Jenny McCarthy found a fun way to make her first day at work on "The View" a memorable one -- she tried to twerk.
When Barbara Walters brought up the topic of twerking, Jenny decided to demonstrate the dance move. However, Sherri Shepherd stole the show by out-twerking the new girl. Jenny blamed her inability to thrust her hips on her restrictive dress, and it sounds like the new host was a little upset that Barbara didn't make her look better by also attempting Miley Cyrus' favorite dance move. "I wanted her to twerk," Jenny later told "Extra" about trying to get Barbara to shake her booty. "I couldn't even twerk. Sherri twerked."
The ladies of "The View" also questioned the validity of the viral "Twerk Fail" video that features a girl who ends up with her pants on fire after twerking against a door and falling onto a table with candles on it. Jenny thought it was the real deal, but Sherri said that it looked "a little too perfect." As it turns out, Sherri was right -- Jimmy Kimmel later confessed to getting a professional stunt woman to help him create the hoax video. The talk show host said that he hopes that the video will "put an end to twerking forever."
However, the twerk probably isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Here's a look at a few other celebs who tried out the dance move after Miley's MTV VMAs performance:
During the first episode of her new talk show, Bethenny got a twerking lesson from Nick Cannon. If there was a dance battle between new talk show hosts, she would definitely beat Jenny McCarthy, but she wasn't too impressed with Nick's pointers. "That's it?" she asked. "Wait a second -- what's the one where your a** becomes it own entity?" This sounds like the plot of a horror movie starring Miley Cyrus.
Miley will be disappointed to learn that the dance move that she showed off at the VMAs wasn't a real twerk. "Dancing with the Stars" pro Cheryl demonstrated a slow motion "Burke twerk" during an interview with "Access Hollywood," and Jack Osbourne had to work really hard to avert his eyes from his partner since she was kind of twerking in his face. This is how Cheryl explained the dance move: "Twerking is not what Miley did on the VMAs. It's isolating the rear end from the waist and pushing your hips back and forth." Billy Bush offered to donate money to the charity of Jack's choice every time he twerks on "DWTS," so you'll have to tune in to see if the son of the Prince of Darkness takes him up on that offer.
This One Direction singer recently said that twerking is "inappropriate" and that it "promotes promiscuity," but he's one to talk -- there's evidence of the time that Harry twerked at the Teen Choice Awards all over Tumblr! To be fair, he did later regret doing the dance move in front of millions of young fans. "Note to self. Don't 'twerk,'" he tweeted after the show.
With so many celebs emulating Miley, we can only hope that she doesn't also start a naked wrecking ball riding craze.
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