You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Celebrities

  • Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second
  • Original Shakespeare folio found
    The accidental discovery in a small library in northern France of an original first folio of Shakespeare’s plays has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars.
  • Cosby philanthropy shadowed by sexual allegations
    LOS ANGELES – Bill Cosby’s record of big donations to colleges and other institutions has been a key part of his rosy public image. But even his generosity can’t stand apart from the rising tide of allegations made by women
Advertisement

Jenny McCarthy to co-host ‘The View’

McCarthy

NEW YORK – Welcome Jenny McCarthy as the next co-host to join “The View.”

The actress and former Playboy playmate was named Monday to join the panel of the ABC weekday talk show. Barbara Walters, who created “The View” in 1997 and has since served as a co-host, made the widely expected announcement on the air.

“We love her because she’s fun, she’s uninhibited and she’s opinionated enough to help us begin the latest chapter in ‘The View’ history,” Walters said.

McCarthy arrives at the start of the 17th season on Sept. 9.

She has previously made 17 appearances on “The View” and guest-hosted eight times.

The 40-year-old McCarthy began her career posing for Playboy and has since starred in TV sitcoms and appeared in films including “Scary Movie 3.”

She has emerged as an activist campaigning about the dangers of vaccines, which she believes triggered her son’s autism.

McCarthy will join “The View” as Joy Behar prepares to leave after being a fixture on the show since its premiere.

A remaining vacancy was created last week by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who exited to join Fox News Channel. There is no word on when that slot will be filled.

And there will be yet another opening before much longer: Walters has said she is retiring from television next year.

Other co-hosts of “The View” remain Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg.

Advertisement