With "The View" in repeats this week, however, the predictable chorus of outrage has been lacking a few critical voices. Thankfully, for those of you desperate to hear
Was Cyrus' appearance "over the top, too much?" wondered the host.
"She goin' to hell in a twerkin' hand basket, that girl," Shepherd said. "When I was growing up, it wasn't called twerkin'. They got these cute artistic names for it. ... That was called a ho move right there."
Perhaps not surprisingly, Shepherd didn't have much to say about the spiritual destiny of Cyrus' collaborator, Robin Thicke, or his "Beetlejuice goes to the disco" ensemble -- which was, to some observers, at least as troubling as seeing the former Hannah Montana simulate masturbation with a gigantic foam finger.
Shepherd was, however, excited about her new co-host, Jenny McCarthy, who -- to the alarm of many who see her as a public health threat -- will join "The View" when it returns next month.
"I think she's going to get into a lot of trouble," Shepherd predicted. Oh, boy.