Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Exclusive: “The View” Gets New Theme Song from Mary J. Blige Written by Emmy Nominee Diane Warren


EXCLUSIVE The View is getting a new theme song when it returns on September 6th.

“World’s Gone Crazy” is the name of the song, and the fiery Mary J. Blige has recorded it according to my music sources who o-Bliged my requests.

It turns out the writer of the song is none other than Diane Warren, whose “Til it Happens to You” is nominated for an Emmy award right now from the movie “The Hunting Ground.”

This is funny– Warren’s song was nominated for a Grammy and an Oscar as well, with Lady Gaga as co-writer. They didn’t win, which was a crime and a surprise. But now it could win– and should–at the Emmys. This time, due to a technicality, Gaga is not nominated. But she’s THRILLED– we actually discussed this at the Tony Bennett birthday party. She said: “Please write it’s the only song that’s been nominated for all three awards. I’m so proud of it.”

Whoopi Goldberg returns for a 20th season moderating “The View,” with my pal Joy Behar and some other people. I’ll watch the show just for the two of them, frankly. Raven-Symone is returning (maybe, who knows). No one asked me, but those ABC producers should get someone like actress Tamara Tunie, a smart, articulate, adult black woman on there in addition to R-S.

Anyway, can’t wait to hear the new song, and maybe Mary J will appear and sing it live during the opening week.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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