The View was back live today after last week’s vacation and the women were rested and ready to let it rip. Hot Topics first congratulated Spain for winning their first World Cup. I am happy for Spain but also happy that I don’t have to listen to the annoying vuvuzela any longer! The first major Hot Topic discussed was LeBron James’ decision to play for Miami Heat after much speculation that he would stick with Cleveland, where he has been for 7 years. Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert fired back with a scathing letter detailing his sour grapes. Whoopi and Elisabeth agreed that the owner needed to relax, as business is business. Joy speculated that maybe the Cavaliers were sore because of all the fanfare that surrounded LeBron while he made this choice. After all, ESPN had a one hour “announcement” special for him to be interviewed and end the speculation. Once he announced it, Cavaliers fans burned his jersey and have turned their backs on LeBron. Yikes. Of course, most of y’all know Bridgette and I bleed black and gold for our beloved New Orleans Saints, and although business is business, I can imagine some of our crazed fans feeling the same way about my boyfriend Drew Brees if he decided to pull up roots and go play for the enemy Falcons. I dare not even speak of it.
Next up: Mel Gibson. For those not in the know, Mel is embroiled in a heated verbal match with the mother of his 8th child. Although not confirmed that it’s actually Mel, Oksana Grigorieva (the mother of the baby) has leaked racial-slur laced phone conversations to the press. Assuming it is Mel, I will just say this: Mel, please stop talking. Just stop. You’re not studly Mad Max in the Thunderdome anymore. You’re just coming off like a washed up old man who is slightly deranged. Just be quiet. No more bad words, ok? Thanks! Whoopi claims to know Mel pretty well and insists that she is not happy with what he did, but knows he is not a racist. I will say Whoopi is a lot more understanding than I would be! Side note: I had almost forgotten my beloved Tina Turner was in Mad Max! Ahhh, the 80’s. Good times.
Barbara Walters was able to join in via Skype today to check in with the ladies for the first time since having heart surgery. Barbara looks great 2 months post-surgery and is fully recovered! Barbara thanked all the fans for their well wishes during her recovery. When she described the procedure she had done, I was really in awe that she has made such progress in just two months. Barbara says that all women need to urge their doctors to give them an EKG to screen for potential heart issues. Thanks for the heads up Barbara! I think we can agree that all women need to take control of their health and health care.
Next Hot Topic is Jake and Vienna. I discussed these two crazies in a previous View post. Did y’all see the breakup interview on last week’s Bachelor? Have mercy. Elisabeth, like me, is “addicted” to The Bachelor and all the women agreed this drama was nauseating. Maybe we can find some remote island for Mel, Jake, and Vienna? Serenity, NOW!
Angie Harmon stopped in to visit today and talk about her new show Rizzoli and Isles. After a long stint on Law and Order, Angie has switched to TNT for her new show, which is getting great reviews. Angie is married to adorable NY Giants star Jason Sehorn and they have 3 beautiful girls, all under the age of 6. Needless to say, Angie stays busy and is planning on pulling up her roots in Los Angeles and heading down South to raise her girls in a more “down home” environment. Welcome home, Angie!
American Idol winner Lee DeWyze visited The View to talk about his rags-to-riches story of how he went from paint salesman to playing to screaming crowds of on tour. Lee seems to be getting his footing and is working on his album which is coming out in October. Lee sang a beautiful rendition of Halleluja -definitely one to find on iTunes.
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