Co-host Sherri Shepherd stated Thursday that she would be leaving the ABC daytime talk show, The View, after 7 years — a move that prompted another co-host, Jenny McCarthy, to announce that she would also be leaving.
The departure of the two adds to a growing list of exits. The Daily Beast described it as a “massacre.”
“It’s been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on,” Shepherd said in a statement toEntertainment Tonight.
Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday, Womack’s publicist said. He was 70.
“I am sadly able to confirm but I have no details at this time,” said Sonya Kolowrat, his publicist with XL Recordings.
Womack, whose career started before he was 10, wrote and performed hits such as “That’s the Way I feel About Cha” and “Across 110th Street.”
He also wrote The Rolling Stones’ first U.S. No. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now.”
Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009