Have you noticed lately that male pop artists have suited up on their album covers? From Justin Timberlake to NKOTB, everyone is dressing to the nines as of late. Perhaps a Men’s Warehouse conspiracy? LOL. Jumping on the bandwagon are 98 Degrees for their comeback album, 2.0. The foursome look pretty slick in their formal attire complemented with a halo-like effect. In their defense, they are going on tour with NKOTB and God forbid they look sloppy next to them. What do you think of the artwork? A little too safe or perfectly in line with their image?
Speaking of 98 Degrees’ Package Tour mates, NKOTB appeared on The View today. Joey, Danny, Jonathan, Jordan and Danny performed their infectious comeback hit, “Remix (I Like The).” While it wasn’t the same without watching Artemis Pebdani interacting with the boys, it was a great showing. Performing such an up-tempo track live can be tricky and the Boston boys pulled it off. They had the audience and Whoopi Goldberg in a giddy mood. Check out their performance below.
I’m truly flabbergasted. I never expected this from this woman. Deadline.com is reporting that one of the ladies is leaving when her contract expires in August. When the site talked to this co-host, she revealed she was leaving to focus on other projects. ABC released a statement stating this woman was instrumental in the success of The View and said the following.
“We wish her all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season.” – ABC
With Barbara Walters reportedly scaling back her involvement on the show, and this co-host leaving, the panel is definitely going to look quite differently when the ABC daytime talk show returns for a 17th season in September. Find out who’s leaving below.
Earlier this week, a video was released that showed Nicki Minaj yelling at and cussing out Mariah Carey while sitting at the judges table during American Idol auditions. Seriously, it looked intense and my only hope is that we get to see a bit of what happened when the season actually airs.
This morning, Barbara Walters decided to call her “good friend” Mariah Carey to get the scoop on what happened. Carey informed Walters that what people saw in the video wasn’t even the worst of it. What had her worried was that as Minaj walked off, she said that if she had a gun she would shoot Carey. Yikes. Although Carey isn’t “afraid” of Minaj, she does feel that she is unpredictable and has thus hired extra security to protect her.
Walters shared this news on The View this morning. Nicki Minaj has since responded to these allegations and the fact that Carey spoke with Walters with some harsh tweets. Check out the clip from The View as well as Minaj’s tweets below.
Looks like someone from ABC’s daytime chat fest is heading over to Lima, Ohio. According to TVLine.com, one of the ladies will not only guest star on “Glee” but will yield tremendous power on the future of a couple of characters. She will be deciding the fate of two senior’s post graduation plans to attend a certain school.
The character named Carmen Tibideaux is a professor at the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts aka NYADA. Carmen heads over to Ohio to judge Kurt and Rachel’s auditions to enter the esteemed school. Reports say that this “View” chatter will appear in a minimum of three episodes during May sweeps. Have any idea, who’ll it be?
Yes, you read that right. Star Jones, whose position as a co-host on The View ended in 2006 after her contract wasn’t renewed, will actually be returning to sit with the ladies. Why is this surprising? Well, as you may recall, it didn’t end well. Jones had referred to her former coworkers, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters as hateful. This episode will be epic.
Here’s the thing, she’s only going to be a guest for a day this time round. Jones, who went to battle with Nene Leakes in The Apprentice, will be putting the past with The View behind her and instead focussing on a good cause. She wants to raise awareness about heart disease and talk about her involvement with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement. The campaign is important to her because she underwent successful. cardiac surgery in March of 2010. Jones will appear on the February 22 episode of the show.
Back in 2006, Jones decided to announce to everyone (live) about the fact that ABC wasn’t going to renew her contract, without giving them any warning. The next day, she was gone. Watch a clip below showing Star’s final words, then what Barbara had to say about her the very next day. Drama!
On Wednesday, Kelly Clarkson stopped by The View to chat with the ladies who always have a lot to say about everything. Of course as you probably already know, her fifth album “Stronger” just came out, so they definitely touched upon that. Certainly that’s not juicy enough for them, so they also dove into her love life (or lack thereof) and talked about the rumors about her sexuality – the lesbian rumors, to be more specific.
Clarkson explained, “I’ve dated some cool guys. I’ve never met anyone who I’m like, ‘I could spend the rest of my life with you.’” She then added, “I’m from a small town so, like, everyone’s married with children or about to have children. So it’s a little hard when you go home and people are like — and that’s why people think I’m gay – because they’re like ‘Why aren’t you married?’ And I’m like, ‘it doesn’t happen for everyone right off the bat.” Other than hearing the rumors that she’s gay, I’ve never heard of any specific stories regarding her sexuality so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Check out the candid interview, as well as her live performance of “Mr. Know It All” below.
A new study is stating that fatherhood is one of the leading causes in dips in testosterone. The report says that men who become fathers show signs of plummeting testosterone. The shift is common in other species as well, not just humans. According to scientists, the dip is to help men focus on parental guidance and nurture verses mating.
Among men who were single at baseline, decreases of 26% in morning and 34% in evening testosterone levels were seen 4.5 years later among those who had entered a stable relationship and become fathers, according to Christopher W. Kuzawa, PhD, of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and colleagues.
That’s a significant change. So what are people’s reaction to this new study? It varies. While some men (and women) see the obvious notion as to you why this is a natural transition for men to become parental figures, others declare it shows signs of femininity and weakness. However, the study does verify that it doesn’t effect your libido.
“Our findings suggest that human males have an evolved neuroendocrine architecture that is responsive to committed parenting, supporting a role of men as direct caregivers during hominin evolution.”
On Tuesday, the ladies of The View discussed this new study during Hot Topics. The ladies had some pretty interesting view points on the subject including an observation Elisabeth Hasselback made about her husbands football team. Watch below.
Ever since it was announced Katie Couric’s new daytime show wouldn’t be premiering til Fall 2012, many wondered what ABC would do with their new high-priced show pony. By having a talent like Katie on their roster, ABC’s news division would be a fool if they didn’t utilize her charisma and celebrity status to their benefit.
Since jumping ship from CBS’ Evening News anchor desk, Katie has only appeared so far as a guest host on “The View“. She’s also been tapped to contribute to the network’s coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in a few days. Next week will also mark Katie’s first official interviewing assignment for the network. It will air as a “Nightline” special which will air on Tuesday. Any guesses on who gets to pop Couric’s cherry on ABC? Find out below.