"The Talk" co-host Julie Chen criticized the ABC talk show, "The View," for hiring Jenny McCarthy as a new co-host following the departures of Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
According to Ace Show Biz, when Chen Appeared on Howard Stern's radio show on Wednesday with Sharon Osbourne, Chen was asked by Stern whether ABC made a wrong decision by bringing in McCarthy, a former Playboy model. "Yes," she said. "Because what made 'The View' so popular and so good was that it was five different women-from five different walks of life-discussing politics."
"What put them on the map and made them good and famous, they don't do that anymore," she continued. "No one wants to hear Jenny McCarthy talk about the New York mayoral race or politics. They don't. That's not what you put Jenny McCarthy on for."
The Big Brother Host went on. "And when Joy left and when Elisabeth left and they got Jenny in, I think they were trying to lighten the mood at the table-more gossip, more fun, more laughs...what happened was, in my opinion, 'The View' doesn't know what it is now."
Osbourne agreed with her current co-host of "The Talk."
"They knew what their path was...You knew what to expect," she said. "You watched it for their different opinions and now it's kind of all over the place. It's not one or the other."
Last month, Osbourne apologized after telling the ladies on "The View" to go "f***k themselves" before joining the rival talk show.
Chen, however, did say that 41-year old McCarthy, who is currently dating Donnie Wahlberg, is a "beautiful and funny and talented and smart" woman. She added that McCarthy would be a better fit with Chen and Osbourne's current show, which doesn't talk about politics.
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