Friday, June 14, 2024

BREAKING Joy Behar Says She’s Not Stepping Down from “The View” in 2022: “Reports of my retirement are greatly exaggerated”


Joy Behar is not leaving “The View” in 2022. Live, on the show in the last half hour, Joy said, “Reports of my retirement are greatly exaggerated.”

Whoopi Goldberg told Joy live on the show– on which the four hosts are being broadcast from home — that she wouldn’t allow it, and the others agreed.

Behar said, “I told the reporter who asked me that if I’m feeling [this well] in 2022, I won’t be going anywhere.” I’m paraphrasing here but Joy said something like, “I won’t even watch reruns of Love Boat at this point!”

The retirement headline came from an interview Variety editor Ramin Setoodeh– who’s very good at what he does– conducted for the paperback version of his book called “Ladies Who Punch.” But there was some miscommunication there, or Behar may have over spoken in the interview.

Well, Joy will only be 80 in 2022, and I hope she never stops being a tremendous voice for all of us on “The View” every day!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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