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January 22, 2015

Today on The View, Nicolle and Rosie were joined by singer Michelle Williams and YouTube sensation Colleen Ballinger.  Whoopi was taking another day to heal her back and Rosie Perez returns to The View on Tuesday February, 3rd!  Colleen has an unbelievable YouTube channel called Miranda Sings that has over 325 million views and has 3 million subscribers!  Colleen said she got the idea for the YouTube channel after she started going to school with a bunch of vocal performance majors who were very cocky and really rude to her.  So she poked fun at them a bit on her YouTube channel and now she’s hosting The View!


Michelle Williams, Nicolle, Colleen Ballinger & Rosie!

Hot Topics:

Battle of the Balls: The deflate-gate scandal is calling for the Patriots to be disqualified from the Super Bowl.  Rosie actually agrees.  Coach Belichick spoke at a press conference earlier this morning and said he had nothing to do with it.  He also said, “I don’t handle the balls.” Rosie said as a lesbian she can say that too! Rosie thinks the team shouldn’t go to the Super Bowl if they were cheating but Michelle respectfully disagreed.  She feels like other teams have probably done things that could get them a point or two in the past too.  Because Nicolle isn’t a football expert, she asked her husband about this issue and he said it makes it a lot easier to throw and catch a football when they’re a little deflated.  She thinks the Patriots should lose their win and a team that didn’t deflate their balls should go to the Super Bowl.  Colleen said at least they cheated using deflated balls because it gives them so many funny things to talk about.  Rosie asked if the Patriots are picked on so much because they’re good or because they cheat better.  Michelle likes the Patriots and thinks it was an accident.  Nicolle said the Patriots actually scored more points in the second half of the game after the balls had been reinflated.

Show Me Your Login: A new cyberbullying law allows schools to force students to hand over their social media passwords if the school suspects the child of bullying.  Michelle said she was for it.  She thinks parents are oftentimes in denial about what their children are capable of and since she was a bullied child, she has a low tolerance for bullying.  Colleen has strong feelings against the law.  Firstly, she feels like parents should be involved before they bypass them and access the student’s social media accounts.  But she does like that schools are trying to do something to combat cyberbullying because she witnesses it every day.  Rosie thinks until kids are 18-years-old parents have the right to monitor their kids’ social media accounts and online activity.  She has an app on her computer called Teen Safe that allows her to monitor her teens online.  Nicolle believes if one child’s life is saved because of this new law, she’s all for it.  She thinks that snooping is a higher priority than the privacy of a teenager.  Colleen doesn’t think it will really prevent anything to delete a teen’s Twitter account.  She said if they’re a true cyberbully, the teen will just create another account and keep doing it.  Rosie has wrestled with the concept of going off all social media herself.  Now, if Rosie brings out her phone while she and her young daughter Dakota are coloring or playing together, Dakota will grab the phone and say, “No, Mommy, no!”  Dakota wants her full attention!  She said iPhones, in a way, have ruined their lives because they have made us want to record every single moment.  Colleen agreed and said her niece and nephew just want to play with her iPhone whenever they’re together rather than interact with her.

First Kiss Freak Out: A grade-school boy named Griffin has gone viral for a video he made describing his first kiss!  (watch the video below)  Colleen was 16 when she had her first kiss and it wasn’t even a real kiss, it was a stage kiss, but Rosie said that still counts.  Nicolle doesn’t even remember her first kiss and Michelle’s first kiss was in church!  Rosie remembers her first kiss well.  It was with Craig Blitz who lived in Dix Hills, New York.  They were playing basketball together in her driveway and the ball bounced into the garage.  He followed her in to get it and he kissed her! Then two weeks later, he stole a ring from his mom’s jewelry box and gave it to her.  She loved the ring but his mom alerted the school and the principal called Rosie down to the office to ask her where she got it.  She ended up having to give it back.

Watch Griffin as he describes his first kiss…

Baby Bulletin:  Chelsea Clinton says she reads the newspaper to her infant daughter every morning.  Rosie thought that was “interesting and little bit odd.” Nicolle said after the Newtown tragedy, she and her husband don’t have the news on in the house anymore.  She doesn’t want her child to ingest the negativity.  She realizes he’ll have access to all the news on the Internet someday but said she doesn’t want it a part of their daily lives.  Nicolle said she wouldn’t choose to read the news to her son but she said she’s sure that Chelsea’s daughter will be just as smart as all the other Clintons.  Michelle said Charlotte Clinton might be a co-host on The View someday, who knows!

Quit Calling Me Cougar:  Jennifer Lopez’s The Boy Next Door opens tomorrow (1/23) and in the film J-Lo gets involved with a much younger man.  However, she has a problem with people calling her a “cougar” in real life when she enters into a relationship with a man who is younger than her.  Mostly, because no man is ever called a cougar.  They are congratulated.  Colleen said there’s definitely a negative connotation with women dating younger men but if an older man dates a younger woman he’s celebrated.  She thinks that’s ridiculous.  Rosie said it’s definitely a double-standard.   Madonna for example, doesn’t care what anyone thinks about who she dates.  She chooses to date the person she loves no matter their age or what anyone says.  Rosie was always inspired by how Madonna embraces her sexuality.  Michelle, who is single, joked that she would rather go for the older guy with a senior discount at this point.

In Google We Trust: In a brand new survey, Google is now a more trusted news source than TV and print journalism.  Michelle enjoys Google because now there is no excuse for being ignorant.  She likes that you can find out the truth in real time.  Nicolle said she’s still a “dinosaur” and reads three newspapers every morning but she does think Google helps marriages.  She thinks it’s a great tool for couples to clear up disagreements immediately.  She and her husband have settled political disputes using Google and Rosie thought it was so cute that Nicolle fights about politics with her husband.  Colleen and her fiancé have argued and had to use Google to find the correct pronunciation of words.  Colleen met her fiancé after he saw her YouTube videos!  He messaged her on Facebook and they started chatting.  The day they met in person they said, “I love you.”   Rosie said Colleen’s story is a little like FrozenMichelle thinks she must be doing something wrong because she’s still single.  And she said maybe she should start a YouTube channel like ColleenNicolle thinks Michelle is a wonderful person and she’ll surely find the right person someday.  Michelle joked that whoever it is, he will have to be able to “handle her crazy.”  Rosie said that’s the requirement of all partners.  She said everyone comes with baggage and baggage can also be seen as experience.  Rosie said, “You don’t get to be where you are right now without everything that’s happened to you in the past.  And the great news is, the past is in the past.”

And that whole conversation reminded me of this scene from The Lion King, so here it is for your enjoyment!  🙂



David-Hyde-Pierce-Rosie-OdonnellDavid Hyde Pierce: David is making trouble for Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife and making his directorial debut on Broadway in the new musical It Shoulda Been You.  Firstly, he told Michelle, if he wasn’t already married, he would marry her!  Awwwwwww.  He said his new musical It Shoulda Been You is in pre-production right now and it’s very exciting!  His husband wrote the book and the cast has many stars including the talented Tyne Daly!  Rosie asked David if he’s ever been to one of Tyne’s poker parties at her house.  He hasn’t, but said he learned from Tyne, who he said has “the best legs on Broadway,” to always take the stairs instead of the elevator.  Nicolle said she is obsessed with The Good Wife. David plays Julianna’s political opponent on the show and Nicolle wanted to know if this is going to be a dirty campaign.  He said it’s going to get dirtier!  He tapes an episode of The Good Wife tonight and he still doesn’t know if he wins or loses the election!

David talked about what a huge Broadway guy he is.  He said his very first play was entitled Beyond Therapy and it was performed at the same theater where he is going to have his directorial debut.  Rosie saw David in Heidi Chronicles and thought he was fantastic.  Michelle asked David if there will ever be a Frasier reunion and he said they have them all the time, but they happen in private.   It Shoulda Been You begins previews on March 17th and opens on April 14th. But you can buy tickets now!

Mike-Huckabee-Rosie-Odonnell2Mike Huckabee: Mike Huckabee joined the ladies to discuss his new book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy  and to also discuss his political aspirations when it comes to the next presidential campaign.  Nicolle complimented Mike about how great he is at standing alone in his political beliefs, even when he’s surrounded by those that don’t agree.  Mike said he is a conservative but he’s “not mad at anyone about it.”  He believes in the ability to have conversations with people that may not agree with him.  One of the things that bothers Mike about politics today, is that so many people make it “hostile and polarizing.”  He thinks people can have the sharpest of disagreements in the kindest of ways.  He recalled when he joined Rosie on her radio program Rosie Radio.  They had a wonderful conversation about gay marriage.  Rosie agreed.  She said they have different views but they were able to come to a “mutual understanding.”

Nicolle flat out asked Mike if he was going to run for president.  He said he left his very successful show on Fox News and if he doesn’t run, he has to be the dumbest man around to leave a good gig like that! (Though he wouldn’t say for sure if he was running.)  Mike’s wife wanted him to run for president in 2012 but he didn’t think it was the right time and he also didn’t think it was a good idea to run against a very popular, incumbent president.  And after the election was over she said to him, “You were right.”  Three of the best words he’s ever heard!  Colleen asked Mike what makes him different from the other Republican candidates running for President and he joked, “I’m on The View and they’re not!”  More seriously, Mike said all the other Republican candidates are “good guys” and he’s not going to say anything bad about them.  He always finds it disingenuous when candidates bash each other in a primary campaign and then praise who ever gets the nomination at the convention.


They played a lightning round where Nicolle gave Mike a few words and he had to say what first came to mind:

President Obama:  Mike said he is a good man but missed his opportunity to work with the legislature and build relationships with the people in Congress.  Rosie said some of the people in Congress have not been open to having that relationship with the president either.  Mike agreed but said it is up to the president to make the effort.  And Mike said he believes in term limits for members of Congress.  He said Washington has become “The Roach Motel: They go in but they never go out.”  Rosie totally agreed.

Beyonce: Mike said she’s an amazing singer and unbelievable dancer but she doesn’t need to do songs like Partition and Drunk In Love in order to be an effective and amazing talent.  Michelle loves Beyonce and thinks she chose to do those songs in order to shed the “good girl” image. Michelle thinks Beyonce had some freedom and she “owned it.”  Michelle respects Mike but was definitely offended by his comments about her girl, Bey.  Mike said a lot of what people are reacting to are the headlines and how reporters have spun the story, not what he actually said in the book.

Audience Giveaway: Everyone in the studio audience received a pair of tickets to It Shoulda Been You and Mike Huckabee’s new book entitled God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.


Take a little time to enjoy The View!

written by Kelly Weist
KidRo Productions




January 21, 2015

Today on The View, Whoopi was back along with Nicolle and RosieRosie P is still absent because she’s rehearsing her Broadway show for the month of January.  They were joined by guest co-host, comedian and author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids, Jen Kirkman!

Hot Topics:

State Of the Union:  Last night President Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union address to the nation. He spoke very confidently and declared that the shadow of crisis has passed in America.  Whoopi thought his message that things are better today than it was when I took over, was a great one!  Nicolle got to be part of ABC’s SOTU coverage and she was surprised the national news didn’t lead with the SOTU address which was to air just two hours later.  She thinks the President’s SOTU address should be the biggest story in the country and what she learned working for a President, is that a President has little ability to influence the debate.  She also thought Obama had “swagger” last night and he deserves it because being the President is a really hard job.  But on the Republican side of the aisle, she said they were very skeptical of the substance and tone of his speech.  She thought he could have extended some sort of olive branch to the other side.  Whoopi wanted to know if Nicolle thinks he didn’t reach out to the other side because every Republican in that room doesn’t even believe he’s actually an American citizen.  Whoopi thinks Obama did the best he could with the “really crappy hand he was dealt.”  He managed to get health care passed, passed stimulus, he passed a bill that reformed Wall Street, ended the war in Iraq, captured and killed Osama Bin Laden, etc.  Nicolle would rather some conservative principles be a part of his agenda.  She thinks he missed an opportunity to pass tax reforms.  Jen thinks it’s because he’s a black man that they called him “cocky” rather than simply appearing confident.


Response-Ability: Joni Ernst did the Republican rebuttal to which Rosie said, “Proving that anyone in the world can be a Senator.”  In defense of Ernst, Nicolle said doing the rebuttal following the SOTU is the “worst assignment in politics.”   Whoopi appreciated Joni’s statement about putting bread bags over her shoes on rainy days to keep them dry because she only owned one pair.  Whoopi said she and many people in this country could relate to those sentiments.  Nicolle did admit it was an “awkward performance to watch.”  But she thinks it’s important that Iowa has sent a woman to Washington [regardless of the woman, apparently].  And she’s happy to see another Republican woman getting national attention [regardless of the attention, negative or not]. Whoopi invited Joni Ernst to The View so she could communicate her message in a more relaxed setting.

Soft Balls:  There is an investigation taking place over whether The Patriots purposefully deflated their footballs for the game on Sunday.  Eleven out of the twelve balls that they used to beat the Colts were underinflated.  Jen thinks they should take their wins away though she’s grateful this is not another NFL scandal involving domestic abuse.  Rosie believes they should let the other team go to the Super Bowl now!

UFO Files Land Online: The Air Force has released their UFO files online and people are very excited over this information!  Jen said she believes in aliens and thinks it’s the right time for us to have a little distraction from what’s going on in the world today.  Rosie believes in aliens too.  When she thinks about the vast universe she said there’s no way we’re the only lifeforms.  Whoopi wondered why release the files now.  Nicolle loves that the files are coming out under a Democratic administration because no one will suspect a government cover-up now.

A New Reptile Species: There’s a new reptile species that precedes dinosaurs.  There was a diagram and an attempt at an explanation by Whoopi.  That’s all I know.

Snack On This: The red velvet Oreo is here, just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Rosie said red velvet cake is just chocolate cake with red food coloring so really they were eating just red-dyed Oreos.  Jen thinks it’s horrible timing to release this new product right now because people are still trying to stick to their new year’s resolutions!  Whoopi is an avid Oreo fan and she remembered when she and her mother used to have “lick contests.”  Rosie’s mom used to get mad at her when she would dunk her Oreos in her milk and after her mother died, Rosie was desperately trying to think of one good thing about her mother’s passing.  All she could think of was, “I can dunk my Oreos now.”  Every time she has an Oreo she thinks of her mother.

Invisible Boyfriend: There’s a new app called Invisible Boyfriend that sends texts and calls to convince people around you that you have a boyfriend.  Rosie said they must never forget Jan Brady and her fake boyfriend, George Glass!   She thinks the app should be named “George Glass.”  Jen feels like if someone is judging her for being single, that’s their problem, not hers.  Jen also said you can wear a fake ring to keep a guy away who’s hitting on you.  Whoopi thinks you should just tell people the truth.


Stacy London:  Stacy London became a style icon for telling people what not to wear and now she’s helping people who need to take down their look a notch, in her new TLC show Love, Lust or RunStacy said her new show is really about “taking the temperature” of the general public.  The general public is shown a picture of a woman who is in a very extreme fashion and they’re allowed to say whether they love the look, whether they lust after her or whether their clothes make them want to run.  Then she shows the women what people are saying about them.  Normally, Stacy would not care what the general public thinks about how she or anyone else dresses but when you’re getting in your own way and not getting what you want out of life because of the way you dress, she said you need this sort of intervention.


The fabulous Karen Dupiche and Yancey Edwards!

They invited a woman named Amanda from Brooklyn who dresses in an extreme way to come on the show for a makeover.  Amanda asked Stacy for a toned-down look to better help the way she was perceived in the world.  Karen Dupiche, a View makeup artist and Yancey Edwards, a View hair stylist gave Amanda a makeover along with the stylings of Stacy London.  Amanda revealed her new look and she looked beautiful and still edgy!  Karen and Yancey explained what they did for Amanda’s new look and Yancey said, “She was, “yancified!”  You can follow Karen on Twitter and Instagram and Yancey on Twitter and Instagram.  Love, Lust or Run premieres Friday, January 23rd on TLC.  Members of the studio audience received one of Stacy’s favorite style essentials, Stylette.


Yancey, Nicolle, Stacy London, Amanda, Karen, Rosie & Jen!

Natasha Bedingfield:  Natasha Bedingfield joined The View ladies to discuss her new song she wrote entitled Hope that the brand Philosophy asked her to write about mental health.  She and her husband wrote it together and it’s meant to inspire people who struggle with mental health issues.   She also discussed with Whoopi and Nicolle her song Unwritten, one of Whoopi’s favorite songs, that Natasha wrote for her little brother.  She’s working with her husband on a new album right now!  Natasha performed her new song Hope for the audience.


Rosie and Natasha Bedingfield

Update: Jen Kirkman is on tour right now performing her comedy special entitled I’m Going to Die Alone and I Feel Fine.  You can get more information about her tour dates here.  Come on out and see her!

Take a little time to enjoy The View!

written by Kelly Weist
KidRo Productions

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January 20, 2015

Rosie-Odonnell-SkeletonWhoopi’s Back:  Whoopi rejoined the hosts at the table after almost a month off due to an injured back.  Her favorite band Vintage Trouble was there to celebrate her return!  She explained to the audience that her back pain came from a herniated bulging disc that may have been aggravated by sitting incorrectly.  Dr. Richard Besser sat down with the ladies to explain Whoopi’s back issues using a skeleton as a visual aid.  He taught a lesson in back anatomy and reminded everyone how important it is that the furniture we sit in fits our bodies correctly.  He said for the furniture to fit us, our legs have to reach the ground and be at 90 degree angle.  Because of this, ABC has bought the panel all new chairs!  Whoopi said, “If you are starting to have issues with your back, pay attention!”  And actress Regina Hall joined the ladies at the table to discuss today’s hottest topics!

Hot Topics:

American Sniper:  American Sniper broke box office records this weekend raking in over $105 million dollars!  Some celebs are taking some heat for their comments about the film.  Seth Rogen compared the film to “Nazi propaganda” and Michael Moore said he was taught that “snipers are cowards and invaders.”  Whoopi said, “Opinions are like buttholes, everyone’s got one.” She said the filmmakers had the right to make the movie they wanted to, just like Seth and Michael are allowed to make the movies they want to.  Nicolle said that soldiers die so that people like Michael and Seth can say this kind of thing.  Rosie reminded Nicolle that “democracy demands dissent” and she thinks it is a valid criticism to say that PTSD is not as thoroughly represented in the film as it could have been.  Although Nicolle agreed with that criticism about how PTSD was not presented, she did not agree with what Rogen and Moore were saying.  In her view, they were calling our soldiers Nazis and she thinks the military should boycott Seth Rogen’s “crappy” movies. Whoopi again said everyone has the right to their opinion, but as filmmakers and creative people, they don’t have the right to put your art down.  Directing her comments to Rogen and Moore, Whoopi said, “Until the bombs are exploding around you and people are dying around you, you need to be a little more sensitive, dudes.”

Rosie-ODonnell-Regina-HallThe Comeback: The Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl bound and Rosie’s son Blake is a HUGE fan of the Green Bay Packers (as are his mom Kelli and her wife Anne). When it looked like the Packers were about to win, with 2 minutes left in the game, Rosie purchased four Super bowl tickets and 4 plane tickets to Phoenix.  Minutes later, Blake texted her and said, “Crap.”  But she said, “Too bad! You’re going!”  And now she has four tickets to go to a game between two teams no one in her house likes. Nicolle called her a good mom.  Rosie said Blake was heartbroken over the loss.  Whoopi thinks that people have forgotten how to lose.  Regina reminded everyone that one team always has to lose and said, “It’s called life.”

The Agony of Victory: A coach was recently suspended after his 161 – 2 win over an opposing team.  Some say he should have gone easier on the other team.  But Whoopi thinks if you don’t teach your kids to get better, they wind up mediocre.  Regina thought the other coach needed to be suspended because his team was only able to score 2 points.  She said he’s in the wrong profession.  Nicolle believed the win was a little excessive and perhaps the team that was in the lead should have given their players to the other side for some of the game.  Whoopi did not agree at all.   Regina, who knows what it is like to lose when it comes to auditions,  said she lost 100 auditions in a row and no one felt bad for her and offered her a role!  However, she IS starring in a new Lifetime movie this weekend entitled With this Ring. The movie is about friends who make a pact to marry within a year, no matter what.


Rosie-ODonnell-Kristen-ChenowethKristen Chenoweth: Kristin Chenoweth is currently starring in the animated movie Strange Magic and the new thriller The Boy Next Door with Jennifer Lopez.   Kristen is also headed back to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century in a role first made famous by Madeline Kahn.  She said it is an incredibly challenging role but she’s enjoying it tremendously.  Her biggest regret in life is that she never met Madeline Kahn or Leonard Bernstein.  Rosie said after Madeline died, she got a thank you note from her.  Rosie had sent Madeline a gift because she heard she was ill and she received her thank you note back, after her death.  She said, “It was like a gift from heaven.”  Kristen named her dog Madeline Kahn!  She said she prefers dogs to men and doesn’t understand people who don’t like dogs!

Regarding The Boy Next Door, Kristen said she’s always wanted to be in a thriller!  She said J-Lo is very down-to-earth despite being a huge star and they really connected on the set.  She said, “I love her.”  In Strange Magic, which is a take on Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kristen plays the Sugar Plum Fairy.  The Boy Next Door opens in theaters this Friday, January 23!  Go see it!

Judith Light: Two time Emmy and Tony winner, Judith Light is starring in Transparent which just recently won the Golden Globe for best series.  She plays a woman whose ex-husband is transitioning from a man to a woman.   Rosie cannot say enough about the show Transparent, and she called it “brilliant.”  Judith said she is honored and proud to be a part of this show.  She said they were shocked when they won the Golden Globe because they weren’t expecting it!  It’s the first online show that has ever won a Golden Globe award.    Judith said the show is really about removing prejudice and honoring those who have transitioned and are brave enough to live in their truth.


Judith and her husband have been together for 30 years and she said the secret to her marriage is they talk about everything.  But she said they also have close friends whom they model themselves after who continue to inspire them with their own relationship.  Rosie said Judith inspires her in her “physical health, in her emotional growth, and in her Broadway performances.”  You can watch all 10 episodes of Transparent on Amazon Prime today!

The show closed to the rockin’ notes of  Vintage Trouble.

Take a little time to enjoy The View!


written by Kelly Weist
KidRo Productions

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