Jenny McCarthy is not making a whole lot of fans by joining The View. Sources say she may be fired pretty soon, as viewers find her “more off-putting than Elisabeth [Hasselbeck].” The sources are from Radar Online so grain of salt and all that but really, who doesn’t find this hard to believe? Here’s the rest of the report, via Daily News:
“ABC has begun doing deep research on Jenny’s work on the show and the initial findings are that viewers want to tune out the second she opens her mouth!” a production source told Radar.
“The data has revealed that she is far more off-putting than Elisabeth.” The source revealed that Barbara Walters, 84, who will retire in summer 2014, “isn’t looking for a replacement for Jenny yet, she is obsessed with ratings and the longevity of the show, so Jenny needs to turn it around or she will be gone.”
Despite the fact that McCarthy has only been hosting for a little over a month, the production source is unclear how long her inked deal with the show is for, however, “If Barbara wants her out, they will buy out her contract,” the insider said.
“Right now they’re just trying to adjust Jenny’s performance on the show so that she comes off as more appealing, but that’s an uphill battle.”
Ratings are also down.
Anyone been watching her on The View? Do tell. Is she annoying as all hell or is that impossible after Elisabeth?
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Courtney Stodden is back from her Big Brother UK stint. Hooray! I know we’re all so happy!
We’re coming off of Emmy’s week, where celebs have already worn their best stuff and are now getting back to their regular celeb lives. Let’s take a look at the best, worst, and WTF of the week. Because sometimes you just want to look at photos of celebs and admire what they’re wearing or say shit about them.
This time I’m asking YOU: which look do you think is the best, worst, and most WTF?
Just had to show you Courtney’s full look. You’re welcome. Did she get more surgery while she was there?
Jenny McCarthy is picking up where Elisabeth Hasselbeck left off, as she takes her seat on The View. What a step up from her Carl’s Jr. gig. I’m sure she’ll bring that extra special early 2000′s feel to the show and I hope that she sent Jim Carrey and Oprah gigantic thank you gifts for keeping her in the dimly lit spotlight that she’s managed to stay in.
Barbara Walters is, like, soooo happy that Jenny McCarthy is going to join their tea party, saying (via Entertainment Weekly),
Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor.
Really? Let’s review some of the things Jenny McCarthy has said — publicly. Things she’s said knowing someone was writing it down, ready to quote her on it.
(On costarring with Donnie Wahlberg, who is apparently her boyfriend now or something):
Let’s just say we visually give 50 Shades of Grey a run for its money. It gets steamy. I mean like really steamy. Being turned on by a guy is always fun but to have it legitimately happen to you on TV is to be turned back into a 12-year-old. By the time we get into the groundbreaking interview, my face turns fifty shades of RED.
(On doing ecstasy):
I found myself holding a tree to brace myself. The texture felt so good that I decided to rub my head and boobs all over it. It was a tree I was humping!
And I’m not even going to touch the whole Autism thing.
Joy Behar is set to leave the show next month, but I’m pretty sure it’s unrelated.