Amidst the glitz and glamour of daytime television, a subtle yet intriguing rift has come to light involving “The View” co-host Joy Behar and the lively cast of “Jersey Shore.” Allegedly, Behar chose to sit out of the recent “Jersey Shore” appearance on the show, a decision purportedly rooted in longstanding tensions with cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.
Joey Camasta, makeup artist and co-host of the “It’s Happening” podcast alongside Polizzi, disclosed to Page Six that Behar conspicuously avoided participating in the segment and seemed to actively evade the encounter. Camasta claimed, “She chose not to be in the segment and was hiding the whole time.”
Camasta attributed Behar’s absence to past awkward interactions between the co-host and the spirited “Jersey Shore” cast during previous appearances on the show. He recounted, “So then this time when we went back, she famously was not in the segment, so she stayed away… She didn’t want to be involved in that segment, apparently.”
During the interview in question, only co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, and Sara Haines sat down with the exuberant “Jersey Shore” cast members. When approached for comment, representatives for both “The View” and Joy Behar did not immediately respond to Page Six’s inquiries.
However, a source with close ties to the show’s production contradicted Camasta’s assertions, asserting that “there is no truth to” his claims. The insider clarified that the decision to feature three of the five co-hosts in the segment was a deliberate production choice to accommodate the presence of the seven-member “Jersey Shore” cast, ensuring everyone had an opportunity to contribute.
In the aftermath of the interview, Polizzi candidly confirmed the persistence of friction between her and Behar. During an episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” Polizzi did not hold back, labeling Behar the “rudest celebrity” she’s encountered since her ascent to fame 14 years ago. She recounted an incident where Behar allegedly cornered her in a bathroom and cast aspersions on her Italian heritage.
This is not the first time Behar has been at odds with the “Jersey Shore” cast. Back in 2010, she was known to have referred to someone from the cast as “not even Italian,” and she labeled them as “stupid,” suggesting they were objects of ridicule rather than admiration.
Polizzi responded to Behar’s criticism with an infamous satirical video in 2011, mocking the host’s demeanor. However, in subsequent years, she expressed remorse and publicly apologized on the “Wendy Williams Show.” Behar initially found humor in the parody, eventually accepting Polizzi’s apology.
Despite the past attempts at reconciliation, the recent avoidance of the “Jersey Shore” cast during their appearance on “The View” signals that tensions may persist beneath the surface. This tale of on-screen friction serves as a reminder that even in the seemingly harmonious realm of daytime talk shows, interpersonal dynamics can create intrigue and drama that captivate audiences both on and off screen.