“The View” Watch Recap 4/12/2011
Posted by stacee1 on April 12, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The first topic of the day was Donald Trump’s “war of words” with Bill Cosby. This was in response to Cosby not believing Trump is running for president and is just doing this for attention. Trump’s response was that Cosby is a two-faced phony. who has been nice to him before. Joy speculated that maybe was nice to Trump before he said the things he has and is now speaking out against it. Hasselbeck thinks Trump is running but is making a mistake running on the birther platform instead of being able to create more jobs than the president. Why she’s not asking why the House is not creating jobs like they said they would is beyond me. Sherri asked if Trump has created more jobs than Obama. Whoopi thinks you can still respect someone and disagree with them, citing Trump’s last appearance and calling him out on his nonsense. She said she still likes him. Barb said she like Donald but he is thin skinned. She also stated that if they say something against him that they are a little afraid because you hear from his office (very illuminating statement). She added that if he’s serious about running, he’s going to have a lot more people than them and Bill Cosby [criticizing] and it goes with the territory. Joy talked about how she’s said something about Donald not running and immediately received a phone call from him. She compared him to a crank caller who knows your name. Hasselbeck defended Trump, asking why Joy would not respect the fact that he called saying that’s a good thing. Maybe Joy should play pretend phone tag like Hasselbeck did to Chelsea Clinton. Joy just pointed out that Trump gets mad when you say something about him.
Next topic was Dancing with the Stars. Barb watched and said she is in awe of all of them. She also loved the classical music. Hasselbeck said she has classical music on her iPod but she watches to see people dance. Because you can’t dance to classical music. They showed a clip of Kirstie dancing and her shoe coming off. By the time her partner lifted her up, she had it back on. It was great! Perfect. They also showed a clip of Romeo and his partner, which was superb as well.
After break, they discussed “Mad Men” actress January Jones who said she was picked on in high school because she was so pretty. Whoopi asked are you allowed to say how pretty you were? Joy said she’s honest because she also said she’s not being paid enough in her role on the show. She gives her credit for that. Barbara said everyday she says “Don’t hate me cuz I’m beautiful”. Sherri made the point thats being pretty is not a negative like I was too fat or being a nerd. She said there are some benefits to being pretty. Whoopi said she can’t tell wh’s supposed to be pretty so she looks in the mirror and says “baby it’s you”.
They then discussued Kate Middleton. People say she’s dieting too much to prepare for her wedding. Hasselbeck said let her get skinny and that she won’t have motivation like this again. Barbara talked about Princess Diana who also lost weight for her wedding. Diana later became bullimic and anorexic and Barb said it’s a bad path to go on.
Whoopi noted that today is the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. She said she is glad the North won.
Next discussion was how many parents are upset at Abercrombie and Fitch for offering padded bikini tops for kids as young as seven and Walmart carrying a line of makeup for young girls in that same age group. Joy calls it disgusting and said young girls are subjected to all sorts of things. Sherri wonders why we push sexuality on these young girls. Whoopi said “we” have raised them to be like this and A&F are taking advantage.
The first guest to appear was Katie Couric. Katie is a journalist, currently the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and correspondent for 60 Minutes. She is the first solo female anchor of a weekday evening news program on one of the three traditional U.S. broadcast networks. Before CBS, she was a co-host of NBC’s Today, a position she held from 1991 until 2006. Katie addressed the rumors that she is leaving CBS, saying it’s not her place and she’s still making a decision. When asked why she wasn’t able to improve the ratings on CBS Evening News, she said she did her best and has always focused on the quality of the work, making it exciting, challenging and fulfilling.
Katie then talked about her newest book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives” . In it, she reflects on the good advice—and the missteps—that have guided her from her early days as a desk assistant at ABC to her groundbreaking role as the first female anchor of the CBS Evening News. She reveals how the words of Thomas Jefferson helped her deal with her husband’s tragic death from cancer, and what encouraged her to leave the security of NBC’s Today show for a new adventure at CBS. The main points of the book are to never be afraid to fail and to find what you love and make that your career. Katie said you learn as much from failure as you do from your sucesses. Barb then read a part of what she contributed in the book. In fact, I got the impression Barb was more interested in having the spotlight on her and not Katie.
Before the close of the interview, Barb told Katie that she think Katie is doing the right think. Katie responded “Well, you don’t know what I’m doing but thank you for saying that”. Barb said, “In case I do…just in case…I can give my opinion”.
Actor Chris Noth appeared next. He is known for two long-running television roles: as Det. Mike Logan on Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and as “Big” on Sex and the City. For the latter role, he has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. He is currently starring in The Good Wife on CBS.
Okay, I have to stop here. I’m sitting here at the computer, more listening to the show than typing. I usually look up when I need to pause the show but for the most part am looking at the monitor. I just got a good, full view look at Whoopi as they are greeting Noth. WHAT in the world is this woman wearing? Is it a tent? Is she hiding someone under there?
Anyway, Chris came out onto the stage with gift bags for the hosts. They contained tea blends from the company LOVA. He said he did so because they donate 50% of proceeds to Rainforest Action Network.
Chris is currently involved in the Broadway play “The Championship Season“. It involves four friends from high school who get together to reminice about when they played basketball. Noth said there are so many themes to the play and one thing that seems to recur is loss. He also said the play starts off as an embrace of friendship and then throughout they rip each other apart.
That concludes today’s show. Have a great day!