July 29th, 2010
01:45 PM ET
Today President Obama pulled off a presidential feat that had yet to be done: He became the first sitting President to appear on a daytime talk show by joining the ladies of “The View.”
Some think he’s trying to garner up support from the soccer moms, and the "Showbiz Tonight" team is looking into criticism that the President shouldn't have gone on a talk show. Was it wrong for the President to go on “The View”? That's the debate we'll be digging into today.
President Obama also delivered a whopper revelation today when he told the ladies of “The View” that he wasn’t invited to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding! What’s that about? Was it a big snub from the Clintons, or a smart move? "Showbiz Tonight" producer Jenny D’Attoma thought the decision was spot-on, saying this morning, “I’m glad President Obama wasn’t invited to the wedding because it’s Chelsea’s day.”
Whether or not you agree with the President’s decision to appear on “The View," you have to admit that the curiosity factor about his visit is sky high. So on "Showbiz Tonight," HLN’s own Joy Behar will be on the show with an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at President Obama’s visit to “The View!" You do not want to miss this exclusive insight into the President’s daytime talk adventure.
Also on our radar today: Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly pulling out of a movie with Mel Gibson. And - you may want to cover your ears - Michael Lohan has written and recorded a song dedicated to his jailbird daughter Lindsay. It’s enough to bring tears to your eyes, and not necessarily tears of joy. I’m thinking Michael Lohan shouldn’t quit his day job...
What do you think about any of these stories? Post here and send us your "Showbiz" iReport videos. We’ll try to work some of your comments into the show…
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