I keep watching to blog about The View but I really don’t think too many of you are watching it. I quit watching morning shows for awhile, and then I started taping a few of them to zip through in the morning in case anyone interesting is on. I started tuning back in to The View this season, and it’s been pretty horrible. Somehow the fact that it is trainwreck is making me want to tune in. Lately, I tune in to see who is actually going to show up to work.
Let’s review. On the new season, we got rid of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, and added Nicolle Wallace, Rosie O’Donnell and Rosie Perez. This means we have Whoopi, Nicolle, and the two Rosies. I don’t think all four of them have been on at the same time for a full dozen shows. It’s been a last minute search for hosts pretty much every day. Mario Catone has hosted more consistently than pretty much anyone except Rosie O’Donnell who seems to always manage to show up for work. Rumors abound. Let’s break them down one by one.
Rosie Perez is fired. Variety, who is usually in the know about such things, has been claiming that Rosie Perez was fired after just four months on the show. Why? Because she is dumb. You have to be somewhat witty and quick on your feet to have what seems like a simple conversation on hot topics. Let’s just say that Rosie does not have that breadth of knowledge. So Perez took a month off to be in Larry David’s Broadway production of Fish in the Dark. After the rumors of Perez’s firing were leaked, Latina groups lost their shit over The View firing the only permanent Latina host for being dumb. She was literally hire for being Latina. The entire show was casting for a republican, (Nicolle) a Latina (Perez) and comedienne (O’Donnell.) So now, The View has decided they can’t fire the Latina or they will appear racist and piss of the Latina viewers. So it appears she was fired, and is now returning on February 3rd where everyone will pretend she was never fired.
Whoopi and Rosie O are at odds. I don’t believe this one at all. Much was made over a heated conversation very early on in the new season about racism. It was basically Whoopi against EVERYONE else on the panel including Nicolle, Perez, O’Donnell and guest host Laverne Cox. Whoopi said that you have to be black to know what racism is. O’Donnell barely said a word until the very end when Whoopi let that comment fly. Whoopi and O’Donnell seem to get along fine for the most part and I don’t believe the rumors that Rosie is pissed she is not the moderator. She was not hired to be the moderator, they already had one. That said, Rosie is way better as a moderator than Whoopi as she has shown repeatedly. Which brings us to the next drama.
Chairgate. Recently, Whoopi has been out with a ruptured disk. She was in the hospital for a few days leaving only Nicolle and Rosie (and the ever available Mario) to hold down the fort. When Rosie came back everyone had ergonomic chairs because Whoopi needed that accommodation for her temporary disability. The powers that be, hated the way the chairs looked. The next day, the old chairs were back, but Whoopi refused to go out without her ergonomic chair. It’s a live show so there was no time to argue. The next day, Whoopi was home resting again. And again the next day. Now they seem to have compromised by putting some sort of purple covering on Whoopi’s chair. It’s ridiculous. The chair has become more interesting than the show.
Rosie O’Donnell hates reality show participants. This one I believe. Whoopi isn’t overly interested in them either. Back in the day, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd were tasked with all things reality. Since they are both gone, The View has had way fewer reality folks on the show. I’m down with this trend.
Anyway, I mostly just wanted to talk about #Chairgate and see if I am the only one tuning in just to see who shows up to work. The past couple days Nicolle has been out sick. If two people of the four show up, it’s like a Christmas miracle.
Am I the only one obsessed with this?