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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Is Also Leaving The View [Updated]

THE VIEW - Actor Bradley Cooper was the guest today, January 8, 2012, on "The View."  "The View" airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Though her exit was maybe not as voluntary as Joy Behar’s. "The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing," a source tells Us Weekly. "People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed." Update: ABC's statement says that Hasselbeck "is a valued member of The View and has a long term contract," which is a polite way of not mentioning a renewal. Deadline reports that the network is already looking for replacements.

Update No. 2: Barbara Walters denies the report, but says that whenever someone on <em>the View</em> makes the choice to leave, it'll be fine by her.

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