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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162 comments to Live By The Big Mouth

  • breanna_monique

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar?
    Industry Powerhouse:
    TV Show: The View?
    Actor:

    • breanna_monique

      Oops, meant to put Barbara Walters as Powerhouse

      • brainy

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

      • up2trouble

        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.

    • litswd.tb

      Yep! Just read a piece that Hasselback is gone

    • kcritical

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

      • NJDevilGirl14

        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.

  • jodyj21

    Joy Behar leaving the View!

  • makefetchhappen

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

  • NorCalDude

    Star: Joy Behar

    Powerhouse (who is a fraud): Barbara Walters

  • joanna1803

    I think it is Joy Bahar from the view but have no idea who the others are?

  • NeedNoStinkinBadges

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

    • luvprue1

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

  • krpink

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: that guy Barbara caught the chicken pox from

  • neartstarlet

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

  • wpgcleo

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

    • Up the Coast

      LOVE this guess!

    • brickhouse1964

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

      • sleepless

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

      • Booboo1068

        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! ; )

  • realmccoy18

    joy behar announced she’s leaving the view

    powerhouse would baba wawa.

  • kermit1969

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    Tv Show: The View

    Actor: Frank Langella

  • MaryQuiteContrary

    TV Show Star: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Industry Powerhouse:?

    TV Show: DWTS

    Actor:?

  • SouthJerseyGirl

    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.

    • kelno19

      This is what I thought as well

    • rorythedragon

      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

      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

        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

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

  • jules524

    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 :/

  • delcodave

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: ? ? ?

  • HollySleuth

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

  • KWDragon

    TV Show Star: Adrienne Maloof

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

    TV Show: RHOBH

    Actor: Brandi Glanville?

  • Scorpio13

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show:The View

    Actor: Frank Langella

  • Dutchie

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

  • momonthego

    ok i think i’ve got this:

    TV Show Star: Adrienne Maloof

    Industry Powerhouse: Andy Cohen

    TV Show: RHOBH

    Actor: no idea

  • TM1973

    Joy Behar
    Barbara Walters
    The View
    ??

  • Best Guess

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

  • Best Guess

    oops: Powerhouse is Barbara Walters. Actor I am not sure………….

  • kristipistol

    Joy Behar and the View

  • cocobeannns

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

    • cocobeannns

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

  • Ann_R_Key

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

  • MissNormaDesmond

    Joy Behar

    Barbara Walters

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

    • MissNormaDesmond

      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.

  • JanP

    TV Star: Joy Behar
    Ind. Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV Show: The View
    Actor: no clue

  • vancouverite76

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Baba Wawa

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: No idea, but I will guess John Travolta

  • shelaur22

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

    • shelaur22

      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.

  • sriram201

    Joy behar?

    the view?

    powerhouse=whoopi??

  • lh8990

    Joy Behar/ Barbara Walters/ The View/ Frank Langella

  • zeep

    God, this has to be Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, and The View, but WTF is the actor?

  • fotobandi

    Joy Behar
    Baba Wawa
    The View
    Frank Langella

  • MelliUK

    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.

  • Mardy Bum

    Joy Behar
    The View
    executive ???
    Barbara Walters
    Frank Langella

  • FairyMay9

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

  • murdoch

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show:The View

    Actor:?

  • triggerua

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

  • CluelessButCrafty

    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!

  • Reggie

    Joy Behar

    Barbara Walters,

    The View

    Frank Langella

  • Reggie

    1. Joy Behar
    2. Barbara Walters
    3. “The View”
    4. Frank Langella

  • irishmarty

    star: Elizabeth Hasselbeck
    Powerhouse: B. Walters
    tv show: the view
    actor?

  • pnwpersonkim

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

  • lovefifteen

    Is this about Maksim Chmerkovskiy leaving Dancing With The Stars?

  • hannahjones

    Chord Overstreet?
    Big mouth?

  • lstelcon

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

  • PatioPrincess

    Adrienne Maloof

  • Booboo1068

    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

      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

      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.

  • hope.

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

  • Cindy Louhoo

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: No clue!

  • Eyes.on.fire

    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.

  • maggiemae1968

    The View – Joy Behar

    Barbara Walters

  • BlindGuessing

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: Tom Cruise??

  • Lau_Directioner

    Two and a Half Men?

  • GingerIsMe

    Joy Behar from The View. Not sure who the star is or what she leaked though.

  • Regina Phalange

    Joy Behar leaving the View?

  • CountessLurkula

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

  • gotit

    Joy behar, Barbara Walters, the View, Tony Langella.

  • steph148

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

    • steph148

      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

      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?

  • avaday

    Looks like Maks Chmerkovsky from DWTS

  • timmybeaverhausen

    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.

  • dcbroome

    Joy Behar
    Barbara Walters
    The View
    ?????

  • royal eduardo

    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

  • IconCU

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor:???

  • anya

    Colton Haynes? From Teen Wolf

  • eekamouse

    Joy Behar
    Barbara Walters

  • 2BEAUCOUP

    JOY BEHAR
    BARBARA WALTERS
    THE VIEW
    FRANK LANGELLA

  • laur

    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……

  • JessicaHope

    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.

  • Carolyn

    joy behar
    barbra walters
    no clue
    no clue

  • padocle

    Elizabeth Hasselbeck
    Barbara Walters
    The View
    Frank Langella?

  • JessicaHope

    Maybe the frank langella thing but is it worth firing someone over?

  • Amie

    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)

  • travoltasbeard

    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

  • MNGossipHound

    I’m going out on a limb….

    TV Show Star: Elizabeth Hasselbeck

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

  • redstilettos

    Joy Behar
    Barbara Walters
    The View
    ?

  • exnetworkpro

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

  • J

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

  • brobdingnagian

    Joy Behar!

    Oh my loose lips sunk her ship!! Don’t mess with Barbara!

  • julietjas

    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?

  • mickey101a

    Tv Show: The view
    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters
    TV show star: Joy B

  • Soulfire

    TV Show Star: Elizabeth Hasselbeck

    Industry Powerhouse: ?

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: ?

  • tink

    Elizabeth Hasselback?

  • Brittttt

    The View

  • Olliebeanzmom

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

  • tallzeez

    I can only think of The Mindy Project?

  • kyfan

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

  • caela94

    TV Show Star:Angus T jones

    Industry Powerhouse: Chuck Lorre

    TV Show:2 and 1/2 men

    Actor: Ashton K

  • Pinkie

    Joy Behar
    Barbara Walters
    The View
    No idea

  • GingerNaps

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

  • PatEll

    TV Show Star: Chyler Leigh or Eric Dane

    Industry Powerhouse: Shonda Rhimes/ABC

    TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy

    Actor: No idea

  • Christian

    TV Show Star: Joy Behar

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor: no idea

  • franner

    Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, The View….not sure about the actor.

  • shamrock

    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

      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.

  • lokshin

    Joy Behar on The View!

  • IconCU

    or…..

    TV Show Star: Elisabeth Hasselbeck

    Industry Powerhouse: Barbara Walters

    TV Show: The View

    Actor:???

  • waysouthofheaven

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

  • jerzeygirl

    Joy Behar

    Barbara Walters

    The View

    Frank Langella