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Joy Behar Recalls the Moment Barbara Walters Fired Her From 'The View'

Joy Behar is looking back at a conversation with former colleague Barbara Walters that nearly meant the end of her time on The View. Behar, 79, recalled Walters, 92, firing her in 2006 for the "honest mistake" of spilling that Rosie O'Donnell, 60, would be joining the panel on the talk show during a preview of Behind the Table: A View Reunion shared by PEOPLE.
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Joy Behar Reveals Barbara Walters Once Tried To Fire Her From 'The View'

Barbara Walters is a force to be reckoned with! In a released clip from the upcoming Hulu special, Behind the Table: A View Reunion, Joy Behar recalled a terrifying moment when Walters attempted to fire her for a slip-up. The incident occurred after Behar accidentally spilled the beans that comedian Rosie O' Donnell had been hired to join the panel for the popular daytime talk show. "[EW] said, 'Oh, and Rosie O’Donnell’s coming on the show. And guess who told them?'" the 79-year-old remembered Walters saying to her at the time. Behar made a joke about it being former host...
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A new reunion special of The View will explain why Barbara Walters nearly fired Joy Behar

Joy Behar may be an iconic part of The View, but that didn't stop Barbara Walters from nearly firing her for leaking some important behind-the-scenes intel. On Friday, ABC News announced Behind the Table: A View Reunion, a new special coming to Hulu that brings together the show's original four hosts and Walters for a look back at its early days and impact on American culture.
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Joy Behar reveals how Barbara Walters fired her for ‘honest mistake’ on ‘The View’

Joy Behar learned the hard way: Don’t piss off Barbara Walters. Behar, 72, is opening up about how “The View” creator and former co-host Walters, 92, nearly fired her in 2016 for accidentally spilling that Rosie O’Donnell, 60, would be joining the panel of women on the talk show. In a clip for Hulu’s upcoming “Behind the Table: A View Reunion” special — featuring former co-hosts Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Debbie Matenopoulous — Behar recalled the time Walters unexpectedly called her to say an Entertainment Weekly writer contacted Walters because they were tipped off about the news. “[EW] said, ‘Oh,...
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‘The View’s Original Co-Hosts Reunite Without Barbara Walters For 25th Anniversary: Photo

The ‘view’ was looking good on Monday. “This Is Us!!!” Debbie Matenopoulos captioned an Instagram photo she posted on Tuesday (May 17), showing her alongside Star Jones, Joy Behar, and Meredith Viera. Along with Barbara Walters, these four women made up the original panel when The View premiered in 1997, and the show’s silver anniversary was what brought them together. “So great having dinner and catching up with my very first TV sisters for @theviewabc 25th year reunion special shoot,” wrote Debbie, 47.
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Melissa Rivers Says Joan Rivers Would Still Be Joking About Barbara Walters Being 'F*ck Buddies' with Letterman

New! Listen to our weekly View in Review podcast. Comedy has changed quite a bit since Joan Rivers' death in 2014, but Melissa Rivers says her mother wouldn't have "bent to" the pressures of cancel culture. In a Monday morning interview on The View, Melissa Rivers said she believes the comedy world would have turned a blind eye to Joan's political incorrectness, particularly when it comes to joking about other celebrities — including Barbara Walters and David Letterman, who she once said were "f*ck buddies" in a memorable appearance on the ABC talk show.
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Barbara Walters has the chicken pox

Barbara Walters is recovering from chicken pox, ABC News reports. Walters first injured herself during Inauguration weekend more than a week ago, falling at the British ambassador’s residence. She was examined by doctors following the incident and was transferred to a New York hospital last week. “We want to...
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