During my five month baby hiatus, I got reacquainted with my good ol’ friend, The View. For five months straight, I watched it every day to pass the time while nap-trapped under my baby on the couch. My infant daughter’s ears lived through the five weeks Joy Behar took over moderating duties from Whoopi and the show temporarily turned into the Joy vs. Meghan McCain Glass Table Death Match. I shouldn’t have admitted that out loud – I’m totally going to get a visit from CPS.
Point is, I came to remember that Meghan’s internal filter is permanently stuck on “be a loud right-leaning mess,” which was probably the sole job qualification The View producers were looking for when they hired her. Even though it may seem like Meghan annoys everyone within earshot, there is one person out there who wants to hear what Meghan has to say, and that’s Howard Stern.
Want To Hear Audio Of Elisabeth Hasselbeck Fake Quitting After Getting Into A Fight With Barbara Walters On “The View”?
If you were disturbed and offended by Rosie O’Donnell‘s comments about having a crush on Elisabeth Hassellbeck the way that she was, then buckle in for some sweet reprieve. Variety–who’s writer Ramin Setoodeh authored the new The View exposé: Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View–is finally giving us something juicy in the form of gossip from the set of The View.
Who cares that Rosie wanted to cuddle sweet Elisabeth against her bosom and sigh lovingly? I sure don’t. But you know what I do want to hear? Elisabeth having a total spoiled brat hissy fit meltdown because her respected-journalist boss tried to get her to calm the fuck down on national television. It’s whiny and high-pitched and melodramatic and insane and I loved every second of it and you will too.
Rosie O’Donnell And Clay Aiken Have Different Recollections Of The Kelly Ripa “Homophobic Hand” Incident
Ramin Seetoodeh, author of the upcoming Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View” is going to land a Lipton Tea sponsorship in 3, 2, 1, because dude is spilling piping hot, lemon-tinged, sweet tea all over. In his upcoming tell-all about ABC’s morning harridan factory, he gets into the time Live with Regis and Kelly’s Kelly Ripa questioned where her guest co-host Clay Aiken’s hand had been when he jokingly put it over her mouth. Afterward, and back over at The View, Rosie O’Donnell labeled Kelly Ripa’s remark as “homophobic” while inadvertently outing Clay. In Us Weekly’s excerpt, Rosie and Clay have some story straightening to do because they both recall what happened before and after somewhat differently.
The new book about all the secret goings-on behind the scenes of The Hen House, aka The View–Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View–is revealing more behind-the-scenes messiness. Nothing as messy and exciting as Kathy Griffin explaining Barbara Walters favorite kind of lubricant, but it’s close-ish. This new dingleberry of info is that Rosie O’Donnell had a crush on her alleged arch-nemesis, Elisabeth Hasselbeck. That has made Elisabeth get on her knees…and pray for Rosie’s sinful lesbian soul!
It’s no shock that The View is probably a messy work environment, but The View of today is mild compared to the days when the Don Corleone of lady journalism, Barbara Walters, was trading co-host slots like us queens swap out our RuPaul’s Drag Race fantasy league lineup each week. One of the more controversial picks was when Jenny McCarthy joined the cast because it was right after Jenny became an anti-vaxxer and said vaccinations heightened her son’s autism, which actually improved by allegedly a gluten-free diet and behavioral therapy. Barbara had already popped off on Jenny once, and it sounds like that was a pretty good omen to Jenny’s time on The View.
It’s been a minute since Whoopi Goldberg was on The View, and that’s because she had a pneumonia so bad that she was basically staring the Grim Reaper in the face. I guess Death decided if Whoopi can hold a day job with those hyenas on the panel, pneumonia sure as shit isn’t going to be what brings her down. She’s on the mend and even dropped by the show today to kind of announce her return, if you can manage to hear it through Meghan McCain’s war whooping.