Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Casting Call: Jill Dobson

Remember just yesterday, when I expressed my desire to join the cast of The Talk? It seems the universe heard my plea! Today Page Six reports that a whopping three seats could open up on the daytime talk show. That's plenty of room for me! No matter how much baby weight I gain, I seriously doubt I'll ever need more than two seats!
Jennifer Lopez joins Julie Chen and the gals of The Talk
While I'm thrilled to hear the popular talk show may have an opening, I must take issue with the Page Six story for speaking ill of my girl Julie Chen. As a fellow member of The Early Show team, I have nothing but respect for Julie. The talk show world needs more experienced journalists, like Julie, to shed light on the major news stories of the day. Speaking of experience, have I mentioned my decade as a journalist, covering everything from hard news to entertainment? Just one more reason why Sara Gilbert and rest of the team should give me a shot at one (or two) seats on the panel!
Jill Dobson (right), serving as Early Show Entertainment Contributor 
I can speak to the news headlines of the days, I can hold my own in a panel discussion (even with the wacky Red Eye guys) and I'm more than ready to have The Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith about marriage, Jessica Alba about babies, and Gene Simmons* about rock 'n roll! I've got plenty of life experiences to help me add to the discussion, from my career experiences, to my marriage and upcoming baby (due later this year), to my years as an improv comedy performer.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go call my agent... right after I tune in to The Talk. It starts in 1 minute! Quick, somebody hand me the remote!
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*I've actually interviewed Gene Simmons before. That guy is a handful! Or perhaps "handsy" is a more accurate description. Wowza. Significantly less grabby was the beautiful Jessica Alba, whom I interviewed during her first pregnancy, at the 2008 Academy Awards. You demand proof? OK. Here's a lovely photo of the back of my head, during my Alba interview:

12 comments:

  1. Go For It Jill... Call Your Agent, Do A Native American Dance.. Threaten Them With Bill Shultz... Whatever It Takes !! lol

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  2. You'd fit right in... your irreverent humor would mix nicely with Sara Gilbert's, your journalism background would make you a good fit with Julie Chen, and since you can handle the Red Eye guys, you can handle any crazy guests, even Gene Simmons! Go for it!

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  3. All the Red Eye viewers would start watching The Talk... so tell CBS you'd bring a new batch of male viewers to the show! (Bonus: unlike Red Eye, it's actually on when we're awake!!!)

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  4. I would love to see you on that show! Who do you want me to write a letter to? I have enjoyed following your career ever since you were in my 2nd grade classroom. Go for it Jill. You'd be perfect for that job!
    Mrs. Rutenbar

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    1. Mary Ann (Kirt) ViningSeptember 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      I miss you Mrs. Rutenbar. Take care.

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  5. Thanks for the supportive comments! Did you guys see that I got one from my 2nd grade reading teacher, Mrs. Rutenbar? How awesome is that?!! Thanks Mrs. R -- and David, Becky and DJ -- for your kind words! How many comments do we need before I can tell CBS there's a "major grassroots campaign" behind me? Seven? Cool - we're more than halfway there! :)

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  6. Jill, I love following your blog! And can also attest to a full viewing of The Talk a couple times a week. You would fit right in, don't forget your Junior Miss following, you could certainly get a few thousand viewers off that tag line alone. Hey it worked for Diane Sawyer!

    Venissa White
    Vermont 1995!

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  7. Jill, You can do it!

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  8. A "Grassroots Campaign" isn't a bad idea! Maybe we should start a FB "Make Jill Dobson one of the new hosts on The Talk" group!

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  9. Jill-I sent you a message on Facebook. Congratulations on the baby ! You and Jim must be thrilled! You want Grass roots--Mary Burlew started a facebook site, "I grew up in Quincy, Michigan" You could put the word out there. We always root for hometown people. Seriously you should check it out and see some of the things people remember. I bet your dad would love to check it out! I expect to hear news and see pictures when I get together with the lunch bunch. Best wishes and good luck!! Cindy Wuori

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    1. Mary Ann (Kirt) ViningSeptember 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      Good luck Jill. God bless you and your family. You deserve all the best! It's great to see your mama, she keeps me posted on the kids. Love ya!

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    2. Mary Ann (Kirt) ViningSeptember 18, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      awe, I miss Mrs. Rutenbar. she was a great teacher!
      I am a Sub as a Special Ed Parapro and I sub for Quincy schools on the playground, and I work for younkers my boy is 6 now. you can see all the pictures of him on facebook. We will be buying our first house soon in Allen, just wanted to let you know what's new with me.

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