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Posted Apr 6, 2012 @ 8:03 PM

Xingu, glad to see your wonderful opinions over HERE! This show is a mess, With Sheryl's horniness day to day to Julie's snob ass and her perfect life. And I'm sorry but aside from not understanding a word that gummed idiot is saying, I can NOT follow Aisha at ALL either! And PULEEZ! there are not that many people in that audience to sound like that when these bitch's enter the stage, (or Lioal Richy) It's so ridiculous sounding! And I just want to say although Lional;s songs take me back to a wonderful place and time, he came off as a real self absorbed POS yesterday!


I thank you. I value your posts as well.

How can one even understand what Aisha is saying? She talks like a jackrabbit on speed having drunk eight espressos (or expressos as Sheryl would say). If it weren't for closed captioning I wouldn't even be able to criticize what she says.

It's been reported (from those who attended tapings) that the applause is piped in. The in-studio audience is not that big to make that much noise. If you pay attention to the audience cut-aways you will hear hoots and hollers but their mouths are shut. It's all about Julie's ego.

I find Emily Procter adorable. While I don't watch her current show, I enjoyed her stint on the West Wing. Where she played a character I despised, but I liked her acting. One thing I most admire of her (and I'm not sure if she wrote it or her press agents did, but I presume it was her sentiment) is the opening statement of Wiki, under "Personal Life": "Procter prefers to keep her personal life private." If only more celebs ascribed to this belief. Plus she's cute as a button. What's not to like?

Alicia Silverstone has to be certifiably nuts, IMO. I always thought she was wacky, but this takes the cake. Even if, for some unknown reason, you thought it was wise to give your kid sloppy seconds out of your mouth WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU VIDEO IT AND POST IT ONLINE? I was going to say this was just a publicity stunt, but I don't think she's that clever. I think she's that nuts. Oh, and way to be current Julie. I saw this on all the other talk shows days ago.

Why am I not surprised that Sarah supported this grotesqueness? She's as nutty as fruitcake, too. I wish she would cite which cultures practice this. I don't buy it. Birds do it because they don't have hands to feed their young. I will only accept this practice if you are a double amputee. And to compare this to breast-feeding is just insulting. Something tells me that Charlie will be sucking on Julie's tit until he's 22.

While I find the notion of that health company in TX not hiring those with a BMI of over 35 repulsive, I kinda wish The Talk had that policy. But I kid. No offense to Texans (you elected Ann Richards as Governor, one of favorite people ever. RIP), but I'm not surprised it happened there. A state that fries people like they are nothing more than a side order for a burger. How is this legal? I wish the top-notch journalist Julie would have addressed this. Aren't they part of the US? Don't they fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act? It's like Texas thinks it's its own country. We fought that battle, you lost. Get over it. Just like the south needs to get over losing the Civil War and treat all people as equals.

First of all there is no direct correlation between physical fitness and BMI. Many bodybuilders have high BMIs. And if I'm a patient in a hospital who needs to be moved, I'll choose a muscle body any day. I'll also choose one for a sponge bath. But that's a different story.

Beverly Johnson and her daughter Anana: Bev allegedly lost custody of her daughter due to her jet-setting ways and her appreciation of snow. Allegedly. Somehow, this got skipped over in the interview. I don't dislike her for that, we all make mistakes, but I really dislike her for having a three year relationship with Chris Noth. Hell, that was three years that I could have been with him. Well, if he were gay. Which sadly he's not. And if he liked older men. Which sadly he doesn't. But other than that, it could have been me!

There's another show on OWN that no one will ever see.

Joe Montegna and Joey Travolta: Autism is such a frustrating disorder I can't even joke about it. I appreciate their personal stories.

I'm not making light of it, but his daughter's disorder must have really taken a toll on Joey Travolta. I would never have recognized him. I wish him well. I could see the pain in his eyes. In Joe's too. This has got to be one of the hardest things for a parent to face. There are just no easy answers or solutions. And I don't even know anyone with autism. But I feel their pain.

On a more uplifting note, I know Sarah is all eco-this and earth-loving that, but can she at least run a comb through that rat's nest? Maybe once a week? Speaking of hair, if Julie's gets any bigger she will need two assistants to wheel her out.

Edited by Xingu, Apr 6, 2012 @ 9:14 PM.

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Posted Apr 8, 2012 @ 4:38 PM

For those wanting to know how to "quote


Thank you nish for telling me how to do this. I am now a "quoting fool"! haha
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Posted Apr 8, 2012 @ 6:12 PM

I may be in the minority, but I like LaToya Jackson (hiding my head in shame). I'd rather put up with her squeaky voice than some of the others (who shall remain nameless) loud, abrasive, screeching antics. She also seems really sweet.

Thank you nish for telling me how to do this. I am now a "quoting fool"! haha


I never knew it was so easy

Xingu--you rock!

Edited by Diana Berry, Apr 8, 2012 @ 6:25 PM.

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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 7:10 PM

The Shannon Dougherty segment came off really well today. I especially liked her comment about having regrets about her career but the biggest regret was hurting her parents because they didn't raise her that way.

I'm such a softie), I did actually get teary eyed when the gals brought out the dragonfly picture at end. But of course, SD did make a point of saying she loved the show guess that's why she got the nice pic.

Edited by Diana Berry, Apr 10, 2012 @ 7:11 PM.

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Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 2:29 AM

China Vagina?? China Vagina??? No, I'm going to say it again so you are as disturbed as I. China Vagina???

Has Julie no shame, whatsoever?

Where the hell did she come up with that one?

And sadly, Julie I, for one, do not want to see your China Vagina. Let alone think about it. So get over yourself.

If Aisha is so unconcerned and unbothered by on-line posts criticizing her, why does she keep bringing it up?

Guy Fieri. Obviously, pronounced Guy FieDi, can get off my TV anytime now. And take his bleach blonde hair with him.

They have got to stop these stoopid theme shows in costume. First, The Hunger Games and now Titanic. This has to be Julie's idea so can practice her non-existent acting skills. Honey, you got the job, stop auditioning.

Nice gig for Mrs. O. Wish I could have her schedule and paycheck.
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Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 7:50 PM

Julie's snob ass and her perfect life.


I'm still not watching this crapfest this season, but I enjoy reading the comments here (especially Xingu!).

On the issue of snob ass Julie, I couldn't resist posting this link - Read it and puke:

(4/13/12) CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves' 2011 Compensation Jumps 21 Percent to $69.9 Million

Of particular interest, it looks like Les and Julie got a fancy new media room installed in their mansion on CBS' dime, as per Moonves' contract:

In terms of the "other compensation" category, Moonves saw a decline from nearly $3 million to $1.6 million. This segment also provided some interesting tidbits about Moonves' work and life. It includes, for example, the "one-time cost to the company incurred pursuant to Mr. Moonves' February 2010 employment agreement, related to the construction of a dedicated work area at his home for the purpose of screening and evaluating television and film programming, and other work-related activities." That amounted to $500,000, according to the filing.

It also includes "matching charitable contributions made by the company on behalf of Mr. Moonves, in his capacity as a director, under the directors' matching gift program ($7,500)" and $1,149 in automobile insurance provided by the company.

Moonves also got $557,600 in transportation benefits and $383,000 in security. Redstone, who has left the running of the company to his CEO, got no security but $5,656 in transportation benefits, the filing showed.


Also, from an article on 4/12/12 - CBS CEO Leslie Moonves on Ashton Kutcher Contract Talks, Keith Olbermann's Future and the One Note He Gives Wife Julie Chen (Q&A):

THR: Your wife, Julie Chen, has both The Talk and Big Brother at your network. What's the most frequent note you give her?

Moonves: I don't give her a lot of notes -- that's what keeps a good marriage. (Laughs.) I think she's doing great. My only note is, "Stop talking about me on The Talk!" Because a lot of people who work for me say things like, "I didn't know you did that" or "I didn't know you were like that." And I'm like, "Julie!" But it's all good, and she knows where to draw the line.


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Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 8:22 PM

Gotta add the love for Xingu's commentaries. He has so bravely, by watching, taken the bullets for me, since I cannot watch View or Talk anymore but Xingu summarizes so entertainingly and keeps me abreast. I would love
to read recaps from Xingu and maybe,if the episode is Xingu-worthy, I could catch it online . Otherwise, won't waste my time.
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Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 1:45 PM

This show is going to CRAP! Lately, (I'm kinda thinkin' I'm slow and dopey, perhaps I should ease off on the booze) but, I finally realized that Julie reigns supreme...always waving her hands around like she is the omnipresent authority.

I thought if they got rid of "Gummy-pseudo-commedian" Sheryl (aka: look alike female impersonator Arsenio Hall) it would be great to watch ...NOT!

Julie comes across as more of an entitled snob with each show that I watch. I only record this on my DVR to see the daily train wreck!
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Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 10:45 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. I truly appreciate them. It gives me the motivation to keep commenting on this drivel.

Another stunt. The ladies (and Sheryl) pull up in a NYC taxi. Julie's driving, of course.

Julie explains that they are going to be in NYC the week of May 14th. Hurry and get your tickets! They ran out in minutes last time!!! Of course, any length of time can be measured in minutes. Five-hundred twenty-five thousand six-hundred minutes. Sing along with me.

They go into to the Secret Service sex scandal in Colombia. Mrs. O wants to jump right in. But, oh no. Julie's got to explain the story to us because she thinks we all live under a rock. (She's morphing into Barbara Walters.) They all say how horrible it is. They expect government personnel to work 24 hours a day. Now, I think what they did was stupid, but for me the most stupid part was not paying the 'ho. Prostitution is legal in Columbia. This whole thing could have been averted for $47. Of course, Sheryl has to make a stupid joke about the State Department budget and them not being able to cover the cost. Like the State Department was paying for this in first place.

Aisha thinks they should just stay in their hotel room, watch porn and jerk-off.

I'm shocked they didn't work in the pun "abroad" at some point.

Sara stupidly says that the Secret Service's job is to be "sneaky and covert". Um, no Honey, that's the CIA. The Secret Service are supposed to be seen. That's why they all dress alike, have those little microphones in their sleeves and surround the President. They are meant to be seen to project a sense of security. So much for that Yale education. That education was also put to good use last week when talking about the china from the Titanic that was used in the second-class dining "saloon".

They move onto the Hillary Clinton non-story of her drinking/dancing in Colombia. But they all got this right. BFD. Of, course they failed to tell the important parts of the story: it was 1AM, she bought 12 beers and a bottle of whiskey for her staff, had one beer, danced a little and left after 30 minutes. Again, BFD. This story had to be put out by Fox news.

Apparently, I missed the news flash that gay marriage has been legalized. Brad and Angelina are engaged despite them saying they would never marry until everyone could. Of course, our Resident Gay Sara defends them, because she it too afraid to offend anyone. I think Brad just used gay marriage as an excuse not to marry that hussy. Until the kids forced him.

Next we have that old talk show standby: can men and women be friends? They go round and round, as usual. Julie and Sheryl are perfect complements: Julie thinks every guy wants to fuck her, and Sheryl wants to fuck every guy who meets her. They make a good team.

Tori Spelling: She's having Irish twins! Yay!

She has a new book out called CelebraTORI (damn, I hate even typing that). Julie and Aisha argue over how to pronounce it. I can only think of one way. Sa-le-bra-tory. Julie thinks it should be pronounced like celebrity. Did you not see the "O" in the title? They ask her why she dedicated it to her mother. She gives some bullshit answer, but we all know the real reason. Candy's getting up in age and Tori doesn't want to be cut out of the will. Again.

Tori then demonstrates ideas from her book that she stole directly from Martha Stewart. Including a bar of soap with an invitation pasted on it. She says that she (meaning her PA) hand delivered each bar of soap to her invited guests. She also shows cupcakes that look like carnations. Dumb Julie thougt the icing was actually carnations and rubbed her hand all over it. But she didn't want to seem declasse and lick the icing off. That's our JuJuWa. Always a class act.

Finally, we have Kristoffer Polaha from some CBS show. He was pretty and said something, but nothing of substance.

Edited by Xingu, Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:03 AM.

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Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

I recall they started this new season with , of course letting go of Leah and Holly and bringing on board Sheryl AND Molly Shannon. Molly didn't last long and why they keep that gummy loud mouth embarrassing Sheryl on is a true mystery. After each subject is thoroughly discussed with candid insight (lol) then this loudmouth spiews what the hell ever, I really don't know because I can NOT understand a word she says and apparently none of the others can either, they all just laugh uncomfortably while Sharon is the one showing clear discust , lowering her head and shaking it. Something is so damn wrong! And I am sorry but Sara really bugs me now, as all of them do.
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Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:50 AM

Another stunt. The ladies (and Sheryl) pull up in a NYC taxi. Julie's driving, of course.


Xingu, If you take another look as I did upon rewinding, there's a production person pushing the cab onto the stage. I could swear I saw legs behind the car. Julie puts the car in park, but in order for the car to be pushed, it has to be in neutral, no? I guess it doesn't matter, other than to point out yet another stunt thrown on this stupid show.
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Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 12:13 PM

Edit/Removing post as I was thinking my snark was too stereotypical about JC driving the cab.

Edited by King Cat Sam, Apr 17, 2012 @ 12:14 PM.

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Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 1:15 PM

Holy shit, Sheryl is a fucking moron. That is all.
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Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 4:34 PM

Holy shit, Sheryl is a fucking moron. That is all.


Times a million + 1
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Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 6:06 PM

Did anyone catch Aisha trying to overtalk Sheryl at least 4x trying to get one sentence in and Sheryl would not let up? I'm sure Aisha was getting fed up. Mrs. O turned to Sheryl and did the "shhhh" signal and pointed to Julie. Sheryl still wasn't getting it. All the while the audience is just cackling away. Yikes.
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Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 9:01 PM

Sheryl was so obnoxious today. She just would not shut up. Not to mention what she was saying was just so wrong. Someone just needed to choke a bitch today. I wouldn't even convict them if I were on the jury.
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Posted Apr 17, 2012 @ 9:24 PM

HA! "Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?" where is the man when you need him.
Sheryl wasn't even able to put her thoughts together to make her point. As usual, it was just a bunch of garbled nonsense, yelled with completely non-funny jokes in the mix. Did she have a thought? Something like the ex-wife should be able to keep the previously fertilized embryos, is that what she was trying to communicate? I couldn't turn away, and I hate myself for watching that. What's even funnier or sadder, is that on Twitter people were saying how she really held her ground and how amazing she was today (well at least the tweets I saw).
Anyone of us on this board could do better, but I wouldn't want to put up with JuJu.
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Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 5:55 PM

Xingu, If you take another look as I did upon rewinding, there's a production person pushing the cab onto the stage. I could swear I saw legs behind the car. Julie puts the car in park, but in order for the car to be pushed, it has to be in neutral, no? I guess it doesn't matter, other than to point out yet another stunt thrown on this stupid show.


I did catch that. I just assumed that is was due to some law that a running car couldn't be used in a closed studio. Unless, you're Oprah. I was just pointing out that Julie was in the driver's seat. Per usual. It's all about Julie. Her ego knows no bounds. Speaking of which, I just noticed (since I normally FF) that Julie is the announcer for the show. Again, ego. Cripes, even The View springs for a professional announcer.

Move over Hasselback, Ms Gummy McGums has replaced you as the stupidest person on TV, and that's saying a lot. She was absolutely rabid over that story with the embryos. She made no sense at all. She wouldn't listen to a word Julie or Aisha were saying. Julie must have been reading my mind. I was thinking the same thing about reversing the sexes. People would be up in arms if the man was trying to use the embryos. So I have to begrudgingly give Julie points. Sheryl might want to pay a little more attention to what the boss has to say. Not so much to agree with her, but to let others express their views. (Have next year's contracts been signed? Please, please get rid of Sheryl.) But that guy must have been pretty stupid or had a really bad lawyer not to have this addressed in the divorce settlement. But I think the judge was pretty pathetic. No one should be forced to bring children into this world without his consent. The judge should have at least demanded that the ex-wife sign papers stating that she would NEVER seek child support. There are some really fucked up judges out there.

I'm going to do my best to transcribe what what went down because it is that whack:

Mrs. O: Take the embryos and have your babies. Screw him.
Sheryl: See, I believe sperm is just like an engagement ring, you gave it to me, I'm not goin' to give it back, you shouldn't have gave it me in the first place. [Something, something] havin' a kid. These men kill me hollerin' 'bout what they don't wanna do and how they wanna pay child support. You don't recognize you're damn kids until it's time to take them off your taxes. I don't wanna hear that stuff. It's mine. It's mine. So I don't wanna hear that. I'm the only thing that can carry it, so you may have contributed, but that's all you did was contribute as a donor. We not together no more, these are my kids, they gonna be with they new daddy, and there's no...
Julie: Hold on.
Sheryl: What? What?
Julie: Let me just say the flip side of the argument. I don't believe they just belong to one person. They belong to both...
Sheryl: Not after we break up. You don't get nothin'.
Julie: No, no this is a serious subject. What if HE wanted to have a child? This is a serious question. What if he got remarried and wanted to have the embryo implanted in the new wife?
Sheryl: So?
Julie: I just think that can be sexist. If he wanted to have a baby with a new wife, I think everyone would be up in arms.
Sheryl: Can I tell you sumpin? Let me tell you why. People might think I'm being facetious. This is what kill me. You get a new wife, right? But if you didn't want to be wif me, you woulda left me wif the kids you impregnated wif, and I woulda had to raise 'em.
Aisha: But you're assuming that...
[Crosstalk]
Sheryl: I know that. This is about power. I got the egg, I got the embryo. It is mine. You better find someone young enough to have a baby without them eggs, without them embryos. Them's is mine.
Aisha: Historically there have been a lot of times with men left women with children and abandoned them...
Sheryl: Yes.
Aisha: but it is sexist to say only the woman has the option to make this choice. What, and I think in this case we're being sexist against men, that men don't care about their children, men do care about their children, men are passionate parents. What if a man marries an infertile woman and they want to use the embryos?
Sheryl: That's who you picked. That's you business. That's who you picked.
[Crosstalk]
Sheryl: I don't care. I don't care. Ladies, why do we always have to be the most enlightened and most fair? Why can't we be like men and be selfish?

It keeps on like this, until Aisha brings up the point of what about the poor kid who will learn that he/she was unwanted. Sheryl says that the mother should lie and say the father died in Iraq fighting for his country. And then Julie lets her off the hook by saying it was OK since she brought it back to comedy. Comedic to whom?

This woman is seriously disturbed. At times it seemed like she was talking about kids who were already born and the father refused to pay child support. (And believe me, I was being kind with Sheryl's grammar.)

(How do these closed captioning people do it!?!?) It was so much easier quoting Julie and Aisha than Sheryl.

What is up with big, black female wig-wearing talk show hosts and embryos, anyway?

Today's show:

Sorry Aisha, but if your in-laws objected to your marriage simply because you are interracial, that is racism. They can hide behind their belief that they've never seen it work (and really, how many interracial couples did they know), but considering that more than half of ALL marriages end in divorce that was a specious argument. They may have come around, and good for them, but they were, at the time, holding racist beliefs.

The rest of the show was a bore. The Von Trapp kids tell the same damn stories every time they get together. The exciting new green products were dumb and nothing but a commercial. And the Long Island Medium is a sham. IMO. I'm not sure how she does it, but I'm not buying it. It's all rainbows and lollipops. Notice how she never says, "I see your father is near you. He has a message for you: You're royally fucking your life up. Stop it." Nope, it's all good stuff to make you believe. Or I wish someone would say to her, "My father was an asshole and abused me. Is he sorry for that?" It's all a charade to make money.

Anyone of us on this board could do better, but I wouldn't want to put up with JuJu.


So true. But for those paychecks and schedules, I'd put up with Julie. I'd even promise not to sneak a peek at her china vagina.

Edited by Xingu, Apr 19, 2012 @ 10:45 PM.

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Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 6:54 PM

Lol. Ok. I gave up on this show long ago, for so many reasons - all discussed already. But I keep reading because I can't believe how much of a train wreck this show has become. Must resist urge to watch again just to see for myself.
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Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 7:16 PM

I grazed past the show today. I don't even remember what they were talking about. Sad when it's a talk show.
Did Sheryl say anything unintelligible today? Let me rephrase that, what unintelligible thing did Sheryl say today? I'm still astonished by her embryo rant, just wow.

Xingu, please go ahead and give us today's commentary. Quite frankly the best thing about the show are your posts! I'm torn, I want this clusterfuck off the air (with a husband as studio head, not happening) but we'd be deprived of the hilarious musings from Xingu. What to do, what to do!

The floor is yours....
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Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 7:30 PM

Thanks for taking one for the team Xingu, love your posts and recraps.

Sheryl is breathtakingly really something, imo. Can't believe she is educated and now I see why I can't understand her - especially when she is screaming, which is most of the time.
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Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 10:41 PM

Well, my DVR cut off the first four minutes of today's show. From what I can gather they were going on again about the "feud" between Sharon and Simon Cowell. Yawn. Both Sharon and Simon are getting good pub from this, so I couldn't care less. This has to be orchestrated. Sharon works for Simon. There is no way in hell she would jeopardize her job with him. It's all a publicity stunt. Nothing more than to bring buzz to America's (supposedly) Got Talent.

Then they move onto the Mel Gibson diatribe against Joe Esterhas. They bleeped so much I could barely understand it. If you are going to present the quotes and you can't quote the full text for legal reasons, at least give us hints as to what he said. Like, the first part of the word is another name for a rooster, followed by one who enjoys lollipops. At least I would know what the hell you were talking about and I wouldn't have to Google it.

So here's the uncut version:

Mel Gibson: "Why don't I have a first draft of 'The Maccabees'? What the fuck have you been doing? I'm earning money for a filthy little cocksucker who takes advantage of me! Just like every fucking cocksucker. So hurry the fuck up,"


He sounded totally inebriated. Well, at least he didn't insult Jews, blacks, gays or women. The bigger question is:, why is anyone paying any attention to this lunatic who clearly needs rehab/medical treatment. In the world of Hollywood, I didn't find what he said all that offensive. And I think Joe Esterhas is a publicity-seeking little bitch. This was a private conversation. Why is he sharing it with the world? Hell, I've said worse than that to my cable operator. (Just kidding--but I've wanted to.)


Not surprisingly, Sheryl can't separate reality from the roles he plays. Stating that we should have known he was crazy from his portrayal in Braveheart. She really is one ginormous ignoramus.


They move on to the "controversy" of Madonna's daughter smoking cigs. Shocker. Mrs. O pretends to portray herself as a model parent, until Sara calls her out on her shit regarding "The Osbournes". Mrs. O fesses up and admits she was a terrible absentee parent who had no oversight of her children. Another shocker.

They then addressed Dick Clark's passing. I adored that man, but I've already stated my thoughts on The View board so I won't repost them here. I'll just say, he will be missed and they paid a very nice tribute to him. There aren't many TV legends left and he was one of the best. Thankfully they included Pyramid, which many other tribute shows have ignored. (I could be a dick and say that it's because it was a CBS show, but in honor of Dick I'll refrain). I think that is the best game show ever. Take that, Trebek.

Next up The Three Stooges: (Aren't they all dead?) Oh, wait, this is a new incarnation.

Will and Grace filmed on the same set as The Talk. Aisha tells us that Sean Hayes' former dressing room is apparently still covered in cum. Lovely. Thanks for that mental image. (I don't make this shit up, kids.)

For this weekend, I'm debating between seeing this movie and having every nail on my body removed with rusty pliers. I think I'll choose the latter.

There must be some connection between CBS and the studio that released this film. I can't imagine why else they would give two looong segments to this tripe.

Mrs. O, please go join Sherri Shephard in the remedial class of Teleprompter Reading 101, Her name is Anne Burrell, not Anna. It's a fairly common British name; no excuses. Poor Chef Anne.

But I have to give Julie credit. At least she treats the chefs with respect, asks intelligent questions and lets the chefs shine. She doesn't play the role of a bumbling fool. She may not cook at home, but she at least has the common courtesy to appear interested in what they are doing.

I know I can come down hard on JuJuWa at times, but I really do think she is a good host/moderator. That's no easy task.

Kids, you've gotta help me out here. I need some replies in order to not break the rules of double posting.
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Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 11:12 PM

Giving credit to Julie for knowing rapini is the same as broccoli rabe.
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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 6:22 AM

So everybody is really asking Julie about Sharon's "beef" with Simon Cowell. Everybody? Really?? I wonder if there are 5 people on this planet who are really curious about that. If there's no beef just STOP TALKING ABOUT IT. It's simple.

I saw the bit on the frozen embryos the other day and if Sheryl wasn't on the chopping block before that, I'm sure she is now. I bet Aisha and Sheryl wanted to kill her. I know I did.
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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 11:50 AM

Thank you Xingu for a great recap. I'm pretty sure Sheryl won't be around next season. If we had NO clue at all about Leah and Holly, you can bet Julie is showing no signs of her disgust for this pathetic embarrassment . I'm PISSSED OFF I tell ya that people like this and others are givin this chance and all that money in the first place! I can't stand the sight of her, she makes me that ill. And your so right about that 'feud' between Simon and Sharon. BULLSHIT! Really? Julie can't stand any embarrassing controversy with her little ladies. She (Julie) just PRETENDS she's all kurflunked and shocked by Sharon's comments. It's Sharons shtick.
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adixon99

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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 1:49 PM

I can't stand when Mrs. O introduces a guest. Even Sheryl does a better job reading the teleprompter. I also enjoy Sheryl more when she is in a cooking segment or part of a duo interviewing someone. At least,during those times, she's calm and seems genuinely interested. She's at her absolute worst doing the opening segment.

As much as I like Leah, I used to hate seeing her in a cooking segment. I remember when Marcela Vallodolid was on last season. She looked like she wanted to bitch slap Leah because she was that annoyed with how she was acting.

Love your snark, Xingu. Keep it coming.
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msani19

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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 1:58 PM

I can't understand why the studio audience seems so loud. It's disproportionate to the size of the room. Looks like there are only 50'or so people in the audience but the whopping and clapping sounds like 250 people. There's no way they find Sheryl that hilarious. Are they adding audience feedback later?

Sheryl was saying something nutty (I KNOW!) and I had to laugh when Sharon had a look on her face that screamed "This dumb bitch again!". She almost had her face covered and she was looking in Julie's direction. Maybe they have something cooking for her. I hope Sheryl's been saving her money.
I thought the show was picked up with all of the hosts as well. Am i mistaken? That doesn't mean something can't happen suddenly like with Leah/Holly being fired behind the scenes. What happened to them was awful, but I really need Sheryl to be chopped. I would be afraid of who could replace her though...Lookmwhatbwe got instead of Leah/Holly.

I really cringe when the subject of men comes up. Sheryl always makes some out of left field reference that leaves me scratching my head. Plus, being very shallow (I'm working on it) I just can NOT believe men find her attractive. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yada yada, but come on! Sheryl! I should have a line of men lined up down the block then.

Those are just my random midday thoughts. Can't wait for Xingu's recap!
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LoveIsJoy

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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 6:27 PM

Xingu, thanks so much for yesterday's recap. I watched the convo about Madonna's daughter and smoking, and got annoyed before they even finished talking about it. I turned it off, then later wondered if I'd missed anything. Your recap is waaaaaay more entertaining than the actual show!
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cottagegrl

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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 9:09 PM

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How do these closed captioning people do it!?!?)


Xingu, I don't know, but they can take lessons from you. A++ great job!

Thank you, and you had me peeing in my pants with Sheryl's "wif s"
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Mikita

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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 11:03 PM

I can't understand why the studio audience seems so loud. It's disproportionate to the size of the room. Looks like there are only 50'or so people in the audience but the whopping and clapping sounds like 250 people. There's no way they find Sheryl that hilarious. Are they adding audience feedback later?


I can't remember if it was someone on this board or another. They mentioned that they pipe in that audience noise at the beginning. I looked for it and sure enough they do. Watch the audience as they pan. Their mouths are not moving and there are not that many people there for all of that noise. It's canned audience reaction. Utter fail Connie Chung. Excuse me I mean Julie Chen. I wish Connie was running this show.
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