Stacie Scott Turner

Stacie talks about the rollercoaster press tour, Cat's "uncouth" dinner party comments, and more.

on Aug 5, 2010

 

Wow! This train is finally leaving the station! First stop – yesterday at The Today Show, which I wake up and watch EVERY morning. I could not believe that I was standing on the plaza taking a photo with Matt, Al and Lenny! Then I was on the set with The View ladies, Sherri, Joy, Whoopi, Elizabeth, who are hilarious and smart and oh-so juicy. Can you imagine my surprise when I was escorted to a dressing room with my name on it – WHAT? CRAZY!

As you can see, all of this new Hollywood stuff is a trip and I cannot even act cool and unaffected by it. I am having a ball…and genuinely enjoying the company of my cast mates, despite the antics of one-fifth.

By now you have seen episode one, and probably think that I am not a fan of Cat. Well, she was an outspoken, uncouth first-time dinner guest in my home who made negative comments about two people for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect (i.e. my President and Tyra Banks, a successful businesswoman). I've been bombarded with questions about Cat and her motivation. Is she racist? ABSOLUTELY NOT! The two people mentioned just happen to be black. But self-absorbed? I thought so. Opinionated to the point of irritation? MOST DEFINITELY!

I'm finding greater virtue these days in those who call it like they see it. I am certainly a fan of THAT. So stay tuned...