Today was full of fun surprises on The View.
First of all, her cross country journey is finally over, so Barbara was back where she belongs and making up for lost time on the couch and at the Hot Topics table.
And one of the biggest surprises ever to happen on The View-since Sherri has been telling us how excited she is that Janet Jackson's going back on tour, we made some calls to make sure she won't have to sleep outside for tickets again. Who better to invite her to the show then the one and only superstar herself, Janet Jackson, live in our studio this morning to give Sherri the shock of her life! Janet's new CD Discipline is in stores now, and you can catch her on tour this summer. Tickets go on sale June 7 courtesy of LiveNation.
We also had a lovely gift for audience members when they all received a $100 gift card to Touchstone Crystal, an interactive experience connecting women to purchase or create their own style of jewelry. To find out more, go to touchstonecrystal.com.
Next, actor Colin Firth came by to tell you which singing, dancing summer blockbuster he's starring in that you'll definitely be lining up to see with your friends. Catch him as British writer and poet Blake Morrison who is struggling to come to grips with the people and passions of his past after the death of his father in the moving memoir When Did You Last See Your Father? which opens on June 6 in New York and Los Angeles.
Then, Leslie Ann Warren was here to talk about playing a bed-hopping, boozed-up, scene-stealing drama queen appropriately named Jinx in the new TV series In Plain Sight. Check local listings to watch In Plain Sight, an intriguing crime drama that takes an inside look at the highly secretive Federal Witness Protection Program, airing Sunday nights on the USA Network.
Finally, Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins is a magical and heartwarming tale narrated by our own Whoopi Goldberg that just came out on DVD, and everyone in today's audience took home a copy.