By: Gossip By Gabsmash
This morning on The View the girls jumped into a heated debate about the voting process in NYC. Elizabeth was angry that you do not have to show proof of i.d. to vote. She said she has to show i.d. for movies, but not to vote. That’s when the temperature started to rise.
Barb changed the topic to teen entertainer Demi Lovato entering a treatment center.
While Barbara was describing the situation, Elizabeth threw in her two cents’ and interrupted her (like they all do to one another). Next, Elizabeth’s earring accidentally fell off. Barbara made the snarky comment, “See! Your earring’s falling off because you interrupted me!”
A monotone Elizabeth shot back, “Sorry. It’s contagious at this table today.” Okay. Barb’s face fell. She turned to the audience and her jaws literally dropped. I love Barbra, but she looked 90 years old at that moment. Clear shock. Elizabeth smirked. Hey, if you can dish it out? This one will be on You Tube by the time you read this! Barbara made a quick recovery and asked Elizabeth about her daughter Gracie and all was well…Meowness!
By: Jillian Lauren
This past Monday I appeared on The View. You can catch the full episode here. I plan to write at length about my experience, but for now I’ll just say that it was a blast. It was an intense day on a lot of levels, not the least of which was that I reconnected with my friend Rachel (a producer on the show), whom I hadn’t seen in twenty years. I was incredibly nervous at first, but as soon I had my ass in that chair with the cute little blue mug in front of me, I felt great. I actually had fun. I made a mental note that if a host position ever becomes available, I definitely want to apply. I think I’d give them just the edge they need.
I seem to be getting a bunch of incredibly supportive feedback from people who think that Barbara was mean to me. I appreciate the love, but I have to disagree. I’ve been known to don my journalist hat every so often, so I know the difference between being mean and digging for the story. It never once crossed my mind that Barbara was being mean. I was honored to be interviewed by her and frankly thrilled to watch her do her thing, even when I did her radio show afterwards and she managed to throw me off my game a couple of times. She’s friggin’ Barbara Walters, of course she threw me off my game.
Besides, I didn’t write this book so people would like me and be nice to me. I wrote it because I wanted to tell my story. The View gave me the opportunity to do exactly that.
From “The View” on December 4, 2009