There has been a lot of gossip (one of our favorite things!) surrounding today’s episode of The View
which was taped on Wednesday. On the show today, Sherri Shepherd began the interview with Teresa by saying that Teresa refused to be on the same segment with Melissa and Kathy. Teresa acknowledged that she has not spoken to Melissa or Kathy since the reunion show and she thought it would not be appropriate. I guess it is only appropriate to argue with family on your own reality show, not on a talk show. Elisabeth asked Teresa why so many people are saying bad things about her? She goes so far as to say, it would seem like it is you that is the problem, then she softens the blow a bit saying Teresa seems to have good intentions. Joy jumps right in and asks why everyone seems to be saying that fame has gone to her head, and requested her response to that. Teresa launched into her preplanned script about her Nephcure charity for The Apprentice.
Teresa knows the Nephcure contributions are her best press right now, so she tried to shift the conversation to her accomplishments rather than how they may have affected her attitude.
Barbara said that she needs to keep the drama going or she won’t have a show. Barbara admitted to not watching the show, so she just kept interrupting with questions about next season and who is coming back. Barbara needs to take a seat. Sherri asked why she thinks she should come before Melissa with regard to her brother. She said she doesn’t feel that way. Sherri asked if her brother and Melissa knows that because it sure comes off that way on the show. Everyone went in on her. Even Whoopi. Whoopi asked if she is willing to walk away. Teresa basically says no, I was there first. Teresa appealed to Joy saying that her family came on the show without talking to her first. This is one of the first times I have ever seen The View
ladies gang up on a guest. There was not a single Team Teresa person sitting on the couch. At one point Teresa appealed directly to the studio audience for help trying to get them to say she should not be the one to leave the show. As far as The View
interviews go, this one was rather brutal. They seem pissed that she refused to be interviewed with Melissa and Kathy. Sherri, who is usually pretty laid back, seemed especially irritated. So they went to a break sort of abruptly.
When we returned, it was time for Melissa and Kathy. Elisabeth asked if they went behind her back to sign up for the show. Melissa said that’s false. She was interviewed on a Friday and told Teresa on a Sunday. Kathy said that they were called in for an interview and after being offered a role they needed to discuss it with their families first. During that time Bravo mentioned it to Teresa and Teresa lost her mind. Barbara suggested they reconcile and then come back and just fight on the show. Barbara is annoying.
Melissa found out on Tuesday that Teresa was refusing to sit with them on the couch. Melissa said she has no problem sharing the spotlight with Teresa. Melissa brought up the apology by Teresa in the press
. She said that she didn’t ask for an apology or for Teresa to support her music. She simply wants peace in the family. Melissa said she tries to bite her tongue when it comes to Teresa for the sake of her husband. Joy asked if they are jealous of Teresa. They said no. Barbara kept asking if they want to come back on the show. They both said they did. Barbara asked if there will be another season and Melissa said she thought there would be. Melissa promoted her new song. Joy says Teresa is angry because she now has to share the family spotlight. I think she is right. Teresa doesn’t want to share the spotlight on the couch on The View.
There was some gossip from an “anonymous source” claiming Melissa was heard threatening to confront Teresa on the show and that is why Teresa backed out. It made no sense. It was supposed to have happened on the set of The View but Melissa clearly stated she was notified the day before the show taped that Teresa did not want to be in the same segment. To me it seems obvious that after the taping Teresa’s people knew it went badly for her and they put out the negative gossip on Melissa themselves. Melissa also denied the allegation on twitter.
That’s my take on the situation. What do you think?