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Joy Behar Leaving ABC's "The View"

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- One of the last remaining original cast members of the ABC talk show The View is calling it quits. After 16 years on the daytime show, Joy Behar says she is leaving.

With the end of her contract approaching, the outspoken liberal has notified ABC she won't be coming back to tell her daily stories on air alongside current panel members Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. After several changes to the lineup of co-hosts since The View's 1997 premiere, Behar's departure will leave Walters as the show's last original member.

"Joy Behar has been instrumental in the success of The View from the very beginning," ABC said Thursday in a statement. "We wish her all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season."

Behar will remain on the The View through August, when the show closes its 16th season.

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Barbara Walters Won't Return to "The View" for Three Weeks

ABC/RON TOM(NEW YORK) -- After suffering a concussion and coming down with the chicken pox in the same week, it's no wonder that Barbara Walters still isn't ready to come back to ABC's The View.  The veteran ABC journalist called into the daytime talk show on Wednesday to explain why she'll be out for the next three weeks.

"I have been a little weak.  I am not in any pain.  I'm not scratching too much," the 83-year-old said.  "I'm not itching away."

"But that does not mean that I don't listen to every single word!" Walters added.

Walters fainted and fell on a stair at the British ambassador's residence over Inauguration weekend and out of an abundance of caution, was taken to the hospital to be examined by doctors.  There, she discovered she had contracted chicken pox, which was what had caused her to faint.

Walters was transferred to a New York hospital and was later released.

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Nicki Minaj Dishes on "American Idol" Judges on "The View"

Jason LaVeris//FimMagic(NEW YORK) -- What feud?  On The View Monday, the newest American Idol judge, Nicki Minaj, said she enjoyed working with all of her fellow judges.

"I look up to all of them in my own way," Minaj insisted, singling out Mariah Carey.  The two have been the center of rumors that say the pop divas are at each others throats.

According to, Carey repeatedly interrupted Minaj when the latter began offering feedback to a contestant during auditions.  TMZ says Minaj countered by speaking loudly over Carey’s chatter.

The gossip website quoted a source as saying, “These girls just don't like each other.”

Minaj had nothing but praise for Carey while on The View, saying, "I worked with Mariah very early on in my career so I'm really grateful she gave me that look very early on.  And she's really, really funny."

The "harajuku barbie" was on the ABC daytime talk show to tout her latest business venture, a perfume named after debut studio album, Pink Friday

"As a little girl growing up in south side Jamaica, Queens, if anyone would've told me that I would have my own perfume one day and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere...I would've never believed it," Minaj said of her new fragrance, which will debut at Macy's on Sept. 24.

Minaj also shared that she was "mesmerized" the first time she saw a sketch of the perfume bottle, which looks like a bust of Minaj, including her iconic pink wig.

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"View" Co-Hosts May Be ‘Sharp Tongued,’ But Romney Will Appear on Show

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The day after leaked footage from a fundraiser showed presidential candidate Mitt Romney dubbing ABC’s The View “high risk” due to some of the “sharp tongued” women who host the show, the campaign said Wednesday that the candidate is willing to appear on the show in October.

The five women discussed the footage -- that same footage that brought us Romney’s 47-percent comment -- Wednesday morning on the show, with co-host Sherri Shepard using Romney’s comments to make an analogy to a football game.

“The thing about it, you know, if I can make a football analogy, this is just preseason,” said Shepard. “This is an exhibition game.”

“If you can’t handle four sharp-tongued women, how are you going to handle the country?” she asked.

In the leaked video, Romney is heard saying that while The View is “fine,” it is “high risk because of the five women on it, only one is conservative and four are sharp-tongued and not conservative.”

But Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the known conservative of the five, said Wednesday that she had reached out to the campaign after the remarks and they had confirmed that the Romneys would “love to once more join the sharp-tongued chatter in October.”

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Queen Latifah 'Totally' Wants to Adopt

Jesse Grant/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Queen Latifah may be busy in her professional life, but that doesn't mean she's not making plans for her personal life.  On The View Wednesday, Latifah admitted that she's thinking of adopting.

When asked by co-host Barbara Walters if she has considered adoption, Queen Latifah, who is single, said, "I'm actually kind of working on that."

"I'm totally serious," the entertainer continued after a bit of pressing from Walters.  "I think I saw one of those know those movies of the week.  And it was like...I just always wanted to bring a child home."

Still, the 42-year-old actress is busy: she provides the voice of Ellie in Ice Age: Continental Drift, due in theaters Friday, produces VH1's Single Ladies and will produce and star in Lifetime's remake of the movie Steel Magnolias.

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President Obama to Appear on ABC’s "The View"

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- President Barack Obama will appear on ABC’s The View on Tuesday, May 15 at 11 PM ET for an exclusive interview.

“We are honored to have President Obama visit The View for the fourth time [his second time as sitting president] and we promise to let him get a word in edgewise,” co-host Barbara Walters said.

Obama will touch on topics including his administration’s accomplishments, jobs, the economy and family life inside of the White House.

The president’s appearance on The View, to be taped Monday, is part of the show’s ongoing “Red, White & View” campaign, which is committed to political guests and discussions.

In July 2010, Obama made a historic visit to the broadcast when he became the first sitting U.S. president to appear on a daytime talk show. He was also a guest on the show in March 2008 and November 2004.

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Star Jones Returns to 'The View'

Alexandra Wyman/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Six years after departing The View on uneasy terms, Star Jones on Wednesday made a guest appearance on the ABC daytime talk show.

The ladies revisited Jones' final days as co-host of the show, with Barbara Walters explaining that in 2006 Jones' contract was not renewed and that Jones subsequently stunned her colleagues by announcing she was leaving the program.

Jones seemed reluctant at first to take the trip down memory lane, saying, "Are we really going to go here, Barbara?  Do we care at this point?  I honestly don't."  She eventually said, "It was ugly...It was a bad emotional time...I made the decision that I wanted to go out on my own terms."

Jones said she had eight fantastic years on the show and one year that was "eh."

Walters and co-host Joy Behar also noted that they had been forced to keep secret Jones' 2003 gastric bypass surgery.  Walters said the co-hosts tried to "protect" Jones -- who initially responded to rumors about her surgery with denials -- and said during the reunion that was a private matter she didn't want to be made public at the time.

Jones, who underwent open heart surgery in 2010, appeared on the show to raise awareness of heart disease.

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ABC Says Barbara Walters Isn't Retiring, Despite Report

ABC/ Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- Barbara Walters, whose Most Fascinating People special aired this week, was the subject of a fascinating rumor on Thursday. reported that following an interview with President Barack Obama, Walters told him, "I need one more interview with you because I'm retiring next year."

ABC denies the 82-year-old legendary newswoman and View co-host is leaving its ranks. An ABC News executive has implied that Walters was just joking.

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Justin Bieber on DNA Test: ‘I Did It Because I Wanted To’

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via ABC(NEW YORK) -- Justin Bieber said on ABC’s The View that he’s taken a DNA test in connection with Mariah Yeater’s now defunct paternity suit against him.

“I didn’t have to do it, I did it because I wanted to,” he said on The View on Wednesday. “I wanted everything to be out in the open.”

“You always have to keep your head high,” he said about the paternity suit reports, adding “I think we’re bringing too much attention to this girl.”

Earlier Wednesday, Yeater’s attorney Jeffrey Leving told that his client is looking forward to comparing her son’s DNA with Bieber’s. In her paternity suit, Yeater claimed that Bieber is the father of her son Tristyn, the result of a backstage tryst at one of his concerts last year. Yeater dismissed the suit last week but her lawyer claims that negotiations for settlement are ongoing.

Bieber’s reps declined to comment.

Meanwhile, Bieber’s busy promoting his new Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe. He performed the album’s title track on The View with Mary J. Blige and chatted about a special someone he’s thankful for: His girlfriend, Selena Gomez.

“People know that we’re dating and stuff but I like to keep a certain privacy,” he said when asked what drew him to Gomez. “I have to have something that’s special to me that I don’t share with everyone else.”

Earlier in the morning, he appeared on NBC's Today show and performed before a throng of screaming fans at New York City's Rockefeller Center.

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Hank Williams Jr. Doesn’t Regret Obama, Hitler Analogy

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hank Williams Jr. isn’t sorry for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. And you probably won’t hear him on Monday Night Football anytime soon.

On ABC’s The View Tuesday, the singer addressed the controversy that arose after his Fox & Friends appearance last week in which he made an analogy that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner golfing together was like Nazi leader Hitler and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu playing a round. The uproar resulted in ESPN ending its association with Williams and his hit "Are You Ready for Some Football?" which has been the theme song for Monday Night Football for years.

“I guess it’s called stepping on the toes of freedom of speech,” Williams said on The View. He described how he found out that people were upset with his comments: ”When I came in my house and my daughter said, ‘Daddy, are you in trouble?’ and I said ‘What are you talking about’ … and I said, ‘Well if I am, then we all are.’”

“That night,” he said, “I told my manager that you could tell ESPN and Disney adios.”

Disney owns ESPN and ABC. Despite his presence on an ABC show, Williams didn’t mince words when it came to the parent company.

“The bottom line folks, Mickey is a mean mouse,” he said. “Disney, ABC and ESPN and me and the opening of Monday Night Football are kind of like the Spanish American War. They’re history.”

And despite the fall-out, Williams doesn’t regret what he said on Fox & Friends.

“At this point, I really don’t,” he said. “That golf game, a bunch of politicians … that are out there juking and jiving and high-fiving was so inappropriate with the things that this country is going to, going through, I mean. … It was absurd.”

View co-host Joy Behar asked why Williams used Hitler in his analogy instead of a less polarizing figure who may not have fueled so much flak.

“I don’t know,” he replied. “I’m not smart enough to know the difference.”

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