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Looks like it's never-ending drama in the land of The View!
The popular daytime TV show can't catch a break in avoiding controversy — which, let's be honest, is really the reason why we watch — and now it looks like another host feud is going to bubble over!
If you're a regular watcher of The View, you might have realized recently that Paula Faris' appearances on the show have been cut from five days a week to one… and apparently there's a reason.
According to new reports out this week, executives have made the decision to cut 80% of Faris' air time after, according to a source speaking to Daily Mail, focus group feedback research on the highly religious host was "some of the lowest the network has seen since Elisabeth Hasselbeck."
Uh… WOW! Only that's not quite where the controversy ends…
It all really comes to a head in Faris' reaction to this little fact — because the nice, sweet, Christian host went BALLISTIC when producers told her about the change a few weeks ago, allegedly yelling
Someone's not gonna be happy about these views…
If you've somehow made it this far into your day without hearing about the massive feud currently erupting between Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian, we hope you enjoy living under that rock.
But for the rest of you who are aware how huge this Famous feud has already become, another handful of celebs just officially picked sides!
The View has had more cast changes and behind-the-scenes backstabbing than most primetime dramas, which means the ABC hosts are the perfect people to weigh in on Hollywood's latest scandal.
While vets Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar more-or-less chose to sit this one out, Paula Faris, Sunny Hostin, and Jedediah Bila made it pretty clear they were heavily supporting one side over the other…
Let the controversy
Rumors of a mass exodus from The View may have been premature — at least as far as Whoopi Goldberg is concerned!
The TV personality announced on Monday that it's officially official — she will be back on The View for the 2016-2017 season that's set to return this fall!!
In a tweet perfectly written to capture her role on the show, she wrote:
We'll miss you!
The news broke after the ABC show's executive producer Candi Carter sent an email to the staffers on Friday, saying:
"I have some bittersweet news to share—Michelle Collins is leaving the show. A gracious presence on stage and off, she asked smart questions, made us laugh and will always be part of The View family. We wish her great success with some exciting new projects ahead.
Please join me in thanking Michelle for her hard work, great humor and many contributions this season to The View. She'll be in the office next week to say good-bye to you personally."
This is a somewhat surprising announcement seeing as how Michelle was only announced as a cohost about two years ago.
However, Variety had previously reported that Collins' eventual exit was actually not voluntary and
Raven-Symoné has said some crazy things over the years. Still, we're not 100% certain we can decide which of the starlet's statements is the MOST controversial thing The View host has relayed.
We mean, how do you even get away with supporting an anchor that compared Michelle Obama to an ape? Oof!
What do YOU think?? Do you know the most out-of-the-box thing the Disney alum has EVER spoken??
We figured since she's reportedly leaving The View, now would be a good time to cast your vote for the wackiest Raven-ism (below)! LOLz!
2016 is officially the year of daytime casting changes!
Well, now it looks like The View wants to get in on the fun… because we're now hearing Raven-Symoné, Candace Cameron Bure, and Michelle Collins are all leaving the show between now and the Summer hiatus!
According to a Daily Mail report out Wednesday, a source close to production claims that ABC has already selected the replacements expected to join Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Paula Faris for Season 21, saying:
And after a near decade-long hiatus from the recording studio, The View cohost surprised us by dropping two new tracks on Soundcloud!
The first track titled Cruise Control, is a smooth R&B track that the 30-year-old describes as a "story of sex and speed filled with ambient sounds and undertones of sexual frustration."
The second song called Sarafina is on the more experimental side, which Ray says contains "eerie sounds of melodic, fantasy vocals describing a world that can only be named Sarafina…"
Hmmm, this one is giving us some serious Willow Smith vibes! Was she a producer on this track!? LOLz!
These songs are nothing like the singer's previous body of work — like the upbeat soundtracks for That's So Raven and The Cheetah Girls, as well as her last studio album in 2008.
But clearly Raven has evolved a lot since then, so it makes sense her music has, too!
What do YOU think of the new tracks? Take a listen (below) and see what you think!