Her spot on The View isn’t the only thing that Joy Behar is leaving behind. The outspoken TV personality is also abandoning her sixth-floor spread at Astor Court, the Upper West Side co-op that she has long called home. City records show that Ms. Behar has parted ways with the sunny, two-bedroom, two-bath co-op, pocketing a cool $1.91 million in the process.
But don’t worry, Ms. Behar won’t be following in the footsteps of former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. (Ms. Hasselbeck hightailed it out of the city last year, selling her condo on the Upper West Side’s Ariel West at a loss in her haste to get to the suburbs.) While Ms. Behar may have announced her departure from The View right on the heels of Ms. Hasselbeck, she won’t be leaving the neighborhood anytime soon. In fact, she won’t even be leaving the building. The lifelong New Yorker has a bigger apartment just a few floors up.
Apparently drama works in daytime. E-Poll Market Research has released a study (unscientific, it would seem) of the most politically divisive celebrities–those preferred disproportionately by either Republicans or Democrats. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the conservative voice on The View, is the most disproportionately loved by GOP members–with a difference of 51 percent in her approval by Read More
Barbara Walters has had a tough week: her letter of support to Columbia on behalf of a young female aide to Syrian despot Bashar el-Assad after interviewing him for ABC has been all over the dailies. You wouldn’t know it, though, from watching her daily appearances on her daily chat show, The View. Last Read More
For those of you not keeping score at home, Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti “Don’t Call Me a Yenta” Stanger has managed to offend nearly half of Bravo’s fan base in a cluelessly homophobic media blitzkrieg over the past two weeks. The most recent of these classic Patti moments occurred last night on The Joy Behar show, where Ms. Stanger tried to clarify what some perceived as anti-gay comments from last week. This is how she “clarified” them: “I’m an advocate for gay marriage. I have more gay friends than Carter has pills,” the Bravo train wreck told Ms. Behar.
Yikes. Stop it? Not a chance.
As the fallout from last week’s reveal of our Media Power Bachelor and Bachelorette lists continues to unfold—and then some—we took note of one of the more famous names to publicly acknowledge having made our list, the openly gay and supposedly taken CNN anchor Don Lemon. In a column penned for CNN’s website today, Mr. Lemon clears up any misconceptions one might have about his marital status (or his inclusion on the list).
Steve Schwarzman is a serious man who says serious things: Take, for instance, the private equity king’s recent comments in South Korea about mark-to-market accounting rules. Sometimes, to be sure, he also says things that are a bit out there, but then he promptly apologizes.
Nevertheless, according to photographs posted on Read More
President Obama will be in New York City tomorrow for two fundraisers, one for the Wall Street set at the Grill Room of the Four Seasons and one at Anna Wintour’s Sullivan Street townhouse. This is not how things are usually done, noted Jason Horowitz. Tickets to both are set at Read More
Not only is CNN getting trounced by partisan outlets like MSNBC and FOX News, but the middle-of-the-road network is often getting beat in the ratings by its sister network, Headline News, reports The Times this morning.
To wit: CNN’s low-riding Larry King lost to HLN newcomer Joy Behar 21 times in her first Read More
Oprah and Joy Behar Get NSFW (Kinda) and Big Red Stops Lasting in the NCAA Tournament Read More
Heavy rains and general transportation problems on Saturday, March 13, were not about to stop the annual GLAAD Media Awards on the seventh floor of the Marriott Marquis hotel.
Hosted by a bubbly Alan Cumming, recently cast as Gutsy in the upcoming Smurfs film, the awards were honoring actress Cynthia Nixon and View Read More