Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy leaving ‘The View’

Two hosts of ABC’s The View are out the door: Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are not expected to return to the daytime chat show this fall, sources confirm.

Between the duo leaving and Barbara Walters retiring from the show, that leaves only Whoopi Goldberg as presumably the last woman standing. “The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next year and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively,” the network said in a statement. Sources say that “exciting new direction” just might possibly include a male co-host or two.

Shepherd joined the talk show as a guest co-host in 2006. McCarthy joined The View last year. Walters will return to the show as a guest host on Friday. The development comes as CBS’ rival The Talk has seen its demos grow with its stable hosting panel.

“It’s been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on,” Shepherd said in a statement to The Wrap.

“I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and [executive producer] Bill Geddie for giving me the opportunity,”  “I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey


Truck driver in Tracy Morgan crash was speeding

The driver of the Wal-Mart truck that crashed into Tracy Morgan’s limousine van June 7, killing one passenger and critically injuring the comedian and two others, had been driving for almost 10 hours and was going 65 mph in a 45-mph speed zone just before the crash, according to federal investigators.

“A preliminary review of the data showed that the (truck) was traveling at 65 mph for the 60 seconds preceding the collision with the Mercedes-Benz limo van,” the National Transportation Safety Board says in a preliminary report on the crash. “NTSB investigators are correlating these data with the physical evidence.”

The truck driver, Kevin Roper, has been charged with vehicular homicide and assault. He has pleaded not guilty. Morgan’s condition was upgraded to fair this week.

The preliminary report says that electronic log data show that Roper “had logged 9 hours 37 minutes of driving time when the crash occurred. With respect to the maximum 14-hour consecutive duty period for commercial motor vehicle drivers, the driver had logged 13 hours 32 minutes at the time of the collision.”

NTSB’s preliminary report says that the speed limit on the New Jersey Turnpike where the crash happened had been lowered from 55 mph to 45 mph because of construction work. The crash came as Congress considers rolling back tightened federal restrictions on hours-of-service and rest rules for commercial truckers.

Dorinda Clark Cole Breaks the Summer with a New Smash Hit “You Are”.

If you haven’t heard or seen yet, Dorinda Clark Cole, The Rose, is back in effect for Summer 2014 with a newly released single titled “You Are”. Its Fun, Hot, Classy and all the way Amazing. “You Are” takes the roof off the anything Gospel and churchy and makes way for a more up-tempo, memorable chorus to date. Dorinda’s New Single is up for Pre-orders online via iTunes and scheduled to release June 17, 2014 with a follow up album release for 1st Quarter 2015. Dorinda is signed to RKD Music Management, where Keith Douglas is her personal manager.

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