Shepherd, McCarthy share their last ‘View’
Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are saying goodbye to “The View” next week.
ABC says their final appearance as co-hosts of the daytime talk show will air Monday.
The pre-taped episode celebrates Shepherd’s seven years with the show. ABC said Thursday that gospel singers Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Donnie McClurkin perform a special song dedicated to Shepherd.
McCarthy received a lower-key farewell on Thursday’s show, with highlight clips from her single season as co-host.
Shepherd and McCarthy said in June that they would be leaving “The View.” It’s part of the show’s upheaval after creator Barbara Walters retired from on-camera duties.
The show will be in reruns starting Tuesday until its new season begins in September. There’s been no announcement of who will join remaining co-host Whoopi Goldberg and the returning Rosie O’Donnell.
Billie Jean King, Elton John to host tennis
Billie Jean King and Elton John will host a tennis match at Royal Albert Hall in London.
The longtime friends will coach teams that feature former No. 1-ranked Kim Clijsters and John McEnroe and Britain’s Tim Henman and 2013 Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki.
King’s World Team Tennis Smash Hits event will take place Dec. 7 and benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
John says the aim is “an AIDS-free future” and “access to lifesaving treatment to more people living with HIV in Africa.”
‘Best Little Whorehouse’ coming to Broadway
A revival of the sex romp “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” is packing its bags and heading to Broadway, this time led by Rob Ashford.
Producers said Thursday that the musical about the good times and demise of the Chicken Ranch brothel will return in 2015 and be produced by Jerry Frankel and Jeffrey Richards. No dates or theater were announced.
Ashford, who helmed Kenneth Branagh’s “Macbeth,” as well as the latest revivals of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” and “Promises, Promises,” will direct and choreograph.
The show is based on a Playboy magazine article in 1974 by Larry L. King about a campaign to close down a popular bordello.