February 12, 2015

Today our hosts walked out to a standing ovation for Rosie O’s last day!

Hot Topics:

RosiesLastDayDropped Anchor: NBC is erasing all evidence of Brian Williams from their nightly news ads.  Rosie O thinks if the ratings suffer they’ll put him back on the air after his six month break but the decision for the network, in the end, is really about money.  Nicolle thinks the whole situation is sad and it depresses her greatly.

Loss of a Legend:  The world of news lost a great journalist. Bob Simon, of 60 Minutes, was killed in a car accident last night in New York City.  Whoopi said he was one of the few real journalists left and an extraordinary man.  Rosie P said Bob’s last broadcast was about the movie Selma and the civil rights movement.  She sees his death as a huge loss.  Nicolle read off some of Simon’s credits including his 27 Emmy awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, and 4 Peabody awards.  Bob was a correspondent on 60 Minutes for almost 20 seasons!   Whoopi sent the family condolences from everyone at The View.

Woman in Charge:  Former Sony co-chair Amy Pascal opened up about the hacking scandal that exposed her unflattering emails about Hollywood stars.  Pascal said she felt completely out of control and at the same time, it was very freeing because there was truly nothing she could do.  But she said she felt really bad.  She also said it’s hard to tell celebrities the truth because they are “bottomless pits of need.”  Nicolle thinks maybe Pascal shouldn’t have said those things if she felt bad.  Rosie P believes being a producer is a tough job and yet also thinks it’s crazy that Pascal is the only one that “took the fall.”

Dressed to Thrill:  A mother of 2 from Arizona decided to let her 3-year-old son pick out her wardrobe for 5 days and she posted the results on her blog!  They all thought the outfits picked out by her 3-year-old were pretty cute!  Nicolle really liked how the blogger allowed her child to be the decision maker for a change.  Rosie O said some kids are born with a definite sense of style.  Three of her kids don’t care what they wear and two are very picky about their wardrobe choices.  Whoopi’s grandson used to have to wear his Lakers uniform under every outfit!  He’s 16-years-old now, so he’s not doing that anymore.


How the West Was Shunned:  Kanye West is speaking out about the comments he made about Beck and his stage rush on Grammy night.  He claims the voices in his head made him do it.  He said it started out as a joke but he had to be true about his feelings about Beck beating out Beyoncé.  He said he does respect Beck as an artist.  But Rosie O said it’s fine that Kanye is correcting himself now, but that’s not what Kanye said originally.  Rosie O half-jokingly said she thinks Kanye has social anxiety disorder issues that cause him to act inappropriately in public.  She thinks he has to learn the difference between his inside voice (what to keep to himself) and his outside voice (what he chooses to share with the public/media).  Rosie P thinks, at the end of the day, Kanye is a good guy because he did the same thing to Taylor Swift and now they’re collaborating on projects together.  Whoopi agreed and doesn’t doubt that in three years he’ll probably be collaborating with Beck!  Nicolle thought what Kanye did was rude but she did admit after the awards show, she downloaded his latest song with Paul McCartney and Rihanna.  Rosie O still thinks Kanye is a genius and that his lyrics are poetry.

That’s a Stretch:  A Montana lawmaker wants to make it illegal for people to wear yoga pants.  He wants to expand indecent exposure laws to ban any garment that gives the appearance of, or “simulates” a person’s buttocks, genitals, pelvic area or nipples.  Rosie P thinks he’s going to have to ban a lot more clothing than just yoga pants!  Whoopi said she’s the only one whose nipples can be seen in her yoga pants!  After there was a debate over whether men wear yoga pants Nicolle said she doesn’t think there are any men wearing yoga pants in Montana and she said as a Republican, she would like them to drop this issue.  Nicolle thinks any Republican legislating what kind of clothes people should wear is a loser.   She said look away if you don’t like it!

Angelman Syndrom Day: Sunday is International Angelman Syndrome Day and Colin Farrell, whose son suffers from this condition, will be a guest on The View in March.  Go to AnglemanSymdrome.org to find out more information.

Family Feud:  On a recent episode of Family Feud they surveyed 100 people and asked, “Name something a doctor might pull out of a person.”  The contestant said “a gerbil.”  The hosts were basically speechless and they went to commercial.

Viewcation Winners:  Nicolle announced the next winners of the Viewcation Caribbean cruise!  An adorable couple won a 7 night cruise courtesy of Celebrity cruises! Enter to win here.




Kenan Thompson:  SNL’s Kenan Thompson stopped by the show to talk with the ladies about  Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary Show that airs Sunday, February 15th on NBC!   Kenan said it’s going to be a spectacular 3 hour live special with tons of famous celebrities.  He said he’s most excited to work with Eddie Murphy whom he remembers watching with his father.  Kenan is the longest running cast member currently on the show and this is his 12th season!  There are rumors that he might be leaving but he said he’s not going anywhere.  Kenan does a really good Whoopi impersonation too and they asked him to do a little of it.  Kenan is married and has a little baby at home.  He said, new parents are really welcomed into “the club” by other parents when you have a child.  But, he said, there are two kinds of people in the world, those that don’t have kids and those who do that can appreciate not sleeping.  Tune in Saturday Night’s Live’s 40th Anniversary Show this Sunday, February 15th at 7pm EST. (after you watch Rosie’s standup special on HBO on Saturday night, of course!!).


Flo Rida: Flo Rida joined the ladies for a musical performance!  He talked with them a little about what it was like growing up with SEVEN sisters!  He said his sisters were very protective of him and it’s helped him understand women more.  But he thinks every woman is different.  He collaborates with a lot of artists and he said he’d love to work with Beyoncé someday.  Flo Rida performed GDFR, Going Down For Real, for the audience.  The song ‘GDFR’ literally was just certified gold by the Record Industry of America (which means that over a half a million copies have been sold) so the ladies presented the gold record to Flo Rida on the show.

ROSIE O'DONNELL (HOLDING DAUGHTER DAKOTA)Goodbye from Rosie O:  While holding her daughter Dakota, Rosie thanked the cast and crew at The View.  She gave a special thanks to Barbara Walters whom she said has always looked out for her, in her life and her career. Rosie called Barbara “an amazing woman” and said they had lunch yesterday.  Rosie thanked Walters for creating the show and letting her host in 2007 again this past year.  Rosie said she’s had fun and looks forward to having more!  She said she hopes to come back to The View and do an occasional crafting segment because she has a “hot glue gun and will travel!”  She reminded everyone to watch her special A Heartfelt Standup which premieres on HBO this Saturday night at 10pm.  Also, watch for Rosie on the Dr. Oz show tomorrow, Friday, February 13th, on ABC!

Take a little time to enjoy your view.


Kelly Weist

22 Responses to 'February 12, 2015'

  1. suzy says:

    Thanks for the re-caps Kelly you were great at getting to the heart of each episode-finding what made it worthwhile and enriched the viewing experience with your input.
    And thanks Rosie for daring to wear your heart on your sleeve again-takes courage to share thoughts and feelings with such honest eloquence nowadays.
    Your huge heart was evident and made it essential to take a little time to enjoy the View each day. Will miss it but understand how you must protect it for the sake of your kids.

  2. sheron says:

    Take care of yourself Rosie. It was great seeing you, but family and health is so much more important. I applaud your braveness.

  3. Tina miller says:

    Sad to see u go, but a true testimony to ur legacy for ur children and to others. Family first…and then self….then others. I had to learn the hard way..but now am able to inspire others. You have been my JOY ever since my oldest was brought home 17 yrs ago. You allied me to see beyond the picture and be blessed. Thank u dear friend.

  4. terri says:

    So sad to see you go

  5. terri says:

    The only reason I watched the view was because you were on it will miss you

  6. Kelly Weist says:

    Thanks Alison. Thanks for all your wonderful comments over the months. I have read every one of THEM. xo

  7. Alison says:

    Seeing RO in yellow, holding her baby girl and exiting the show with such grace…. Always a great teacher.

    Thank you, RO, for not being afraid to take the discussions into the deep end.

    Thank you, Kelly W., for these fantastic recaps. I have read every single one of them, and enjoyed them immensely.

    Alison (aka Alderella)

  8. kc says:

    All’s well that ends well. Rosie bows out gracefully (in yellow!) and that is her style. She has the time now to heal herself properly. There’s no question the show was at its best in January when Rosie was moderating, and no one on the show can do one-on-one interviews like her. But if she’s not feeling it with the current cast and producers, then it is also best for the show to retool itself with the excitement of finding a new-cohost. She made the best of a bad situation. So, cheers to…

  9. carmen says:

    I will miss you on TV Rosie. I watched you on your original show way back when… and now I find it funny and sort of am mad at the other tv shows like the Talk, Ellen (though I love Ellen), and pothers who now make gift giving to their audience as an everyday thing, when to my knowledge YOU started that on your own TV talk show. Least they can admit is that they got the idea from YOU..not their stupid shows. Anyhow good luck and please take care. I do my own digital slideshows FYI. 🙂

  10. Kelly Weist says:

    Thanks Chris (gpawilli). Seriously, thank you that means a lot. I will miss it. A lot.

  11. Eileen Mcgan says:

    I am so sad you have left The View. It was daily joy to see you on talk tv again. Although I follow you online, it’s not the same as watching you interact with cohosts and guests. I hope you can return soon. All the best to you.

  12. Bella says:

    you are an inspiration to many I wish you good health, joys of mothering and unconditional love

  13. jean says:

    Good luck Rosie. Started watching The View when you returned. May have to go back to “Live”…….but I do like the other women……Nicole is just about the only sane Republican I like.

  14. karen says:

    Rosie, I am glad you will be taking the time you need for yourself and for your family. Why is it so hard for people to realize that sometimes you have to dial things back to take care of what matters most? You are doing the right thing. I wish you the best. You are in my prayers, and I’ll be watching your HBO Special this weekend. You’ll get through this time,
    you are a strong, kind person. ♡

  15. Gig Gurinko says:

    Started recording The View again when you rejoined the group. Will miss you & will stop recording. Hope everything works out for the best for you & your family!

  16. Kathleen Mirines says:

    I will have to stop watching The View. I love Rosie O. and I am fine with Rosie P. and Nicolle. But Lord I cannot stand another minute of Whoopi. I am sure that is why Rosie is leaving. Get rid of Whoopi and I will give the show another chance, but honestly I think this is the beginning of the end for The View!

  17. Gpawilli says:

    thank you Kelly. Your updates are so perfect. They are like watching the show. XO

  18. Rosie, I’m so sorry to hear of everything you’re going through. My heart goes out to you and yours and I will be holding you in loving consciousness. My opinion…this was the best cast in all the years I’ve watched the show! You’re going to be greatly missed! Sure hope you get to come back at some point, but sure understand your reasons for leaving. Sending lots and lots of loving and healing energy to you and yours!

  19. Jamie Michelle says:

    Unless they get rid of EVERYONE except Whoopi,…I think they should can the show now that you are gone.
    NO ONE can beat what you and whoopi had…and…whoopi….can’t carry it on her own.
    I think they should hang it up…..and…go on with life.
    You keep on doing what you do Ro…and now…NWPA Loves you. 🙂

  20. Rebecca Shroats says:

    Sorry to see you go. I started watching the View again because you were back. It just won’t be the same.

  21. Nancy says:

    I restarted watching the View, because you
    Came back to the show. I’m done with the show
    Until you’re back. I’ll be watching
    Channel 5 until then. Please return quickly
    ,you will be missed.
    Peace out,
    You’ll be ok. Change isn’t always bad.
    Nancy Santiago