Howard Bragman Stumbles: What Happened to Chely Wright On The View?

Yesterday was supposed to be Chely Wright’s balls-to-the-wall coming out publicity saga. But where were her sit-downs with The View and Larry King Live?

After Wright’s media blitz was neutered ahead of its arrival after this website first revealed Wright as the mystery celeb with a story to tell, and the story spread wide, interest quickly waned. She kept her Today show interview yesterday, but even that was at risk after publicist Howard Bragman got himself on every producer’s hate list.

But after Today, there was … nothing? A few hours later she was supposed to appear live with Joy, Whoop, and Babs. Except the only news out of that show was a Bristol Palin stop-in and Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s tear-filled apology to Erin Andrews. And in the ultimate of snubs, The View welcomed The Dixie Chick’s Emily Robinson — a country singer! — on the show to perform.

On Larry King’s program, it was the John McCain and Rudy Giuliani show.

Interestingly, while Wright may have been booted from King’s show, she did appear on the lower-profile (but higher-rated) Joy Behar Show on HLN (clip above), where Lance Bass called in. And her pre-taped interview on Access Hollywood did run (according to the show’s website), and she’ll still appear on Ben & Dave’s Six Pack.

But this was certainly not the high-wattage roll out that Bragman tried engineering, and likely promised his client — who has more than just a coming out to promote, but a book and a new record.

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  • Cam

    Interesting that both the “View” and “King” replaced her with GOP Themed shows, either one of the Palin kids, or McCain himself (Who at this point may as well be one of the Palin kids). Were they shows trying to wash the icky gay away or is it just that those people are incredibly easy to book last minute?

  • Shade

    Well Queerty – maybe you shouldn’t have leaked it. C’est la vie.

  • Michael W.

    Did he stumble, or is it that nobody gives a shit about Chely Wright?

    We were better off with Johnny Weir.

  • Cam

    No. 3 · Michael W.
    Did he stumble, or is it that nobody gives a shit about Chely Wright?

    We were better off with Johnny Weir.

    Johnny Weir just got raked over the coals by Chelea Handler. He told the Wall Street Journal that her show had edited it to make it look like he was outing Evan Lysasek. She went after him on her show called him a liar and said that his interview was not edited at all, and he needs to stop lying and stop trying to drag her into his lies. SO he’s just pissed off somebody who was a former fan of his.

  • terrwill

    Interest has waned…..because she’s a nobody!!! It’s as simple as that!

  • Whoddafunk?

    Queerty is bizarre for acting like it was all Howard Bragman’s fault when it was actually Queerty’s self-admitted fault that it all went wrong.
    Thus the tone of Queerty coverage over this is extremely strange.

  • CaliberGuy

    @Michael W.:
    Or could it be that their is so much less point in haveing the “hot get” interview thats been generating all the buzz when the cat has already been leat out of the bag by a leak to bolgoshpeair. There are plenty of people that care about her, and plent of people the care about the fact that now their is an out Real country mucisc star, I wish there had been one when I was younger as its a gunra I have always listend to and still do! Pluse she is a very talanted singer song wrtier.

  • jeffree

    Bragman promised the world a star & delivered a flashlight.
    Like any quack, he promised her & the MSM stuff he couldnt and didnt actually provide.

    I’m still glad Chely came out, and wish her well. her story is still a good one well told.
    I’d also seriously suggest she have an attorney look at whatever contract she signed w/ Bragman, because it sure reeks of a con job.

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