The Talk: Cissy Houston & Bobbi Kristina Stand Off
Julie Chen asked her fellow hosts on The Talk February 4 2013 what they thought about the stand off between Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, and Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown. Cissy Houston wrote a memoir recently about Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina found it disrespectful and is asking fans to boycott it. Is Cissy Houston being insensitive publishing this book so soon after Whitney Houston’s death? Or does she have the right to tell her own story?
Sharon Osbourne said she thought that we all see things differently and that this story may be truthful in Cissy’s eyes, while not being truthful in Bobbi Kristina’s eyes. Sharon Osbourne said that in her memoirs, she makes sure that people understand that it’s the way she saw it.
Sara Gilbert said she thought that Cissy is entitled to her own story, but so is Bobbi Kristina. She said that Bobbi Kristina should be protected, because she’s young and she just lost her mother. Sara Gilbert said we’re all entitled to our own versions of our own stories.
Sheryl Underwood said she didn’t understand how Bobbi Kristina could even ask her grandmother not to write this book. She said that in her house, there’s no way she could even tell her grandmother not to cook something, because her whole family would get upset.
The Talk: Texting and Driving AT&T “It Can Wait” Movement
Julie Chen said that The Talk is committed to promoting AT&T’s “It Can Wait” movement, an initiative that promotes waiting to text until after you’re done driving. Drivers who text are 23 times more likely to get into a car accident, she said.
The movement invites drivers to make a lifelong commitment to never text and drive ever again. Everyone in the audience looked like they were signing and Julie Chen said that all of the hosts were signing.
The Talk: Ellen K Justin Timberlake Britney Spears Diss
The co-host of On-Air With Ryan Seacrest and the voice of the Grammy Awards Ellen K stopped by to talk about the big story of the day. Justin Timberlake recently indirectly dissed Britney Spears at a Super Bowl pre-party. The story goes that Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were in the Mickey Mouse Club together when they were kids and dated for a while in the early 2000s. They broke up in 2003, when allegedly Britney Spears cheated on Justin Timberlake. It’s a long-held rumor that Justin Timberlake wrote “Cry Me A River” about Britney Spears.
Before playing the song Timberlake said, “Sometimes in life you think you’ve found the one. But then you find out that she’s just some b*tch.” Is this extreme? Did Justin Timberlake go too far? Julie Chen said that it wasn’t classy, because he’s had a successful life and marriage and Britney Spears has had a hard time since their breakup. Aisha Tyler said that she thought it was a more general comment about a situation someone might find themselves in and sort of explains the position of the guy in the song.
Sharon Osbourne said the word choice reminded her of a rapper and she said that he’s not a rapper. She said they all know who he really is: from the Mickey Mouse club. Sheryl Underwood said that if someone said that about her, she would assume he was talking about all the rest of his exes.