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Monday, July 10, 2006

Not everyone prefers Kelly Taylor!

In order to fill the "big chair" left open after Star Jones Reynolds' exit from The View, Babs and company have chosen to go the revolving co-host route, having a new woman join them on a rotating basis. Among those who will be joining Barbara, Joy and Elisabeth: Brandy, Susan Lucci, Katharine McPhee, Carrie Ann Inabla and Kelly Monaco.

I know, that doesn't really excite me either. Well, except for Brandy--you all know how much I love a woman who fakes her own marriage.

But there is one shining light among the list of reality show and soap opera stars. Shannen Doherty will be joining the ladies of The View on July 31 and August 1. Two days! Two days of Shannen Doherty trying to put her best face forward but still being herself! Imagine the possibilities? July 31 could feature guests Paris Hilton (Doherty got into a fight with her over Rick Salomon, Doherty's former husband and star of One Night in Paris) and Tori Spelling (a former best friend of Doherty's who some now say is her bitter enemy). On August 1 we could be joined by Alyssa Milano (their feud was the reason Doherty left Charmed) and Shannen's first husband Ashley Hamilton (maybe former father-in-law George could come for fun as well). I guarantee these episodes would be the highest-rated in View history.

And there's more! Shannen is going to have her own show on the Oxygen network called Breaking Up with Shannen Doherty. Apparently she intervenes in relationships that are on the brink of failure, putting the couple to some "test." If they fail this test, Shannen then destroys the relationship! This show premieres in August.

I love the fact that Shannen, who has never apologized for having...not-so-nice...moments, is playing up her persona with a show that involves her ending the relationships of others. I also love that this is a woman who managed to alienate everyone on 90210 so much that they wrote her off of the show (despite the fact that she was its star), but then the executive producer, Aaron Spelling, still came back for more when he asked her to be on Charmed. Sure, a talent like Shannen really deserves more than the Oxygen network, but I'll take what I can get.

Welcome back, Shannen. We have been without you for far too long.


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