The View Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


3rd March 2015

Fact: Rapper Method Man treated his wife to front row seats at a taping of America's The View on Tuesday (03Mar15) as part of her wedding anniversary gift. The Wu-Tang Clan star received a round of applause from the New York studio audience for accompanying his wife to her favourite female-focused talk show, which features actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez as panellists.


12th February 2015

Fact: Comedienne ROSIE O'DONNELL introduced her baby daughter Dakota to fans on Thursday (12Feb15) as she bowed out of U.S. talk show The View, six months after re-joining the panel. The actress cradled the tot, with her estranged wife Michelle Rounds, at the end of Thursday's episode as she bid farewell to viewers and thanked show creator, veteran newswoman Barbara Walters, for always looking out for her "life and career". She then promised, "I'll come back and do the odd crafting segment." O'Donnell announced last week (06Feb15) she was divorcing Rounds and would be quitting the show to focus on her family. She previously served as a co-presenter on The View in 2006, but left in 2007.


8th February 2015

Quote: "Actually they were told when it was released on Friday... I've heard from everybody since then over the weekend. Everyone cares about each other, and nobody wants anyone to do anything that's going to affect their health. They get it. They know, and it's Ok. Not everything works out as you planned." ROSIE O'DONNELL admits her co-hosts on U.S. daytime show The View, including fellow actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez, only learned about her decision to quit the programme when it was formally announced late on Friday (06Feb15).


15th September 2014

Fact: Singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth paid tribute to late Tv veteran Joan Rivers by performing her song Borrowed Angels on The View on Monday (15Sep14). The tribute was accompanied by a montage of Rivers' big career moments and hosts Whoopi Goldberg and ROSIE O'DONNELL showcased a video of her many appearances on the daytime talk show. Rivers passed away earlier this month (Sep14).


15th July 2014

Fact: Actress and Tv personality Jenny McCarthy has landed her own U.S. radio programme after announcing her departure from talk show The View. The blonde beauty will front a weekly radio show on satellite network SiriusXm. Her first guests will include comedienne Chelsea Handler, gossip blogger Perez Hilton and her fiance Donnie Wahlberg.


10th July 2014

Fact: Comedienne ROSIE O'DONNELL has officially been announced as a new co-host of U.S. talk show The View. The actress originally joined the daytime programme in 2006, but walked away from the project in May, 2007 after just one season as a panellist. However, she will be back for the new run of shows this autumn (14) following the departure of Jenny MCCarthy and Sherri Shepherd. Confirming the news in a Twitter.com post on Thursday (10Jul14), bosses at U.S. network ABC write, "It's official! Abc confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ (with) moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18".


7th July 2014

Quote: "Upon consideration, I took a new job which allows me to do what I do best, which is talk without interrupting anyone... I love the fans that supported us, so stay tuned - even if it does compete with The View." Model-turned-Tv personality Jenny McCarthy hints at her new job on a rival show after addressing her departure from U.S. daytime programme The View on Monday's (07Jul14) episode. The busty blonde will leave the panel with pal and co-anchor Sherri Shepherd once the current 17th season wraps this summer (14).


13th May 2014

Fact: Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, turned the tables on U.S. talk show veteran Barbara Walters in a pre-taped segment on The View on Tuesday (13May14), when they interviewed the 84 year old about her career. During the segment, Jackman sang I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face from the film My Fair Lady after Walters revealed it is her favourite song.


21st April 2014

Fact: Veteran U.S. newswoman Barbara Walters has been honoured with her own day. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday (21Apr14) that the broadcaster's final appearance on her talk show The View on 16 May (14) will be declared Barbara Walters Day. She will retire from the programme she launched after 17 years.


7th April 2014

Fact: Veteran U.S. Tv star Barbara Walters is to step down from her long-running role on The View after a final appearance on 16 May (14) after 17 years. Her retirement from the show will be marked by a tribute documentary, and the renaming of the ABC News network's New York City headquarters. She plans to continue working in Tv.


9th September 2013

Fact: Reality Tv and property mogul Donald Trump, actor Matthew Broderick and musician Questlove helped welcome new Tv co-host Jenny McCarthy to U.S. talk show The View on Monday (09Sep13) by appearing in a funny skit. The sketch featured fellow presenter Sherri Shepherd taking the blonde beauty around New York City to familiarise her with the Big Apple, where the programme is filmed, as they bumped into the famous faces.


8th September 2013

Fact: Jenny McCarthy will be taking her boyfriend to work with her for her debut on U.S. Tv talk show The View on Monday (09Sep13) - New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg will be her first guest. The couple started dating earlier this year (13) after actor/singer Wahlberg appeared as a guest on MCCarthy's late-night show and they made their official red carpet debut as a couple at a Dancing With the Stars charity event last month (Aug13).


9th August 2013

Fact: Comedienne Joy Behar celebrated her final episode as a panellist on U.S. talk show The View on Friday (09Aug13) with guest appearances from funnywoman Joan Rivers, actor Mario Cantone and veteran crooner Tony Bennett. The presenter was also treated to video tributes from Jane Lynch, Steve Martin, Carol Burnett and Debbie Reynolds as she signed off after 16 seasons on air. Model/actress Jenny McCarthy will replace Behar when the 17th season of the show begins in September (13).


17th September 2012

Fact: Soul superstar PRINCE showed off a new hair style during a rare Tv appearance on U.S. talk show The View on Monday (17Sep12), rocking a mini Afro as he promoted his upcoming concerts in Chicago, Illinois.


6th July 2011

Fact: Scottish rockers The View are set to perform an intimate charity gig in an underground car park in Dundee, Scotland for 500 lucky fans on Thursday (07Jul11), ahead of their set at this weekend's (08-10Jul11) T In The Park festival in nearby Balado.


28th April 2011

Quote: "That doesn't interest me in the slightest. We've got bigger fish to fry." The View frontman Kyle Falconer won't be watching Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton on Friday (29Apr11).


14th April 2011

Quote: "There are things that I really don't care about and I'm supposed to. I have to try a little harder. But there are just things I'm never going to understand, the fascination, like Dancing With The Stars or Charlie Sheen's thing." Whoopi Goldberg is forced to chat about things which don't interest her on U.S. talk show The View.


14th March 2011

Quote: "We were f**king minted (rich). It was the best time of my life. I remember there was one time when we actually burned cash." Scottish rocker Kyle Falconer squandered his fortune after his band The View first shot to fame.


9th December 2010

Fact: Prince stunned U.S. TV viewers on Thursday (09Dec10), when he made a surprise appearance on daytime talk show The View. The pop superstar made the rare appearance at the request of his pal, co-host WHOOPIE GOLDBERG, sending the studio audience into a frenzy as he promoted his upcoming concerts in New York later this month (Dec10).


7th September 2010

Fact: SIR Elton John, Justin Bieber and David Beckham led a star-studded video tribute to veteran U.S. newswoman Barbara Walters on Tuesday (07Sep10), when she made a full return to her chat show The View. The 80 year old underwent heart surgery May (10) and has since made a full recovery.


29th July 2010

Quote: "I was trying to find a show that (wife) Michelle actually watched!" U.S. president Barack Obama explains his decision to appear on American magazine programme The View. The world leader made history on Thursday (29Jul10) when he become the first sitting American president to guest on a daytime talk show.


26th July 2010

Fact: Barack Obama will make TV history once again on Thursday (29Jul10) when he appears on U.S. magazine programme The View - he'll become the first sitting American president to guest on a daytime talk show. The President's appearance will mark veteran newswoman Barbara Walters' return to the show following heart surgery in May (10).


18th May 2010

Fact: Actor Jorge Garcia surprised Oscar winner and Lost fanatic Whoopi Goldberg with a special gift during an appearance on her U.S. talk show The View on Tuesday (18May10) - he presented her with a limited edition photo of the TV cast posing in character onset, alongside the wreckage of the doomed Oceanic flight 815.


13th May 2010

Fact: Rapper/actor LL Cool J flexed his big muscles on U.S. TV on Thursday (13May10) when he used each of The View co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Joy Behar as weights, completing a number of reps before putting them back on their feet.


29th January 2010

Fact: Victoria Beckham is set to add talk show presenter to her resume - she is joining the ladies of U.S. TV's The View next month (Feb10). The pop star-turned-fashion designer will take a seat alongside co-hosts including Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters as a guest co-host on 17 February (10).


6th November 2009

Quote: "Are you coming back to Harry Potter?" Whoopi Goldberg slips up interviewing SIR Ian McKellen on her talk show The View. MCKellen starred in the Lord of the Rings franchise and not Harry Potter.


25th September 2009

Fact: Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar turned up the heat on U.S. TV show The View on Thursday (24Sep09) when the red-headed comedienne planted a big kiss on the Oscar winner's lips. Behar's same-sex kiss occurred as she demonstrated the do's and don'ts of appropriate friendly greetings.


15th September 2009

Quote: "I was really starstruck by Whoopi Goldberg. And I was even more nervous because just before I went on my husband was texting me going, 'I can't believe you're meeting Whoopi Goldberg!' We're such big fans of her." Victoria Beckham was delighted to meet Oscar winner Goldberg on Monday (14Sep09) when she appeared on U.S. talk show The View, which is co-hosted by the Ghost actress.


17th August 2009

Fact: Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown is heading back to her native Britain for her next TV job. The Los Angeles-based star is set to join the presenting panel of U.K. TV show LOOSE WOMEN - the British version of America's The View - for a week-long guest slot next month (Sep09).


24th January 2009

Quote: "It's the first time I've been sat with four women, and there's not loud music and I haven't got a drink in both my hands." Mickey Rourke during an appearance on U.S. talk show The View, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd and ELIZABETH HASSELBECK.


18th December 2008

Fact: U.S. talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck received a personal invitation to the White House's Christmas party - after complaining on her show The View that she had been left off the list.


18th December 2008

Fact: U.S. talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck received a personal invitation to spend Christmas at the White House - after complaining on her show The View that she had been left off the list.


23rd October 2008

Fact: Whoopi Goldberg skipped an episode of The View - the talk show she co-hosts - on Wednesday (22Oct08) after root canal surgery on her teeth left her in pain and her face badly swollen.


19th September 2008

Fact: Pleasure-seeking Eurythmics star Dave Stewart kept the co-hosts of U.S. chat show The View buzzing with an unusual gift during his appearance on Thursday (18Sep08) - the British musician surprised the four women, including comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, with 14-carat gold vibrators from his Coco de Mer erotic boutique.


23rd October 2007

Fact: Singer/actress Jessica Simpson will co-host two episodes of her favourite U.S. talk show The View on 15 and 16 November (07).


21st March 2007

Fact: Actress-turned-TV personality ROSIE O'DONNELL had a 45th birthday to remember on US morning show The View today (21MAR07) when producers invited the casts of Les Miserables, THE CHORUS LINE and The Color Purple as part of a Broadway tribute to the A League of Their Own star.


13th December 2006

Quote: "BARBARA (WALTERS) and I talked and I said, 'I'm not feeling bad about it, I'm not gonna have any hard feelings. I just feel like it was kinda fun.'" DANNY DeVITO reveals what he said to broadcaster Walters after the media went crazy with a story he was drunk on her The View show. The pint-sized actor insists he wasn't intoxicated on the show, but tired and cracking jokes.


7th December 2006

Quote: "Mom, I just saw you on The View. It was very cute and only 30 per cent embarrassing for me." Rocker Courtney Love reading aloud a text message from her daughter, FRANCES BEAN COBAIN, after she appeared on a US morning chat show.


10th March 2006

Fact: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY showed off his masseuse skills on US TV this morning (10MAR06) by giving The View co-host Joy Behar a foot massage while she interviewed him.


19th January 2006

Quote: <p>"You are so beautiful! I'm sitting next to you, looking at this face... and this complexion - I'm coming back (in my next life) as a man." Supposedly staid interviewer Barbara Walters appears quite smitten by the lovely Kate Beckinsale on US TV's The View. </p>


21st September 2005

Fact: <p>LARRY KING sang a personalised version of I DID IT MY WAY to fellow news broadcaster Barbara Walters on her talk show The View this morning (21SEP05) to mark her birthday. </p>


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