E.L. James, author of the popular trilogy of novels that begins with "Fifty Shades Of Grey", appeared on ABC's THE VIEW this morning and spoke about her inspiration behind the steamy and controversial book series. The author revealed that part of her inspiration came from the Twilight trilogy of books. Co-host Sherri Shepherd Sherri admitted she was a big fan of the series and occassionally will "sext" her husband while reading from the books.
THE VIEW is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC, features Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It's the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations.
THE VIEW is produced by ABC and Ms. Walters' Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for "The Barbara Walters Specials." "The View" is directed by Mark Gentile.
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