Kate Gosselin Sloughs Off Kathy Griffin on "The View"
Despite the carefully choreographed pairing of guest-host Kate-Gosselin and Gosselin-mocking comic Kathy Griffin on Friday's ABC's "The View" the episode was not without its fireworks.
Media-savvy Gosselin did not rise to the bait when Griffin came out, even though she had been the butt of a video Griffin unveiled on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel-hosted late night show, in which Griffin played Gosselin.
Griffin, who understood her role on the Friday broadcast, then tried desperately to get a rise out of Gosselin by suggesting they should do a "lesbo nude" Playboy spread.
This not to say the show lacked fireworks. At the top of the show, The Ladies of "The View" asked TLC-network star Gosselin about an article in the most recent issue of In Touch mag in which one of the family babysitters claims to have shagged Kate's estranged hubby and father of their eight kids, Jon.
Turns out, this is the babysitter Jon had "hired" the day Kate showed up at the house, cops were called, Kate left in tears when the cops told her to clear out because it wasn't her day with the kids. At the time, the tabs, celebrity suck-up-shows, and TMZ-s of the world reported Kate had been all knicker-knotted about Jon's choice of babysitters.
After reading the In Touch piece, we kinda get her point.
"So, it was HIS custody day and you heard he was hiring a babysitter that you didn't approve of, so you went over there?" snapped Whoopi Goldberg, who apparently does not read In Touch, silly woman.
"Well - I - he had used her before, and I - again, my alarms and whistles went off and I didn't quite know why....and for whatever reason, he used this girl again, he called her to babysit," Gosselin stammered.
"We know what the reason is," cracked co-host Joy Behar, who is apparently the best-read of the "View" co-hosts.
But it did not end there. Things escalated to the point where Whoopi exploded: "You could have gone to jail! Do you realize that?"
Fortunately, Behar finally cleared things up: "But the beauty of the story is he was winning PR wars... because people were talking about you, that you were shrewish...but now, you are winning the PR wars because of this story about the babysitter, and also coming on the show and being sweet."
Nice save, Joy!
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