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04/19/2007


Joy Behar Roasts Chris Christie - 'You're Toast': VIDEO

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Video has emerged of the April 1 roast of former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne attended by Chris Christie, in which many of the speakers uncomfortably rattled the governor over the Bridgegate scandal. Among them was Joy Behar, who stuck the knives in.

New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza described the roast:

Joy Behar, the former co-host of “The View,” was even more pointed. “When I first heard that he was accused of blocking off three lanes on the bridge, I said, ‘What the hell is he doing, standing in the middle of the bridge?” After another barb, Christie interrupted her. “This is a Byrne roast,” he said. He stood up and tried to grab her notes. The audience laughed awkwardly. “Stop bullying me,” Behar said as he sat down. Christie said something out of earshot and Behar responded, “Why don’t you get up here at the microphone instead of being such a coward?” Christie stood up again and moved in front of the lectern as Behar retreated.  “At least I don’t get paid for this,” he said.

Christie sat down and Behar continued, though she was noticeably rattled. “I really don’t know about the Presidency,” she said. “Let me put it to you this way, in a way that you’d appreciate: You’re toast.”

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The View Takes On Homophobic Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli: VIDEO

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Towleroad has already reported on Virginia State Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, and his extensive history of ignorant and homophobic remarks. Luckily, Cuccinelli's comments have not gone unnoticed by members of the media, and have received extensive criticism from news pundits and entertainers alike. 

This morning, the ladies of The View joined the growing list of media personalities criticizing Cuccinelli and his outdated rhetoric. After congratulating Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson on his recent marriage, co-host Whoopi Goldberg quickly outlined the Virginia AG's goal to reinstate a "Crimes Against Nature Law," which would make such acts as oral and anal sex between consenting adults a felony. "Why are you in my bedroom? Get out!" shouted Goldberg, a long time supporter of LGBT rights. Barbara Walters added, "What he does is he automatically equates oral sex with homosexuality." "Well then I'm gayer than a gay 2 dollar bill..." added Sherri Shepherd, a co-host who hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with LGBT rights advocates. Joy Behar had perhaps the most amusing quip to offer: “he wants the government on my back and my husband off of it.”

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Tabatha Coffey Tells Joy Behar About Her Difficult Coming Out: VIDEO

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Tabatha Coffey spoke with Joy Behar last night about growing up in Australia, where her mother owned transgender strip clubs and had an attitude that forced her back into the closet after she came out. She also explains why she'll never have children or wear white.

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Joy Behar Leaving 'The View' After 16 Years

Joy Behar is leaving The View, reports the Hollywood Reporter:

Behar"Joy Behar has been instrumental in the success of The View from the very beginning," read a statement from ABC. "We wish her all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season."

...Behar and Walters had seats at The View table with Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Debbie Matenopoulos when the show premiered in 1997. Tweaks to the lineup along the way, most notably the firing of Jones and Rosie O'Donnell's controversial two-year stint as moderator, led to a current panel that includes Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Whoopi Goldberg.

Said Behar to Deadline: “It seemed like the right time. You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup.”


Downton Abbey's Gay Footman Rob James-Collier Asked About 'Male-on-Male' Kissing on 'The View': VIDEO

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Downton Abbey Actors Rob James-Collier, Jim Carter, and Hugh Bonneville appeared on The View today and Joy Behar had some specific questions for James-Collier about kissing a man.

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Joy Behar Does Not Understand GOProud

BeharvoteDiscussing Ann Coulter with The Advocate's Matthew Breen, The View host Joy Behar veered the conversation toward GOProud, the conservative gay group that backs Mitt Romney.

She's find GOProud utterly confusing, she says, because they've endorsed a candidate who doesn't support them.

Here's an excerpt:

MB: Some of the things [Ann Coulter has] said at Homocon and other GOProud events seem tone-deaf.

JC: Aren’t the GOProud guys the ones that are voting for Romney? Why would she be against them?

MB: She said if the GOP picked Romney, they’d lose.

JC: Let’s hope she’s right. I don’t understand the GOProud people either. Why are they voting for someone who’s against gay marriage, gays in the military? The Republican platform wants to roll back into “don’t ask, don’t tell.” I mean, that is completely retro. It’s not all about your pocketbook, guys. I guess they feel their money will protect them from homophobia. A lot of people felt that way, in like Germany, for example.

In response, GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia tweeted at Behar that he wants to come onto The View to explain his group's position.


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