Barbara Walters stated on Monday that there are 'no plans' for Elisabeth Hasselbeck to leave The View, citing false stories circulating online.
Pundits are tagging Us Weekly as being the first magazine to break the news of Hasselbeck's alleged departure from her 9-year position.
Already, folks are weighing in on the announcement and its weirdness on Twitter.
Patrick McDonald @PattyMac42 wrote, "Okay. So Barbara says Hasselbeck isn't leaving. But something seemed off, right?"
Perhaps it was the wording of Walters' statement, claiming, "There is a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up saying that we don't approve of Elisabeth's personal views."
She added that, "We like Elisabeth and her point of view because Elisabeth helps give the show balance."
Walters made sure to state that "there are no plans for Elisabeth Hasselbeck to leave The View, as is being commonly reported," yet the story had to come from somewhere, right? As they say, there are at times measures of truth to every rumor.
Christie Mount @christiemount represents folks who are relieved at the Monday morning announcement.
"The View wouldn't be interesting without Hasselbeck to spice things up. You need fights!" she wrote on Twitter.
While it is true that Joy Behar is leaving The View, don't look for any announcements from the Hasselbeck just yet. Perhaps backlash -- or something else -- changed their minds.