"I never feel ganged up on."
The Mighty O let it be known at Maria Shriver's Women's Conference that the word "bitch" will not be allowed on her network, OWN. Entertainment Weekly reports:
The Oprah Winfrey Network will be “fun and entertaining without tearing people down and calling them bitches,” Oprah said at Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference yesterday. “Imagine that. Imagine."
Now on one hand, this is a symbolic way to bring attention to a worthy issue, i.e. that rampant sexism still exists in our society and by issuing a silence policy on this word for an entire network, Oprah Winfrey is actually placing that issue front and center. On the other hand, it's a savvy PR move since it will undoubtedly get people talking—as they already are—and therefore draw more attention to her new network. One also wonders if this had anything to do with Joy Behar . I'm sure The View ladies will be discussing it.
The following questions came to mind though when I heard this news: READ MORE
After taking Bill O'Reilly to task for a racist conflation he made on The View about Muslims and 9/11, Joy Behar proved she's consistent by blasting Sharron Angle for an inflammatory political ad on Tuesday's show. Angle, the Republican contender for Nevada's Senate seat (currently held by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid) released a campaign spot portraying Latino youth as dangerous and threatening to innocent white children. Behar criticized Angle on The View, in the kind of entertaining display you won't be seeing on The Talk. Watch after the jump! READ MORE
The ladies of The View went to the mat when Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly stopped by today. The show's co-hosts, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar, got into a heated debate with O'Reilly over whether or not Park51, the Muslim community center and mosque slated to go up two blocks from the World Trade Center, should be built. O'Reilly declared the center is "inappropriate" because of the victims' families, while Goldberg, Behar and Barbara Walters cried foul. Things took a nasty turn when the ladies asked O'Reilly why he believed it shouldn't be built to which he stated:
Because Muslims killed us on 9/11.
It seems like ABC's making a bit of a peace offering to Adam Lambert. The controversial rocker is slated to make his first guest appearance on The View. This comes on the heels of the singer's much talked about performance on the America Music Awards and after Lambert was dropped from ABC's Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve show.
Lambert's appearance on the gab fest is slated on Dec. 10 right after his interview on Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 on Dec. 9 at 10pm EST.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Khloe Kardashian heads to The View on Friday for her co-hosting debut. This comes on the heels of the reality tv star's marriage to L.A. Laker star Lamar Odom on Sept. 27. Known as the "tough Kardashian," Khloe will have to put up or shut up with the no-nonsense chicas on the ABC chat-fest.