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Add “Good Morning America” contributor to Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s resume.
The “View” co-host will begin on Monday covering family, lifestyle and child-rearing issues for the morning show, USA Today reports.
Her first story will examine the dangers of kids who get tattoos, how parents can tell their children no and the trend of parents and kids getting inked together.
She’ll continue her regular gig on “The View.”
In other news:
Oxygen has greenlit a second show starring Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott. “Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings” will follow the couple as they help real-life brides plan their weddings. It kicks off this October for eight episodes. The network also renewed “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” for a sixth season.
Johnny Depp surprised London elementary school students Thursday dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow from his “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. He said a 9-year-old student, Beatrice, had written him a fan letter: “Normally we’re a right handful, but we’re having trouble mutinying against our teachers… We’d love it if you could come and help.” He spent about 15 minutes performing in character and singing with the kids before warning Beatrice, “‘Maybe we shouldn’t mutiny today, ‘cuz there are police outside monitoring me.'”
“30 Rock” joked about NBC’s lack of diversity Thursday night. Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) was forced to defend NBC’s deal with Kabletown before Congress, where he was criticized by Rep. Regina Bookman (guest star Queen Latifah) for not having enough black people on the network. Donaghy has Tracy (Tracy Morgan), Grizz, Dot Com create more programming. Watch for more below.
Ozzy Osbourne isn’t pleased that members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, best known for protesting homosexuality outside of soldiers’ funerals, have been quoting his song “Crazy Train,” which includes lyrics like, “You’re going straight to hell on your crazy train.” Said the rocker in a statement to E! Online: “I am sickened and disgusted by the use of ‘Crazy Train’ to promote messages of hate and evil by a ‘church.”
The Huffington Post is profitable after five years, Forbes reports. It is on track to triple revenue in 2010, and has a goal of doubling it in 2011.
In Italy, a mom learned her 15-year-old daughter had been murdered while appearing on a live TV show that was chronicling her disappearance. It was also revealed her brother-in-law was the suspect. Watch here.
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