LaToya to add spice to morning talk show

NEW YORK: Television network ABC says LaToya Jackson will be a guest co-host on morning talk show "The View" Sept. 16 and 18.

Having previously co-hosted the show, aimed primarily at female viewers, in 2003, Jackson is the latest celebrity to be named as a substitute for Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who is on maternity leave until mid-October. Jackson is a sister of late pop star Michael Jackson.

ABC is also announcing that Victoria Beckham will make her first guest appearance on "The View" Sept. 14.

Previously announced as guest co-hosts next month are Meghan McCain, daughter of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain, and former Fox News Channel anchor E.D. Hill.

Besides Hasselbeck, regular co-hosts of "The View" include Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd.