Who is Reportedly in 'Serious Talks' To Replace Joy Behar on 'The View?' Hint: She's a Former Playmate of the Year and Is Outspoken About the Causes of Autism. Also, Who May Replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck, if She Also Leaves 'The View' UsWeekly

Jann Wenner's Us Weekly is making news again, as it reports it knows who is talking to the producers of "The View" to join the show.

"Make room on the couch! Frequent 'View' guest cohost Jenny McCarthy may be joining the ABC morning talk show full-time.'She is in serious talks right now,' an insider tells Us Weekly of the star, 40, who is currently hosting her own low-rated chatfest on VH1. 'Her show isn't quite working out, so she's definitely open to it.' "

The story continues, "The sassy single mom would replace Joy Behar, 70, when the comedian moves on in August, reveals another source. 'The cast and crew get a kick out of Jenny,' adds a set source. 'She's a good fit. She may not be able to carry a show, but she works well with a group ensemble.' "

The article goes on to say, "A third insider adds Brooke Shields, 48, is also in talks to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 36, come fall. Us Weekly exclusively revealed in March that Hasselbeck will not be returning as a cohost, but she has yet to confirm the news."

McCarthy first came to national attention as Playboy's Playmate of the Year in 1994, the year after Anna Nicole Smith held that title.  In recent years she's been vocal about autism and what causes it. She appeared on PBS's 'Frontline' in 2010 espousing her views about autism. In 2002 McCarthy had a son, Evan, who has been diagnosed with autism..

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