Julie Chen Blasts 'The View' for Hiring Jenny McCarthy

December 12, 2013 02:44:57 GMT

The 'Talk' co-host criticizes the rival talk show for trying to 'lighten the mood' by casting McCarthy, who doesn't fit with what 'made them good and famous,' which is politics discussion.

Julie Chen Blasts 'The View' for Hiring Jenny McCarthy
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Julie Chen thinks "The View" made a mistake by hiring Jenny McCarthy. Joined by her "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne when appearing on Howard Stern's eponymous radio show Wednesday, December 11, Chen criticized the ABC talk show for changing its direction after tapping McCarthy as a new co-host following Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck's departures.

"Yes," the "Big Brother" host answered when asked by Stern whether ABC made a wrong decision by bringing in the former Playboy model. "Because what made 'The View' so popular and so good was that it was five different women-from five different walks of life-discussing politics," she explained.

"What put them on the map and made them good and famous, they don't do that anymore. No one wants to hear Jenny McCarthy talk about the New York mayoral race or politics. They don't. That's not what you put Jenny McCarthy on for."

Chen went on expressing her opinion, "And when Joy left and when Elisabeth left and they got Jenny in, I think they were trying to lighten the mood at the table-more gossip, more fun, more laughs...what happened was, in my opinion, 'The View' doesn't know what it is now."

Osbourne, who apologized last month after telling the "View" ladies to go "f**k themselves," agreed with her co-host. "They knew what their path was...You knew what to expect," she said of the rival talk show. "You watched it for their different opinions and now it's kind of all over the place. It's not one or the other."

Chen, however, did call McCarthy a "beautiful and funny and talented and smart" woman. She also said that the 41-year-old, who is currently dating Donnie Wahlberg, would fit better with "The Talk", which doesn't talk about politics.

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posted by TINAP on Dec 12, 2013
Gosh, stop the madness people!! Leave Jenny alone. She's doing great! When the Talk first aired they suppose to be about women and kids. They changed so why can't The View. They are going to be happy when BW leaves next year thinking they could top The View. That won't happen, they are too immature. Copy cats can't talk. The firing of two of their originals didnt help them. Now they have rehearsed Sheryl and that Aisha who talks fast and in as interesting as a tub of catfish
posted by Dante68 on Dec 12, 2013
Please quit it. This show is not a serious exchange of information. The subject matter is pop pulp and the discussions are entirely anecdotal without real substance. She's perfect for it and this is what sadly passes for news op-ed these days. This is more evidence of America's "dumbing down". Stop watching the tube and read. Passively getting your info numbs your brain.
posted by VJ on Dec 12, 2013
Julie Chen - SHUT UP! Who are to decide what format another program has. You guys don't talk politics because you can't.
posted by diana on Dec 12, 2013
Hey listen up Chen, why the hating? There is nothing wrong with a beautiful blonde that brings humor and sass to the show!
posted by kurt on Dec 12, 2013
who is judie chan?
posted by ICYNDICEY on Dec 12, 2013
So basically this Chinaman snake is saying that Jenny is beautiful and "talented", but too dumb to have an opinion on anything pertaining to current events EXCEPT for "entertainment" fodder. Fu** you Julie Chink ya plastic surgery, wannabe white chick.
posted by Audrey on Dec 12, 2013
I just lost a lot of respect for Julie Chen. Concern yourselves with being the best show possible and stop belittling The View. Classless!
posted by Kenny on Dec 12, 2013
and Julie Chen is host of the biggest waste of tv airtime...Big Brother. Calling the kettle black?
posted by mandy on Dec 12, 2013
I went into this article thinking one way and when I finished reading it I had actually changed my mind. I agree with Julie Chen, the view was bad enough when it had opposing opinions but now it's just a bunch of liberal hens clucking and squawking.
posted by Nick M on Dec 12, 2013
I'm sorry, but what harm is there in Jenny McCarthy's "view"s? Her job, nay, her purpose in life, is to look pretty and give lonely men something to do with their dominant hand. If you actually take anything she says seriously, I'm afraid you're as dumb as she is.
posted by Miss Tee on Dec 12, 2013
I think they should stop worrying about who The View hires and worry about their own show. I could say they were wrong for firing Holly and Leah, their show was better in my opinion when they were on.
posted by yummy61 on Dec 12, 2013
posted by Mmorningstar on Dec 12, 2013
Just goes to show what an unattractive loser Julie wonder her show is in 2nd place!

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