Well, nobody saw this coming!
Well... it's who he left the club with that's causing a stir:
We were purely speculating when we said that with Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and possibly even Barbara Walters leaving The View after this summer, the long-running talk show might be heading toward a reboot when their replacements are inevitably announced!
But in light of recent alleged casting news, we'd say that it definitely seems like that's the direction ABC executives will be taking!
Apparently, Barbara herself wants the 47-year-old, who's appeared as a guest host in the past, for a full-time commitment, as she's been in the industry for a long time while also juggling the responsibilities of being a mother!
And we couldn't agree more!
While her views are probably not nearly as, ahem, 'extreme' as Elisabeth, we doubt she'll have problems speaking her mind, and we're very much interested to see how she vibes with the remaining ladies, as well as whomever else may be coming in to replace those on their way out!
What do U think?? Should Brooke Shields join The View??
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