Live By The Big Mouth

big mouthsSOLVED!

[Blind Gossip] Everybody is lying about the casting change on this TV show! Here is the inside story:

One of the stars of a TV show leaked some personal info to the press about a famous actor. Bad move.

The actor’s friend, an industry powerhouse who works with the star, was shocked when they found out that the star was the leaker. They couldn’t believe that the star would be so indiscreet and so disloyal! So Powerhouse promptly fired the star. OK, well not exactly fired. But Powerhouse told Star that their contract “will not be renewed.” In television, that’s basically the same thing as being fired (minus all the legal fuss).

Because the show doesn’t want a big controversy about cast member changes (which has happened before), everyone is pretending that it was Star’s decision to leave the show, and that Powerhouse is very sad about it.

Ha! Those are both lies. Star would never have left such a cushy job voluntarily! However, they made an unforgivable mistake by crossing the Powerhouse and being disloyal, and they are now paying the ultimate price for it.

Live by the big mouth, die by the big mouth.

TV Show Star:

Industry Powerhouse:

TV Show:

Actor:

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SOLVED!

TV Show Star: Joy Behar

Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

TV Show: The View

Actor: Frank Langella

We published this blind item exactly a year ago. Then we got yelled at by lots of people: “Stop saying that Barbara fired Joy! It’s not true! Joy voluntarily left! She is moving on to new opportunities!”

Well, the truth is finally trickling out. From TVLine:

Barbara Walters:

Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Were Booted from The View to ‘Shake Things Up’

Did Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck leave The View of their own accord, or were they pushed out?

A new interview with the retirement-bound Barbara Walters all but confirms that it was the latter, despite initial claims that the pair chose to exit ABC’s venerable gabfest.

“These are not Barbara and Bill’s decisions,” Walters told TVLine’s sister site, Variety, referring to herself and View EP Bill Geddie. “The network is also involved. I think the feeling was if one went, both had to leave. We needed to shake things up.”

Barbara Walters is a such a liar! She didn’t just lie about the departure of Behar being voluntary last year. She has lied about every cast member that has ever been fired! Just ask Debbie or Star or Elisabeth.

Walters likes to pretend that her hosts voluntarily leave and that she is ever-so-sorry to see them go. She thinks it makes her look like a nice person. And when it is revealed that they were actually fired, she claims that it was not her decision. She is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Host of The View and it absolutely is her decision!

Did you ever notice that Barbara Walters sometimes talks about herself in that weird third person way? It’s called illeism. Psych patients with narcissism use it to make themselves seem more grandiose. Patients with dissociative disorders use it as a way of talking about unpleasant things in a depersonalized fashion. We’ll let you decide if Walters talks this way because she is a narcissist or because she thinks it disassociates her the unpleasantness of firing people. Either way, it’s weird.

barbara walters frank langellaSo, now that you know that Barbara Walters did, in fact, fire Joy Behar, let’s talk about why!

In 2006, Barbara Walters almost fired Joy Behar because Behar had blabbed to the press that Rosie O’Donnell was joining the show. It was a closely guarded secret at the time, and Walters was furious! She told Behar that it was an unforgivable breach of confidence and that she was not going to renew Behar’s contract. Behar apologized and groveled her way out of that firing, but Walters warned her that if she ever betrayed a confidence again, that she would be fired.

Six years later, in 2013, Barbara Walters got the chicken pox. She confided to Joy Behar that she caught the disease kissing actor Frank Langella on New Year’s Eve. (Creepy sidenote: Frank Langella dated Whoopie Goldberg for years before dating Barbara Walters) Joy Behar blabbed the story to everyone… including members of the press.

Walters was absolutely enraged by this breach of confidence! She didn’t want people to know that she was dating Langella, and she didn’t want to have to disclose that Langella had a health condition called shingles (which comes from the same virus that causes chicken pox). Behar was immediately notified that her “contract would not being renewed.”

On March 5, 2013, Barbara Walters publicly confirmed that she had contracted the chicken pox from Frank Langella, whom she claimed she simply “kissed on the cheek on New Year’s Eve.” Two days later, on March 7, 2013,  Joy Behar announced that she was “voluntarily” leaving The View.

Live by the big mouth, die by the big mouth.

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      • brainy says

        TV Show star: Elizabeth Hasselback
        Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
        TV Show: The View
        Actor: Frank Langella
        Extra — Actor’s Friend: Whoopi Goldberg

      • up2trouble says

        I’m with brainy. Whoopi and Frank dated years ago. Also, I remember a piece about Frank having the shingles and unknowingly passing it on to Barbara, giving her the chicken pox in her 80s.

    • kcritical says

      yup! plus all the references to “Star” for Star Jones who was apart of the controversial cast member change

      • NJDevilGirl14 says

        This BI is obviously about Behar, given her reason for leaving was in part to focus “on her stand up routine” clue in the pic is all the mouths are standing up.
        PS I don’t think it was Walters who made this happen, it was Goldberg who was been involved with Langella off and on for 20 years or so. I don’t think that she (WG) appreciated her outing a good friend and rumored lover. Nor do I think she appreciated the kissing story coming out. The only way to make WG happy was for Behar to go.
        That all being said, it is sad and depressing the vitriol in the comments regarding both women and their political views. Could you imagine saying any of those things about your sister, or mother?
        Here’s a good rule for when talking politics (I’m a proud Independent) or just life in general: if you wouldn’t say it to your mother than don’t say it to or about another person.

  1. makefetchhappen says

    I’m guessing Joy Behar on the View with Barbara Walters as the Powerhouse? No idea who the actor is though.

  2. NeedNoStinkinBadges says

    I’m more interested in knowing what it was that Joy leaked and about whom!

    • luvprue1 says

      I would like to know what the star said about the actor? If the story was leak, shouldn’t we have heard about it?

  3. krpink says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: that guy Barbara caught the chicken pox from

  4. neartstarlet says

    TV Show star: Joy Behar
    Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor: Frank Langella

  5. wpgcleo says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar
    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor: don’t have a clue!

    • brickhouse1964 says

      It’s not Joy. It’s Elizabeth Hasselback. Other gossip sites are reporting that her contract has not been renewed.

      • sleepless says

        brickhouse got it! Hasslebeck leaked the name of the actor that gave Barbra chicken pox. Apparently Barbara didn’t appreciate that very much!

      • Booboo1068 says

        This site has really good readers! I guessed Elizabeth but didn’t know the actor or what was leaked. This confirms how much Ms. Hasselbeck under estimated Barbara W. and her lack of tolerance for being made to look bad and or disloyalty especially by those who have a cushy well paid JOB because of her. It may seem trite but as a business owner I’ve also fired someone for similar behaviour and I have long time staff so I guess I’m not seen as too much of a b***h! ; )

  6. kermit1969 says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    Tv Show: The View

    Actor: Frank Langella

  7. MaryQuiteContrary says

    TV Show Star: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Industry Powerhouse:?

    TV Show: DWTS

    Actor:?

  8. SouthJerseyGirl says

    I think this has to be about the casting changes on Downton Abbey. Siobhan Finneran, who playes “O’Brien” recently announced that she would not be returning which I found very strange. So I’m going with her as the TV show Star, Maggie Smith as the Industry Powerhouse and Downton Abbey as the TV show.

    • rorythedragon says

      I think you’re right, SouthJerseyGirl. I read an article where Siobahn (O’Brien) said she signed on for three series and that’s all she’ll do. Sounds like the contract was up.

    • lottablue says

      If I understand correctly, Siobhan is leaving to take a role on a BBC show and her role is being written so she may come back. So I don’t think it’s her and Maggie Smith. However, the first thing I thought of when I read this was either Dan Stevens or Jessica Brown Findlay and the industry powerhouse being Julian Fellowes. So, I guess it could be a Downton blind.

      • lottablue says

        Scratch that. Not only does it appear Siobhan’s a goner, I think everyone’s right about The View. So, fuggedabout everything I said!

    • Heilige Bimbam says

      That is my guess too. The actor possibly the guy who plays Lord Grantham. There has been gossip about him with prostitutes.

  9. jules524 says

    TV Show Star: Christina Applegate

    Industry Powerhouse:

    TV Show: that show she was on

    Actor: Will Arnet

    can’t get the rest cause I got confused :/

  10. delcodave says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: ? ? ?

  11. HollySleuth says

    Is this about Joy Behar leaving The View? Barbara Walters as Industry Powerhouse? Not sure who actor leak would be about, tho ……..

  12. KWDragon says

    TV Show Star: Adrienne Maloof

    Industry Powerhouse: A Bravo producer (maybe Alex Baskin?)

    TV Show: RHOBH

    Actor: Brandi Glanville?

  13. Scorpio13 says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show:The View

    Actor: Frank Langella

  14. Dutchie says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar
    Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor: Frank Langella (he passed Chicken Pox to Barbara through a kiss)

  15. momonthego says

    ok i think i’ve got this:

    TV Show Star: Adrienne Maloof

    Industry Powerhouse: Andy Cohen

    TV Show: RHOBH

    Actor: no idea

  16. Best Guess says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar
    Industry Powerhouse: Bob Iger
    TV Show: The View ( or as its better know, whining women)
    Actor: Barbara Walters

  17. cocobeannns says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar (physically has a big mouth)
    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor:

    • cocobeannns says

      I guess this could also be about Elisabeth Hasselbeck. It’s now being reported that she’s leaving the show as well.

  18. Ann_R_Key says

    TV Show Star: Adrienne Maloof
    Indy Powerhouse: Andy Cohen
    TV Show: RHWOBH
    Actor: Ryan Seacrest???

  19. MissNormaDesmond says

    Joy Behar

    Barbara Walters

    I’ll leave it to wiser BGers to fill me in on the final two.

    • MissNormaDesmond says

      Sorry, I misunderstood #3 as being the topic of the gossip, when obviously it should be Behar and Walters of The View. The actor in question remains a mystery to me.

  20. vancouverite76 says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Baba Wawa

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: No idea, but I will guess John Travolta

  21. shelaur22 says

    Adrienne “Hoof” Maloof getting fired from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

    • shelaur22 says

      No, wait. I think this is Bitsy Hasselbeck getting fired from The View. Who else would hire this idiot? I hope she and her husband end up in a trailor park.

  22. MelliUK says

    star — Siobhan Finneran who plays O’brien in ..downton

    industry powerhouse is Julian Fellows the creator of downton and other shows

    show is downton

    and the actor co/star is hugh bonneville who has a gagging order on the british press about his liasons with prostitutes and she (siobhan) referenced it in an interview at xmas, it was annouced she was leaving in the british press today.

  23. FairyMay9 says

    I’m guessing it’s The Voice and that it’s Christina Aguilera. Not sure about actor or powerhouse.

  24. murdoch says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show:The View

    Actor:?

  25. triggerua says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar
    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Wawa
    TV Show: The View
    Actor: Frank Langella

  26. CluelessButCrafty says

    LOVE the graphic; always so creative, Ace!!! Is this Joy Behar offending Bill Geddie or his co-producer of The View, Barbara Walters? Not sure what secret was revealed although I think Joy has offended Sherri Shepard in the past…as well as a lot of other people per the message boards!

  27. pnwpersonkim says

    Joy behar is my guess. Not sure if I spelled that right.
    Barbara Walters
    The view
    Actor ??

  28. lstelcon says

    TV Show Star: Christina Applegate
    Industry Powerhouse: Lorne Michaels
    TV Show: Up All Night
    Actor: Will Arnett

  29. Booboo1068 says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar
    Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor??

    I have no idea about the actor. Look forward to those who do…

    • Booboo1068 says

      Joy Behar is known by her mouth and lack of um, TACT or censor button. I admire both but in that industry pick your battles and your poison and never get too sure or cocky about your next pay cheque!

    • Booboo1068 says

      OK just read on another site Elizabeth Hasselbeck is leaving because her CONTRACT is NOT being renewed. Hmmmm….Joy or Elizabeth? Not sure but I would say of the two Elizabeth is more likely to leak info and believe she wouldn’t get caught and led her job.

      So new choice: Elizabeth H.

  30. hope. says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar
    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor: not sure…maybe Frank Langella who gave Babs the pox.

  31. Cindy Louhoo says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: No clue!

  32. Eyes.on.fire says

    TV Star: Joy Behar
    Powerhouse: Barbara Waters
    Show: The View
    Actor: Frank Langella

    After Babs said she wouldn’t discuss it, the story leaked that Babs got sick from Langella. She got chicken pox from his singles. Walters later acknowledged it.

  33. BlindGuessing says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: Tom Cruise??

  34. CountessLurkula says

    TV Show Star: Elisabeth Hasselbeck
    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    Show: The View
    Actor: Frank Langella

  35. steph148 says

    This has to be Steven Tyler and American Idol, but I can’t figure out who the actor and AI bigwig are.

    • steph148 says

      Okay, I’ll go with Katie Holmes as the actor and Nigel Lythgoe as the Powerhouse. They’re both founders of the Dizzy Feet Foundation, and Lythgoe, of course, work with Steven Tyler on AI. The personal details would have related to Katie’s divorce from Tom (perhaps Lythgoe told Tyler something in confidence).

    • steph148 says

      Okay, after having seen everyone else’s guesses, I can see how it would be Joy Behar (I actually hadn’t heard she was leaving when I read this blind). One clue that points to her: the word “Ha!” in the last paragraph. Ha = BeHAr. It’s a word that doesn’t have to be there, so it could be a clue?

  36. timmybeaverhausen says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar
    Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor: ???
    I can’t see Joy giving up this gig voluntarily, at her age. And the pic of four mouths going at once screams The View.

  37. royal eduardo says

    Joy Behar, Barbra Walters, The View, Frank Langella

    Joy allegeldy (I didn’t see it) revealed that Frank had the shingles which led to Babs getting The Chicken Pox on The View. Also Joy announced this week that she is leaving The View

  38. IconCU says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor:???

  39. laur says

    Hi Ace, I’m a first time poster, love your site so much!
    I think this is Joy Behar, she announced today she was leaving The View to pursue stand up. Hmmmmmmm……

  40. JessicaHope says

    Obviously joy behar for tv star, Barbara walters for industry powerhouse, and the view. Someone else here will know the actor but I’m drawing a blank.

  41. Amie says

    Star: Joy Behar
    Powerhouse: Baba Wawa
    Show: The View
    Actor: Frank Langella (supposedly kissed Baba when he had shingles and gave her a case of chicken pox)

  42. travoltasbeard says

    SO, I am going reality TV on this. It doesn’t say reality tv but I can’t get anywhere else with the clues.

    Clues-

    Big Mouth: Brandi Glanville

    Lies: Adrienne Maloof

    Guess –

    TV SHow Star: Adrienne Maloof

    Industry Powerhouse: Andy Cohen

    TV Show: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

    Actor: Charlie Sheen

  43. MNGossipHound says

    I’m going out on a limb….

    TV Show Star: Elizabeth Hasselbeck

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

  44. exnetworkpro says

    TV Show Star: Hasselbeck (“star”, ha ha!)
    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor: ?

  45. J says

    TV Show Star: Elisabeth Hasselbeck
    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor: Who knows, Barbara claims everyone is her BFF.

  46. julietjas says

    TV Show Star is Joy Behar
    Industry Powerhouse is Barbara Walters
    TV Show is The View
    Now, Actor…? Who is friends with Barbara, and who did Joy talk about?

  47. Soulfire says

    TV Show Star: Elizabeth Hasselbeck

    Industry Powerhouse: ?

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: ?

  48. Olliebeanzmom says

    This is Joy Behar, leaving The View, Powerhouse is Barbara Walters but stumped on the Actor friend.

  49. kyfan says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar
    Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor: Frank Langella

  50. caela94 says

    TV Show Star:Angus T jones

    Industry Powerhouse: Chuck Lorre

    TV Show:2 and 1/2 men

    Actor: Ashton K

  51. GingerNaps says

    Star: Joy Behar (or maybe Elizabeth Hasselbeck)
    Powerhouse: Babs Walters
    Show: The View
    Actor: how about Whoopie Goldberg? JK!

  52. PatEll says

    TV Show Star: Chyler Leigh or Eric Dane

    Industry Powerhouse: Shonda Rhimes/ABC

    TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy

    Actor: No idea

  53. Christian says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: no idea

  54. shamrock says

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: Frank Langella

    Barbara announced on the view that it was Frank who gave her chicken pox, following a New Year’s kiss. So says this article in the LA Times:

    “Though Walters didn’t want to name the actor initially, word got out to the media that it was Langella and she finally came clean. “I didn’t want to” do this, she told Joy Behar.”
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-barbara-walters-chicken-pox-frank-langella-20130305,0,1316289.story

    • MommyPalooza says

      My hangup with all these “View” guesses is, isn’t Frank Langella a longtime love of Whoopi Goldberg’s? So then Whoopi is cool with him and Babs making out on New Year’s? That doesn’t seem right.

  55. IconCU says

    or…..

    TV Show Star: Elisabeth Hasselbeck

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor:???

  56. waysouthofheaven says

    Hasslebeck
    Walters
    The View
    don’t know about the Actor. Can’t wait to see the other answers.