Who's Really Leaving 'The View'—and Her Possible Replacements! Could It Be a Real Housewife?


Mar. 11 2013, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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Joy Behar announced she is leaving The View, but don't believe reports that co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is getting the boot because of her conservative stance.

Watch: Why Joy Behar is Leaving

“The truth is we love Elisabeth,” Barbara Walters insisted on the talk show today. “I like her personally and she’s just a wonderful person — but beyond that, we value and appreciate her point-of-view … We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show.”

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So with only one spot open, here are OK!'s five suggestions for a new co-host!


1. JENNIFER LAWRENCE. The actress is opiniated, hilarious, relatable (who falls at the Academy Awards?) and the 22-year-old could give the show a much needed younger voice. In a recent interview with The Sun, she came up with this gem while talking about bullies: "Don’t worry about the bitches—that could be a good motto—because you come across people like that throughout your life.”

Too bad the whole Oscar thing means her schedule is going to be full for a very long time. So how about another Jennifer?


2. JENNIFER GARNER. This Jennifer has time in her schedule and she has real life experience that makes her a great role model. Her husband Ben Affleck admitted in his Oscar speech that they are "working" on their marriage.

OK! News: Find out How Jen and Ben Make Their Marriage Work

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And Jen knows what it's like to juggle career and kids. She and Ben have two daughters—Violet, 7, and 4-year-old Seraphina—and a one-year-old son named Samuel.

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3. LISA VANDERPUMP. She's been a music video model, a wife, a mom, one of the most popular Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars, the center of her own show, Vanderpump Rules, and now she's even on Dancing with the Stars. So why not add one more job to the list? Clearly, Lisa can handle the hectic pace of a daily talk show!

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Watch Lisa Vanderpump's 1982 Music Video!

Or Perhaps another comedian should fill Joy's shoes?


4. TINA FEY. The comedian used to be behind the desk for Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" so taking a place at the table with the women of The View will be like second nature!

Watch: Justin Timberlake's best SNL moments!

Plus, Tina just wrapped the final season of 30 Rock. Sure, her movie Admission hits theaters March 22 and she's going to begin filming another soon, but wouldn't joining Barbara, Whoopi, Elisabeth and Sherri be even more rewarding?

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Still, some might think a Hollywood hunk could be quite satifying to watch.


5. BRADLEY COOPER. Fine, ABC's website says that The View is a chatfest for women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds, but why not have a guy on to shake things up?

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Bradley looked more than comfortable when he joined the ladies in January, and what better way to rev up the ratings!

So who do you think should be the newest co-host of The View? Tell us in the comments section or on Twitter @OKMagazine


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