Barbara Walters is back. Sidelined for six weeks by chickenpox and a concussion, Walters returned to ABC’s ‘‘The View’’ on Monday. She got a thunderous welcome from the studio audience and co-panelists Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Joy Behar, as well as well-wishers Regis Philbin and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who stopped by. ‘‘After a lot of scratching and rest, I am fine and I am healthy,’’ the 83-year-old Walters declared. Walters was hospitalized Jan. 19 after fainting and hitting her head on a marble floor at a party in Washington. She suffered a concussion and got several stitches. She had chickenpox and a fever at the time but didn’t realize it. The likely cause? Hugging a well-known actor ‘‘who shall be nameless’’ earlier in January, she said. It turned out he had shingles.
Klum to join judges for NBC’s ‘Talent’
NBC says Heidi Klum has been added to ‘‘America’s Got Talent’’ as its fourth judge. The network announced Monday that the supermodel will join fellow incoming judge Mel B this summer for the talent competition’s eighth season. Howie Mandel and Howard Stern will be back at the judges panel. Klum says she’s excited to join the show and size up the talent. She continues to host ‘‘Project Runway’’ on Lifetime and Germany’s ‘‘Next Top Model.’’
Magazines name Schwarzenegger editor
He was the Terminator, then a governor, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger is an editor. The Los Angeles Times reports Schwarzenegger has been named executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines. It’s a position that the former Mr. Olympia held briefly 10 years ago, after winning California’s gubernatorial recall election. After being criticized for potential conflict of interest, he quit the job. The Times says Schwarzenegger, who has appeared on the magazines’ covers more than 60 times, will contribute columns and other input. The magazines are owned by American Media Inc.
“That’s a very big name for a very little baby.” — Hilaria Baldwin, on the “Rachael Ray Show,” about her husband Alec Baldwin’s desire to name their baby “Massimo.”