"The View" is my daily chatfest of choice but I have managed to catch up with my television friends on "The Chew" and "The Talk" a couple of times. The show has gotten quite a bit of publicity in the past week for the talk show's co-hosts opening up about their private lives. Melissa Gilbert apparently visited the show and revealed that she always knew that little sis Sara Gilbert was gay. Who even knew that the two were sisters? This caused a flurry of media attention. As a result of this new energy, I paid a TV visit to the show today from my sofa and it was such fun. The show has really come into its own.
First of all, I adore the table's matriarch, Sharon Osbourne; I don't care what anyone says about the mother of Kelly and Jack. The show also recently added comics Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler to the winning lineup that includes Julie Chen and Sara Gilbert. Last season's co-hosts, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, were unceremoniously fired.
Guests enter the show's set from the street through a revolving door. Today featured actor-musician Donnie Wahlberg and Oprah Winfrey's bestie, Emmy-winning journalist Gayle King. The sidewalk serves as a backdrop for the vivid conversation. Thus, the party atmosphere is set before butts are even in chairs.
It is with this fun spirit that Osbourne and Chen recently paid a visit to "The Howard Stern Show." In true Stern fashion he got the already candid women to open up even more. Put on your too-much-information helmet, this was a wild ride.
The co-hosts told Stern that they had a "lost in translation" moment when Sharon talked about having an "itchy fanny" post sex. Fanny in the UK means lady parts, but here in the U.S. the word is slang for backside. Julie revealed that she and hubbie Les Moonves, the TV CEO, have never indulged in that area but Sharon piped up that she quite enjoyed it. Ahem. Julie also says that she and Moonves have a prenuptial agreement in which he was quite generous, but that did not influence her bedroom choices.
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Holly Robinson Peete has been very vocal on twitter and in the media that she does not know why her contract was not picked up for the talk show. Of course Stern asked why Peete and Remini were fired. Sharon piped up to say, "Some people don't really know who they are and you have to know who you are when you're in something like this." When asked whether she contacted the ladies Osbourne said, "Why should we call them to discuss?" Stern wrapped up the convo as all agreed that the firings came down to "weird chemistry." So there you go!
Check out "The Talk" weekday afternoons on CBS. Check your local listings for exact times.
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