Ellen, NBC, Airs 4:00 pm ET.
Ellen and Catherine Zeta-Jones had a bit of goofy fun this week as Catherine taught Ellen how to hula-hoop! Apparently hula-hooping is regaining popularity as a form of exercise, as it is great for the core muscles. The two ladies hooped themselves silly, much to the audience's delight.
The Talk, CBS, Airs 2:00 pm ET.
This week on The Talk, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris popped in to reveal that the show has in fact been picked up for a ninth and final season. He was excited that the writers of the show will have a full season to wrap up the many unanswered questions, including the one everyone wants to know - who is the titular mother?
The View, ABC, Airs 10:00 am ET.
Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige brought a level of class to The View this week as they discussed their new film, "Betty and Coretta," about the wives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Both women seemed excited by both the film itself and the process of researching the real-life characters, and Blige, as the executive producer of the film, was especially pumped to tell this story. Guest co-host Melissa Joan Hart nodded mutely on the couch, but to be fair, it's hard to get a word in edgewise with that crowd.
Katie, ABC, Airs 3:00 pm ET.
New mom and newlywed Drew Barrymore bounced by Katie Couric's studio this week to share her stories of balancing motherhood with her work as an actress and a producer. She also reminisced about working on E.T. as a child and recalled the awkwardness of growing up in an esteemed and troubled Hollywood family. She deflected Katie's question about the difficulties of being a child star by emphasizing the positive gifts the film industry had given her.
She also discussed her friendship with gal pal and Charlie's Angels co-star Cameron Diaz. Apparently the two have known each other since Drew was 14 and worked in a coffee shop in L.A. Drew also delved into her own ugly duckling phase and her social growing pains in school. She encouraged kids who might be having a tough time to stick it out because she finds that most of her favorite people did not have an awesome time in high school. Katie agreed that these sorts of issues have the benefit of giving one a sense of empathy for other people that the naturally popular kids might not develop. It was a rarely genuine moment for Katie, but Drew seems to bring that out in people of all sorts.
What do you think? Did we miss any of your favorite moments?