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Just a typical day on The View.

Barbara Walters wasn't pronouncing the letter R, Whoopi Goldberg sounded surprisingly level-headed, and best of all, Elisabeth Hasselbeck incurred the rage of Sherri Shepherd when she went on her latest diatribe against Barack Obama.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck at Fashion Week

At least that went better than her defending Sarah Palin.


FAMILIAR VIEW: In an election year with her beloved party's approval ratings in the toilet, Elisabeth Hasselbeck takes another beating - almost literally - on The View.

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Sherri Shepherd PicSherri Shepherd made a successful debut on The View yesterday. In other words:

Unlike Whoopi Goldberg on her first day, Sherri did not defend Michael Vick. What did she have to say about the initial performance?

Read for yourself. Here's a blog entry from the talk show's new panelist:

I just want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of my fans who tirelessly emailed and wrote Barbara Walters, Bill Geddie and the ABC executives on my behalf. To think that you all took time out of your busy lives, leaves me speechless.

To those of you who prayed… let me tell you … PRAYERS WORK! Because it is a miracle of God that I am now a co-host on The View.

To those of you who fasted for me to get this job… YOU CAN EAT NOW!

I just want to say again, I appreciate all of you from the bottom of my heart for your belief in, and support of, me and while I can't begin to personally answer all of the emails that I have been receiving, I am reading my webboard and chat line.

Now just keep praying, that every morning I don't put my foot in my mouth - but if you know me, it's bound to happen...

Shepherd seems nice and all, but The Hollywood Gossip staff also has a message for those that prayed or fasted for her to be named a host on The View: There may be more important causes in life to focus on.

Stop insulting the concept of prayer and a Higher Power by thinking It cares about who fills a seat on a talk show.

Where is Rosie O'Donnell to blame America for 9/11 when we need her?


by Mischalova at

We wonder what criminal Sherri Shepherd will defend on her first day on The View.

A day after Whoopi Goldberg somehow stood up for Michael Vick during her premiere as a permanent host, it's been officially announced that Sheperd will join the gab fest next week.

Sherri Shepherd Photograph

Goldberg's debut on the all-female forum drew approximately 3.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research, making it the show's second-most-watched season premiere. The one with Rosie O'Donnell in 2006 edged it out, as it was seen by 4.4 million.

Shepherd's arrival gives The View its first full cast since before O'Rosie came and went.

The topical talk show also ditched the awful Star Jones Reynolds and the pretty Meredith Vieira during the past two seasons.


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Sorry, Rumer Willis, looks like you haven't been chosen as one of the new hosts on The View.

Two months after Rosie O'Donnell walked away from the show, speculation is rife that Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd are about to be sitting in the hot seats permanently.

The Los Angeles Times
and People magazine report that a formal announcement is expected next week regarding these two comedians joining the ABC daytime gabfest.

Sherri Shepherd at the Oscars

The real question on everyone's mind is how they'll get along with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Her and O'Donnell did not exactly see eye to eye... or toe to toe... or belly to belly...

Welcome, Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg to The View. Let's see how well they dish on various celebrity gossip topics.

Last year, Star Jones looked as ugly and acted as obnoxiously as ever; she also left the program amid backstage rancor and a public clash with Barbara Walters. Since then, she's said The View needs more diversity on its panel.

In a much smoother departure, former panelist Meredith Vieira also left the show last year, to join NBC's morning show Today.

Recently, Goldberg Shepherd and Kathy Griffin have been mentioned as the main possibilities to join Joy Behar, Hasselbeck and Walters at the table. We're not sure why Dina Lohan wasn't considered for the job.

Oh, right. It's because she sucks.

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by Hilton Hater at

There is good news and bad news for fans of The View:

We'll start with the good: Rosie O'Donnell is back from her vacation. Actually, some viewers may take that as bad. Let's try again:

A Shooting Star

Sherri Shepherd will reportedly be joining the program as its permanent fifth co-host. She's pretty funny. Not as funny as Jessica Simpson and other celebs look in huge sunglasses. But still funny.

Now for the bad news: Shepherd looks eerily similar to the demonic woman she's replacing, Star Jones. Take a look below and see for yourselves.

But consider yourself warned, Sherri: If you actually act like Star, we're trading you to England for Leona Lewis and two packets of Earl Grey.

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by Hilton Hater at

She may have starred on the sitcom, Less Than Perfect, but it looks like Sherri Shepherd is the perfect candidate to fill the permanent fifth hosting spot on The View.

The actress has filled in for Rosie O'Donnell this week and reportedly made quite the impression.

Sherri Shepherd, Lamar Sally

She's talked about catching her husband in bed with another woman and stood toe-to-toe against Rosie a few weeks ago during the Clay Aiken/Kelly Ripa saga.

Reports that Shepherd is also willing to take out a hit on Donald Trump in order to guarantee her spot on the show have not been confirmed, however.

But look for confirmation from ABC in the next few days. As far as The Hollywood Gossip is concerned, we don't know a lot about Sherri.

However, as long as she isn't Star Jones, we're thrilled.