News

Jenny McCarthy to join ‘The View’

Jenny McCarthy to join ‘The View’

Actress Jenny McCarthy, host of the new reality series "Love in the Wild" takes part in a panel discussion at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day 2012 introducing new television shows for the Summer season in Pasadena, California April 18, 2012. Photo: Reuters/Fred Prouser

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy will be joining ABC’s popular daytime talk show “The View” in September for the start of its 17th season, the network said on Monday.

Barbara Walters, a founder of the show, said McCarthy will be a permanent co-host just days after commentator Elizabeth Hasselbeck said she was leaving the show after 10 years.

Another co-host, comedian Joy Behar, said she will end her stint next month at the end of the current season.

“Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous,” said Walters, who created the show in 1997 and has said she planned to retire next summer.

McCarty, 40, has been a guest and co-host on “The View,” a top-rated daytime talk program averaging 3.3 million viewers.

Latest Headlines

today in Local

Wilkerson, Close to receives degrees from Bates

college grad

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Alexis Wilkerson and Oscar-nominated actor Glenn Close are among four people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at the Bates College commencement.

today in Local

Oakland Man Sues Over Injuries Suffered At Fair

LAWSUIT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - An Oakland man injured by a malfunctioning starting gate during a harness race at the Windsor Fairgrounds in 2010 has filed a lawsuit after efforts to reach an out-of-court settlement failed.

today in Local

Richmond Trailer Park Residents Evicted

GENERIC MOBILE HOME

RICHMOND, Maine (AP) - Residents of a Richmond mobile home park say they don't know where they'll live now that they've been ordered to vacate their homes.

today in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Pinnacle base jump

Updated
base

Two guys jump from the world's tallest building and it's terrifyingly cool.

today in Local

Maine Seeks Health Files In Document Shred Case

Paper Shredder

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lawyers for the state tried to obtain more than five years of medical records as well as the names of doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists who saw a former state employee who filed a whistleblower lawsuit over the shredding of public records by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.