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Hasselbeck heading to Fox

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. Today will be her last day after a decade on “The View.”

Hasselbeck parlayed her popularity as a contestant on “Survivor” into a job on Barbara Walters' ABC daytime show in 2003. During her decade on the show, she authored two cookbooks. She's politically more conservative than her co-hosts on “The View,” which often led to some contentious moments.

“When Elisabeth survived 'Survivor,' we wanted to make sure she would stay afloat,” Walters said. “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.”

Elton John needs surgery

Elton John has canceled a show in London's Hyde Park due to appendicitis that will require surgery.

A statement issued Tuesday by the musician's publicist said John was suffering from an inflamed appendix and surrounding abscess.

He has been advised by doctors to cancel his concerts while he undergoes a regime of antibiotics to treat the abscess. That will be followed by surgery in the next few weeks.

The statement said John fell ill during his recent European tour but “is eager to be back on top form and return to play the remaining shows starting in early September 2013.”

Domingo, 72, hospitalized

Opera singer Placido Domingo is in the hospital after suffering a blockage in an artery of the lungs.

Domingo's publicist says the 72-year-old is expected to make a full recovery but will have to miss at least two appearances scheduled for later this month. He was admitted to the hospital Monday in Madrid, Spain.

Doctors say the pulmonary embolism was caused by a blood clot.

Publicist Nancy Seltzer says doctors have asked the Spanish tenor and conductor to rest for three to four weeks but that healing time varies.

Bynes opts for odd get-up

Amanda Bynes wore a long aqua wig, false eyelashes and black sweatpants and a tank top for a brief court appearance Tuesday on allegations that she chucked a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

The 27-year-old actress did not speak during the hearing that lasted mere minutes, but she drew a throng of photographers and television cameras as she entered and left the criminal court building in lower Manhattan. Neither she nor her attorney spoke to reporters outside court.

Bynes was arrested May 23 after building officials at her midtown apartment called police to complain that she was rolling a joint and smoking pot in the lobby. Officers went to her apartment, where they said they saw heavy smoke and a bong sitting on the kitchen counter. They said she tossed the bong out the window in front of them, according to prosecutors. A day later, in her first court appearance, she wore a disheveled blond wig.