Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are out of The View in a surprising shakeup that left fans of both ladies stunned. On June 26, 2014, Shepherd announced that she would be leaving the popular long-running daytime television talk show, which airs on ABC, according to MSN.
It hasn't been an ideal year for Sherri Shepherd. She and her second husband made headlines recently due to their public breakup and struggle for custody over their unborn child. They married in 2011 and filed for divorce earlier this year. Shepherd also has a child from a previous relationship, with her ex-husband, comedian Jeff Tarpley. Their marriage dissolved over cheating allegations.
The 47-year-old television personality has made her living as a comedienne and actress. In addition to her seven seasons on The View, Shepherd hosted The Newlywed Game and appeared on 30 Rock in a recurring role. She even did a stint on the televised dance competition Dancing With the Stars, however, she and her partner only lasted four weeks before being eliminated. She is the author of Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break, which was released in 2009.
According to Los Angeles Times, Shepherd and ABC were unable to agree upon the terms of her contract, which led to her departure, and Rosie O'Donnell's name has been mentioned as a potential replacement.
Jenny McCarthy confirmed that she would be leaving The View, too. The attractive comedienne, actress and Playboy model took to Twitter to announce her solidarity with Shepherd. She wrote, "If Sherri goes… I go too. #sisters."
Unlike Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy seems to be having a much better year. After falling in love with actor and former New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg, the 41-year-old stunner announced their engagement on The View, detailing the sweet way that Wahlberg included McCarthy's son Evan Asher in his proposal. The couple began dating just last year, and it appears that they are extremely happy together.
In addition to her television and film roles, Jenny McCarthy has posed naked for Playboy multiple times, achieving the title of Playboy Playmate in 1993 and posing for the skin mag most recently in 2012, shortly before turning 40.
McCarthy had a high-profile, long-term romance with funnyman Jim Carrey, and her life has not been without its share of controversy. She is well-known for her stance on vaccines and autism and worked as a spokesperson for the organization Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) from June 2007 until October 2008. She has been quoted as claiming that vaccines cause autism, a claim which is hotly contested and debated. Like Shepherd, McCarthy, too, is a published author.
With Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy out of The View, there is room at the table for a couple of new faces. Who would you like to see replace the duo? Sound off in the comments section below.