March 8th, 2013 17:20 EST
Joy Behar And Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving 'The View'
"Hot on the heels of Joy Behar`s big exit announcement comes an Us Weekly report that says Elisabeth Hasselbeck will not be on The View when next season rolls around.
Behar, 70, said Thursday she`s leaving the show in August after more than 16 years.
Hasselbeck, 35, joined the cast of the daytime talk show in November 2003 after guest-hosting following Lisa Ling`s departure in 2002. "
This morning I wrote an article expressing my pleasure that Joy Behar, 70, will be leaving "The View" at the end of this season to pursue other projects. Other projects? Give me a break the only projects she plans on pursuing at her advanced age are tending her garden and writing her will.
This evening it`s with sadness that I write that Elizabeth Hasselbecks`s contract will not be renewed at the end of this season.
According to polls conducting by ABC, Hasselbeck is the least favorite personality on the show, viewers consider her too extreme.
It may be true that Hasselbeck is too conservative, but if "The View" wants to expand its audience beyond females, it needs at least one token hottie, regardless of her political orientation.
I hope ABC will approach the Kardashian sisters about replacing Behar and Hasselbeck, the bimbos will only add to the cacophony, but boy are they hot.