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Mitt Romney, show-biz savant: Letterman 'hates me,' going on 'SNL' is 'not Presidential'

Mitt Romney, TV junkie: Who knew? A chunk of the leaked “47%” tape is devoted to Romney’s downright shrewd knowledge of which television showcases help and hurt a candidate, and his inside knowledge of which hosts dislike him. READ FULL STORY

Obama on 'The View': Dear Mr. President, please stop appearing on entertainment shows

President Obama ambled onto the set of The View this morning and said, “I like hangin’ out with women.” He fielded questions about the economy, gay marriage, and Fifty Shades of Grey. Everyone was “pussycat nice,” in the squirmy phrase of Barbara Walters. READ FULL STORY

'The View': Donald Trump has 'created more jobs' than Obama; Couric talks career change

On Tuesday morning’s The View, Elisabeth Hasselbeck tried to change the conversation about Donald Trump’s ongoing birther obsession with President Obama by asserting that Trump would make a good candidate for President because he’s “created more jobs” than Obama. READ FULL STORY

Who should replace Meredith Vieira? Rachel Maddow? Megyn Kelly? What about...

First, I hope Meredith Vieira doesn’t leave the Today show — she’s intelligent and funny and can handle every sort of segment, a tricky skill. Still, if the reports are true about her exit when her contract is up in September, her replacement will be crucial to the Today show’s ratings, as well as the chemistry with her coanchor Matt Lauer. With that in mind, let’s pick some possibilities: READ FULL STORY

Donald Trump's birther rant: 'I want Obama to show his birth certificate!' Whoopi Goldberg calls 'B.S.' on Trump

If Donald Trump runs for president, it’s safe to say Whoopi Goldberg won’t be voting for him. READ FULL STORY

Whoopi Goldberg criticizes 'New York Times' for not mentioning her Oscar; Hasselbeck cancels subscription in protest. UPDATE: The New York Times responds

Whoopi Goldberg bitterly criticized The New York Times on Monday morning’s The View for not mentioning that she had won an Oscar in a Sunday piece about the paucity of black actors who have won Academy Awards. READ FULL STORY

Whoopi Goldberg cites her own past drug addiction discussing Charlie Sheen as an 'alcoholic, drug user' on 'The View'

Whoopi Goldberg talked about her own past struggles with drugs during a discussion of Charlie Sheen’s woes on Wednesday morning’s The View. The discussion centered on a report that Sheen has decided to continue to film episodes of Two and a Half Men rather than go into rehab, the hosts said. READ FULL STORY

'The View' gone wild: Behar and Walters slap at Snooki, and Hasselbeck cozies up to Bill O'Reilly

The View sprang one of its periodic leaks on Wednesday morning, with the panel squirting out opinions on everything from Jersey Shore to Sarah Palin.

Responding to the video that Snooki and J-Woww made ridiculing Joy Behar’s ridicule of them, Barbara Walters described Snookie as “a woman who drinks too much” and gets “smacked in the face,” while Behar commented drily, “I didn’t know they allowed cameras into AA meetings.” READ FULL STORY

'The View' goes after O'Reilly yet again: 'He loves to pull your chain'; 'It wasn't a publicity stunt'

The View returned again to last Thursday’s argument with Bill O’Reilly that resulted in walk-offs by Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. On Monday’s show, they explained their motivations for the dramatic exits. “We talk about standing up to bigotry, so I stood up,” said Behar. “I had had enough,” said Goldberg. “I was gonna cuss him out.”

Barbara Walters said the furor arose because O’Reilly said “the Muslims attacked us on 9/11.” She tried to play the peacemaker once again. “This is a country full of rage, and we should be able to READ FULL STORY

Barbara Walters returns to 'The View': Guest David Letterman says he'd like to kill Jon Stewart

Barbara Walters returned to The View to kick off the show’s 14th season. Looking fit after heart surgery, she received taped greetings from celebs including Elton John and Justin Bieber, plus a big hug from a first-time View guest: David Letterman.

Letterman loves to talk about his decade-old quintuple bypass operation, and was delighted that Walters was willing to reveal a bit of her post-op scar. He talked medical specifics — “Did you love the morphine? Wasn’t that fantastic?” — but Walters wanted to steer the conversation to late-night matters.

Asked whether he minded that Jon Stewart READ FULL STORY

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