lonely without [former co-host Rosie O'Donnell]," Hasselbeck joked at the time of the announcement, People magazine reported. "So, (husband) Tim and I thought we should get busy and maybe make a little co-host."

The couple also have a 2-year-old daughter, Grace.

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Forget Kim Kardashian in Playboy.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck is on the cover of next month's Pregnancy Magazine!

Photo of Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Okay, maybe that's not quite as exciting. But the co-host of The View is typically good for a few controversial quotes. Let's see what she has to say in the publication's interview:

On being a conservative mother in 2007: "Being a conservative mother isn't the challenge. Being a conservative in New York City on television is the challenge. Once I had [first daughter] Grace, I had more reassurance and affirmation as to why I have felt the things that I've felt for a long time.

I want to make sure that the decisions I'm making and the votes that I'm casting are going to create long-term benefits for Grace and my next child and hopefully more to come after that."

Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the cover of Pregnancy. We wonder if Tameka Foster will appear on it next.

About being pregnant and arguing with Rosie O'Donnell: "When a woman cries, it's never seen as a sign of strength and never seen in a positive light. A man cries and he's sensitive [or insane and worthy of his own TV show, such as Chris Crocker], and a woman cries and she's weak. So even when you're debating another woman, the first person to cry pretty much loses."

Hasselbeck is due with her second child on November 11.

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While some things remain the same - i.e. Britney Spears mistreating little Sean Preston and Jayden James - others are undergoing significant changes.

Take the cast of The View.

Tim Hasselbeck, Elisabeth Hasselbeck

By now, of course, all celebrity gossip followers know the story: Star Jones was kicked to the self-serving curb; Rosie O'Donnell alienated some viewers, attracted others and then left in a huff. Perez Hilton somehow guest hosted a show.

On September 4, however, a new era begins. This promotional photo says as much:

The new View: A pregnant Elisabeth Hasselbeck is joined by new co-host Whoopi Goldberg. Barbara Walters and Joy Behar also return.

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Rosie O'Donnell may have laid into Paula Abdul this morning, but her former rival laid into an animal with far more supporters:

Chickens.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck revealed this morning that she's chopped off a chicken's head - and then proceeded to gross out the audience with how this is actually done.

The right chicken winger used hand motions to describe how to accurately decapitate one of these animals, something just a tad more disgusting than Paris Hilton making out with Cisco Adler.

As a result, The View host is the latest celebrity to incur the wrath of PETA. She can talk to Beyonce and Michael Vick about what it's like to be on the receiving end of a press release such as the following:

PETA has two words for Hasselbeck, ‘Cluck you!' Next to Barbara and Joy, who expressed compassion, Elisabeth sat there chirping about the joys of killing defenseless birds. Conservatives love animals too, and she ruffled a lot of feathers today. Now that [Whoopi Goldberg] has joined the show, maybe it's time for Hasslebeck's head to go on the chopping block.

Look out, Elisabeth. Pamela Anderson and Holly Madison nude will soon be on your case, as well.

On second thought, perhaps we should start talking about murdering chickens instead of celebrity gossip if it means those fine ladies will pay attention to us.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck took time out from waving the U.S. flag and talking about staying the course in Iraq to give a ringing endorsement of her new co-host on The View.

"I loved working with Whoopi Goldberg," said the pregnant Hasselbeck at Super Saturday in Watermill, N.Y., during a fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

"She is soulful, has a world of experience to bring to the table, and I don't sense any sort of political agenda. She's so funny, but at the same time, she is one of the most thoughtful people that I've met."

Last week, The Hollywood Gossip learned that Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg would soon be announced as Elisabeth's co-hosts on The View.

Hasselbeck's comments seem to be in direct contrast to her feelings about Rosie O'Donnell, with whom she famously clashed on political issues.

O'Donnell abruptly left the show in May.

Meanwhile, with her latest baby bump clearly visible, Elisabeth Hasselbeck herself will likely take maternity leave from the show in a matter of months.

"The pregnancy is going well," Elisabeth Hasselbeck said.

"Today, with the heat, I'm sweating. But this is the first time I've actually felt pregnant. I feel really great. I pay less attention to the pregnancy the second time around, because I have a daughter, I'm busy with another child."

Asked if Barbara Walters is also a fan of Goldberg, Hasslebeck said, "You'd have to ask Barbara. But I'm sure she is. Who isn't into Whoopi Goldberg? She's an amazing person."

You know who's really into Whoopi? Paris Hilton. Think about it.

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Rosie O'Donnell acts immaturely enough when she spells words incorrectly and uses teenage girl-like text messaging speak in her blogs.

But the recent behavior by this former View host should prove to liberals that she's the last person we want representing us in the press.

The comedian laid into Elisabeth Hasselbeck - her former friend and cohost - in front of a 1,500-person audience on her cruise (from NYC to a private island in the Bahamas) for gay and lesbian families.

A witness tells Us Magazine that O'Donnell trotted out a giant photo of Hasselbeck doctored up as the devil, made a "crazy" gesture at the poster and said, "Her only f--king credit was Survivor. Come on!"

Sorry, Rosie. Not everyone can ride the coat tails of a friendship with Madonna to stardom.

Even liberals should shake their heads at the actions of Rosie O'Donnell these days. She needs to grow up.

From there, O'Donnell implied that the pair's famous last battle wasn't held on an even playing field because, like Tameka Foster, Hasselbeck is with child.

"I can't fight with pregnant people. Just go have your baby and have a nice life," the bitter loser said.

Those on the cruise, we hope, grew dismayed at this lame outburst. They should have asked for Lance Bass and Pedro Andrade to be their homosexual hosts instead.

Lastly, Rosie once again targeted Donald Trump. Recalls the witness: "Rosie said she'd love to break into his apartment and rub her belly all over him."

Hasselbeck's rep had no comment. Trump's rep could not be reached. But, even though it's scarcely celebrity news these days when O'Donnell lashes out, we can't help but plead with her to stop. Pick your battles, Rosie.

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Maybe Elisabeth Hasselbeck isn't the Devil. It's a concept worth contemplating, at least.

For all the venom spewed the way of this conservative talk show host, she's never publicly bashed Rosie O'Donnell. In fact, she's always treated her very fairly in any interview. For example:

"With Rosie, the conversation is always fun, real and true," Hasselbeck told People magazine at Friday's Daytime Emmys gifting lounge in Hollywood. "I think this year was really special, indeed. The show is so much about chemistry and great conversation. We certainly had that this year. It's been a really fantastic year."

Not for critics of Hasselbeck, though. She often seems more hated in the celebrity gossip world than Paris Hilton and Spencer Pratt put together.

As for O'Donnell, she's appearing as a special guest on Cyndi Lauper's True Colors tour, and played drums for the singer at Sunday night's gig in Columbia, Md. Afterwards, she tossed her sticks into the crowd like Tommy Lee.

Earlier in the evening, she gave the crowd her own take on her View experience.

"I got to tell you, I've been hanging around with those heteros for a full year and it's not fun," she said. "Turn around one minute and they'll stab you in the back with a high heel. They will."

Wait... what?!? For a supposedly liberal, open-minded person, is there a reason Rosie pointed to the sexual orientation of her former co-workers? O'Donnell is often more hypocritical than Pete Doherty would be giving anti-drug advice.

On her well-publicized feud with Donald Trump, Rosie said: "We have a difference of opinion, Donald and I. He likes his women thin and silent. I like large and loud. Every time I saw Trump on one of those shows saying I was fat and unappealing, I'm like, 'Pass the Doritos.'"

She also sounded off on Roe v. Wade, quipping: "I don't want anyone to have control over my body besides me and Angelina Jolie." Then, to reassure her partner of 10 years, who was at home, she added: "Just a little joke, Kelli. She's out sick. She'll never hear it. Don't you YouTube it, or it'll be two more years of counseling."

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Forget how awkward a certain incident on The View was for co-hosts Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd last week, imagine what it was like backstage.

As Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck exchanged words, things were rather awkward for the guests in the greenroom.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Tim Hasselbeck

"All four of us were at a loss," Dancing with the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy told People magazine of his time waiting out the argument with dance partner Laila Ali and fellow stars Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson. "It was a straight-up brawl."

Chmerkovskiy says the guests had been warned by View staffers that the show could get "intense" â€" and it quickly did. "At first everyone was sort of laughing, [like,] 'See, I told you it gets intense.' Then it was like, Okay maybe it's one of those very intense ones."

"But people were still giggling. But then it became a fight between [Rosie O'Donnell] and Elisabeth."

At the commercial break, Chmerkovskiy recalls stone-faced View employees running out of the room to deal with the fallout. Actress Alicia Silverstone, who was also in the greenroom, was not happy that her segment was next: "She was like, 'I don't want to go on now.' She had one of those hyperventilating moments where she was like, 'Okay, I'm really nervous.'"

Probably similar to how Tessa Horst when felt Andy Baldwin got down on one knee - but for very different reasons.

But the show went on, and Chmerkovskiy and Ali performed their dance without incident. "It was like nothing had happened," he says. "I thought great, this must be a normal day at The View."

Of course, it was far from it. Sources O'Donnell was genuinely upset by the bickering on the day she now refers to as "nuclear Wednesday."

But she's now at peace with it and "doesn't second-guess her decision at all," says O'Donnell's lifelong friend Jackie Ellard. "In fact, I'm sure she's sleeping better than she has in a long time."

And certainly better than Paris Hilton will in jail.

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The debate over Rosie O'Donnell continues.

While the liberal lesbian sits at home and fans either rally to her defense or enemies bid her good riddance, one group of passionate followers are calling for the firing of Rosie's former co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

An online petition that currently has over 14,000 signatures on it is urging The View to let the show's lone conservative voice go. People seem more fired up over this incident than they are over the elimination of Melinda Doolittle on American Idol.

And that's fine. America allows people to express their views in any non-violent ways they see fit. But doesn't that include Hasselbeck? The following excerpt from the petition's website makes it seem like the originators simply want Elisabeth fired because they don't agree with her:

While the purpose of The View is for different views to be expressed, each co-host should be able to express their views without being attacked by a closed-minded co-host who blindly refuses to listen to facts and uses the show to angrily spout propaganda.

So, based on this text, Hasselbeck cannot have an opinion because she doesn't listen to facts? Look, The Hollywood Gossip doesn't buy most of what Elisabeth is saying, but we'll blog to our deaths her right to say it at least. That's what makes America the best country in the world!

Now go exercise your right to laugh at photos of Lindsay Lohan passed out drunk.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Biography

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Tim Hasselbeck Elisabeth Hasselbeck, former Survivor contestant, is a co-host on The View. She can be real annoying but she will keep things interesting... More »
Born
Birthplace
Cranston, Rhode Island
Full Name
Elisabeth DelPadre Filarski Hasselbeck

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Quotes

Right now, with two kids, one 3 and one 5 months, a little walk for ice cream with the kids is perfectly romantic. When they are falling asleep in the stroller and [we can] just take in the city together.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck [on the spark in her marriage]

Body image has nothing to do with scale numbers, it's how you feel inside. This is the first time I've felt free from that, because I am working out in a way where I feel so strong that there's no room for those doubts.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck
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