The search for a “Jeopardy” host looked like it was over. As we told you ,Mike Richards is in final negotiations for the gig to replace the late Alex Trebek. But now he may be tanked by some allegations from a decade ago. When Mike was the co-executive producer/executive producer on “The Price is Right,” he was implicated in a couple of discrimination lawsuits by former models on the show, including a 2010 complaint by Brandi Cochran. While he was featured in both complaints, he was only named as a defendant in the second lawsuit. For the record, he was later removed. At this point, Mike has yet to comment on the resurfaced allegations, which also include him making insensitive comments about pregnant women. And one more thing! There has been radio silence from Sony Pictures Television, which has been conducting the search. But days after word of Mike’s pending deal got out, he still hasn’t officially been announced as the new host, triggering more speculation along with questions about the integrity of the search, which Richards, as EP on the show, spearheaded on behalf of Sony TV. We'll have to wait to find out what happens next. We'll keep you updated!
Meanwhile, It’s the end of an era at “The View.” Meghan McCain has officially left the ABC talk show .As you’ll recall, McCain announced her exit last month after four years on the panel. She said the pandemic “changed the world for all of us,” and she’s ready for her next chapter raising her daughter Liberty. Season 24 of “The View” wrapped on Friday, which was also McCain’s final day as co-host. She welcomed some special guests to see her off, her mom Cindy McCain–who said Meghan’s late father John McCain “would be so proud of her” – and Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema. To her viewers and fellow panelists, McCain said it’s been a “privilege and honor”... and a “really wild ride.” “You women have been so incredible to work with,” she said. “It’s been, honestly, the best of times and the worst of times in all ways on and off this show.” Check out a clip below.