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Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 10:34AM EST
The View reportedly hired a talent coach for Abby Huntsman
Source: Page Six
Page Six reports the latest View addition, who arrived from Fox News, isn't connecting with viewers. “She’s been a snooze, and the network knows they made a mistake hiring her without a chemistry test and based on her name,” a source tells Page Six. The insider adds: "She’s starting to come alive. They have a coach working with her now because she’s not researching well with viewers."
Posted Friday 11/30/18 at 1:25PM EST
Joy Behar invites Kid Rock to "have a beer" on The View after he called her a "b*tch" live on Fox News
Source: The Daily Beast
Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy immediately apologized when an apparently intoxicated Kid Rock said, "people need to calm down, get a little less politically correct and I would say you know, love everybody. Except, screw that Joy Behar b*tch.” Hours later, Behar responded to the musician's slur on The View. “Well, all I can say is, this bitch and these bitches will be happy to have you on the show and have a beer,” Behar said. “Come on down.” Meanwhile, Fox & Friends alum and new View co-host Abby Huntsman praised Doocy for his quick response. “I thought the way he handled it in that moment to apologize and say this should not be said,” said Huntsman.
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
The View wished Julie Chen well after her exit from The Talk, while Wendy Williams questioned her tears
Source: E! Online
Daytime TV had a range of responses to Chen's exit from The Talk. "I think it would be hard to be on that show and if you couldn't share so I sorta understood," Hoda Kotb said on Today. "She'll be missed on that show," Gayle King, Chen's colleague, said on CBS This Morning. On The View, Whoopi Goldberg wished Chen well, while Abby Huntsman said: "What I would love for her to do is to use that as an opportunity to be transparent, to be real, to talk to people about what maybe she's been through." Kathie Lee Gifford expressed sympathy for Chen on the 10am. Today show. "It always bugs me when they say the humiliated so-and-so. I'm capable of humiliating myself…She's not humiliated," said Gifford. "She's heartbroken. There's a big difference. You know what I'm saying?" Meanwhile, Wendy Williams questioned Chen's teary goodbye: "It's nice to know she watches 'Hot Topics,' where I said she should quit because she is a distraction," Wendy said. "She ended up crying towards the end but in my mind, those weren't tears because of the crew. In my opinion, she wasn't crying because of the cast and the crew and the staff and stuff. She was crying because now she has to go back to that compound and deal with that man and try to keep her son out of it. And there is no compound to me that is big enough." ALSO: Chen taped tonight's Big Brother episode on Tuesday, the same day she announced her Talk departure.
Posted Tuesday 8/28/18 at 7:36PM EDT
The View makes Abby Huntsman's hiring official
The 32-year-old former Fox & Friends Weekend anchor will become the second conservative -- and the second child of a Republican politician -- on the ABC daytime talk show panel. "I look forward to adding my own point of view to the most interesting and successful talk show on television today," Huntsman said in a statement. "Joining the women at The View really is a dream come true!” ALSO: The View to kick off the season on Sept. 4 with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Fox News' Abby Huntsman to become The View's second conservative voice
The Fox & Friends Weekend co-host was recently in talks to join the ABC daytime show, where she would join Meghan McCain in providing a second conservative perspective. Huntsman is the daughter of Jon Huntsman, who is the former governor of Utah, a former presidential candidate, Obama's ambassador to China and Trump's current ambassador to Russia. ALSO: The View alum Candace Cameron Bure recently called on the show to add another conservative.
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Fox & Friends Weekend's Abby Huntsman is reportedly in talks to join The View
Huntsman, the daughter of former Utah governor and current ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, would become the second conservative voice on the ABC daytime show, joining fellow conservative Meghan McCain. Sources tell The Huffington Post "ABC has sought a second conservative host on The View and has been eager to sign Huntsman for some time." Huntsman would replace Sara Haines, who is leaving to co-host the third hour of Good Morning America.
Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Anderson Cooper calls President Trump's press conference with Vladimir Putin "disgraceful"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader truly that I’ve ever seen,” Cooper said. The CNN host's unusually harsh sentiment was echoed by his CNN colleagues, including chief national correspondent John King. Even Fox News' Neil Cavuto was shocked. "I’ll give the benefit of the doubt to maybe jet lag and time differences, but holy moly,” he said. ALSO: Fox & Friends Weekend's Abby Huntsman -- the daughter of Trump's Russian ambassador Jon Huntsman -- accuses the president of throwing "your own people under the bus."