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“The View” Watch Recap 5/4/2011

Posted by stacee1 on May 4, 2011


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

On Today’s Show: Dick Van Dyke, NBA star Carmelo Anthony and wife Lala Vazquez

 

Hosts at tthe table: Whoopi, Joy, Sherri, Elisabeth

The first topic of discussion was whether or not the White House should release the pictures of bin Laden after he’d been shot to death. Barbara said the last time an issue like this was debated was when the pictures of Abu Gharab came out. Barb thinks the pictures of bin Laden will as well but thinks the most important thing is context and how do you explain it to young kids. Joy wonders if the release will inflame more terrorism. Sherri thinks the release will quiet some of the skeptics who don’t think he was killed. Hasselbeck wrote some weird poem to help her if her kids asked her about it.
Whoopi then talked about the “western” items found in Laden’s coupond, i.e. Coca Cola, Pepsi, high end shampoos. Barbara asked what happened to him being in a cave? Joy joked Laden was living like Hugh Hefner.

Next topic was some comment Palin made where she gave the credit of bin Laden’s capture to former President Bush. Hasselbeck acted confused, wondering if she was referring to Obama too. Joy told her Palin never mentioned Obama’s name and joked that it was against Palin’s religion. Barbara noted that Pres. Obama had the courage, guts and collness to do what Clinton and Bush did not. Joy rightly noted that Bush gave up his search for bin Laden, which Hasselbeck challenged. Joy recalled Bush saying how he did not care about bin Laden and does not spend time on it.Whoopi noted that President Obama invited Bush to attend an appearance at Ground Zero tomorrow, but Bush declined.

After break, they discussed the hat Beatrice (Sara Ferguson’s daughter) wore to the Royal Wedding. Joy said it wasn’t a hat, it’s a towel rack. Sherri was also critical of her makeup. Barb talked about the many hats she tried on while in London and how normal it was to wear one in, but said when she got home she thought she looked ridiculous. Whoopi, who wears hats as well, said she looks good in her hats.

They then discussed last night’s”Dancing with the Stars”. Kendra got voted off and Sherri thinks Kirstie Alley will make it to the end.

Whoopi then discussed how the U.S. is one of the only countries that does not have basic rules protecting our privacy while online. Joy noted that we still continually shop and give out [credit card] numbers out. Sherri said the laws are always changing. Barbara read some scam email asking for money. Whoopi then alerted us to an email going around claiming to contain the death photos of bin Laden. DO NOT OPEN IT, it is a virus that will wreck your computer. Delete it!

OMG they just gave away Coach’s new Madison Laser Cut Satchel. Wow. What a great day to be in the audience.

he first guest to appear was Dick Van Dyke. Mr. Van Dyke is an actor, comedian, writer, and producer with a career spanning six decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke, and father of Barry Van Dyke. He is arguably best known for his starring roles in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and the television series The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Diagnosis: Murder. He was on this dreck of a show to promote his new book, “My Lucky Life In And Out Of Show Business“. In it, he shares antecdotes about his life in show business as well as his problem with alcohol. Mr. Van Dyke said it was due to his shyness and alcohol seemed to make him funnier. Van Dyke said his addiction last for about 10 years and then went away.

Mr. Van Dyke also discussed his co-star, Mary Tyler Moore, who played his wife on The Dick Van Dyke Show. He had initially thought she was not right for the part because he did not think she would be funny. He said he was probably the last person that thought that. Mr. Van Dyke also mentioned how people actually thought they were really married. They shared a crush but it never went beyond that.

The next guests to appear were NBA star Carmelo Anthony and wife Lala Vazquez. Carmello currently plays for the New York Knicks. He said there was a lot of negotiating back and forth on his contract deal and that he actually thought he’d end up in New Jersey. LaLa was a VJ on MtV Both she and Carmello are involved with philanthropic work and are currently writing a book about teamwork. LaLa said when you grow up without much and you get this fabulous life, it’s only right to give back to the community and where you came from.
LaLa’s new reality series “LaLa’s Full Court Life” premieres August 22 on VH1.

That concludes today’s show. Have a great day!

 
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