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Rumor Patrol: Pharrell William's Hat For Sale, Ariana Grande's Cocaine Problem, More

February 22nd, 2014 4:03pm EST
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Pharrell's Hat For Sale: Remember that ridiculous hat Pharrell wore at the Grammys and a few press events? Well, word has it the musician is seeking to put the giant headpiece up for sale for charity. Would anyone actually want to own the headwear?

Verdict: True. Pharrell set up an eBay auction to sell the Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat he wore to the Grammys to benefit From One Hand to Another, a char...

TMI: Barbara Walters Calls Her Vibrator 'Selfie'

February 18th, 2014 7:30pm EST
TMI: Barbara Walters Calls Her Vibrator 'Selfie'
Whoopi Goldberg spilled the beans on "The View" earlier this week - she told the audience that Barbara Walters, 84, uses a vibrator she named "Selfie."

Comics on "Chelsea Lately" immediately pounced on the news, joking that Walter using a vibrator at that age would require life alert in case she passed out from all the excitement.

Whether she really uses one or not, it's her business. As for her pet name "Selfie?" Too much information!

Rosie O'Donnell To Guest Star On 'The View'

January 27th, 2014 3:00pm EST
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Rosie O'Donnell is returning to "The View" seven years after exiting the daytime talk show as a panelist. ABC revealed that she will be a guest on the Feb. 7 episode.

O'Donnell famously fought with Barbara Walters on the program and left in 2007 amid rumors that she was fired. The official line was that she and the network couldn't agree on a contract.

When O'Donnell left the show, she compared the experience to having post-traumatic stress disorder.

On Monday, Walters brushed the feud aside and called the actress/comedienne a lively and engaging individual.

O'Donnell is currently guest...

Sharon Osbourne blasts rival talk show hosts on The View

November 7th, 2013 3:10am EST
Sharon Osbourne
Outspoken TV personality Sharon Osbourne has slammed the women of U.S. talk show The View, telling her rival hosts to "go f**k themselves".

The rock matriarch has held a seat at American programme The Talk since 2010, a show that has five women as co-hosts and boasts a format very similar to the Barbara Walters-led series, The View.

During Wednesday's (06Nov13) episode of The Talk, guest and fellow chat show host Arsenio Hall asked the five ladies what makes their show different from The View.

Co-host Julie Chen began with a diplomatic answer, and said, "We do not discuss politics. We do...

Oprah Winfrey not angry with Jenny McCarthy over bad business deal

October 30th, 2013 9:30pm EDT
Oprah Winfrey
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has reached out to Jenny Mccarthy to assure the model-turned-TV personality she bears no hard feelings after a talk show deal between the pair fell through in 2011.

The blonde beauty confessed she was "scared" of Winfrey during an appearance on U.S. chat show Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday (29Oct13), after she backed out of a five-year agreement to front a syndicated programme for Winfrey's OWN network.

She revealed, "I did a deal with her for five years, and we shook hands, so I'd be scared she'd beat me up (if I ever interviewed her)... I'm sure there's pro...

Eden Sher breaks foot surfing

October 24th, 2013 3:12am EDT
Eden Sher
Actress Eden Sher is hobbling around with a broken foot after injuring herself during a surfing holiday.

The star, who portrays awkward teen Sue Heck on hit U.S. TV comedy The Middle, sported a brace on her right foot during an appearance on U.S. talk show The View on Wednesday (23Oct13), and admitted that the sporting accident would fit right in with her clumsy onscreen character's storyline.

She said, "This is the most 'Sue' thing I've maybe ever done. I broke my foot surfing... I fell off my board and I flailed in the water and... the side of the board hit the side of my foot."


Pregnant Soleil Moon Frye shocked to learn she's having a boy

October 17th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Soleil Moon Frye
Actress Soleil Moon Frye is refusing to believe she is expecting a baby boy because she has spent the last five months of her pregnancy convinced she is having another daughter.

The former Punky Brewster star, who is already mum to two girls, revealed the gender of her third child with husband Jason Goldberg during a guest hosting stint on U.S. talk show The View on Wednesday (16Oct13), but the 37 year old admits she's not entirely sure doctors have got the sex right.

She said, "The thing is, I can't imagine a penis growing inside of me, so I keep saying, 'I think we know (we're having a ...

ABC: 'No Truth' To Story Claiming Jenny McCarthy Will Be Fired From 'The View'

October 15th, 2013 3:03pm EDT
Jenny McCarthy
ABC has hit back at a story claiming Jenny McCarthy is on her way out from The View cast due to middling ratings and a negative response from audiences.

McCarthy replaced Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who moved to FOX News to join Fox & Friends. The View's ratings haven't been improving and rival The Talk seems to be gaining moment. According to The Wrap, The View has seen minor dips in viewing figures since Jenny joined, averaging at 3.023 million total viewers compared to the 3.239 million it had in the first three weeks of its last season.

RadarOnline reported show creator Barbara Walters was ...

Jenny McCarthy Set To Take Over For Elisabeth Hasselbeck On 'The View'

July 15th, 2013 10:55pm EDT
Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarthy is officially joining ABC's daytime talk show The View as one of the show's new full-time co-hosts.

The model/actress will fill one of the two vacancies on the panel following the departures of Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar, who both recently announced that they're leaving the show this year.

According to the New York Post, both stars were reportedly pushed out the door by producers who hope to freshen up the show -- which has been on the air since 1997 -- with some new talent.

Behar was given the opportunity to "bow out gracefully" and announce her departure in March...

Stacey Dash: 'I want The View job'

July 11th, 2013 3:11am EDT
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Outspoken Republican actress Stacey Dash is keen to replace U.S. talk show pundit Elisabeth Hasselbeck following her exit from hit morning show The View.

The Clueless star, who has won fans and enemies for her right wing beliefs, has joined Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters as a guest presenter on the magazine show in the past and she is keen to become a permanent fixture now that fellow Republican Hasselbeck has quit.

The former Survivor contestant ended her decade on The View on Wednesday (10Jul13) after announcing she would be joining Fox news show Fox & Friends later this year (13),...

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Leaving 'The View' For 'Fox & Friends'

July 10th, 2013 3:25pm EDT
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View to join Fox News's "Fox & Friends" morning show.

"I have been a long-time fan of Fox & Friends and am excited to be joining their team in September as it is an honor to call the FOX News Channel my new television home," Hasselbeck said in a press release from Fox.

Barbara Walters, co-creator and executive producer of "The View," made a teary-eyed announcement that Hasselbeck is leaving during Wednesday morning's episode, saying, "It was reported last night that our Elisabeth is leaving us to join to the Fox network... As you can see I'm a little te...

'The View's' Sherri Shepherd Opens Up About Diabetes With New Book

July 5th, 2013 12:12pm EDT
Sherri Shepherd
Comedienne, author, co-host of The View - Sherri Shepherd is a woman of many talents. Most recently, she's bringing her sense of humor to the serious subject of living with diabetes in her new book, Plan D: How To Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It). Sherri took some time out of her busy schedule to chat with BFTV about writing her second book, and how she's enjoyed making us laugh for years.

When readers crack open Plan D, "I want them to be able to laugh," said Sherri, who is herself Type 2 diabetic. "I don't want people to be paralyzed by fear when they get the dia...

Barbara Walters' daughter arrested for DUI

May 20th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Barbara Walters
Revered U.S. broadcaster Barbara Walters' daughter was arrested over the weekend (18-19May13) for driving under the influence.

Jacqueline Danforth was taken into custody and booked in Florida on Sunday (19May13) after traffic cops pulled her over near Naples.

She has been released on a $1,000 (£625) bond.

Danforth, 44, is The View host's adopted daughter with her second husband, theatre producer Lee Guber.

Her arrest comes just days after Walters announced her retirement from broadcasting. She will step down as the host of U.S. magazine show The View next year (14).

Barbara Walters To Retire In 2014

May 13th, 2013 3:32pm EDT
Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters, the first female co-anchor of a network evening news program, has announced she will retire from TV journalism.

Walters' retirement will end a storied career that began in 1962 and ended with her as one of the most renowned interviewers in modern news history.

Barbara has denied last month she was planning on quitting, perhaps to reveal the news on her own terms. Sunday, she confirmed she would retired and is expected to discuss her decision today on her show The View.

Walters will end her career sometime next summer, appearing on ABC News and the View until then. She pl...

Barbara Walters announces retirement

May 13th, 2013 12:48pm EDT
Barbara Walters
Veteran U.S. broadcaster Barbara Walters has announced her retirement.

The newswoman denied last month (Apr13) that she was planning on quitting her jobs, but she confirmed her decision on Sunday (12May13) and is expected to open up about the news on her American talk show The View on Monday (13May13).

Walters will step down from her TV journalism duties next summer (14), but will continue to anchor and report for ABC News and appear on The View until then.

In a statement published on the ABC News website, Walters says, "I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful an...

Kirstie Alley Wants To Join 'The View'

April 5th, 2013 10:25am EDT
Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley is enthusiastic to take over from Joy Behar when she departs The View in August.

The former Cheers star is desperate to take over from departing co-presenter Joy Behar when she leaves later this year and has been in touch with the show's creator Barbara Walters about joining the team.

A source told Star magazine: "Kirstie loves TV and wants badly to land a permanent gig - she tried to get a talk show deal on her own but didn't get any bites. She thinks 'The View' would be a great fit for her brand of brash outspoken opinions.

"Kirstie loves the idea that she'll be able to...

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Staying Or Leaving 'The View'?

March 18th, 2013 4:03pm EDT
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Barbara Walters is claiming Elisabeth Hasselbeck is staying on talk show The View, but reports keep surfacing that the star's days are numbered.

Walters told the viewing audience that there are "no plans for Elisabeth to leave this show," but the New York Post claims that her conservative views are clashing with the audience. With Joy Behar confirming she is leaving the show, it is believed Hasselbeck could be swept out as well to retune the show.

The source tells the newspaper, "Dumping Joy Behar, who was there 16 years, and Hasselbeck would be the fastest way to do it, they decided. Aft...

Joy Behar On 'The View' Departure: 'It Seemed Like The Right Time'

March 8th, 2013 2:50pm EST
Joy Behar
After 16 years, comedienne Joy Behar is quitting her job co-hosting "The View."

The daytime talk show debuted in 1997, and Behar has been a member of the all-female panel since the beginning. "The View" also features Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck among its co-hosts.

But the 70-year-old is ready for something different.

She told, "It seemed like the right time. You reach a point when you say to yourself, 'Do I want to keep doing this?' There are other things on my plate I want to do - I've been writing a play, I've been neglecting...

Kerry Washington Wins Big At NAACP Awards - See Red Carpet Pics!

February 2nd, 2013 9:36am EST
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington took top honors on Friday night at the 2013 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.
The actress, 36, won three awards: Best Supporting Actress ("Django Unchained"), Best Actress in a Drama Series ("Scandal") and President's Award for her public service work on behalf of President Barack Obama.

Washington is the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a primetime drama since Diahann Carroll in "Julia" over 30 years ago. Carroll gushed: "I think she's enjoying one of the great moments of her life right now in our industry."...

Eva Longoria Slams 'Desperate' Teri Hatcher Feud Rumors

May 11th, 2012 6:03pm EDT
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria has dismissed rumors the leading ladies of Desperate Housewives deliberately excluded Teri Hatcher from the series finale crew gift, insisting the actress has always preferred to do "her own thing."

Primary cast members Longoria, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Vanessa Williams recently rounded up some extra cash to buy the crew behind their hit TV drama carry-on luggage as a thank you gift for their hard work throughout the show's eight seasons.

According to, the specially-designed luggage tag, signed by all four women, read, "Just know that on all your fut...

'General Hospital' Leads 2012 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

May 9th, 2012 3:13pm EDT
General Hospital
Soap opera General Hospital has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards after scooping a whopping 23 nominations.

The long-running medical drama, which is up for the highly-coveted Outstanding Drama Series trophy, also landed nods in the best lead actor and actress categories for Maurice Bernard, Anthony Geary and Laura Wright.

Tying for second place were children's show Sesame Street and TV soap The Young and the Restless, which received 16 nominations a piece, while Days of Our Lives is up for 15.

Also receiving mentions were All My Children, One Life to Live, The Bold...

Ricki Lake Opens Up About Her Secret Nuptials

April 18th, 2012 8:08am EDT
Ricki Lake
Actress Ricki Lake married her new husband on a beach with just the couple's dogs in attendance.

The former talk show host wed for the second time on Easter Sunday after eloping with Christian Evans, who she has been dating since August.

Lake has now revealed there were no guests at the beachside ceremony in California apart from the couple's pets, as her sons from her previous marriage decided not to attend.

She tells The View, "(My recent stint on) Dancing With the Stars was such an experience where I felt like I was a princess twice a week. I got to get all the attention and the acc...

Tina Fey: 'Alec Baldwin Is Not Leaving 30 Rock'

April 13th, 2012 8:25am EDT
Tina Fey
Tina Fey has reassured 30 Rock fans Alec Baldwin is staying on the show for at least another season.

Speculation that the actor is leaving the Emmy-winning comedy has grown after he tweeted he would be "leaving (TV network) NBC just in time" earlier this month.

However, 30 Rock creator Fey insists her lead male star has no plans to leave in the immediate future.

She tells The View, "As far as I know, he's not leaving the show. We're all in this together till the end. I think he just maybe means that the end of the show is visible on the horizon."

"We can't do this for 35 years. We'd ...

Whoopi Goldberg To Guest Star On 'The Middle'

March 5th, 2012 2:39pm EST
Whoopi Goldberg
Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg has landed a guest spot on hit TV comedy The Middle after cornering star Patricia Heaton to ask for a role.

Goldberg recently interviewed Heaton on hit talk show The View, on which she is a co-host, and she took advantage of the opportunity to campaign for a cameo on one of her favorite programs.

Heaton took the request to the show's producers - and they created a character especially for Goldberg.

The Ghost actress took a break from The View to film The Middle last week, and she's delighted to have scored the job.

Explaining her absence on the daytime t...

Season 14 Cast Of 'Dancing With The Stars' Revealed

February 28th, 2012 11:00am EST
Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Cast
The new celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars has been released on Good Morning America, and we have the full list right here. The cast ranges from actresses to football players to musicians.

Jack Wagner is a soap opera star most known for his roles on General Hospital and Melrose Place. His pro partner is Anna Trebunskaya.

Melissa Gilbert is known for her child acting role on Little House on the Prairie, which she started when she was nine. Maksim Chmerkovskiy is her pro partner.

Donald Driver is wide receiver for the 2010 Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, who drafted him in 19...

Zooey Deschanel: 'Russell Brand Dating Rumors Are Preposterous'

February 7th, 2012 2:53pm EST
Zooey Deschanel
There’s no doubt that New Girl’s Zooey Deschannel and Katy Perry are look-a-likes, but that doesn’t mean Zooey’s going after Katy’s ex?

A gossip magazine claims that Russel Brand is “desperate” to snag the CBS sitcom star, who recently field for divorce from Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard.

PICTURES: Inside Russell Brand’s $1.5 Million Bachelor Pad

The tabloid says Russell ” has been sending funny, flirty texts to see if they can get together.”

But on The View Tuesday, Zooey immediately put the rumors to rest, “I don’t even know him by the way,” the sassy brunette says. “On the...

Whoopi Goldberg Is A Former Phone Sex Operator

December 18th, 2011 11:30am EST
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg has confessed she used to make extra cash as a phone sex operator.

The Sister Act star started talking dirty in a bid to supplement her income when she was struggling to make ends meet while chasing her acting dreams in Hollywood.

Revealing her big secret on The View on Friday, Goldberg insists the phone job helped her become a better actress: "What you have to do is you have to be a good actor... When I was younger, the money was great."

But she fears it's not a job she can return to now she's a big star, insisting, "People would know my voice."

Whoopi Goldberg Farts On 'The View' (Video)

December 17th, 2011 9:46am EST
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg lived up to her name during a segment on chatshow "The View" after appearing to break wind in front of actress Claire Danes.

Goldberg was sat on a circular couch with her co-presenters talking to Danes, who was promoting her TV show "Homeland" earlier this week.

But Danes' interview was interrupted when a loud noise seemed to erupt from Goldberg, while the actress looked stunned.

A laughing Goldberg told the panel, "Excuse me, I think I just blew a little frog outta there!"

But the incident didn't embarrass the Oscar winner, who quickly moved on from the mishap to ask an...

Andy Dick: 'I'm Trying To Grow Up'

December 16th, 2011 3:22pm EST
Andy Dick
Troubled funnyman Andy Dick has signed on for twice-weekly therapy sessions in a bid to get back on his feet following a series of potentially career-ending legal woes and personal problems.

In recent years, the beleaguered comedian has hit the headlines for a string of alcohol and drug-related issues and this year alone he was ejected from an adult entertainment awards ceremony in Las Vegas after allegedly pestering a porn star, and in May he was arrested by police in California amid allegations he was drunk and disorderly in public.

And now Dick, who's been to rehab at least 10 times,...

T.I. Proclaims He's 'Clean And Sober'

October 18th, 2011 3:27pm EDT
Rapper T.I. is confident he's broken the drug habit that landed him in prison last year, insisting he's now "clean and sober."

The Live Your Life hit-maker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., walked free from a halfway house last month after serving an 11-month sentence for a probation violation, stemming from an arrest for possession of ecstasy.

And he claims he has since kicked his penchant for "recreational" substances, which he first dabbled with when he was a teenager, growing up on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia.

During an appearance on The View on Tuesday, he said, "I've accepted ...

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