Daily Mail reports Sherri Shepherd might return to “The View” this fall as a guest host, though ABC hasn’t confirmed that information.
Sherri Shepherd is opening up about her longtime stint as a co-host on “The View” – and all the drama that comes with it.
Shepherd, who hosted the ABC morning show from 2007 to 2014, opened up during Sunday’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” She was asked by a caller about current hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar butting heads over politics – and if it will get worse as the 2020 election plays out.
“It breaks my heart when they get into fights, but that’s what ‘The View’ is,” Shepherd, 52, said. “Everybody has a different viewpoint, and they’re not going to get along every time. Behind the scenes it’s fine.”
As far as what their rivalry will look like in the future, Shepherd said their arguments are heated enough.
“I don’t know if it can get any worse than it already is. It’s bad now.”
She added: “I think they’re both grown women… You get passionate. It’s like being at Thanksgiving with your drunk family member, and I think you leave it at the table.”
Shepherd also addressed some of the juiciest revelations from the tell-all book “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View.'”
“No, I didn’t read it because I lived it,” she remarked.
The first thing Cohen asked Shepherd during the “Spill ‘The View’ Tea” segment was her take on host Elisabeth Hasselbeck threatening to quit the show during a commercial break. According to the book, Hasselbeck threatened to walk off after Barbara Walters, the creator of the show and a fellow host, scolded her on-air.
“I was there, and when Elisabeth was gonna walk off, I was like, ‘Boy, ya’ll white people are something else. You’re gonna leave a job?’ ” Shepherd said.
Cohen also asked Shepherd about Rosie O’Donnell’s confession she had “a little bit of a crush” on Hasselbeck which O’Donnell said was “in no way sexualized.” Hasselbeck later called O’Donnell’s comments about her “disturbing” and “offensive” on “Fox & Friends.”
“Well I mean, you know, if Rosie’s got a crush on you, hey, hey, hey, hey,” Shepherd joked to Cohen.
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Shepherd was also asked about O’Donnell accusing Whoopi Goldberg of being mean to her during the show.
“She’s hard on you, but when she’s hard on you she expects a lot,” Shepherd said of Goldberg.
The “30 Rock” actress also confirmed O’Donnell confronted Walters for not reaching out to her during her conflict with Trump.
“That was bad,” Shepherd said. “You can’t get in Barbara Walters’ face. Like, she’s up there with Jesus.”
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Another tidbit from the book Cohen asked about was Walters’ scrutiny of host Jenny McCarthy’s outfits during her time on the show.
According to the book, McCarthy made an effort to avoid Walters because of the attention. “When I’d hear the shuffle of her feet, I knew that Barbara was after me,” she said in “Ladies Who Punch.” “It would get faster. Oh my God – she’s coming! Based on the speed of the shuffle, I would hide or get on the phone.”
Shepherd confirmed the fashion drama.
“Yeah, I do remember one time Jenny had an outfit on, and Barbara wanted the same outfit. Like, she wanted to wear the same outfit that Jenny had on,” Shepherd said.
Contributing: Erin Jensen
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