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The Talk's Julie Chen: It Was a Mistake for The View to Bring on Jenny McCarthy

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Looks like another feud between the ladies of The Talk and The View just might be brewing.

Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne both appeared on Howard Stern's eponymous radio show on Wednesday, Dec. 10, where the twosome didn't hold back (as celebs tend to do during a sit-down with Stern) while opening up about the recent hiring of Jenny McCarthy on The View—one of The Talk's biggest competitors in the ratings department.

And when asked whether it was a mistake for ABC to bring on the buxom blond after both Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck exited the show, Chen dished her honest opinion.

"Yes," the 43-year-old talk show host, who recently made headlines for her own plastic surgery reveal, said. "Because what made The View so popular and so good was that it was five different women—from five different walks of life—discussing politics."

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Chen continued, saying the problem lies in that the daytime talk show's format has simply undergone too many changes.

"What put them on the map and made them good and famous, they don't do that anymore," she explained. "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."

The View now centers on hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and McCarthy, but according to Chen, the ABC series, which has aired since 1997, needs some new direction.

"And when Joy left and when Elisabeth left and they got Jenny in, I think they were trying to lighten the mood at the table—more gossip, more fun, more laughs…what happened was, in my opinion, The View doesn't know what it is now," she claimed.

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Despite her harsh critique, Chen did call McCarthy both "beautiful and talented," and even said the former Playboy model would be better suited for The Talk, where there's no discussion of politics.

And when Stern suggested that her comments would most likely catch the media's attention, she replied, "I'm not telling ABC anything they're not wondering themselves."

Osbourne, who made headlines last month for saying the ladies of The View can go "f--k themselves," although she later apologized for her "irreverent" behavior, unsurprisingly, agreed with her cohost.

"They knew what their path was…You knew what to expect," Osbourne told Stern of The View. "You watched it for their different opinions and now it's kind of all over the place. It's not one or the other."

Do you agree with Osbourne and Chen's opinions? Tell us in the comments.

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