Even though it looks all fun, being a talk-show host is pretty hard. Just thinking about it, I don’t think I could do it. You might think that everyone is capable of renting a studio, hiring cameras and exchanging witty banter and swapping pleasantries with celebrities on a couch. But the role for sure requires more finesse than that. They’re supposed to guide their guests effortlessly from topic to topic and also manage to keep a conversation entertaining for the public. I know, you rarely notice a good one but everyone can recognize a bad one right away. And that’s why Ellen DeGeneres has been very successful over the years.
She is one of the most experienced talk-show hosts working today and her ratings are soaring. Not only Ellen won multiple Emmys, but hosted the Grammys and the Academy Awards in 2014. Her famous celebrity selfie broke Twitter and she got the presidential medal of freedom from Barack Obama. But, lately it seems like she needed to pause for a second to get herself together while doing an interview with Jessica Simpson.
36-year-old singer was invited to discuss maternal issues, her clothing empire and music but halfway the interview, things get a little bit erratic. When Simpson wasn’t able to remember how long she was married with husband Eric Johnson things got a little awkward. She said:
“Seven years now. Well, coming on seven … actually, no.”
Then she also revealed that he gives her massages in her sleep:
“I don’t know, his hands somehow find me” and by rambling on about mermaids, stating: “They had … manhandlers. It’s not called manhandlers … No … they had to be carried if they had to pee … cos they can’t pee on my children in the pool. They pick ‘em up, and carry ‘em … It’s a, it’s a business.”
I mean everything got so weird that even Ellen had to pause for breath.
Well, Jessica is a tough interviewee but a lot of viewers expressed their shock from her behavior on social media. Someone commented:
“I think Jessica was very nervous and it got to her. She hasn’t been interviewed in a long time. It was awkward and maybe if she would have stop for a moment and breath and started over,” while another chimed in “I’ll have what she’s having.”