No need to say goodbye to Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Shes staying put as a co-host of The View despite reports insisting otherwise.
Series co-creator Barbara Walters called that story particularly false on Mondays edition of the ABC daytime talk show. She says that we have no plans for Elisabeth to leave.
Hasselbeck has been on The View for a decade.
Walters also confirmed that Joy Behar will exit the show in August.
Taylor Swift visited a young cancer patient in Nebraska.
The singer was at Childrens Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha on Saturday to see 10-year-old Lauren Hacker. The fifth-grader at St. Margaret Mary School has cancer.
The Omaha World-Herald reports the meeting was lobbied for on social media. It was later arranged by Laurens family and the singers representatives.
Swift kicks off her worldwide tour Wednesday in Omaha.
Lauer offered to exit
A report says Matt Lauer was ready to take the fall last year for troubles on NBCs Today show.
The Daily Beast reported Monday that Lauer told Steve Burke, the chief executive of NBC Universal, that he would leave if Burke thought the show was better off without him. Burke dismissed the idea. The account of the behind-the-scenes drama at the troubled morning show was confirmed by show spokeswoman Megan Kopf on Monday.
Today has slipped behind ABCs Good Morning America in the ratings, and the slide was more pronounced after Ann Currys messy departure as Lauers co-host last summer.
Many viewers blamed Lauer for Currys ouster, but the report said Lauer had been urging NBC to move more slowly with its plans to replace her.
‘Oz’ is powerful
The top five movies from the weekend box office:
1. Oz the Great and Powerful, $79.1 million
2. Jack the Giant Slayer, $9.8 million
3. Identity Thief, $6.3 million
4. Dead Man Down, $5.3 million
5. Snitch, $5.1 million
Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Barbara Feldon is 80. Singer-actress Liza Minnelli is 67. Singer James Taylor is 65. Singer Marlon Jackson is 56. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 53. Actor Titus Welliver is 52. Actress Julia Campbell is 50.