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Is ABC Assembling A Male Version Of “The View”?

Frisky Q&A: Tim Gunn
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What happens when you put together style guru Tim Gunn with super trainer Harley Pasternak and carpenter extraordinaire Ty Pennington? Why, it sure sounds like ABC is creating a male version of “The View” with their new show, “The Revolution,” which will star these three guys as co-hosts. As the network explains in a recent press release about the casting, “Our goal is to include inspiring and informative motivators as we build ‘The Revolution’ team and continue to evolve our lineup with the type of lifestyle programming that daytime viewers are interested in seeing.” All they need now is a famous older newscaster to steer this talk show ship—maybe Larry King?— and the formula will be complete. [Perez Hilton]

Today’s Lady News: Dick Cheney Supports Gay Marriage On “The View”

  • Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne Cheney appeared on “The View” this morning and voiced their support for gay marriage. The Cheneys have a daughter who is a lesbian and partnered with two kids. He said, “I think freedom means freedom for everybody and you ought to have the right to make whatever choice you want to make with respect to your own personal situation.” We agree on something?!? Get the smelling salts, Amelia! I’m going to faint! [YouTube via Think Progress]
  • On Serena Williams and fear of the “angry black woman.” [Feministing]
  • Do you find the term “wifey” offensive? To be honest, I hadn’t given it any thought. [Essence]

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For The Record, Tracy Morgan Doesn’t Stuff His Pants

Tracy Morgan took a seat on the estrogen-soaked couch of “The View” yesterday. He and Sherri Shepherd have a special relationship since she plays his wife on “30 Rock.” While watching a clip of the sitcom where Tracy got to show off his revenge body, Sherri shared a little secret. “Every time he came out, he would stuff something in his pants,” she said. Tracy did not approve. “That wasn’t stuffed!” Tracy insisted. “No. No. That’s me. You know I’m magically delicious.” And it only got funnier from there. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: John Wayne Bobbitt And His Severed Penis Visit “The View”

  • John Wayne Bobbitt, the man who notoriously had his penis cut off by his then-wife, Lorena Bobbitt, because he allegedly raped her and had allegedly been physically abusing her, told “The View” that she has never apologized. But rest assured, ladies, his “thingy” now works fine. [Radar Online]
  • President Obama has told the Department of Justice to stop defending the anti-gay marriage Defense of Marriage Act in court. Woo-hoo! [Queerty, BuzzFeed]
  • Jacksonville, Florida, mayoral candidate Mike Hogan made a joke in public about bombing an abortion clinic. Ha … ha? [WJXT]
  • Did you know there is a Muslim feminist punk movement? [Alternet]

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Mother Punishes Son With Hot Sauce, Cold Shower


On “The View” this week, the ladies discussed a mother who appeared on Dr. Phil, who punishes her young son for misbehaving by pouring hot sauce on his tongue and forcing him into a freezing cold shower. (The mother has since been charged with abuse.) In the clip above, it’s clear this poor kid is terrified of his mom and the punishment he knows she’s going to inflict upon him. Look, I know timeout doesn’t always suffice, and there are plenty of people who think a swat on the butt is occasionally warranted (I am not one of them, FYI), but this just reeks of wrong to me. The pain and discomfort it’s meant to cause is so specific. I don’t think jail is the answer for this lady, but parenting classes sure might come in handy. Keep reading »

Joy Behar To Judge The 2011 Miss America Pageant

Color me shocked: Joy Behar, the one co-host of “The View” who makes any damn sense, will be judging the 2011 Miss America pageant. Now, if the qualities needed to rate women in bikinis include not being a misogynist and a prescription pill addict, Joy Behar is a vast improvement over last year’s judge, Rush Limbaugh. Still, what is this woman thinking? Keep reading »

Colbert Tells “The View” To Leave “Papa Bear” Alone


The women of “The View” definitely learned one thing from Stephen Colbert‘s visit yesterday: Don’t mess with Papa Bear. That’s Colbert’s nickname for Bill O’Reilly. In a show of solidarity with O’Reilly, Colbert pretended to walk off the set of “The View” yesterday during his segment. Colbert’s gesture was in reference to O’Reilly’s controversial “View” visit last week, where both Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off set in the midst of O’Reilly’s interview. [USA Today] Keep reading »

Levi Johnston Says He’s Qualified To Run For Mayor Of Wasilla


Oh, Levi Johnston. The ladies of “The View” took him to task yesterday morning over his plan to run for mayor. When they asked him about his qualifications, his response was, “Qualifications for mayor? There really are none. You’ve got to live in city limits for one year. You don’t need a high school diploma, which I’m working on anyway … I believe anybody [can be mayor]. You gotta listen to the people. I’ll go around and talk to people like any other mayor.” From there, Sherri Shepherd asked him if he might be hurting the people by running against someone with more experience. Oh, and then Whoopi asked what his platform is. “At this point in time, I couldn’t tell you,” he said. Please let the people of Wasilla turn out in record numbers to vote against this guy in 2011. [PopEater] Keep reading »

Why Would Anyone Watch A Male Spin-Off Of “The View”?

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Rumor has it Barbara Walters is in talks to start a spin-off of “The View” aimed towards men, starring a cast of both men and women. It hopes to air during the time slot soon-to-be vacated by Oprah. The D-list talent rounded up so far includes Bryant Gumbel as moderator; comedian Alec Mapa, who played Suzuki St. Pierre on “Ugly Betty”; BET news anchor Jacque Reid; and former Fox News host E.D. Hill. According to The New York Daily News, “[the show] will attempt to inject a male perspective into the topics of the day.” Um, that’s called nearly all of nighttime news/chat TV already. Allow me to introduce to you Larry King, David Letterman, Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno, Sean Hannity, Alan Colmes, Conan O’Brien, Shephard Smith … Keep reading »

Jake Pavelka Swears He’s Not Gay On “The View”


Perhaps this is small potatoes compared to the allegations that Whoopi Goldberg slapped White House party crasher Michaele Salahi on yesterday’s episode. But Jake Pavelka‘s appearance on “The View” on Tuesday was pretty interesting. Now, I don’t like it when someone is publicly questioned about their sexuality. But in this case, Jake did bring it up. “There was a lack of intimacy because our problems were so heavy,” he said, describing why he didn’t want to get down with fiance Vienna Girardi. “I can’t separate love and intimacy — and apparently that makes me gay.” Keep reading »

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