Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving the desk at ‘‘The View’’ for the couch on Fox News Channel’s ‘‘Fox & Friends.’’ The news network said Tuesday that Hasselbeck will join co-anchors Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on the three-hour morning show ‘‘Fox & Friends’’ in September. ‘‘When Elisabeth survived ‘Survivor,’ we wanted to make sure she would stay afloat,’’ Barbara Walters said in a statement. ‘‘We have had 10 wonderful years with her and she will now be swimming in new waters. We will miss her and wish her everything good.’’
Travis in critical condition
Country music singer Randy Travis was listed in critical condition a day after being hospitalized in Texas with heart problems. A news release from the singer’s publicist says the 54-year-old Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday in Dallas and was in critical condition Monday evening. Travis was being treated for viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a virus, according to his publicist, Kirt Webster.
Opera singer Placido Domingo is in the hospital after suffering a blockage in an artery of the lungs. Domingo’s representative says the 72-year-old is expected to make a full recovery but will have to miss several appearances scheduled for later this month. He was admitted to the hospital Monday in Madrid. Doctors say the pulmonary embolism was caused by a blood clot. The singer’s representative, Nancy Seltzer, says doctors have asked the Spanish tenor and conductor to rest for three to four weeks, but that healing time varies.
“I went back to the UK and I said to my pals, ‘Let’s go urban, let’s go British, let’s go African.’ ” — Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, describing his new band, the Sensational Space Shifters, he’s touring with this month.