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The Voice of Elmo Visits 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 24th 2011 3:15PM
Kevin Clash, the puppeteer known as the voice of Elmo, stopped by 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to look back on his career and talk about the new film 'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey.' He surprised the ladies with a surprisingly deep, Barry White-esque voice that was a hilarious contrast to Elmo's high-pitched squeal.

Delving into the history of Elmo, Clash mentioned that he was the third person to voice the lovable Muppet, as Jim Henson found that both of the first voices, one of which Clash described as a screaming caveman, wasn't quite right. Clash came up with Elmo's trademark high-pitched tone and practiced that summer on his mom's daycare class. The rest is Muppet history.

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Patricia Heaton's Family Life Sounds a Lot Like 'The Middle' (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Oct 18th 2011 5:45PM
Art seems to imitate life for Patricia Heaton, who came on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to talk about her show 'The Middle.' Barbara Walters pointed out that like her character Frankie, Heaton is a busy working mother: While Frankie has three kids, Heaton is a mother to four boys.

Stories from Heaton's own family life often end up on the show. The 'Foreign Exchange' episode, where a student from Japan stayed with the Hecks, was based on an experience she had. "I brought our Japanese student to the set ... and he was enamored with Sue Heck, of course, but he never said a word in the ten days he stayed with us," Heaton said.

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Gayle King Talks About a 52-Year-Old Virgin Who'll Be on 'Ask Oprah's All Stars' (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Oct 14th 2011 7:30PM
Gayle King is a busy lady, but not too busy to come on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to talk about her two OWN shows, 'The Gayle King Show' and 'Ask Oprah's All Stars.' When Sherri Shepherd asked her about the changes she's made to 'The Gayle King Show,' she said it would remain a radio and television show because it's still on Sirius XM, but she promised that "you will see more guests. It's true."

One guest Sherri was particularly interested in was a woman who'll be on 'Ask Oprah's All Stars', which will be hosted by King and feature Dr. Phil, Suze Orman and Dr. Oz. The woman is a 52-year-old virgin who has finally met the right man. Sherri wondered how she made it that long and Gayle seemed to be suspicious that it was even possible, much less healthy. "I don't think it's good to be a virgin when you get married ... I just don't think it's good to have sex with one person your whole life," she said.

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Chynna Phillips Gets a Chance at Redemption After 'DWTS' Fall (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Oct 13th 2011 7:30PM
Chynna Philips and Tony Dovolani had a rough night on Monday's 'Dancing with the Stars,' and on Tuesday's elimination show, America told them it was time to go home. On 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) they discussed their misfortune and got a chance to redeem themselves with a do-over.

The dance was replayed with their mics on, and as things started to fall apart Chynna can be heard saying, "I don't know what's happening." Sherri Shepherd complimented Tony on encouraging and taking care of Chynna. "Well, we saw what Maksim and Kirstie Alley did. She just fell, remember?"

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Hank Williams Jr. Tries to Explain Himself on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 11th 2011 6:45PM
Hank Williams Jr. has had himself quite a week. ESPN canned the country singer's 'Monday Night Football' intro after he compared President Obama to Hitler on 'Fox and Friends.' Williams Jr. went on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to try and explain himself. It didn't exactly go well.

Williams tried to make the point that he wasn't directly comparing President Obama and Hitler. He was merely making an analogy, he protested. Sherri Shepherd read the definition of the term, which read "a similarity in some respects among things that are otherwise dissimilar."

Williams felt vindicated by the dictionary. "How did you know who I was talkin' about?" he asked rhetorically, waving his hands and smiling. He went on to explain that his broader point was that the Obama-Boehner golf game was an absurd piece of political theater.

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Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys Preview Breast Cancer Film 'Five' (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Oct 7th 2011 6:30PM
Lifetime's original movie 'Five,' which premieres Monday night at 9PM ET, looks at the effect breast cancer has on womens' lives in five short, interconnected films. Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys and Demi Moore, who each directed an installment, stopped by 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to talk about the project.

None of the women are actually in 'Five,' and for Aniston, who also acted as a producer, that made it more appealing. "That was sort of what was exciting. It was also a year of taking off from acting," she said.

Demi Moore talked about directing 'Charlotte', the first of the five shorts about a girl in the '60s whose mother dies of breast cancer. "When I read it, it wasn't written from the little girl's point of view, but I felt it was essential that we bring it down to her level."

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Gov. Chris Christie Says His Weight is 'Fair Game' for Late Night TV Hosts (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 5th 2011 9:45AM
Chris ChristieDuring his lengthy press conference yesterday to announce that he's still not running for President, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie answered dozens of questions from reporters on a variety of topics.

He even addressed how he's become such a figure of fun for late night TV hosts.

Saying "it's not news flash to me that I'm overweight," Christie said making jokes about his girth is "fair game" for late night TV hosts, but only if their jokes about it are good.

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Laura Dern Previews 'Enlightened' & Talks About Acting With Her Mom (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Oct 3rd 2011 6:00PM
Laura Dern visited 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) to talk about her upcoming HBO series 'Enlightened,' in which she plays a high-powered executive that has a powerful epiphany following a nervous breakdown. She showed a clip where her character, Amy Jellicoe, is in the midst of a breakdown, prying open elevator doors to threaten a co-worker.

Dern has been working on her 'breakdown' face for a while, going all the way back to 1986 and her role in 'Blue Velvet.' In that film, her character had her own breakdown, crying silently with her mouth wide open. Add tears and streaming mascara and you have the poster for 'Enlightened.'

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Jimmy Walker & Bern Nadette Stanis Have Mini 'Good Times' Reunion on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Sep 30th 2011 6:30PM
'Kid Dy-no-mite!' Jimmy Walker and his former 'Good Times' co-star Bern Nadette Stanis stopped by 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) for a mini-reunion. The two played brother and sister J.J. and Thelma Evans in the Norman Lear sitcom from 1974 to 1979.

Walker is still doing stand-up comedy after all these years, telling Joy Behar, "I've been on the road since 1967." Stanis is the author of the relationship book 'Situations 101.' While Walker may now be unrecognizable without his denim hat and afro, Stanis still looks and sounds just like Thelma.

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'The View' Bids 'All My Children' an Emotional Farewell (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 23rd 2011 6:45PM
'All My Children' aired its TV finale episode today, (and ended with a shocking cliffhanger) before the beloved soap moves online in 2012. With Susan Lucci guest-hosting, 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) bid 'AMC' an emotional farewell.

In a montage that featured backstage footage of the cast and the behind-the-scenes players who made the show possible, 'AMC' producer Julie Hanan Carruthers set the tone. "This isn't a job for those of us who do it ... it's a life choice. It consumes your life in everything you do. So to do it, you have to love it, or you can't do it well," she said.

Series creator Agnes Nixon then read the show's credo as a toast to the entire cast: "The great and the least, for rich and for poor, in tragedy and triumph, you are 'All My Children.'"

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Danny DeVito Brings 'Always Sunny's' Gutter Humor to 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 20th 2011 7:00PM
Danny DeVito is the elder statesman of the 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' cast, but that doesn't mean he's a beacon of maturity. DeVito stopped by 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) where he talked about the new, depraved 'Sunny' season and gave some Joy and Sherri some equally crass advice on how to make a marriage work.

To start the segment, they showed a clip from the 'Sunny' premiere, in which Frank asked a hooker to marry him, only to see her die of a crack overdose seconds later. "In the seven seasons we've been doing the show, we bring the bar down as low as we can. If you think you're in the gutter, we're gonna excavate that gutter. But we have a lot of fun," he said.

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Rosie O'Donnell Opens Up About Her New OWN Show & Working Out Her Rage Issues

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 7th 2011 11:00AM
O, The Oprah Magazine, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'DonnellRosie O'Donnell used to be angry. Very angry.

The 49-year-old opens up about her anger issues in the October edition of O, The Oprah Magazine, and the extent of them might surprise you.

"You know, I think I had a lot more rage than I was aware of," O'Donnell says in the article, according to a preview of the issue on People.com. "But I've gotten back access to my other feelings. I'm not cut off from my emotions anymore ... The rage has gone away ... There's been a healing."

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'The View' Plans Salute to 'All My Children'

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 2nd 2011 11:40AM
Susan Lucci'All My Children' leaves ABC on Sept. 23, but it's not going out without some fanfare. According TV Guide, 'The View' is planning a special salute to 'All My Children' to air the same day as the historic soap's ABC finale.

'All My Children'
star Susan Lucci will co-host the show along with Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. Special guests include 'AMC' creator Agnes Nixon, Cameron Mathison, Rebecca Budig and Vincent Irizarry.

However, that's not all, look for surprise appearances by several other 'All My Children' stars -- past and present.

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Denise Richards Won't Be Roasting Charlie Sheen (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 26th 2011 6:30PM
Denise Richards talks about Charlie Sheen on 'The View'Charlie Sheen's recent strange descent has been well-chronicled. But Tuesday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), Denise Richards said when she met Sheen, he was a much different person. Richards and Sheen were married for three years and have two daughters together.

Barbara Walters asked Richards if she thought she was going to change Sheen when they got together. "No, he didn't need to be changed when I met him," she said. When she met Sheen, Richards said he had been sober for three years and was a wonderful, charming person with an "amazing heart." "I was very ignorant about addiction," she said. "I wasn't educated. But I fell in love with him, and those issues weren't there."

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Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes to Former Hugh Hefner Fiancee Crystal Harris (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 25th 2011 6:45PM
Whoopi Goldberg apologizes to Crystal Harris on 'The View' When Crystal Harris called off her wedding to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner last month, she earned the nickname "Runaway Bride" and the ire of Hefner's good friend, Whoopi Goldberg. Monday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), Goldberg apologized to Harris for judging her before she had heard the full story, which Harris detailed on the show.

Contrary to some reports, Harris did not leave Hefner on the altar, she said. The pair had spoken five days before the wedding was to have taken place, and ended the relationship by mutual agreement. "He actually said that he was only doing it for me," said Harris of the wedding. "He didn't really want to get married either." Harris didn't have sneakers on under her dress, ready to run from the ceremony, she said.

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