Good Morning America’s weather anchor, Sam Champion and sports journalist Stephen A. Smith helped co-host today and the gang was 2 on 2, with just Whoopi and Joy at the table today from the original View crew.
Did anyone notice The View was the big news story on the Yahoo home page today? It seems Whoopi Goldberg is catching flack for continuing to back Mel Gibson for his crazy behavior as of late. While Whoopi agrees Mel is a “bonehead,” she does not think he is a racist. It seems there has now been a 5th telephone recording leak to Radar Online, and the tapes have been tampered with. Sam said there is obviously no clear winner here, and that is something I think we can all agree. Stephen commented that Mel will have a harder time in the court of public opinion than in the regular court of justice, I think he is right!
More Hot Topics today included Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston, The Tea Party, charging big bucks on airlines for carry on bags, and the BP oil spill (a topic close to our region). As of today, the cap was in place and working, thank God, so hopefully progress can be made in the Gulf, and fast.
Jennifer Love Hewitt was the guest today to talk about her new Lifetime movie, The Client List. Jennifer says that in today’s economy, there are a lot of women turning to jobs of a sexual nature in order to support their families. It’s a sad thought that in today’s world a conventional job isn’t enough to pay the bills. Jennifer researched this role thoroughly and really devoted herself to getting it right. The movie looks very interesting and Jennifer has certainly made a jump from her ultra wholesome days on Party of Five! Jennifer has suffered through bad body-image publicity and she discussed how difficult that was for her.
The last guest on Thursday’s show was grown-up child star Joseph Gordon Levitt (formerly of 3rd Rock From the Sun) to talk about his new Sci-Fi movie Inception. Joseph is certainly all grown up and it’s nice to see a child star that didn’t end up going down the wrong path. Inception has a great cast with Leonardo DeCaprio, Michael Caine, and Marion Cotilliard. The movie looks great! Check out Joseph now:
This week, The View has been chock-full and very interesting. Can’t wait to tune in next week!
Disclosure: As a “View Ambassador,” I was given financial compensation by ABC Daytime to write my opinions of the recent View episodes. However, all opinions remain 100% my own.