Bill Geddie, executive producer of ABC’s Emmy(r) award-winning talk show The View” announced today that the colorful but controversial cast of MTV’s reality show, “Jersey Shore,” are scheduled to make their first-ever appearance on “The View,” live, TUESDAY, FEB. 23 to promote the same-day release of “Jersey Shore: Season 1” on DVD.

As the popularity of “Jersey Shore” continued to rise, so did the controversy. Whether it’s a debate over stereotyping, scrutiny from local residents or the safety of self-tanning, there is no denying that “Jersey Shore” catapulted eight housemates to instant stardom. Their outlandish behavior has been a frequent “Hot Topics” discussion amongst “The View” hosts ( MTV announced on Jan. 29, 2010 that there would, indeed, be a second season. The cast of “Jersey Shore”: Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Angelina “Jolie” Pivarnick, Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola and Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio.

Additionally, Mr. Geddie confirmed that actress/model/author Brooke Shields is set to co-host “The View,” live, TUESDAY, FEB. 9. “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd portrayed “Miranda Charles,” best friend to Ms. Shields’ character in the popular sitcom “Suddenly Susan.” Ms. Shields’ last guest appearance on the show was May, 2009.

In 2008-09, the five spirited hosts of ABC’s popular talk and entertainment show, “The View,” left an indelible mark on the political landscape. Their daily, live, high octane discussions, widely publicized heated debates and varying political differences landed them on TIME magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People, Forbes’ Most Influential Women in Media and Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Smartest People in TV and Entertainers of the Year. They were also named Best Arguers in the magazine’s annual Best and Worst issue. Whether discussing the day’s political headlines, from the devastating earthquake in Haiti to universal healthcare and teen pregnancy, the latest musings from our nation’s capitol or political infidelities, the outspoken hosts can always be relied on for their unique opinions, quick wit and sparking colorful water cooler conversations that can only be seen, live, exclusively on ABC’s “The View” (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. The subject on everyone’s mind and crossing everyone’s lips is the controversial topic of Universal Healthcare. This hot button issue continues to take center stage on “The View.” On January 20, moderator Whoopi Goldberg exclaimed loudly to Congress on the subject of Universal Healthcare: “GIVE ME WHAT YOU’VE GOT!”


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