Here’s just a few of the nuggets of ~wizdum~ that have fallen out of Raven-Symoné’s mouth on and off The View:
On how she’s from almost every continent in Africa and almost every continent in Europe: “I never said I wasn’t black, I said I wasn’t African American — to me that’s a difference. Thank you to Ancestry.com for sending me my DNA test … I am from every continent in Africa except for one and I’m also from every continent in Europe except for one.”
On how stay-at-home mothers should get a paycheck (from whom, I don’t know) for raising their own kids: “Mothers need to get paid for being at home taking care of the next generation.”
On that Univision dude getting fired for comparing Michelle Obama to an ape: “Michelle, don’t fire me from this right now, but some people look like animals. I look like a bird. So can I be mad if somebody calls me Toucan Sam?”
Well, the five of us (I’m being generous) who still watch The View every single day can scream out an ALL-CAPS, bolded YES, because we’re about to get a gallon tub of eye rolling fuel every single weekday. The View is going to get messier. ABC announced today that Raven will take a permanent seat at the half-circle table of mess. Raven is on the show nearly every day as a guest co-host and Whoopi Goldberg said not too long ago that they’re trying to make her a regular. Their wish was granted, because Raven has taken up the spot that Rosie O’Donnell left. She said this on the show today:
“The Disney Company has made another one of my dreams come true! Being a part of ‘The View’ family will be a wonderful growing experience for me. The cast and crew are warm and welcoming and has made the transition into daytime talk easier. I have a lot to learn within this new arena, but being the apprentice of these spectacular women will only make me a better person and talk show host,” she continued. “I want to thank ABC, ABC News and The Disney Company for believing in me and my potential! Let’s have some fun!”
The Wrap says that before the show goes away for summer break, ABC will announce the name of the fifth co-host who will mouth shit next to Whoopi, Rosie Perez, Raven and pile of dry oatmeal Nicolle Wallace. Some say that comedian and blogger Michelle Collins (Never 4 Get BestWeekEver.tv) will get the final spot.
Whoopi released her own statement* today about Raven joining the group of pecking hens: “I am more than happy that there will be another person at the table who says shit that is almost more ridiculous than the shit I say.”
* No, she didn’t.
Here’s Raven looking like a dark goth priestess in the Rainbow Brite universe at the GLSEN Respect Awards in NYC on June 1st.