Word is now that Joy Behar is leaving The View Brooke Shields is being eyed to join the old wives club. A lot of people are saying that Elisabeth is likely to leave too, but I read that she has a long-term contract with the show. However, Babs is supposed to make an announcement today that Elisabeth is leaving…can’t wait to see if that’s true. I could totally do without her. I only watch The View when I’m with my mom, but even those once a month mornings with Elisabeth drive me crazy. True, she has a clear POV, but when she says dumb things–I want to jump through the TV screen and shake her. I’m not so sure that Brooke is the best replacement for Joy (I don’t know who is), but anything is better than Elisabeth…Sorry, not trying to be mean because I don’t care THAT much. As for Brooke joining the show? I don’t think it’s a TERRIBLE idea, but then again, I don’t totally love it…I’m really on the fence with this one.
**UPDATE** Elisabeth is not leaving The View. Babs opened up this morning episode with that announcement. She said, “There is a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth’s alleged departure, saying that we don’t approve of her conservative views. The truth is we love Elisabeth. I like her personally and she’s just a wonderful person. But beyond that, we value and appreciate her point of view because Elisabeth helps give the show perspective and balance. … So we have no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show.” I guess that was her big announcement…now I just need her to confirm if the Brooke rumor is true?