The View (TV Show)

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    March 16, 2014

    Between Two Ferns, Rightbloggers Find Few Laughs, Much Concern-Trolling for Presidency

    While the world waited for word on a referendum in Crimea and the whereabouts of a missing jet airliner, there was plenty of time last week to pick apart a comedy sketch starring Zach Galifianakis and the President of the United States. The brief Funny or Die "Between Two Ferns" segment, which Obama ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Top 10 Stand-Up Comedy Specials of 2013

    10. Kurt Braunohler, How Do I Land? After relocating and taking his weekly Hot Tub show to LA, Kurt Braunohler signed a deal with legendary indie label Kill Rock Stars to release his first stand-up album. How Do I Land? combines his famous knack for unsettling performance art with more traditional ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Barbara Walters Misquotes Cabaret On Retiring

    TV legend Barbara Walters will no longer be on view--or on The View--as of next summer, when she's stepping down from her longtime perch as TV's reigning quizzer. And she means it.

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    March 29, 2013

    Barbara Walters Retiring? Here's What I Said On TV About That

    Jill Niccolini interviewed me for the Fox 5 News at 10 last night about the report that Barbara Walters is supposedly retiring next year. I'm not sure which sound bites they used--after the interview, I went off to see Tom Hanks in a play---but above is a photo of me telling Jill stuff like:

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Here's Who Should Be On The View

    Joy Behar is leaving, but Elisabeth Hasselbeck is staying, despite the wishful thinking, I mean erroneous reports, of the gossip press. But who would you want to see on The View to make it worth shutting your trap so you can watch them flap their gums for an hour? First of all, I'd keep Whoopi. Sh ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012
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    September 5, 2012

    Scientology's Obsession With Hollywood Proving Costly In Its Time of Crisis

    In 1955, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard announced "Project Celebrity," coming up with a list of Hollywood stars he wanted his followers to treat as "game" to hunt down for the church. And while Hubbard didn't succeed in bagging Danny Kaye, Sid Caesar, or Liberace (!), his organization did event ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    We Need Our Own Diamond Jubilee!

    After all, the one for Queenie has given the UK a much needed boost, everyone scrambling to buy mugs and T shirts and anything with the British flag colors in order to celebrate the old bag's longevity at standing and waving. And lord knows our own country could use such a bump, the latest jobs rep ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2012

    Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics

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    December 22, 2011

    21 Voice Stories from 2011 That Melted Even This Grizzled Journalist's Heart to Report

    James Worrell​Looking back, 2011 has been quite a year, especially on the gay rights front, one of our major beats. Like the cardiac organ caught in a bear trap accompanying Jen Doll's "Plight of the Single Lady," there were times when, objective reporter or not, the stories we were reporting ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Whoopi Goldberg Breaks Broadway Record

    When it was announced that Ghost the musical would come to Broadway, hot on the heels of the current Sister Act, I realized, "That's two musicals based on Whoopi Goldberg movies!"

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    June 23, 2011

    Barack Obama and Justin Bieber Both in Town to Make Your Commute Miserable

    ​Today in your why is it taking me so freaking long to get where I want to go news: Two extremely famous world powers are in New York City today, on the very same day. This is unprecedented! They are: President Obama and Justin Bieber. Obama, of course, is in town for fundraisers in Midtown an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Huckabee Out, Gingrich, Paul In, Which Rightbloggers Declare Good News for Herman Cain

    There was some action in the GOP 2012 Presidential race last week, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul declaring themselves in and Mike Huckabee declaring himself out. Rightbloggers sifted the results, and found them good -- because there was at least one true conservative left whom they could support ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Ten Famous Guys Who Like Fat Chicks

    Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in this week's feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten males who appreciate larger ladies in Western mass culture because, frankly, there aren't all that many. Fat Admirers do exist, and ... More >>

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    April 3, 2011

    Rightbloggers Enjoy The Birther-rific Quasi-Candidacy of Donald Trump

    In case you missed it, Donald Trump is sort of running for President. He's shown his seriousness about this by speaking at the CPAC political convention, and by taking a job at Fox News. That Trump might push this self-publicity campaign all the way to the 2012 Republican convention is expected by ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Donald Trump Was Actually Born!

    ​Yes, as an actual human. The mogul has proven that by providing his birth certificate, dispelling suspicions that he might have just evolved out of protoplasm under a table. This all came up because Trump wants to run for President and is actively campaigning on various talk shows and comed ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Donald Trump, Birther, Continues to Tempt Us With Possible Presidential Run

    ​A very bronzed Donald Trump, continuing in his campaign for our attention as to whether he will or won't run for president in 2012, has taken to The View to express his views, including concerns over potential competitor (and current president) Barack Obama's birthplace, because this is a tho ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Press Clips: Joe Pompeo Leaves Business Insider for Yahoo

    ​The second part of the change-up at Business Insider comes down the transom! A leaked memo about protest at Fox News, and, hey, activists! Here's how to get around those pesky security arrangements. This American Life host Ira Glass is...singing Elliott Smith. Rupert Murdoch has surrendered t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Racist Rant Against Whoopi Goldberg

    ​Steppin' Out editor Chaunce Hayden usually rants against Howard Stern, and I reprinted some of those columns here until realizing they stem from a deep-seated agenda that involves him being banned from Stern's show. Well, this week, he named Whoopi Goldberg "Asshole of the week" for her "pro ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Barack Obama Will Dish With The View Ladies as POTUS

    ​President Obama is about to make, um, history, by becoming the first U.S. President to appear on a daytime TV talk show -- something George Washington or Abraham Lincoln could never actually get away with, media being what it was in those days (also, they weren't exactly lookers). In the mode ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    LeBron James and A-Rod: When Analogies Attack

    ​There are some fascinating new issues surfacing in the aftershock of LeBron James's decision to join the Miami Heat, most notably Tyler Kepner in yesterday's New York Times. Kepner makes several valid parallels between A-Rod and James, such as "like Rodriguez, James grew up without a father ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Meet Your Mate at a New Live Dating Show

    ​"Those who can't, teach," so I gamely helped match up a nice young woman named Lorraine with the best of three available suitors last night at The Fix-Up Show, a live dating extravaganza done by J. Keith van Straaten up at the swingin' Triad.

  • Columns

    September 29, 2009

    Gay Celebs Descend on Atlantic City!

    Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.

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    December 18, 2008
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    December 9, 2008

    Bloomberg, Baba Wawa Endorse Each Other Over Breakfast

    Michael Bloomberg seemed to be pitching for the women's vote at the New York Women's Agenda's Star Breakfast in Midtown this morning. "I was very impressed, as you should know, perfectly honestly, I feel right at home," Bloomberg said about the crowd gathered in the Hilton ballroom. "After all, at ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 8, 2008


    A pupu platter of punditry

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    September 15, 2008
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    June 27, 2008

    Michelle Obama Woos Gay Democrats in Midtown

    As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama romanced major donors of Hillary Clinton in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening, potential first lady Michelle Obama appeared in New York City to facilitate post-primary healing among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Mariah Carey and Barbara Walters' Bizarre Love Revelations

    The world of celebrity relationships dropped a few bombshells yesterday, as Barbara Walters admitted to an affair with a U.S. Senator back in the 1970s and Mariah Carey reportedly married actor/rapper Nick Cannon in the Bahamas yesterday. The Walters revelation that she and former Massachusetts Sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    No More "Me and Mrs. Jones" for Al Reynolds

    Lost in all the Elliot Spitzer hoopla is yesterday's REAL bombshell: Star Jones and Al Reynolds are splitting after three and a half glorious years of connubial bliss! The response to this is basically one of "What the fuck took so long?" but it's also, "Could he possibly have lost interest the seco ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 29, 2008

    A Gay Senate Candidate Revealed!

    Double-wide-eyed by an opera trailer at Carnegie Hall and by a Senate race out North Carolina way

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    November 13, 2007

    Strike While the Irony's Hot

    Making lemonade from lemons; reflections about a golden eye; jousting with Joosten.

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    September 5, 2006
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    July 4, 2006
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    May 2, 2006
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    November 23, 2004
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    August 3, 2004
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    March 16, 2004
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    December 24, 2002
  • News

    February 27, 2001

    Political Ads Shot Down

    Arab Americans See U.S. Media Bias

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    January 30, 2001
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    September 5, 2000

    Picture This

    Thrillers! Satires! Westerns! Indies! Blockbusters! Sequels!

  • Columns

    July 18, 2000
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    May 18, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Advice from the ball circuit: 'This category is about your face, not your booty. Now ride your broomstick out of here, baby gorilla.'

  • Columns

    April 6, 1999

    NY Mirror

    I chatted up Debbie Matenopoulos, whose mantra was, 'How sick is it that I'm up for an Emmy?'

  • Columns

    January 5, 1999

    NY Mirror

    ''How can you dislike a Barbara Walters co-anchor who had a birthday party at Hooters?''

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    September 8, 1998