Julie Chen- Jenny McCarthy Doesn't Belong on 'The View,' ABC Made A Mistake (VIDEO)

Julie Chen said that Jenny McCarthy doesn't belong on "The View." Chen, the TV host of "The Talk," said that the rival show "lost its way" when they decided to put McCarthy, a former Playboy model, on the panel.

Julie Chen's initial attack on the show began on the Howard Stern show Wednesday, where she was interviewed by the shock jock about the rival show. Stern asked if Chen thought it was a "mistake" to hire someone like McCarthy, and she highlighted everything she thought was wrong with the direction of the long-running daytime show.

"Yes," she replied. "Because what made 'The View' so popular and so good was that you had five different women from different walks of life discussing politics. And when they … whatever happened … when Joy (Behar) left and when Elisabeth (Hasselbeck) left and they got Jenny in, I think they were trying to lighten the mood at the table … more gossip, more un, more laughs."

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

"They knew what their path was. You knew what to expect," co-host Sharon Osbuorne said in the Stern interview. "You watched it for their different opinions and now it's kind of all over the place. It's not one or the other."

While speaking to "Extra" later that day, she clarified and softened her issue, calling McCarthy talented and smart. Chen's stance on the show's problems didn't change, however.

"Jenny's personality is more suited for a show like 'The Talk.' It seems like they don't know what to do with her talent, and the show has lost its way," she said.

"The Talk," while similar to "The View," stays away from controversial issues like politics and centers more around gossip and women's issues.

This isn't the instance of animosity between the hosts of "The Talk" and "The View." In an interview on "The Arsenio Hall Show," Osbourne said that with the exception of Barbara Walters, the hosts of "The View" can "go f--- themselves."

She later apologized.

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