Today on The View, Whoopi was back along with Nicolle and Rosie. Rosie 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!
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 Run. Stacy 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.
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.
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.
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!
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written by Kelly Weist