A Fresh 'View' for Merry Miller

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BILL WOLFF (Announcer): From NPR News in New York, this is THE BRYANT PARK PROJECT with Alison Stewart and Luke Burbank.

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ALISON STEWART, host:

This is THE BRYANT PARK PROJECT from NPR News. We bring you news, information, and today, a little peak into the mind of writer, comic book aficionado Kevin Smith.

I'm Alison Stewart.

LUKE BURBANK, host:

And I'm Luke Burbank.

It's Tuesday, October 30th.

Ms. MERRY MILLER (Host, "What's the Buzz"): True, true, true.

STEWART: True, true, true.

BURBANK: True, true, true.

STEWART: Who was that?

BURBANK: That was Merry Miller. God love her. She was this gal who showed up doing a very, very, very, bad interview of Holly Hunter for some - it was like an Internet show for "What's the Buzz."

STEWART: Yeah. It was for an ABC News Internet show. She became an Internet superstar for kind of the wrong reasons. Let's just take a quick listen to her attempt to interview…

BURBANK: Holly Hunter.

STEWART: …Holly Hunter.

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Ms. MILLER: Holly, thanks so much for joining us.

Ms. HOLLY HUNTER (Actress): Hey, thank you.

Ms. MILLER: All right. Holly, thanks so much for joining us. Oh. Okay. We love the show. So tell us what drew you to this character that you play, Grace?

Ms. HUNTER: I'm sorry?

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BURBANK: That sounds like a BRYANT PARK PROJECT interview, sometimes. Now, here's the thing, though. This gal got - kind of made a lot of fun of, but she's going to be on "The View" tomorrow as a guest member of the cast. Today, today, even sooner. So, look, sorry, we're not trying to make fun of Merry Miller but she is making some hay out of this, so.

STEWART: That is called making lemonade out of one big giant lemon.

BURBANK: True, true, true.

(Soundbite of laughter)

STEWART: Also coming up on today's show, we're going to discuss the Supreme Court, hopefully. Exxon's appeal of a $2.5 billion judgment makes its way all the way to the Supreme Court. We'll also talk about some child pornography rules as well.

BURBANK: And Dooney Da' Priest. You know him, you love him. Okay, probably, you don't know him.

STEWART: You might not love him.

BURBANK: Your opinion may be out on that, too. He's a Dallas rapper. He's made a rap trying to tell young kids to pull their pants up. But along the way, he may have kind of disparaged gay folks. And he's going to be on the show to talk about what he really meant with that song. We're also going to have all the big stories from our own Rachel Martin.

First, though, we've got the BPP's Big Story.

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