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EXCLUSIVE! How'd These New Ladies Of The View Score Their Gigs?? Here's The Inside Scoop On How The Unknowns Won A Seat At The Table!

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It looks like the table settings may finally be in place for the next season of The View.

But who the heck are these new ladies?

An inside source tells us that Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg had their pick of a group of ten hopefuls who tested. But these two were chosen for very specific reasons.

First, Nicolle Wallace is a Republican political commentator, and they always planned to have someone from the other side of the aisle, a la Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

But we hear there were other conservatives testing for the spot, including Wednesday's guest host S.E. Cupp! So how did Nicolle come out on top?

According to our source, it's because she didn't fight quite as hard. We're hearing anyone who seemed to win a debate against Whoopi and Rosie didn't even make it to the second round!

Apparently they want someone to disagree with them, NOT for someone to beat them!

As for October Gonzalez, we're hearing they just wanted to finally get a Latina woman at the table! And for that we are on board!

October has no TV experience, apart from doing interviews about her NFL star hubby Tony Gonzalez, so she may be the show's biggest risk.

But then again she beat everyone else out for the seat, so maybe she's just a natural!

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10 comments to “EXCLUSIVE! How'd These New Ladies Of The View Score Their Gigs?? Here's The Inside Scoop On How The Unknowns Won A Seat At The Table!”

  1. sayswho says – reply to this


    1

    Nicole Wallace is a HORRID choice!

  2. Jarrett says – reply to this


    2

    So they want fake diversity. Why not have a show of equally matched women with strong opinions and the possibility that anyone of them could win a debate?



  3. 3

    Wow hope you're wrong. I was so excited about Rosie & Whoopi. But these are 2 horrible choices. A boring conservative & an uneducated uninteresting ex-football wife with zero experience? This will kill The View once and for all. ABC execs must be as dumb as the FOX execs who gave idiot Kris Jenner a talk show. Barbara Walters must be turning in her gra- uh, bed.

  4. Matt says – reply to this


    4

    I REALLY HOPE THEY CHANGE THE LOOK OF THE SET TO MATCH THE NEW CHANGES….THE CURRENT SET IS STARTING TO GET UGLY



  5. 5

    I actually don't think this was a bad choice. I've seen some clips of Nicole Wallace - I think she will represent the republican party on the show a lot better then Elisabeth Hesselbeck did. Sure, I would love someone like Sarah Palin and Katie Couric - but it is very important that the show not get too many big names. When the show started in 1997, the only person on the panel that anyone really knew was Barbra Walters - we got to know the other panelists. Rosie was really the first co-host they ever brought on that was a big name before the show. They have the big names with Rosie and Whoopi, it's important they maintain the original concept of the show and not have all big names but also showcase women that nobody may know about but are able to get to know through the show.



  6. 6

    I honestly thought Jenny Mccarthy was great on the show. She could talk, was funny and entertaining, she had energy and she looked good on camera. They should have kept her.



  7. 7

    Re: anewlow – Unknown versus Big names is one thing. But hiring a complete unknown, untested woman with no experience who is famous for marrying an ex-football player is a huge mistake.



  8. 8

    Great If you're right it means there will be TWO BLACK WOMEN & TWO WHITE WOMEN ON THE VIEW and ZERO LATINAS. WTF Disney-ABC??? Why would Disney-ABC leave out a Latina AGAIN?



  9. 9

    WHEN THEY FIRED JOT, ELISABETH, SHERRI & JENNY, I THOUGHT REALLY COOL ONES WOULD BE ON THE PANEL. THIS IS REALLY STUPID

  10. L Howard says – reply to this


    10

    If Rosie is in on the View then count me out. All she ever does is cause confrontations. She is loud and totally obnoxious.