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Elisabeth Hasselbeck gets a surprise visitor for her first day on 'Fox & Friends'

You can take Elisabeth Hasselbeck off The View, but you can’t take The View women away from Elisabeth.

Hasselbeck made her debut as the new co-host of Fox & Friends this morning, and — after getting some (not gluten-free) cake to welcome her, the newbie got a special guest: View co-host and friend Sherri Shepherd dropped by the set to congratulate her friend on the new job. Hard-hitting!

“You guys don’t know what you’re getting over here,” Shepherd enthused after presenting Hasselbeck with gifts. “Trouble!” Hasselbeck finished with a laugh. Shepherd shared her tips on how to keep Hasselbeck happy, while, for her part, Hasselbeck sat back and happily stroked the couch. She was home.

Check out a clip from Hasselbeck’s first show below:
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck exits 'The View': Who should replace her?

The search is on for a new co-host at The View.

Today marked Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s last day on the weekday gabfest and so far, according to the rumor mill, former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy and actress Brooke Shields are among those in the running to fill the former Survivor contestant’s seat. But are either of them the best choice to fill Hasselbeck’s small but fire-filled shoes? The answer depends on whether or not The View wants to use this opportunity to re-invent itself.

Hasselbeck, who famously represented the conservative point of view on the show, spent much her decade on the show fighting. Fighting her co-stars. Fighting critics. Fighting for her political views. Regardless of your opinions about Elisabeth Hasselbeck, she was often the center of The View‘s watercooler moments.

On this point, both McCarthy and Shields, whose name has been in the mix since March, have both had their share of headline-making. These days, McCarthy is known as much for her controversial anti-vaccine stance as she is for her career. And Shields once took criticism from actor Tom Cruise for her use of antidepressants to treat her postpartum depression. These women are not afraid of a debate, which could make them both good fits for the show. (Personally, I’d give the edge to Shields for her Princeton education and incredible star-power.)

All that said, are either of these women the right mix for The View, politically speaking?

I won’t pretend to precisely know how either McCarthy or Shields lean, but the absence of that knowledge in my pop culture-filled brain in a way makes a point. Some say neither McCarthy nor Shields would be a good fit because the show needs a strong (and loud?) conservative Republican voice or else the The View could turn into a table of synchronized nodding heads. So with that in mind, should someone like Meghan McCain be thrown into the running? Or even former Clueless star Stacy Dash, who took a lot of heat during the presidential election for backing Mitt Romney?

Again, it all comes down to The View‘s view of the future. Should they be looking for Elisabeth 2.0? Or give peace a chance? Your opinion is welcome.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck's greatest hits on 'The View'

In the past 12 years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck has matured (?) from the poster child for abs and pigtail buns (seriously so cute) on Survivor to one of the most outspoken yet least informed clangy kitchen utensils on the planet. Now that she’s officially leaving The View for Fox News, here’s a roundup of some of her most memorable and controversial moments. Consider it the worst greatest hits album of all time. READ FULL STORY

Who should replace Joy Behar on 'The View'? -- VOTE

Big changes are coming at The View. On this morning’s program, Joy Behar officially announced she was leaving the show. While there were rumors over the weekend that Barbara Walters may also be stepping down and that Elizabeth Hasselbeck was fired, those reports appear untrue for now. But we know there is at least one talk show chair to fill.

Joy Behar is considered by many to be the funniest of the group. It may be a long shot, but I’d love to see another feisty red-headed comedian replace her: Kathy Griffin. The fact that Griffin continually gets herself banned from the show won’t do her any favors, but it would be a way for a whole new audience to make the ABC morning show appointment television. She has her own show on Bravo, but its lack of ratings may entice her to switch things up. Her potential smackdowns with Hasselbeck would be legendary.

Almost immediately after Behar’s departure was announced, there were rumors that Brooke Shields would replace her. (A rep for The View told EW, “Everything was discussed at the top of today’s show. As far as Brooke Shields joining the show, I cannot confirm this rumor.” A rep for Shields had no comment.) The actress’ most recent appearance was playing Lady Nora in the Downton Abbey Jimmy Fallon spoof, so the frequent guest co-host (she’s sat in on the Today show, The Talk and Good Morning America) could definitely be looking for a new project. READ FULL STORY

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