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Dr. Fredric Brandt was a beloved man.
On Thursday, friends and family came out to the Lincoln Center in New York to pay tribute to the famed dermatologist.
According to Women's Wear Daily, the Kelly & Michael hostess, who was one of the last 11 speakers at the tribute, spoke to the crowd and said:
"This is the saddest thing that I never thought I would have to do. When I look out into this room I see so many beautiful faces and I realized that Fred is all around us. He is with all of us now."
While the former View host said about Dr. Brandt:
If your'e a fan of The View, then you're a fan of Joy Behar.
And if you're a fan of Joy Behar, then you will really enjoy her new one-woman show, Me, My Mouth & I, now playing off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater.
If you're a fan of The View, however, you will be disappointed that while Behar touches upon her time on the show and her former colleagues, she doesn't delve deep or spend much time on either. She doesn't share her opinions or true feelings on any of the above, instead just sharing funny one-liners.
Me, My Mouth & I is very enjoyable but suffering from an identity crisis. Not quite a show yet not quite a standup act.
It would have benefitted GREATLY from a theatrical director, something that Behar chose to forgo.
A great director would have helped Behar, who wrote the show, finetune her material and focus the star and the precious 90 minutes of a typical one-person show. While showing a clip from the 80s of a young Joy was fun, it didn't add much and we instead would have preferred to spend those minutes more wisely.
Behar mentioned her daughter once or twice and focused A LOT more time on aunts and other relatives, something we found very odd.
Minutes spent fawning over Catherine Beneuve seemed confusing and an attempt to tie a throughline through the show, which didn't quite work.
And while it wasn't a homerun, it was still - like we said above - "very enjoyable" and a great first effort at writing a one-woman show.
With a director on board and more fine-tuning, Me, My Mouth & I could transfer to Broadway and do quite well.
People love Joy Behar - us included! She is winning and we want to see her win!
In a year that has already seen a LOT of shakeups, it sounds like The View might be seeing even MORE changes in the near future!!
With lots of faces coming and going, ratings have taken a significant hit for the daytime talk show, and sources are saying that ABC is trying to stop the bleeding with a secret plan to bring in even MORE new faces!
Or should we say old faces!
According to insiders, ABC execs have contacted former hosts Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd about the prospect of returning the show and bring back some much needed energy!
Because it's pretty much exactly what she would have wanted.
Among them were Andy Cohen, Whoopi Goldberg, Howard Stern, Hoda Kotb, Diane Sawyer, Ozzy Osbourne and his daughter Kelly Osbourne, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick, Giuliana Rancic, Alan Cumming, Barbara Walters, Hugh Jackman, Dr. Oz, Kathie Lee Gifford, Donald Trump, Joy Behar, Michael Kors, and of course Rosie O'Donnell.
Like we said, they allllllll came out to remember Joan.
During the service, there were various musical performances to pay tribute to Joan.
The funeral began
Elisabeth Hasselbeck went on the attack yesterday, but could she have been prepared for this?!
She went on the attack during a call into her show, Fox & Friends, after hearing that Rosie O'Donnell might be returning to The View.
She made a number of wild comments including one about Rosie being someone who "spit in the face of our military, spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there."
And that didn't sit well with another former View co-host as Joy Behar spoke to Don Lemon on CNN and commented:
Oooo, it's so hard to watch and yet we can never look away!
Those awkward TV moments when a celeb decides they'd rather walk out of an interview rather than face another question!
It happened to the incomparable Joan Rivers this week (see below) when she stormed off camera after CNN's Fredricka Whitfield asked one too many times about the comedienne's controversies over the years!
But Joan's not the only celeb to put an abrupt end to a sit down! Look at all of these other stars who have gotten up and gotten out in the middle of a LIVE interview!
See all of the uncomfortable conversations…AFTER THE JUMP!!!