For the first time in the 13-year history of ABC’s Emmy® award-winning talk and entertainment program, “The View,” a featured musical guest will make two consecutive appearances this March, Bill Geddie, executive producer, announced today.
Canadian Pop/R&B sensation Justin Bieber is familiar with screaming girls and mayhem. Bieber is one of the hottest young stars on the music scene today and is set to make history on “The View” as the first artist to make back-to-back appearances/performances on the show, live, MONDAY, MARCH 22 and TUESDAY, MARCH 23 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET). He will perform an acoustic version of “Never Let You Go” and then, with his band, perform his new single, “Baby,” off his forthcoming second album, “My World 2.0″ (set to drop of March 23). Bieber will also be interviewed by the show’s five hosts.
His debut album, “My World,” was released in Nov. 2009 and featured guest vocals from Usher, who signed Bieber to a record deal with Island Records and featured “Favorite Girl,” “One Time,” “Love Me” and “One Less Lonely Girl.” Bieber has performed for the President and Mrs. Obama. Most recently he was a vocalist on the 25th anniversary remake of “We Are the World” to benefit Haiti. Beiber sings the opening line of the song, originally performed by Lionel Richie in 1985.
Robert Pattinson, undeniably one of today’s most recognizable, popular and most sought-after stars, takes his first “bite” out of ABC’s Emmy(r) award-winning talk show, “The View, live, TUESDAY, MARCH 2 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network, in his first-ever appearance on the show. Pattinson will appear along with Emilie De Raven, his co-star in the upcoming film “Remember Me.”
Set for release in March 2010, “Remember Me” stars Pattinson as unruly New York college student Tyler who is dealing with a personal tragedy and falls in love with Ally (Emilie De Raven).
Pattinson (a.k.a. “RPattz”) is an English actor, singer/musician and model who was first introduced to movie audiences as Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” But it’s his starring role as the sultry, brooding, sexy vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” saga that catapulted him to instant stardom. The highly anticipated third installment, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” will be released later this year. Pattinson, who composes his own music, sings two of the songs on the “Twilight” soundtrack, “Never Think” and “Let Me Sign.” In 2008 People magazine dubbed him one of the “Sexiest Men Alive.”
This past Thursday, actress, comedienne and co-host of ABC’s The View, Whoopi Goldberg took the stage at the Minkskoff Theatre to perform in Disney’s The Liong Kingfor one night only.
The night’s special performance was introduced by Disney Theatrical president and producer Thomas Schumacher who first talked about how there have been over 10,000 shows produced in Broadway’s history and that out of those, only eight have gone on to host more than 5,000 performances and that The Lion King had just become number nine (which it did back in November). After noting that director Julie Taymor was also in the audience for the evening’s performance, Schumacher then went on to explain that the performance was being taped for The View and outlined the three cameos Goldberg would be appearing in throughout the show.
Our first look at Whoopi was as ‘Bird Lady,’ a member of the procession of animals that marches down the aisles to the stage during the opening scene in which all the animals gather for the presentation of Simba.
We next saw her as the curtain pulled back to reveal Scar in the elephant graveyard alongside his three four hyena companions: Banzai, Shenzi, Ed and.. a Shenzi clone. Goldberg, re-creating the role she had originated in the film, took the lead as Shenzi, although she appeared to stumble through some lines (which is completely understandable) and appeared to have difficulty either operating and/or remembering to operate Shenzi’s mouth, although she eventually caught on. When ceremoniously dismissed by Scar (and a bit of humorous back and forth), the Shenzi clone slowly stumbled her way off stage, but not before facing the audience and noting how hard it was.
Whoopi’s final appearance was that as Rafiki (again, being backed up by the regular cast member). This time, as the Rafikis confronted Simba, Goldberg took more of a secondary role amongst the heavily modified ‘we know your father’ dialogue. Whoopi also appeared as Rafiki later on swinging solo on a vine to deliver a few lines.
You can see some photos from the performance’s curtain call featuring Whoopi as Rafiki on BroadwayWorld.com. The segment will air on The View on Wednesday, January 20.
Today, in celebration of volunteerism, ABC’s Emmy Award-winning talk and entertainment program, “The View,” launched a search for America’s “Ultimate Volunteer.” The show is asking viewers to nominate someone they know who goes above and beyond to help others in their community and who inspires others to action. The winner will receive one million Starpoints from the award-winning SPG loyalty program of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, plus $10,000 spending cash. In addition, the winner and his or her nominator will travel to New York, where the winner will make a special appearance on “The View” the week of October 19.
To nominate someone, viewers can log onto ABC.com/TheView where they will need to submit a 250-word essay explaining why their nominee deserves to be named America’s “Ultimate Volunteer.” Submissions will be accepted between September 16 and September 29 and will be narrowed down to 10 finalists. Viewers will be able to vote for their favorite nominee from October 6 through October 12. America’s “Ultimate Volunteer” will be featured live on “The View” the week of October 19, which will coincide with the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s (EIF) “I Participate” campaign. EIF is mobilizing the entire entertainment community around a groundbreaking, multi-year initiative designed to inspire a new era of service, promote a new way of thinking about service and motivate millions more Americans to volunteer regularly.
America’s “Ultimate Volunteer” will be able to use the one million Starpoints for multiple vacations in Hawaii at any of 11 beautiful Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawai’i properties. While travel options are virtually limitless, some examples of what the “Ultimate Volunteer” can do with one million Starpoints are 11 weeks at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa, 25 round trip tickets from Los Angeles to Hawaii, and much more.
The Disney/ABC Television Group received 19 Daytime Emmy Awards at the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards presented this weekend, August 29th and 30th.
ABC’s “The View” received four Daytime Emmy Awards and made history when the honor of Outstanding Talk Show Host was bestowed on Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It was the first time in the 36 year history of NATAS that multiple talk show hosts were bestowed this honor. The women of “The View” have been nominated for 12 consecutive years in this category; this was their first win.
Other wins for ABC’s “The View” include Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program for Director, Mark Gentile; Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling and “Outstanding Achievement in Makeup.
Stars of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie,’ Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake Austin will be appearing on The View on Wednesday, August 5. Also appearing on the show will be actor James Brolin and a musical performance from the Broadway cast of ‘Hair.’
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[if you haven't yet, now would be a *great* time to check out Stitch Kingdom's tour of the Walt Disney Studios!]
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”) and Calista Flockhart (ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters”) will make their first-ever appearances Monday, March 9 and Friday, March 13, respectively on ABC’s “The View,” as the popular talk and entertainment show broadcasts live from Disney Legends Plaza on the Walt Disney Studios lot, MARCH 9-13. Additional stars scheduled to appear include Patrick Dempsey (ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”), Kyle MacLachlan and Doug Savant (ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”), Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”), Maurice Benard (ABC’s “General Hospital”) Miley Cyrus, Jay Leno (host, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”), Sally Field (ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters”), “The Hills’” Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt and musical guests Lady Gaga and Keysha Cole. Read more…
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Patrick Dempsey (ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”), Kyle McLaughlin and Doug Savant (ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”), Maurice Benard (ABC’s “General Hospital”) and musical guest Lady Gaga have joined the lineup of guest stars scheduled to appear on “The View,” MARCH 9-13, as the popular talk show broadcasts live from Disney Legends Plaza on The Walt Disney Studios lot. They join previously announced superstars Miley Cyrus, Jay Leno (host, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”), Sally Field and Calista Flockhart (ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters”), Jimmy Kimmel (host, “Jimmy Kimmel Live”) and “The Hills’” Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. Read more…
As promised, in honor of The View broadcasting from the Walt Disney Studios, a little something to whet the appetite. Join me, if you will, on an exciting voyage from cyberspace to Burbank courtesy of Oceanic Air (one way only). See photos of the Disney Studios Watertower, the Animation Building and Soundstages and the infamous Disney Legends Plaza.
See this exclusive rare glimpse at the studio here.