Thursday, September 16, 2010
Catch me on The View Tomorrow!! Friday!!!
Hey there! Well, tomorrow is the day! I join the ladies on Friday's episode of The View and assist host Sherri Shepherd with her foray into cooking at home for herself and her cute little son, Jeffrey. She talks about him plenty on the show so you get to feel like you know him and he sounds like a ball of fun, which makes since because so is Sherri. I don't want to give away much so I'll just say we had a great time. The segment is called Cooking Sherri and it's a result of her moving to Harlem and not being able to order the food they want to eat. We taped the show Tuesday and I was so nervous I barely slept the night before. I wonder if everyone gets like that? Luckily I had my girls with me to calm me down and make me look presentable …That's my hair stylist Hadiiya Barbel on the left and JJ on the right does my make up. These are two very talented women and I'm so lucky to have them by my side when I do because I share them with other women that have seriously busy schedules. We were all smiles and ready to go. We took that in our green room, and then right before the show we were escorted right by Victoria Beckham prepping for her appearance on the same show. She has a clothing line and had models there for a mini-runway show after her interview segment. The dresses were allllllll beautiful! I can't wait for you to see them, they've been on some A-list celebs and I didn't know they were her designs, pretty cool. So a few turns and an elevator ride away from our first green room was a bigger green room where all of the guests and the guests' guests (say that fast) could hang out before going on. There were pictures on the walls from all the seasons of The View and the lights were dimmed so people could watch the show on the television. Take a look …I hung out in here for a second and the next thing you know it was go time! A producer came to get me as the previous segment ended and you can see in this next picture the hard working crew changing the set during the commercial break ...We were only out there for about 6 minutes, but it was so much fun! I don't want to give anything away, but I will tell you one other thing I was nervous about. Whoopi Goldberg! You see, I watch the show all the time and whenever there's a cooking demonstration or food on the set, if Whoopi eats it, it's golden. Many times if the segment is hosted by someone else, she'll pop in from no where to steal a bite then disappears into the plush greenroom just steps away from the stage to share with the ladies, or not :-). For days all I could think about was first, possibly meeting her, but then if she would pop out during my segment with Sherri and take bite of something. I even said it to the producers the day before, I was excited about it all; Sherri, the cooking, The View and maybe even a Whoopi walk-on!! So, I did get to meet Whoopi and the ladies and even got a chance to tell Elisabeth how much I love her line of clothing because the jeans fit a regular-sized woman like me. Everyone was so nice and you can tell it's such a good work environment, pretty cool. I hope you catch the show to see if Whoopi comes out or not while Sherri and I are preparing breakfast. Here I am with Whoopi after the show was over …She was sooooo nice and humble and tiny. All of the ladies were tiny and just as sweet! Ok, to paraphrase the ladies … I hope you take a little time to enjoy The View tomorrow!! Check your listings, but it airs on ABC in NYC at 11AM for the satellite lovers!