Who are two main names being circulated to replace Rosie O'Donnell on The View? Mario Cantone and Ross Matthews. Yup, apparently gay men equal women now...
Jeremy from Good As You has the story and adds this clip:
So on one hand we're like, "Wow, cool -- gay men given new opportunities." But then on the other, considering this is a show that has always been prided on it's female-centricity, we can't help but think that it's a little offensive for producers to act as if it's just a hop skip and a jump to go from Ladyland to Gaymalevile. So we're a little torn. Is this a positive step (if even true), or would it truly be a 21st century minstrel-like situation?
According to People magazine, former View co-host Debbie Matenopoulos has been advocating for a gay man to replace Rosie. She tells the mag, "It is high time they put a gay man on that panel. They've said 'We can't put a man here.' I disagree. Why does it have to be guys against girls? I have a better time and solve more problems sitting with my gay guy friends than my girlfriends!"
Other names that have been thrown into the hat as possible replacements include Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, and Sherri Shepherd. Personally, I'd like to see it go to either Whoopi or Sherri. I might even start watching again if one of the two of them get the job. Including a gay guy would also get me to watch, but mostly just to see how they handle it.
In other Rosie news, she met Thursday with producers of The Price Is Right, but didn't seem to optimistic about her chances to replace Bob Barker on the classic game show. While Barker has nominated Rosie to take the torch, the executives don't seem to hip on the idea. On her blog, Rosie talks about the meeting by saying in a recent video post:
"I don't know if it's gonna work out. I watched that show the entire 35 years that Bob Barker was on it, and I just think it's a part of American nostalgia, and it's what America needs right now. It would be good for me, but I don't know if it's right for them."