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Whoopi Goldberg Defends Boston Herald Cartoonist on ‘The View’

In response to a controversial cartoon that appeared in yesterday’s Boston Herald, ”The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg defended the cartoonist on today’s show.

Following information that the Sept. 19 White House fence-jumper made it to the East Room of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue rather than just past the North Portico doors as earlier reported, Jerry Holbert‘s cartoon contribution in yesterday’s print edition portrayed President Barack Obama brushing his teeth with a man behind him asking, “Have you tried the watermelon toothpaste?” and the caption “White House Invader Got Farther Than Previously Thought.”

Critics online described the cartoon as racist, for which Holbert later said he was, ”completely naive or innocent to any racial connotations,” and that he was referencing a flavor of kids toothpaste in his bathroom at home.

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Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez Set to Join ABC’s ‘The View’

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Rosie Perez (left), Nicolle Wallace (right)

The long awaited and much anticipated search for new additions to “The View” has finally come to an end. ABC announced Wednesday evening that Nicolle Wallace and actress Rosie Perez will join Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell when the show returns Monday, September 15 at 11am.

“These are powerful and accomplished women from different walks of life who have had amazing personal and professional experiences,” said the show’s new EP Bill Wolff, in a release posted to Deadline. “Each brings incredible perspective and information to the table…This mix of smart, vibrant and energetic women is unlike anything else on daytime television.” Read more

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Whoopi Goldberg Fails to Understand Guest Host S.E. Cupp’s Rationale on ‘The View’

Screen Shot 2014-08-06 at 16.11.38The day after FOX 5′s Emily Miller guest co-hosted “The View” for the second time in a week, CNN’s S.E. Cupp was back for her third attempt to woo the network.

On the topic of a Georgia mall that told a fitness group who formed a prayer circle that doing so was against mall policy, Cupp and co-host Whoopi Goldberg seemed not to see eye to eye on the issue, and because Goldberg couldn’t differentiate between two scenarios Cupp was referencing. Read more

The Whorld of Paul Wharton: Take #2

This weekend’s edition of “Paul Wharton’s Style,” the new TV show airing Sundays at noon on DC50, opens with Paul’s TV team preparing for a blowout party. Paul Wharton is seen breezing through his offices with heads turning as he passes by. When he meets with the team planning his blowout, he finds out that the soirée will be catered by his favorite Washington restaurant, Georgia Brown’s. Paul is so excited and squeals, “I think this is going to be the closest thing I’m going to have to a wedding.” While they finalize plans, Paul sachets away to get his “hair right and outfit tight.”

Cut to the evening of the party where Paul says, ”I was right on time..  If my party started two hours late.” It looked to be an exciting time and everyone was having fun. And then Paul’s “best friend”, Omaraso Manigault, from “The Apprentice,” showed up. We’re sure the cameras missed the eye rolls of party-goers when they saw one of TV’s greatest villains walk into the room. It was hard to tell who was wearing more makeup: Paul or Omarosa. (But, I can tell you who wore it better – Wharton Whins.)

All-in-all, the party seemed like a success. Mini-banana cream pies were passed around the party because it’s his favorite dessert. It’s not terribly surprising that a dessert featuring bananas and cream is favored by one of Washington’s more flamboyant entertainers. Partiers were entertained by 10 flat-screen televisions with the face of Paul Wharton on each one.

After a commercial break, we meet Paul in New York City where he sits down with ABC “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd. Paul talks to her about how she remains starstruck by Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg. Shepherd is a big bore. More importantly, any second that the camera is off Wharton, we start to hate the show. Wharton is the high-octane jet fuel that rockets the program forward. Keep the camera on Wharton.

While Paul is on his NYC getaway, he drops by Sadie’s Kitchen, a restaurant run by friends. Paul heard they make the best mac and cheese on the East Coast, so Paul wants a taste. The next scene is Paul pounding on the table shouting for Grandma and mac and cheese. We’ve heard of acid flashbacks, but never mac flashbacks. Wharton is served two versions of mac and cheese that declares that it might be the best he’s ever had. He then bellows, “MAC AND CHEESE FOREVER!!!!” as the show comes to a close.

We are being 100 percent un-ironic when we say that “Paul Wharton Style” is one of the most entertaining shows on TV. You should be watching this. If we had one criticism of the show this week, it’s that we didn’t get enough Paul. It was way too much of boring Sherri Shepherd. Any moment that Paul isn’t on the screen, we start getting itchy and anxious for his return.

A piece of unsolicited advice? Keep the Paul in Paul Wharton Style.

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and a roundtable with CNBC’s Erin Burnett, Chicago Sun-Times’ Carol Marin, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and NPR’s Michele Norris.

  • This Week: Joseph Biden and a roundtable with ABC News’ Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, and George Will along with ABC’s Donna Brazile.

  • Fox News Sunday: Vice President Dick Cheney.

  • Face the Nation: Kerry Kennedy, Rep. Thomas Reynolds (R-NY), Geraldine Ferraro, Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), NYC Dept. of Education Chancellor Joel Klein, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and NY1 political anchor Dominic Carter.

  • Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman, Financial Services Committee, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Laura Tyson, former Clinton economic adviser, Carly Fiorina, former chairman & CEO, Hewlett-Packard, Ed Rollins, Republican strategist; CNN political contributor, David Gergen, CNN senior political analyst; former presidential adviser, James Carville, Democratic strategist; CNN political contributor, Tara Wall, deputy editorial page editor, The Washington Times; CNN political contributor, Jessica Yellin, CNN national political correspondent, William Schneider, CNN senior political analyst and Ed Henry, CNN senior White House correspondent.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, The Washington Post’s Colbert King and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Reliable Sources: Michelle Cottle, senior editor, The New Republic, S.E. Cupp, co-author, “Why You’re Wrong About the Right”, Beth Fouhy, politics reporter Associated Press, Whoopi Goldberg, moderator, “The View”; comedian.

  • The Chris Matthews Show: Joe Klein of Time magazine; Helene Cooper, New York Times White House correspondent; John Heilemann, New York magazine; and Katty Kay, BBC Washington correspondent.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Nancy Nord, Consumer Product Safety Commission Acting Chairman is interviewed by Eric Lipton of the New York Times, and Melanie Trottman of the Wall Street Journal.

  • GPS: Zalmay Khalilzad, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author, “The Black Swan”, John Bruton, European Union Ambassador to the United States; former Prime Minister of Ireland, Moises Naim, editor-in-chief, Foreign Policy magazine.

  • The Post Politics Program with Ed O’Keefe and Emily Freifeld: The Post’s Bob Woodward, Ben Bradlee and Lena Sun. The show airs Saturdays on POTUS, Sirius 110, XM 130 at 9 a.m., Noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Sen. John Sununu (R-NH).

  • Behar: GOP Candidates “Pussies” For Not Doing “The View”

    joy.jpgOn Friday’s “Real Time with Bill Maher“, “View” host Joy Behar took Republican presidential candidates to task for refusing to appear on ABC’s daytime talk show, “The View.”

    “They’re all pro-war and they all talk gung-ho about they’re going to invade Iraq, but the Republican candidates are a bunch of pussies … because none of them will come on ‘The View’,” said Behar.

    “If they can’t face me, how are they going to face Osama bin Laden and the rest of them?” she asked.

    Behar noted that Democrats don’t have a problem appearing on the show. On Monday, Sen. Hillary Clinton will join Behar and her co-hosts, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. Sens. Joseph Biden and Barack Obama have already made appearances.

    Behar had to admit that it felt liberating to be on the HBO show, where she is permitted to use more vulgar language. “I can’t say that in front of [Barbara Walters],” she said.

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