Julie Chen, Jenny McCarthy
The Big Brother host appeared on Howard Stern's radio show this week, along with her Talkco-host Sharon Osbourne, and had some less-than-flattering things to say about The View's decision to add McCarthy to its roundtable earlier this year.
"What made The View so popular and so good was that it was five different women-from five different walks of life-discussing politics," Chen told Stern, after confirming that it was a "mistake" for the show to hire McCarthy. "What put them on the map and made them good and famous, they don't do that anymore. No one wants to hear Jenny McCarthy talk about the New York mayoral race or politics. They don't. That's not what you put Jenny McCarthy on for."
McCarthy made her debut on The View in September, after Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck left the show. "I think they were trying to lighten the mood at the table-more gossip, more fun, more laughs," Chen told Stern. "What happened was, in my opinion, The View doesn't know what it is now."
Despite her remarks, Chen apparently doesn't have anything personal against McCarthy. She called the former Playboy model "smart" and "talented," and even said that she would be a better fit on The Talk.
Watch the full interview below: