Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne of 'The Talk' slam ABC's 'The View' again, say hiring Jenny McCarthy was a mistake

By Gina DiFalco,

The Talk’s Julie Chen has some harsh words for ABC’s The View, saying she doesn’t think new addition Jenny McCarthy is a good fit for the show.

Chen and her CBS co-host Sharon Osbourne spoke to Howard Stern on his radio show this week and didn’t hold back when talking about their competition.

She said hiring McCarthy was a mistake “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.”

She added, “And when . . . Joy [Behar] left and when Elisabeth [Hasselbeck] left, and they got Jenny in, I think they were trying to lighten the mood at the table. More gossip, more fun, more laughs. Jenny is beautiful and funny and talented and smart. In my opinion, The View doesn't know what it is now."

Chen also said the show is losing its focus, what made them “good and famous” in the first place. “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,” she quipped, Us Weekly reports.

Osbourne added, “it's kind of all over the place. It's not one or the other." She also made headlines last month for saying the ladies of The View could "go f--k themselves."

image: CBS


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