‘The View’ Teaches Us Lesson Of “No Truth To This Story” Overuse

By | Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 6:43am PDT

Here’s the thing about a TV show in the news issuing a statement to the press, of the “absolutely no truth to this story” sort, in response to some hot piece of gossip making the rounds. If it’s … Read More »

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Fox News’ ‘Fox & Friends’ Jumps 22% With Elisabeth Hasselbeck

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 7:46am PDT

In her first full month co-hosting Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck averaged 1,226,000 viewers, with 289,000 of them in the 25-54 news demo. That’s up 16% in total viewers and 22% in … Read More »

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FNC’s ‘The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson’ Details Unveiled

By | Wednesday September 25, 2013 @ 12:42pm PDT

Fox News Channel has finally unveiled details of Gretchen Carlson’s new program. Carlson’s new one-hour daytime program, The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson will launch on Monday at 2 PM ET. Preceding that program at 1 PM … Read More »

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‘Fox & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck Debut Ratings

An average of 1.166 million people tuned in to watch Elisabeth Hasselbeck‘s Fox & Friends debut Monday morning. A slightly bigger crowd, 1.171 million people tuned in to say so long to the show’s longtime co-host … Read More »

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Makes Her ‘Fox & Friends’ Debut

By | Monday September 16, 2013 @ 3:52am PDT

Elisabeth Hasselbeck wasted no time in her debut on Fox & Friends early Monday morning. After handing the guys new coffee mugs, and speed-marveling at the new set, she sat down on the new curvy couch, dismissed her time on The View with a couple nice comments (Barbara Walters is like “the best surgeon”) — ditto Survivor and her college softball team — then jumped right in to a new report claiming Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi investigation let top officials off the hook. Barely pausing for breath, she and the guys began to debate the shocking disparity between the questions asked of the two Miss America finalists the previous night. One finalist got asked about the Obama administration’s threats to attack Syria over the use of chemical weapons — the other about Miley Cyrus twerking at the VMAs and nude music video. “In defense…in our home, twerking is a weapon of mass destruction,” Hasselbeck said. “I see nothing wrong.”

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Hasselbeck, in a chic sleeveless lavender dress, joined Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, in the position formerly held by Gretchen Carlson, who moved out Friday and will helm a one-hour daytime show on the cable news network. Carlson got sheet-caked on her final day on the show she started on in 2006 — one year after joining FNC.  Ironically, Carlson did not get to weigh in on Monday’s segment about Miss America question disparity — she’d exited the show on the 25th anniversary of her having been crowned Miss America.  In July, Fox News announced Hasselbeck would leave ABC’s The View and join F&F this month.

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Gretchen Carlson Sheet-Caked On Her Final ‘Fox & Friends’ Morning

Gloria Estefan sang “I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face” in honor of Gretchen Carlson, who got sheet-caked this morning on her last day at Fox & Friends. Throughout her final three hours on the early-morning program, Carlson thanked her hair and makeup people for making her look better than she felt at 3 AM each day, the show crew and producers, and her three alarm clocks for waking her up without fail  — she noted she’d never overslept once in her run  (She started on the show in 2006, one year after joining FNC). Geraldo Rivera was among those who stopped by to wish her well. Carlson, who’s just begun on Twitter, asked Rivera for tweeting advice. “Just let me whip this off,” said he of the famous naked selfie, and pretended to begin removing his clothing. “Don’t do it after 1 AM, don’t do it after two tequila shots and don’t take off your blouse,” he advised.

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Hot TV Teaser: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gets Ready For Monday ‘Fox & Friends’ Debut

By | Friday September 13, 2013 @ 6:00am PDT

Here’s the Fox News Channel teaser for Elisabeth Hasselbeck‘s first day on Fox & Friends – Monday. It doesn’t reveal much. She’s going to wear a lot of sleeveless dresses to show off her incredible upper arms, so there’s that.

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Joy Behar Bids Farewell To ‘The View’ (VIDEO)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck was notably missing as the last of Barbara Walters’ original Ladies of The View bid the show adieu today in a mostly-older-star-strewn, pre-recorded episode. Joy Behar was feted for her more than 16 seasons on the daytime gab-fest that’s undergoing major re-casting as it competes with a slew of copycats. Among those putting in appearances, in person or via recorded message on the episode: Mario Cantone, Joan Rivers, Nathan Lane, Jane Lynch, Steve Martin, Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds, Toni Bennett (who performed his standard, The Good Life), and Regis Philbin, who as Babs told it, took her to hear Behar’s nightclub act, which led to Behar’s hire. “For years she has been proving how right I was” for the decision…I discovered Joy Behar!” Babs said — Of course she did! Read More »

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Plugs Fox News Channel’s ‘Fox & Friends’ on ‘The View’

UPDATED, 9:55 AM: Fox News Channel‘s morning show got a big fat plug on ABC this morning when outgoing The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck was allowed to announce specifics of her future plans at the top of the show. “I’m really happy and excited to confirm I will be joining the Fox & Friends team in September and I would first like to thank Mr. [Roger] Ailes, Bill Shine, and the entire Fox [News] Channel for this incredible opportunity,” Hasselbeck gushed at the top of this morning’s show, eschewing the “pursue other opportunities” shilly-shallying that usually occurs when on-air talent switches teams. The View creator/exec producer/den mother Barbara Walters even pitched in to help, telling Hasselbeck to tell Ailes she can come back to visit whenever she wants.

“I’m happy you’re going,” Walters told Hasselbeck at the start of the latter’s last day on the show this morning. “No, I’m NOT! I’m happy it’s good for you,” Walters continued, struggling to get back on script. Hasselbeck, who’d walked out onstage arm-in-arm with Babs as the studio audience gave her a standing ovation, began to praise the show’s liberals with whom she’d clashed over the years. She called Whoopi Goldberg “the most talented artist on the planet.” As for her Tormentor in Chief, Joy Behar, Hasselbeck insisted she has “an insane amount of respect” for the comic-turned-TV commentator, who is also leaving the show. Moving on, Hasselbeck named Sherri Shepard “my sister in Christ” before turning to Babs and saying how well prepared she feels to join Fox & Friends in the fall because, for the past decade on The View,  “I’ve attended the Barbara Walters School of Broadcasting and Journalism.”

The previous afternoon Hasselbeck announced she was ending her decade as the lone conservative voice on The View and moving to FNC’s morning show in September. She’ll join Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade and take the place of Gretchen Carlson, who will helm an as-yet-unnamed one-hour daytime show on the cable news network. Read More »

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‘The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Join Fox News’ Morning Show ‘Fox & Friends’

By | Tuesday July 9, 2013 @ 4:11pm PDT

After 10 years, the longtime co-host of Barbara Walters’ The View is departing and making the leap to cable morning show Fox & Friends. Elisabeth Hasselbeck will make her first appearance as co-host with Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Channel’s top-rated morning show in September, and her last day on The View is tomorrow. She will take over from current co-host Gretchen Carlson, who will anchor an as-yet-unnamed one-hour show in the news network’s daytime lineup. “Elisabeth’s warm and engaging personality made her a star on The View“, said FNC chief Roger Ailes in a statement. “She has proven to be an excellent conversationalist and I am certain she will make a great addition to our already successful morning franchise”.

The move for the conservative-leaning Hasselbeck comes four months after Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reported that the former Survivor contestant was wrapping her run on The View at the end of this current season. Fellow co-host Joy Behar is also leaving, as is Walters herself next year. “We have had 10 wonderful years with Elisabeth and she will now be swimming in new waters”, Walters said today. “We will miss her and wish her everything good”. Read More »

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