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Meghan McCain Exiting ‘The View’

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UPDATED: In a major shake-up at the table again for ABC’s morning ladies talkfest, The View, comes word that Meghan McCain will be leaving the series.

McCain had been on the series for nearly four years.  She is scheduled to announce the move on today’s episode of The View.

According to Deadline, McCain will be taking an extended hiatus that has the potential to become a permanent exit.

Meghan is always at an epicenter of opposing remarks at the table as the co-host panels conservative; something she inherited after the exit of Elisabeth Hasselbeck who had a ten-year run on the show from 2003-2013.

Share your thoughts on McCain’s departure in the comment section. But first, check out Meghan’s announcement on her exit on today’s episode of The View below.

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Damien
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Damien

Bring back Jebidiah A bila
Major mistake letting her go for Megan
Jeb is capable of expressing her unpopular opinion with the panel in a cool and calm manor while Megan has tantrums and hissy fits which although makes for great shock value becomes tiresome!
Get Jeb who just ditched Fox for muzzling her and plead and beg for her to come back
Imo Sarahs fine but I’d rather have the other republican who does Fridays ( forgot name) to be fulltime too!

Margherita
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Margherita

I politically do not agree with Jeb but she is someone I can respect to express her opinions, and better help me understand the other side of political issues from which I lean. Ana brings humor and straight talk. She grew up in Nicaragua, so provides a very interesting perspective. Maybe The View can establish the two of them as the 5th host, every other week, and then also be available to fill in when another host has a last minute absence or previously scheduled days off. I enjoy both Jeb and Ana. And they both have the ability to… Read more »

Margherita
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Margherita

And now we do not need to see all the bizarre and very distracting hairstyles for a tv talk show of intelligent women speaking their “views”.

brian
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brian

I think Sarah brings such a balance and gives hope to hard situations. Anna Navarro and Jeb are both good choices too.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

No way to Jebidiah Bila! She is on Fox (???!@#).

Damien
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Damien

Was on fox
They let her go
Apparently she was being too outspoken against the typical Fox repitive Trump lovefest script

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

It was about damn time. She was a stain on The View, and not the right person for the position she holds. Her behaviour is that of a child in an adult-sized body. And while her predecessor, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, was problematic, she at least wasn’t as jarring as McCain has been. Not to mention, Hasselbeck’s mother never had to speak out about her behaviour on the panel. What Disney-ABC needs to do is give Ana Navarro-Cárdenas a full-time deal with the talk show, or, if she does not want it, try and lure Jedediah Bila back to the panel. She… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

Can’t really work up any enthusiasm for these panel talk shows. Don’t really care at all. They replaced the time slots for our soaps and I’ll never support them in any fashion.

Robyn
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Robyn

Amen!

Carrie
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Carrie

I agree with you, Rodd.

Brian
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Brian

I always have enjoyed hearing Meagan’s views. I will miss her on the show.

Lisa
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Lisa

Finally. She was rude, dismissive, condescending and entitled. I don’t care about her politics, but I stopped watching because of her treatment of others. Maybe I’ll be able to watch it again. . .

Sunny
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Sunny

I completely agree.
When she didn’t agree with someone, she was do disrespectful and called people names.
She was always having temper tantrums and was so rude. She doesn’t know how to have a conversation with some one and disagree.
She is very unprofessional.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

yes!

anne
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anne

“She was rude, dismissive, condescending and entitled.” CONGRATULATIONS! You have perfectly described Joy Behar

Michael
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Michael

It’s about time!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Preface: I was a fan of Megan McCain for a long while since her Dad ran for the presidency and liked her on The View for the first couple of years but she’s got issues… major issues. I try to understand her POV however, it’s so much more enjoyable to watch the show when Ana Navarro is filling in or on during her regular Friday shows. Megan has definitely changed to an angry and un-enjoyable cohost. And I’ve been done with her for the past few months- she’s so angry at a Biden administration yet she was so close to… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Yes, she’s abrasive and often impolite and cynical. But her voice was much easier to absorb than Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who was simply obnoxious. I enjoyed hearing stories about Megan’s life in politics and, of course, about John McCain — a gentleman and true American the likes of which we just don’t see much anymore. Hopefully, Ana Navarro will fill in more.

Satan
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Satan

Nah….Ana Navarro isn’t going to get that slot. Unless she bleaches her hair. They always have had one blonde Republican in that chair. It must be in the contract or something. As much as I hate to even verbalize such a thing, I suspect that Trump shill Kaylee Mc A-ninny (or however you spell the obnoxious twit’s name) is going to get the job. And she’ll make you nostalgic for Hasselbeck…. let alone Meghan.

Not that I ever watch The View, but it’s a great tool to torment the damned down here.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I may not align politically with McCain — and I do admire her late father, but (1) she is constantly outnumbered and thus ganged up on; and (2) moderator Whoopi Goldberg constantly cuts her off and abruptly goes to commercial anytime McCain says something Goldberg doesn’t like, as though Goldberg’s position is all that matters. So it’s a tough gig…

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Well, Jamesj75, after all this time, we finally DISAGREE about something. As the “moderator” in my book club, I feel empathy for Whoopi’s position. It’s TOUGH trying to keep people on topic in any situation, let alone on live T.V. while some producer is probably constantly reminding her to “go to break. NOW!” Kind of a thankless task at times. In fact, I think Meghan was given too much latitude when she began talking louder and more rudely when she felt challenged. But I respect her views. It’s when we CAN’T express different opinions that I start to worry. On… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hey Soaphound! So great to hear from you! And it’s quite alright to disagree at times, isn’t it? I knew I was going against the grain here, a role I don’t mind on occasion. I often agree with what Goldberg says, I just think she’s too dismissive of different opinions (IMHO). I do understand the points you’re making about the moderator position, and your points are well taken. I always like reading your posts, too, so thank you for that, Friend! It’s very rare that something is not deemed acceptable. But in the post where I lamented (to Steve, I… Read more »

jason
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jason

Good,its about TIME!

RachelG
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RachelG

I’m thrilled with her departure. Until she matures and can control her emotions, she does not belong on a show like The View. She is far too quick to emit a condescending tone and her need to constantly prove that she is friends with virtually everyone is borderline pathetic. She’s bright and well informed, but until she can control her temper, she needs to lay low for awhile. I’d like to see another younger woman (28-35) on the panel who can represent the younger perspective.

Joel
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Joel

I always enjoyed hearing her view. So refreshing compared to all the others.

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

Hallelujah!!!

clb
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clb

Who really cares? Please cancel The View!

rose
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rose

I’m glad she’s leaving. Just didn’t like her attitude, “communication” skills, and the scowl she always seemed to have on her face. She is surely is not Cindy, or John McCain.

anne
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anne

When I heard that someone was leaving The View I prayed that it would be Joy Behar. Instead it is Megan. This goes to prove that prayers are not answered.

JONNYSBRO
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JONNYSBRO

Ana Navarro is not getting the gig. First of all she lives in Miami full-time with her husband. She would have to move to NYC to take it. Plus she’s too much in agreement with the ladies as she shares too liberal views with them. They need someone who can present a very different view. As much as MM is hated by viewers she brought ratings to big highs. When the View had everyone with the same View the numbers plunged. Honestly I think Jeddediah Bila is perfect. She has built in chemistry with those four ladies and I loved… Read more »

LIs
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LIs

They need a black or latina conservative on the show and a a straight down the middle independent. The show needs more balance and they need to let each one of them moderate. That would make them try to be fair to everybody.

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OLTL Alum Arlene Dahl Dead At 96, Son Lorenzo Lamas Shares: “She Was The Most Positive Influence In My Life”

Another loss for the soap world and its extended family.  Arlene Dahl, who had a notable career in film and television, and who appeared on both One Life to Live and All My Children, has passed away at the age of 96.

Her son, former Falcon Crest and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance and Ex-Hector, respectively), shared the news via his Facebook page: “Mom passed away this morning in New York. She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest. My sympathies go to her loving husband @marcrosennyc who, for the last 37 years, made her life so wonderful and joyous. Love you mom forever ♥️ #ArleneDahl #Moviestar #legend #mom #RIP”

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Dahl came on to One life to Live as Lucinda Schenk Wilson, the selfish and manipulative mother of Mimi King played by Kristin Meadows.  Arlene made appearances on the ABC soap starting in 1981 and eventually was offered a one-year contract that took her through till 1984. A decade later, Dahl came on to play Lady Lucille on All My Children for a short time.

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On One Life to Live, Arlene mixed it up with Phillip Carey’s Asa Buchanan and Jeremy Slate’s Chuck Wilson.  Dahl is also well-known as one of the regular panelists on the game show, What’s My Line?

While still working in TV and films, Arlene branched out into beauty and cosmetics, eventually becoming an executive and beauty columnist.

Throughout her life, Arlene was married six times.  She had been married to Marc Rosen since 1984 and they remained together till her death.  She is survived by her son Lorenzo, two other children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Watch Arlene with Phillip Carey in scenes from OLTL below.

Then share your condolences to Arlene’s family, and share your remembrances, via the comment section.

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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