Thursday, September 14, 2006

Keebler Elf

So last week I was all positive about the new addition to The View. This week I'm thinking, "Rosie! What are you thinking!?" Today, out of no where, Rosie starts talking about all the tasty treats made by Keebler and next thing I know a life size Keebler Elf comes out followed by a slew of men dressed in white tuxes carrying trays. They all break into a Broadway musical skit about Keebler products with Rosie at the centre. I shook my head the whole time. It's nice to give stuff away but could this be any more of a blatant commercial? You would think Rosie would know better. Heck you would think Barbara would know better. I just don't know...*still shaking head*.

Friday, September 08, 2006

A Rosie View

Today marked the end of the first week Rosie O'Donnell took over Meredith Vieira's commentary on the daytime talk show The View. I was a huge fan of Rosie's talk show and was saddened when it went off the air (her choice). I've watched The View sporadically over the last ten years and Meredith was definitely their shining star. While Rosie can not fill Meredith's shoes but she will definitely add her view and that is what the show is about... different views. Rosie is something they haven't had hosting before: a lesbian, middle aged mother with power and a conscience.

I really liked the show's ethnic diversity so it's unfortunate Star Jones had to leave but it seems with her poundage went her loveability. And the whole wedding fiasco left a bad taste in many people's mouths. After visiting The View's site I thought I'd head over to Star Jones' official website to see if she had any "news" but what I found was an email grab. In other words, you can't access her site unless you enter your email address. Hello?

One of the main reasons I watched The View in the past was Meredith. Now it seems the only reason I'll watch it in the future will be Rosie (ok, and Elisabeth's smile). I may even tune in more.

Congratulations on a great week Rosie.

Topic Links
* The View
* Rosie O'Donnell
* Star Jones

Monday, September 04, 2006

R.I.P. Croc Hunter

This was a shock for me this morning. The man who brought crocodiles and other wild life to the forefront of conservationism, Steve Irwin, better known as The Crocodile Hunter, died this morning in a sting ray accident. Considering all the extraordinary situations this man has put himself into it seems most strange he would die in such a way.

Not too long ago, I was bawling over the death of his first croc. I remember him lying down in the water with her and going on about how old she was and how he saved her from being killed. He was quite emotional about it. Mr. Irwin certainly educated the world about the importance of this historical creature and it is a shame he has left them so soon.

My heart goes out to his family, human and otherwise.

Topic Links
* Steve Irwin's Official Website (with notice of his death)