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Elisabeth Hasselbeck dismissess plagiarism claim

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

No worries, says Elisabeth Hasselbeck – who took a brief moment during Wednesday’s The View to comment on the copyright infringement charge against her by a Massachusetts author.

“I just want to assure you the allegations are without merit and are being handled appropriately,” said Hasselbeck, 32, who has spoken openly about her self-diagnosed celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder linked to gluten proteins in wheat, barley and rye.

Hasselbeck’s book, The G Free Diet-A Gluten-Free Survival Guide, was published in May 2009 by Center Street Hachette Book Group. Crying foul, and seeking $3 million, is Susan Hassett, who claims that in 2008 she had sent Hasselbeck a copy of her own book – the self-published Living with Celiac Disease – along with a homemade cooking video, a newspaper story about celiac disease, her business card and a personal note.

The message expressed Hassett’s hope that Hasselbeck was well and noted that the TV personality was lucky to catch her celiac disease early. Hassett also offered to discuss her book with Hasselbeck in order to spread the word about celiac disease to her viewers. In return, she never received so much as a thank you, says Hassett.

Instead, Hassett claims Hasselbeck infringed on Hassett’s copyright by stealing her material “word for word” and copying the format of her book. In her lawsuit, filed Monday in Boston federal court, Hassett says she will donate a portion of whatever proceeds she receives from the suit to create a camp designed for children with celiac disease.

On Tuesday, a statement released on behalf of Center Street and Hasselbeck, said, in part, “There is no basis for the allegations in the Complaint as published in the press. Ms. Hasselbeck worked diligently and tirelessly on her book and is disappointed in this attempt to discredit her work and her ability to bring this important message to the public.”

Source, Bauer-Griffin

Posted Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 12:12pm
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is pregnant again!


Elisabeth Hasselbeck is expecting her third child. In fact, she says she was knocked up without even realizing it!

“I’m pregnant again!” she announced Thursday morning on The View. “I’m due in August. I’ll try to pop this one out before we leave [on summer hiatus], Barbara.”

The 31-year-old and her husband, Tim, 30, are already the proud parents of 3-year-old daughter Grace, and son Taylor Thomas, who just celebrated his first birthday Nov. 9.

“We were thoroughly happy with the surprise of it,” she said. “I didn’t even know for two months.”

The ardent Republican added that she thought she was tired from the hoopla of the election, but “No – I was knocked up and didn’t realize it!”


Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at 8:08am
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck in Manhattan, New York City.



Posted Friday, January 9th, 2009 at 10:10am
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gets Apology from the White House


On today’s live taping of The View, conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck complained that she didn’t receive her usual invitation to the White House Christmas party.

“Maybe I didn’t do enough for the Republican party this year,” Hasselbeck said on the show.

Turns out, it was never the intention of the White House to not invite her or her husband, Tim, to the soiree.

“Following today’s live show, Elisabeth received a call from the The White House, and they both had a great conversation,” Karl T. Nilsson, the executive publicity director of The View told “The President’s office apologized and explained that she and her husband were indeed invited to the White House for Christmas and were sorry that it did not arrive. It was simply an oversight.”

Before finding out that the snub was unintentional, Hasselbeck said she had a “bone to pick” with the White House.

“I love Christmas cards,” she said. “I love getting them. There is one in particular that I usually like, and it’s an invitation to the White House Christmas party. Not the big one but the 20th one down the road that you get the leftovers at the party. I’d be going to that one. No invitation this year.”

Hasselbeck, the only fan of President George W. Bush on The View, spent the past campaign season working for the Republican campaign. She even introduced Governor Sarah Palin at some of the rallies.

“Both Elisabeth and Tim are hoping to make plans for a visit to the White House in the early New Year,” Nilsson told Us.


Posted Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 at 2:14pm
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