No stranger to TV and the drama that goes with it, Kate Goesslin co-hosted The View today. The ladies on The View gave Kate the chance to clear up some rumors about herself. One, she says she has not had breast surgery to get her “girls” back where they go, but just bought a new bra. I’ll buy that. She did have a tummy tuck, as we all saw on her show Jon and Kate Plus 8. She says she has not had Botox, and to that I say, WHO CARES if she did or didn’t? I am 35 years old and I will tell you I am getting super critical of my forehead lines these days. If I had Botox I probably wouldn’t broadcast it on TV but I’d be honest. People who know me in real life know that I’m pretty outspoken….I’d probably run around showing everyone because I’d be so proud of my un-lined forehead! Kate denies that she will be on an upcoming installment of ABC’s The Bachelorette. To that I say, Amen. I think all the speculation on Kate’s life and what she has or not had surgically comes from her dramatic transformation in the last few years:
Hot Topics included the question of whether or not you should tell your mate if you have an affair but break it off. Joy says, “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” I hope and pray infidelity would never be something I would have to face in my own marriage, but can speak from some experience in knowing someone who went through it and eventually was able to mend her relationship. I was glad that she had the courage to work on it, but at the same time always wondered how she ever trusted her husband again. Maybe couples therapy from the beginning of their marriage could have helped ward off that issue? The New York Times says we should all be using marital counseling like a checkup at the doctor. Wonder if that could have helped Jon and Kate?
Red, White, and Blue fashions were displayed after the break, with Independence Day being this weekend. Joy and Elisabeth played nicely together and showed great options for your family 4th Beach trip, Fireworks Display, or Barbeque from Tommy Hilfiger, Janie and Jack, Land’s End, Newport News, and more. I loved everything they showed but wished they would have done this earlier in the week because if you saw something on one of the models you liked, most people would not have time to shop tomorrow for something to wear Sunday, in my opinion.
Sunless tanning was the next segment, with Emmy-winning View makeup artist Lori Klein visiting to discuss using makeup and sunless tanning creams to get the perfect tanned look without setting foot in the sun. I am very fair, as are my children, and I have become much more sun-conscious these days since I started seeing a dermatologist recently to take care of my skin properly (see above sadness about forehead wrinkles). Lori talked about perfect application of these products and what I liked about her segment was how she showed both drugstore and department store self-tanners to fit every budget. Lori even demonstrated how to use a paint roller to get those hard to reach areas without help! I never would have thought of that! Lori also addressed how to fix boo-boos so you aren’t running around with orange palms. Orange palms are a dead giveaway that you got yourself some “Aruba in a Tuba.”
The 4th of July conjures up many food images for all of us, and one standby is hot dogs and ice cream. David Hoffman from Food Network stopped by to discuss the regional differences of how people serve their hot dogs. Rhode Island serves them “up the arm” style with meat sauce and celery salt. Southern style means “slaw dogs” with coleslaw instead of sauerkraut. In New England? Try a fried hot dog topped with onions, sauerkraut, mustard, relish, and bacon. Pork on pork? Hmmm. I might want to check with the cardiologist about that. Ice cream, any way you make it, is heaven to me. David showed frozen custard, homemade Eskimo pies that looked like Heaven on a plate, and hot fudge sundaes. YUM!
Travie McCoy showed up to send us off into the holiday weekend by belting out his hit song “Billionaire.” His visit was a great way to wrap up a jam-packed show. Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone! Keep watching The View!