Rosie O’Donnell is not only splitting with her wife of three years, the separation is causing her to also leave The View. Her rep told PageSix, “I can confirm that Rosie and her wife Michelle (Rounds) split in November. Rosie has teens and an infant at home that need her attention. This has been a very stressful situation. She is putting her personal health and family first.” Then she added, “ABC has been wonderfully understanding and supportive of her personal decision to leave ‘The View.’ Next week will be her last.”
I am sure the show was supportive and understanding, she hasn’t proven to be the ratings getter they were hoping for. In fact, I think almost all of the press about her being on the show has been negative, so I am assume they were happy they get rid of their failed experiment.
When it comes to who the daytime talk show should get to replace her, I think they should try to find someone more positive. All that negative energy is too much for people to handle before noon.
Blake Shelton was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon challenged him to a game of The Whisper Challenge. Basically, one guy wore head phones with blaring music as the other one read him a phrase that he had to guess. The Voice coach got Benedict Cumberbatch and even though he didn’t think he said it correctly, he did. Then after the NBC late night host got it, Shelton said, “That doesn’t even mean anything.” Then when it was explained to him that Cumberbatch was nominated for an Oscar, he was like, “Who? That’s a person?…I’ve never even heard of that.” Where is Watson when you need him?
How has the singer never heard of Benedict Cumberbatch? I guess that coaching on The Voice, recording new music and touring, there isn’t any time left for him to do anything else.
You know what, now that I think about it. Since Shelton doesn’t even know who Cumberbatch is, I think it would be fun if the Oscars got him to present. Imagine how bad he would screw up the names of the people he doesn’t know, which is probably almost of the nominees. Imagine if David Oyelowo got nominated and he had to try to say that name?
It looks someone took off the Rosie colored glasses from The View because The Wrap is reporting that Rosie Perez is not coming back. The actress is currently on hiatus from the show because she is rehearsing for a Broadway show and now it is being rumored they don’t want her back.
The show’s first season without Barbara Walters has been a ratings dud, so it looks they want to make some changes and go younger. Perez is 50, so they are seeking candidates half her age like Naya Rivera. The Glee star’s comments have been giving the talk show some much needed press in the last few days, so her name doesn’t surprise. In fact, I was already thinking that she would be a good replacement for the struggling show. Much better than Rosie Perez that was an odd choice from her announcement.
At this point, the network is denying this rumor, but I am sure there is truth to it because something has to be done if they want to save this show.
Granted, I think having two Alpha females on the show like Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg was a bigger mistake than hiring Rosie Perez. But not by much.
Today on The View, while talking to Ashanti about the flu shot, a loud sound was heard. Without missing a beat Whoopi Goldberg stood up, claiming she was the one who made the noise.
So do you think she farted or it was a sound effect. Since, she has cut the cheese before of the daytime talk show, I wouldn’t put it past the Oscar winner to do it again.
We are less that two weeks away from a Barbara Walters-less The View and yesterday we found out who will be joining Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell on the daytime talk show. ABC announced that actress Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace, communications chief for George W. Bush’s White House and re-election campaign and senior advisor for the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008, will be sitting at the table with them this season. Perez said it best in the press release, “I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I’ve been asked to join ‘The View’.” Who wasn’t surprised when they heard she was joining the show? I mean, if this was 20 years ago, I would be excited about these four co-hosts. But it is 2014 and they are so 1994.
I think that people will tune in for premiere week out of curiosity, and then they will tune out. I just see a lot of screaming and talking over each other when it comes to the three actresses and that gets old, fast. At least to me it does.
The View is going to look a whole lot different next season because not only did they lose Barbara Walters to retirement, they are also losing Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy to the pink slip. According to what ABC told Variety, the ladies were reportedly fired today to make way for “an exciting new direction.” What that new direction is, do we really care because who watches this talk show anymore?
When it comes to Sherri and Jenny’s departures, it really isn’t that surprising. Shepherd’s personal life was news this year, and I am sure the show wanted to distance themselves from it. And when it comes to Donnie Wahlberg’s fiancee, she was an awful hire from the get go.
Oh well, at least they kept Whoopi Goldberg. Which is a good thing because it keeps her too busy to act more often.
Jenny McCarthy Tweeted this photo of herself with major bedhead and to me she kind of looks like Medusa. Granted I think she always turns me into stone whenever I watch her on The View. Who am I kidding, I never watch that daytime talk show.
Barbara Walters is retiring this week and David Letterman is doing the same thing next year. So tonight when she appeared on The Late Show, the two hosts who don’t want to retire any more, agreed to walk into the sunset together. Then the CBS host realized what he agreed to, a suicide pack. So will they do it? Doubtful, because Baba Wawa told the late night to go first. Which is a good thing because the In Memoriams couldn’t handle losing both of them at the same time.
On May 15th, all 11 hosts of The View will share the same stage to say goodbye to the retiring Barbara Walters. That’s right, journalist Meredith Vieira, lawyer Star Jones, comedian Joy Behar, television personality Debbie Matenopoulos, journalist Lisa Ling, comedian Rosie O’Donnell, and cable news host Elissabeth Hasselbeck will join Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters, will all be together for one memorable event.
There is only one more daytime host they need to be part of the panel that day, and that person is Jerry Springer. I really hope the reunion isn’t all lovey dovey and all those old rivalries come back to haunt them.
I have never seen a full episode of The View, but I will be watching this one. Will you be watching too?
We know more than we should about Barbara Walters thanks to The View and her autobiography; and yet today she shared something we wish we never knew about her. The famed newsanchor admitted that she still uses a vibrator and his name is Selfie. I don’t know if I should be impressed that the 84 year old still has a libido or completely grossed out. Since I am visual person and picturing how big that thing is, I am going with completely grossed out. How does it make you feel about her latest TMI?