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The Talk host Julie Chen is weighing in on rival talk show The View.

The 46-year-old television personality addressed reports on Tuesday's episode of Watch What Happens Live that The View creator Barbara Walters feels ABC executives have "ruined" the show.

"I believed every word I read in Page Six," Chen told host Andy Cohen. "There were contradicting sides and I believed all of it was true, because there's a little bit of truth to everything."

"I do think Barbara Walters is probably like, 'This amazing show I created is now just kind of withering away with a revolving door of hosts that people can't keep straight.' I mean, I should know all the names of the hosts, and I don't because it changes so often," she said.

Page Six had reported Saturday that Walters fears The View "will be remembered for its petty backstage bickering and revolving door of talent." The 87-year-old broadcast journalist retired from the show in 2014.

"She feels they've ruined the franchise that she and Bill Geddie built," a source said of Walters and series co-creator Bill Geddie.

"Instead of focusing on smart, educated women with strong talent, they cast uninformed child actors on the show. The legacy has been compromised because of poor casting and bad leadership under ABC News, the insider added.

Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace are among the hosts who have come and gone on The View since Walters' departure. Raven-Symone revealed in October that she's leaving the show to focus on That's So Raven 2, while Candace Cameron Bure announced her departure last week.

"It wasn't an easy decision, but before I started The View I had already had my commitments to Fuller House and my work with the Hallmark Channel," Bure explained.

Chen has hosted The Talk on CBS since its premiere in 2010. She previously hosted CBS Morning News, CBS This Morning, The Early Show and Big Brother.

And there you have it! The opinions of people on programs that other people watch and keep on the air for some reason or another.

The View? The Talk? I'm gonna come up with my own show like those gems and I'll call it something like...The Speak, The Chatter, The Babbler, Saying Stuff on TV, The Droning, The Yakkening, The Patter, The Divulgest and The Verbalizer.

I like the Verbalizer. It's got a nice ring to it!

Be Well,
Steve


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'Growing Pains' patriarch Alan Thicke dies at 69
Canadian-born television actor Alan Thicke has died at the age of 69.

TMZ and ABC News confirmed his death Tuesday.

TMZ reported the Growing Pains and Fuller House cast member suffered a heart attack while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son, Carter, at a Burbank rink.

"JUST IN: Alan Thicke has died at age 69, the actor's publicist confirms to @ABC News," the network tweeted.

The former Thicke of the Night host is survived by his sons Carter, Brennan and singer Robin, as well as Tanya, his wife of 11 years.


Celebrities react to Alan Thicke's shocking death
Recording artist Robin Thicke is remembering his late father Alan as "the greatest man I ever met."

Alan died of a heart attack Tuesday while playing hockey with his youngest child, 19-year-old Carter.

Speaking to The Los Angeles Times on the evening of his dad's death, Robin said the actor was "always a gentleman."

"The good thing was that he was beloved and he had closure," he added. "I saw him a few days ago and told him how much I loved and respected him."

"I'm sad beyond words that Alan Thicke has passed away. I've known you since I was 8 years old and so glad I had the pleasure of working with you again so recently on Fuller House. You were a part of my family and hockey family. You will be greatly missed. My heart hurts," Candace Cameron Bure said in an Instagram post.

Bure's brother Kirk Cameron also co-starred with Alan on the iconic sitcom Growing Pains, which ran 1985-92.

"Just heard of #AlanThicke's passing. 1st job in LA was as an intern for him... He was a very nice boss. Sending good thoughts to his family," tweeted actor and filmmaker Ben Stiller.

"Thank you for your kindness concerning Alan Thicke's passing. It is a shock. We were all just together for Thanksgiving. He was talented, funny and deeply devoted to his family. Rest In Peace, dear one," actress and singer Gloria Loring -- who was married to Thicke 1970-83 -- said in a statement.

"What. The. Hell. R.I.P. 1947-2016 Show me that smile again, Mr Seaver," actor Theodus Crane tweeted.

"So sad is the passing of Alan Thicke. Such a good husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed. Rest in peace dear Alan," offered actor and comedian Bob Saget.


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"To be in the same room as Adele and Beyoncé, I mean, what do you do?"
--Kelsea Ballerini, reacting to her Grammy nomination, to Entertainment Weekly


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'Breakfast Club,' 'Lion King,' 'Princess Bride,' 'Rushmore' included in National Film Registry
The Breakfast Club, The Lion King, The Princess Bride, Rushmore and Paris is Burning have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Wednesday the selection of the latest 25 movies to be preserved due to "their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance."

The additions span the period of 1903-98 and also include The Musketeers of Pig Alley, Life of An American Fireman, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Steamboat Bill, Jr., Lost Horizon, Ball of Fire, East of Eden, Blackboard Jungle, The Birds, Funny Girl, Putney Swope, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Thelma & Louise.

"Motion pictures document our history and culture and serve as a mirror of our collective experiences," Hayden said in statement. "The National Film Registry embraces the richness and diversity of film as an art form and celebrates the people who create the magic of cinema."

To date, 700 films have been included on the registry.


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Which 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star recalls his disastrous dinner with Aaron Rodgers?

Chris Pratt says his first time meeting NFL star Aaron Rodgers was a disaster.

The 37-year-old actor revealed on Monday's episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden that he failed to impress the Green Bay Packers quarterback during a recent double date with Rodgers, Olivia Munn and wife Anna Faris.

"When Aaron Rodgers comes to your house, you think, 'I better man up here.' So I planned some manly things because I desperately of course want him to be my friend and I want him to like me and respect me," Pratt told Corden.

"At first it took me like 20 minutes to turn the [grill] on," he recalled. "Then I grilled, and I'd heard that the best way to do it is to just crank it up as hot as possible and just sear it. I seared it for, like, 20 minutes too long. It was a rental house and the guy who had it before must grill, like, 50 times a day because it's just caked with all this grease, and that caught on fire."

"I got nervous. I wanted him to be my friend," the star admitted.

Pratt and Faris married in 2009 and share 4-year-old son Jack, while Rodgers and Munn have been together since 2014. The actor also discussed his nudity clause on Late Late Night after Corden commented on his revealing scene in Passengers.

"Yeah, I'm naked. You don't see my Jon Stewart ... You see my butt," he confirmed. "You really stipulate what they are and are not allowed to film."

Pratt shares a sex scene with co-star Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers, which opens in theaters Dec. 21. He said in an interview with Sway in the Morning last week that Faris was OK with the intimate scene.

"[Anna] came to the set a couple times. She was doing her show Mom back in L.A., and so she and Jack would come to the set and hang out, and Jen and Anna got along really well," the star shared.

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