BlogTalkRadio’s Janet Powers Prompts Debate Among ‘The View’ Hosts About Helen Reddy-Madonna Feud

If you’re not yet convinced that BlogTalkRadio is where the conversation begins for millions of folks across the globe each day, keep reading.

Yesterday morning, Janet Powers, host of our Diva Toolbox Radio, aired an interview with ‘70s pop icon Helen Reddy, in which the I Am Woman singer recounted her underwear woes, while ripping into Madonna.

Simultaneously, the New York Post carried excerpts from the chat in its Page Six column, which in turn prompted the hosts of ABC’s The View to weigh in on the debate.

"The whole climate has changed—the idea that if you're NOT givin' it up, something's wrong with you," said Nicolle (center). "Where it used to be that if you WERE givin' it up, something was wrong with you."

"The whole climate has changed—the idea that if you're NOT givin' it up, something's wrong with you," said Yvette (center). "Where it used to be that if you WERE givin' it up, something was wrong with you."

“Helen Reddy, you remember Helen Reddy—I am woman, hear me roar!—she said recently she went bra-shopping and only found slutty bras,” said co-host Whoopi Goldberg (above left).

“And she blames Madonna for that, saying, ‘Women used to complain about being classified as either virgins or whores.’ And then, ‘along came Madonna—and now we’re all whores,” added Whoopi—who, incidentally, along with such A-listers as Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Marlo Thomas and Lesley Stahl, is one of the Women on the Web, whose weekly show, The wOw Effect, is broadcast right here on BlogTalkRadio.

Then guest co-host Yvette Nicole Brown chimed in.

“Back in the day, there used to be a ‘town whore.’ And everybody knew that if they wanted something outside of marriage or whatever, they’d have to go there,” said the star of NBC’s Community.

“The idea now is that everybody’s supposed to give it up whenever they want to give it up. So I think we’ve lost the mystery, we’ve lost love, because everybody can get whatever they want when they want it.”

From there it was three minutes straight of discussion about good girls versus bad girls.

To watch Whoopi and pals debate the Helen Reddy-Madonna feud on The View, click here.

To hear Helen’s full interview on Diva Toolbox Radio, click here.

To check out the Diva Toolbox site, click here.

To check out The wOw Effect here on BlogTalkRadio, click here.

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3 thoughts on “BlogTalkRadio’s Janet Powers Prompts Debate Among ‘The View’ Hosts About Helen Reddy-Madonna Feud

  1. Simon Applebaum

    Congratulations Janet on the dialogue you’ve provoked all over the place with your Helen Reddy interview. Great result…and just goes to show people are paying more attention to what’s happening live here on BlogTalk Radio.

    To Janet and all the BTR hosts/producers/staff who make this venture fly among millions of listeners worldwide day in and out, settle in for a wonderful holiday weekend!

    Simon Applebaum
    Producer/Host, Tomorrow Will Be Televised
    (Mondays/Fridays at 3 p.m. ET/noon, PT on BTR)

    Reply
  2. Pingback: Oh, Snaps! Lisa Johnson Mandell Joins Janet Powers as Co-Host of ‘Work It Girl’

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