Gretchen’s “Last Summer Vacation”

Hm. “Who is Dara Torres?…Who is Kara DioGuardi?” Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson announced Wednesday that she is off on yet another vacation only three days after she returned from an earlier one in her home state of Minnesota. She Tweeted, “[H]ave a great 12 days! off for the last summer vacation before kicking into high gear for the political conventions and the election. gc.” But, for Fox & Friends?

On the following Thursday and Friday, F&F showcased not only two regular replacements but also two celebrity ones. Thursday, F&F Weekend co-anchor Alisyn Camerota filled in for Gretchen for the first two hours and Olympian swimming great and buffed blonde beauty Dara Torres subbed in the final hour: Friday, F&F First co-host Ainsley Earnhardt and jilted American Idol judge and bikini babe Kara DioGuardi did likewise. Both days, F&F introduced the celeb co-hosts with their respective “Who Is…” segments [albeit with Dara getting her own pictorial with Olympian shots and pin-up photos (1, 2) to boot].

In fact, F&F seemed to give its “celeb” co-hosts much more introduction than has been their usual wont. Given Gretchen’s frequent absences of late, one may be forgiven for wondering if F&F may be auditioning future F&F co-hosts. especially, since Gretchen’s 2008 multi-year contract anniversary date appears to have recently occurred. With the possibility of a renewal or a novation, Gretchen’s “kicking into high gear for the political conventions and the election” may be for Fox News in general, not F&F in particular.

F&F tryouts? While the cat is away, perhaps, F&F will play. Stay tuned.

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12 Responses to “Gretchen’s “Last Summer Vacation””

  1. fla city Says:

    Maybe your right Jake,just hope she doesn’t get the E.D treatment.Or for that matter the Ann Curry tratment either.If she does go I will miss her she’s been a great part of the show for many years now.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Gretchen is the only reason I watch F&F friends. She’s smart, funny and still very sexy at age 46. I know the day will come when she has to give up her place on the curvy couch. However, the lady still has “it.” Whomever replaces her has a lot to live up to.

  3. Mary Says:

    replace her with Alisyn.

  4. jenny Says:

    Gretchen takes off more time than anyone else. When she is there, she spends her time gazing at herself in the monitor and snipping at her partners. She thinks she is better and smarter than anyone else.

    Give it to Allison as she is fun, intelligent and clicks with the guys.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    She’s looking at herself because she can’t believe she’s so hot. Ally is cool, but it’s all about ratings. Gretchen brings in the(male) viewers. You ladies hate on Gretchen so bad. Jealousy will get you nowhere. Ally is cool, but it’s a reason why she is the weekend host.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    I’m not a Gretchen fan, I agree with Jenny. The only bad thing about Alisyn replacing her would be missing her on the weekend shows.

  7. gold account Says:

    HeatherChilders I think you are one of my favs at fox. HOWEVER, Fox and friends first is a DUMB SHOW! It serves no purpose .

  8. debbie Says:

    If your employer gives you so many vacation days a year you get to take them!!!! She has a family and deserves to take her vacation days as well as anyone else who gets them.. Whats wrong with you people? My husband gets 4 weeks a year. What does he do, go to work and lose them?

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