This is a rush transcript from "The Five," December 26, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: Hello, everyone. I'm Dana Perino, along with Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, and Dana Tantaros.
It's 5 o'clock in New York City, and this is "The Five."
PERINO: We hope you had a merry Christmas. And we have a jam-packed show for you tonight.
First, Islamists in Iraq launched a deadly attack on Christmas Day in Baghdad.
On the ObamaCare front, could there be a silver lining for Republicans if they don't blow it?
And there fascinating pop culture stories with news from Bieber, Beyonce, and, of course, "Duck Dynasty."
All that and more coming up.
But, first let's start with Christmas. I want to ease back in to work week here. But, I think that it's perfect. We should start with Bob.
And ask, how was your Christmas down in Washington?
BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: Well, it was fine. But, you know, the interesting thing was after the first time, people drove by their cars up to my house and said, is this Bob Beckel's house "The Five" decorated like this?
There's a guy outside who works for me and he said, there must have been five or six people came by and said, is this "The Five" decorated house? They said, yes, it was.
PERINO: People were asking --
BECKEL: They said, can you go get Bob out of the house? He said no.
ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: Wait, wait. You're a job creator?
BECKEL: I'm a job creator.
ANDREA TANTAROS, CO-HOST: Did anyone throw eggs?
BECKEL: Listen, the other thing was, I had Christmas dinner with my ex-wife and my two kids. And believe it or not, it went great.
My ex-wife is really a nice person, I must say.
PERINO: Your kids are really handsome. Handsome and pretty.
BECKEL: Here we are, my two kids and me.
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, CO-HOST: Yes, adorable.
PERINO: Nice Christmas tree, too.
BECKEL: Yes, thank you.
PERINO: Some people on Facebook and Twitter have been asking why.
They didn't quite catch -- they think you're never doing Christmas lights again. They missed the whole thing of why you're not going to live there anymore.
BECKEL: No, no, that only happened when I go to my district, which I think will be another 30 years.
But no, I'm going to decorate my apartment with the big -- it's going to be the biggest decorated apartment in all of Manhattan. It's going to have stuff hanging off the side of it. It's going to have lights going all the way down. I got to check (INAUDIBLE) because want to drop them down.
TANTAROS: You've got stuff hanging off the side as opposed to women hanging off the balcony?
GUILFOYLE: Exactly. More like that.
BOLLING: You know, I'm pretty sure there are rules with doing that on your balcony.
BOLLING: Because I think it's a fire hazard.
BECKEL: I don't care if it's a fire hazard. I'm going to do it any way. Bloomberg is not around. De Blasio is in, that means freedom.
GUILFOYLE: Last time you had to go to the emergency room when you tried to lay down carpet. You almost cut your finger off.
PERINO: And we're still paying for that.
PERINO: All right. Let's go now to Eric.
How was your Christmas?
BOLLING: We had a great Christmas. I have a couple of pictures.
Christmas Eve with the dogs, who went to the animal shelter and made a nice donation. The little puppies.
PERINO: How did you not come home with one?
BOLLING: You though we literally would have. I got home and Freedom was like -- he smelled the two puppies and looked at me like, I'm never talking to you again, I'm never talking to you again. He stared for me like an hour like, you can't bring them.
So, that was Saturday, made a donation to the animal shelter and then
-- right, Tuesday. Then, Christmas Day, you have to watch carefully, an elf ran into the house. And remember, little Christian, we're trying to make him part of the family. He's four years old. But watch what happens when the elf runs into the front door.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BOLLING: Go get the elf. Go get it.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He went out the front door.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He went out the back.
KID: He's on your door (INAUDIBLE)
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PERINO: He's adorable.
BOLLING: The elf was my wife Adrienne.
BECKEL: Who's the kid? Who's Christian?
BOLLING: He's -- my wife's brother is trying to adopt little Christian. They're fostering him now. If everything works out, he'll be part of the family.
PERINO: That might have been like your best Christmas gift.
BOLLING: That was so cool.
BECKEL: That was your wife?
BOLLING: That was Adrienne.
GUILFOYLE: She's in the elf costume?
BOLLING: She was in the elf costume. Yes.
GUILFOYLE: Whatever you like, Bolling.
PERINO: She's like leaping.
GUILFOYLE: Very energetic there.
PERINO: Your little boy had surgery 10 days ago or so. He's doing much better. How did Christmas go?
GUILFOYLE: Yes, last Wednesday, he's recovering very well. He's probably doing better than I am actually. But he loved Christmas. We decorated the tree. He's got his New York Giants little Santa on.
We spent Christmas with my ex-husband, Eric and his wife.
You and I are like birds of a feather -- modern family all the way.
And there was a huge fight at the restaurant. Two waiters beat each other up. One stuffed the other one's head in the garbage can. And Ronan said this was the rest or not ever. He just loved it. He was like this is amazing things that go on here. So --
TANTAROS: It's like wrestling and --
GUILFOYLE: Yes, it was unbelievable. It's like, OK, people's Christmas biorhythms were off, I think.
Were you in Pennsylvania?
TANTAROS: I was in Pennsylvania in Allentown, Pennsylvania. We had a nice Christmas. It was good.
Now, am I the only one that's happy it's over? Maybe because I'm sitting in this chair, so I get to be a little more negative, just like Greg.
But I am so happy it's over. I'm like Christmas check the box. We had a great time. We surprised my mom with a trip to the Caribbean for her birthday, which was great.
GUILFOYLE: A cruise?
TANTAROS: For her birthday in March. We surprised her. All her kids and grand kids were all with her yesterday. So --
PERINO: No, on the cruise.
BECKEL: Who's going on the cruise?
TANTAROS: All of us, Bob.
BECKEL: Oh you're all going.
TANTAROS: It's not a cruise. We're going to an island.
BECKEL: Are you taking your boyfriend?
TANTAROS: Why do you always get so personal?
BECKEL: You get personal. You told me about women hanging off my balcony.
PERINO: You share it with people everyday, Bob.
GUILFOYLE: Because my outfit -- so I e-mailed the ladies today. My baby sitter brought me this beautiful dress and earrings for Christmas. I want to say thank you very much.
PERINO: And it just fits perfectly right off the rack.
BECKEL: It fits great.
PERINO: So, Peter and I had a Christmas, just the two of us, we spent
-- let's see -- I'm obsessed with my Fitbit, which is that little pedometer thing. So, we walked a total of six and a half miles. That was pretty good day, even though it was really good.
But I've got to show this picture. When we were coming Jasper in the morning, we were coming under one of the stone bridges. And the sun was coming up, and the sun was shining that cross on that tree. So, we made Jasper posed by it.
BECKEL: It was great.
PERINO: We had a little reminder of Christmas.
And people want to know if Uncle Eric's sweater fit him. Yes. There is Jasper in the sweater and he was great.
BOLLING: Dana, I saw you posted that. That had like thousands of comments.
PERINO: Yes. I mean, let me tell you, Bob thinks that Jasper is annoying. But he's holding this show together.
GUILFOYLE: Jasper dynasty.
PERINO: Let me ask you -- any favorite gift? Anybody want to mention any good gifts that they got?
BOLLING: You know what I got, and this is really wacky. Remember, we did secret Santa. I got you Chia Willie. Someone gave Chia Willie, and that happened before our Christmas show aired. Christmas Eve, I got Chia Willie, yes.
BECKEL: I'll tell you, somebody made a mistake in my house, because they gave me a Glenn Beck's book. That was the worse -- yes, maybe it was a joke. I left it there, right by the firewood. That's where I left it.
No, I mean, Glenn's a nice guy, don't get me wrong.
PERINO: Let's not get you wrong.
BECKEL: And he's a little strange, but it's fun.
PERINO: What about, Kimberly? Did you have a favorite gift?
GUILFOYLE: Well, I liked this one a lot. And then my ex-husband's wife made me earrings for me, which was -- I thought very nice. They're very beautiful. I was admiring them before and I actually got them for Christmas. I thought it was very nice. It was from her and not him. So -
PERINO: Very good. Any gifts of note?
TANTAROS: You know what we do in our household, we all have decided that we all have what we want. If there's something we want we get it for ourselves, right? So, what can we do every Christmas? We give to a charity, either a military family.
We just pool all the money we've spent on each other. This year, we were able to give someone a very special gift that was very important in my little brother's life, and that to me felt better than getting any gift in the world. And we can just enjoy the day that day. It's not about the gifts. The little kids get gifts.
BECKEL: What did your boyfriend give you?
TANTAROS: I'll tell you after the show.
PERINO: None of your business.
I got a great gift, Bob, and something that if you and I ever have to take the Acela together again, I'm going to bring them along with me.
PERINO: The little mini-noise cancelling headphones. You usually put them in your bag and they're just the little ones. They have three different ear pieces, including little baby ears.
BECKEL: Is that because you don't want to listen to me, or you don't want to listen to other people on the train?
PERINO: Both. It depends.
No, I love talking to --
GUILFOYLE: You can get some for Greg for the show, too.
PERINO: And here's the of thing, this is something that is happening all over the country. You know, Bob, you love these pictures. These were actually -- most of them taken in Europe and in England. These are men at the mall -- I think we have waiting around shopping, which is probably happening a lot today people go returning today.
Now, are you a big -- anybody here a big returner, like taking things back?
BECKEL: No, I'll tell you -- that reminds me any time I've been in the mall, I feel the same way. Get me the fastest couch, to the fastest chair. I can't stand them. They're disgraceful, disgusting --
PERINO: What did you do before there was an iPhone? Because all of these guys, who look so bored, they're all on some sort of mobile device.
BOLLING: The bar is always crowded.
GUILFOYLE: But thank for this.
BECKEL: Anything to get your mind out of the mall. I mean, think about the mall. A bunch of -- teenagers run around with their hats crooked. Girls look like hookers.
PERINO: Don't bring the guy to the mall. He doesn't want to be there. He drags you down any way. You can't purchase the shoes quick enough. Unless he pays the bill, you don't need him. Don't bring him.
BOLLING: And carry the bags. Look at this poor guy.
PERINO: They're like a donkey.
BECKEL: That's exactly right. They're a pack animal. They keep handing you stuff. Of course your credit card comes out. I mean --
PERINO: I got something that was a gift from Peter. It's a sale item. It was all sales final. But the thing is, is that I do -- I want the same kind of thing, I just want a different color. So, I'm hoping that the store will be understanding on that. What do you think my chances are?
GUILFOYLE: Is it J. Crew?
TANTAROS: We'll shame them if they don't.
PERINO: Yes, let that be a warning.
BECKEL: I love your husband Peter but he's Scotch.
BECKEL: Scottish, right.
So, the lower cost item, that happens with Scotch.
PERINO: You know, the best gift that he's going to get tomorrow, his 7-year-old grandchildren twins, boy and girl, from Scotland arrive tomorrow afternoon. And he's actually going into the airport, park, welcome them at the arrival. That's neat, isn't it?
TANTAROS: That's so nice when someone welcomes you.
BECKEL: How long are they going to stay?
PERINO: A while.
BECKEL: A while? Yes.
BOLLING: Can you get him in the elf contest?
PERINO: And leaping all the way through the house.
TANTAROS: Can you borrow Adrienne's costume?
PERINO: It's only an apartment. So, it wouldn't be -- there's not a lot of places.
BOLLING: Two grand kids for nine days, 10 days?
PERINO: No, it would feel like that.
TANTAROS: Oh, whoa.
PERINO: They're already on the plane hopefully.
GUILFOYLE: Where's the final sales comment?
PERINO: I know. Well, I'm just hoping. That was kind of a warning shot, a hopeful plea to the store -- please let me just have the other color. That's what I was hoping for.
All right. Are we good? Good Christmases. Hope you had one too.
Coming up, we are less than a week away from ObamaCare officially kicking in. And Bob couldn't be happier that's the next topic. Could this debacle be good for Republicans in the next election? A new poll says that it might. Details ahead on "The Five".
TANTAROS: Wow. We're six days away from ObamaCare officially taking effect. And things are looking pretty dicey.
So, what will happen January 1st when people can use their new insurance for the first time?
New reports say insurance they thought they purchased might not work.
Meanwhile potentially good news for GOP. Look at this -- a new poll says thanks to ObamaCare, Republicans have a huge advantage over Democrats in the elections, Bob. And ads like this are starting to run where Democrats are pretty vulnerable in 2014.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, POLITICAL AD)
AD NARRATOR: A hundred forty thousand Minnesotans have already lost their coverage. People like Randy Wesley (ph).
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I received notice my health insurance was no longer qualified. I've had three heart attacks in the last six years.
Health care is something that's essential. My life depends on it.
AD NARRATOR: ObamaCare is hurting Minnesotans and Congressman Rick Nolan voted to keep it.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
TANTAROS: All right. So, Dana, you saw that ad. I predict more ads like that to come. We're six days away.
What's going to happen when people think they signed up and they go to their doctor and walk in and the doctor goes "I'm sorry we have no paperwork for you"? And the administration says, call your insurance company, putting pressure on this business. It's going to be a pretty big mess.
PERINO: So, the insurance companies and the government will go like this. And the doctors and the patients will be looking at each other going, I really want to help you. I'm going to help you. How can I help you?
I really think, every instinct in me says that in six days from now, this is not going to get much better. They're watching a slow moving train wreck.
This is why every night around 12: 0 or 3:00 in the morning, they put out a little bit more news about how they're ratcheting back. I would just tell you one other thing, there's this young woman that I met at dog park a few times and, unfortunately, she was laid off from her job at the end of November. So, she needs to get insurance.
So, she said that she went on because she didn't want to miss the deadline and she didn't to have the penalty because she said there's a penalty or fine or something like that.
Now, this is a smart young woman but just unable to kind of grasp all things happening to her. And when we said, my friend and I were sitting there and we said, well, the penalty is on the only $95. She said, oh, well, then, I'll pay out of pocket if I get in a car accident.
I said that's not a good idea either trying to help her through it. I realize, I can't be an ObamaCare navigator.
PERINO: I don't want to be.
BECKEL: Why not?
TANTAROS: Eric, is the administration is going to keep changing this law as problems a rise? What's going to happen? Can they even do this constitutionally?
BOLLING: I'm not sure they can do any of it. I'm pretty sure this can't but they do it any way.
What they've done is they basically gutted their own health care law, which is kind of what Ted Cruz wanted them to do months ago. But I think their poll is really important.
In the last -- it's only three months. It's not a substantial period of time. But right after the government shutdown, the general feeling, the zeitgeist was it was the Republicans' fault. And so, the Democrats took a massive lead on the Republicans for 2014, looking ahead of 2014.
And in three months only, three months, that has flipped the other way to a massive lead by Republicans. Guess what? As we pointed out here, the other shoes to drop, doctors dropping out of the system, cost going up. As that happens, it's going to get bigger and bigger that lead.
Bob, you know, you've got to be worried --
TANTAROS: Bob, you act so cool about this. There's got to be panic.
BECKEL: Let me tell you, first of all, these polls -- looking at a poll right now and projecting it to November makes absolutely no sense.
Number two, I remember when y'all were outraged one of the Obama super PACs ran some ad about a guy who's wife died because she couldn't get, the Republicans did something to him.
PERINO: Because that was blaming Romney, saying that Romney killed his wife. That's right. Romney killed the wife. Now --
GUILFOYLE: Remember that, Bob?
BECKEL: Yes, and I don't think he did to be honest with you.
But, listen, now, you've got a guy. You got Republicans on this thing. This guy had three heart attacks.
Let me tell you what we're going do on this show, I guarantee you, come the second of January, we're going to go out and cherry-pick people who couldn't get insurance, and say, oh, there it is. Everything is like that. It's going to be terrible.
You guys are looking for failure. That's your problem.
BOLLING: So, way back, when you blamed Ted Cruz and the far right for the government shutdown, you're talking about how the polls were skewing with the Democrats, but that was OK to do then. But now --
BECKEL: No, you can point it out, but I didn't say that was going to hold until November?
TANTAROS: Let me get Kimberly in here.
GUILFOYLE: Thank you.
TANTAROS: You're welcome.
Kimberly, forget the polls, right? Because if you look back at what Ted Cruz did, you can see, he actually put Republicans on record saying we're against this, we want no part of this.
How do you see this going in the next several months, because take the polls out of it. From the policy perspective when you look at what's bound to happen, it's not enough healthy people sign up, forget public opinion.
There's reality, premiums are going to going up, doctors are going to drop out. They're going to cut reimbursements. This is all part of the law.
How do you people like Bob just sit there and say, we'll see?
GUILFOYLE: I think Bob knows what's coming and it's a reckoning.
It's a bad situation for the White House, because I think when you see families that are going to be deeply impacted, when you have moms that realize they don't have the coverage they thought they had for their kids, that they can't go to the doctor or pediatrician they were after accustomed to, that they really don't have the depth and breadth of coverage that they thought they would, this is going to be a big problem.
And these poll numbers I think are only going to continue to get worse.
And back to your point about Ted Cruz, I think that at the time he was criticized, right, that that wasn't a good move. But it looks now like he had the right move and he took a stand for Republicans they're able to benefit from now because you see it in polls, because it's beyond the statistical margin of error, Bob, that's not to be ignored and it's not --
BECKEL: I'm not ignoring it, but you guys make it sound like everybody is going to be without insurance. Ninety-five percent of the American people will be insured come January 1st.
BOLLING: That's not accurate. That is not accurate.
BECKEL: Oh, really?
BOLLING: That would be 15 million people without insurance. We know there's 45 million without insurance.
BECKEL: You don't know that for a fact.
BOLLING: We'll do this again. We'll do it again. The CBO told us as far as 10 years down the road, there'll still be at least 30 million people without insurance.
TANTAROS: Bob, you're not going to have people signing up that you need to sign up as well.
TANTAROS: It's like fraud and Medicaid, there's going to be losses.
BECKEL: All Democrats should move to another country and we can start
PERINO: Let me, I'm going to say one thing about the poll.
Obviously, it's not predictive of what's going to happen next November.
But what does it do right now for Republicans?
It helps with two basic things. Candidate recruitment if they still have candidates that are on the fence about whether or not they're going to run. This poll might give them a little bit of encouragement to take that step.
The second thing is fundraising, to be able to convince some people that please write a check in 2014, because this could be the difference.
So, on those two very important points, this poll is good news for Republicans.
TANTAROS: All right. Directly ahead: disturbing developments out of the Middle East, as Islamists launched attacks on Christmas Day yesterday on Christians. The latest news from Baghdad when "The Five" returns.
BECKEL: Welcome back to "The Five".
While millions of Christians around the world were celebrating the birth of Jesus yesterday, al Qaeda had another plan to mark the occasion.
The Muslim terrorists targeted Christians on Christmas Day in Baghdad. At least 37 people were killed as car bombs tore through Christian sections of the Iraqi capital, including a church service. Good for you, brave boys!
Once again, very little comment from the so-called moderate Muslims after yet another slaughter on one of the holiest day of the years. Why would you ever wake up and finally recognize that we have a right to have our religion.
Now, the number of Christians in Iraq is down to 400,000 from well over a million. I say the idea here is epic cleansing as far as I can tell. You Muslims have got to get your act together.
Eric, what do you think?
BOLLING: I think it's going on throughout the Middle East. It's going on throughout the Muslim world. I agree with you, 100 percent, it has to stop. You're passionate about it, Bob.
But here's the question, when it goes on in places that we know it's happening, do we negotiate with them? Do we sit down with the Iranians and different various groups? I don't know if they condone it, if they're just looking other way. They can certainly lean on the groups that are doing it to stop it. Maybe it's time to take it to that level.
I -- for me, I'm more concerned about them getting a bomb at this point right now. I don't think we should be talking to them.
BECKEL: Dana, why is it we don't hear from clerics, lead imam, anybody in the Muslim community standing up and being -- I mean, we bailed this country out. We made them a democracy supposedly and yet they slaughter Christians.
I mean, what is it? Why don't the Iraqis at least say something?
PERINO: Well, the government is trying to do something. "The New York Times" reports today that America is now resending back arms and supplies to the government of Iraq so that they could fight back against al Qaeda. So, there could be an argument leaving prematurely helped led to the situation where you have al Qaeda resurgent and targeting more Christians.
However, it's not just in Iraq, we talk about Nigeria. And I would also say that it's not just Muslims. If you look at Christians in China for example, persecuted in different ways, not necessarily bombs in churches. They're not allowed to have church at all.
And so, America should just feel confident to be on the side of Christians everywhere, the side of religious freedom. Christians do need, I believe, Christians need American government support around the world.
TANTAROS: I don't think it stops Bob, until we drop the P.C. culture in this country. The president gave speech in Cairo talking about the shared history of tolerance between Islamic culture and United States of America. That is the biggest bunch of bull I've ever heard. And you know what? We don't talk about it in this country. We don't know who our enemies are.
They know who we are. They know our history. And now, al Qaeda is not what it used to be. Now, it's a brand. It's a jersey.
You can just fight. You can go online. And what do we do in this country? We sit silent. We try and nice to them. We try and appease.
BECKEL: They're building more mosques.
TANTAROS: They'll never -- they're not going to stop. If this was their way to attract people, the radical Islam on Christmas Day, it was a heck of a way to do it.
BECKEL: Yes, that's for sure. It was a strong message they were sending it and it should be met with equal and greater force. I don't think we've done enough. I think there's been done small steps and it's just not good enough because it hasn't thwarted this type of religious fanaticism, this religious cleansing that is going on with Christians being persecuted.
It's sad it's happening when we're a country so capable of doing so much. Yet, I think we're failing to send a strong message that resonates throughout the world, that this will not be tolerated.
TANTAROS: Very quickly, you asked why more don't condemn it. A very interesting Pew poll from last year polled Muslims in the United States.
It was a very small number of Muslims in the U.S. who actually condemn bombings and killings.
BECKEL: Let me tell you one thing that worries me more than anything else. In northern Egypt, where the al Qaeda is very -- and the terrorists are very active, one of the things that scares me is that the Egyptian military is in a battle against terrorist. And there's something there called the Suez Canal.
If the Suez Canal, and this is -- it's a prediction I hope I don't have to see come true, but if for some reason terrorists get control of the Suez Canal, it will wreak havoc over economies in the world.
BOLLING: Because we would make sure --
BECKEL: Well, maybe we would. I certainly hope --
BOLLING: Can I touch on what more quick thing on news today? That Egyptians declared the Muslim Brotherhood of terrorists. Thank God.
BOLLING: I mean, do you remember what we talked about here when the Muslim Brotherhood -- President Barack Obama was pushing the Muslim Brotherhood.
PERINO: I just want to make sure we mention the South Sudanese as well because they're being prosecuted, in addition to the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. The American government has a lot more it could do diplomatically. I know we don't want to be the world -- some people don't want America to be the world's policemen. But I think we're reaping what we've sown over the --
BECKEL: I agree.
All right. We've got to get out of here.
Directly ahead: some pop culture conversations coming your way to discuss Justin Bieber, Beyonce and "Duck Dynasty", again. Eric has got them all right after the break. Don't go away.
BOLLING: Welcome back to the fastest seven minutes on the air -- three captivating stories, seven compelling minutes, one crazy excited host.
The heartless, the harm warming and the heart broken edition.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson getting in on the game on "Duck Dynasty", that story. The reverend suggesting Phil Robertson's comments were akin to Rosa Park's bus driver, aka, back of the bus.
K.G., let me some "Duck Dynasty", but Jesse Jackson late to the game, once he's able to race-bait, he certainly took the opportunity.
GUILFOYLE: Yes. I mean, he's a little late. He's like ninth inning.
I don't even know he's just -- I guess just trying to get in on the action.
He must have been away for the holidays or something. He's come back to surface.
I don't know. I think his comments are not in appropriate measure.
Put it that way. To make it akin to Rosa Parks. I'm throwing a flag on that.
BECKEL: First of all, remember we talked about this. I was surprised on the comments Phil made about blacks were not -- there was not much comment on them. But what he did say was intolerable. I can understand why Jackson would react the way he did. This thing has been overlooked.
But the fact of the matter is that what Phil did was say things that I understand he's an old guy from down in that part of the country where that was looked upon as blacks were happy people and we were all happy with them. The fact is it is a terribly racist description of people.
BOLLING: I'm not sure that's fair and accurate to call Phil Robertson racist.
BECKEL: I said a racial --
BOLLING: All right. Jesse Jackson, Dana, is late to the game. It sure kind of reeks of race-baiting.
PERINO: Well, maybe he wanted to wait for his opportunity. He knows P.R. He knows timing very well.
If there was one way to make this story more ridiculous, and that was by having Jesse Jackson weighed in late like this, because I do believe that people were ready to move on from this story. And then, Jesse Jackson, you know, fanned the flames again.
However, on that point, I do -- I think, Bob, when we first talked about this controversy, I thought that's where most the anger would be, and that was sort of late and coming.
TANTAROS: You said you were a crazy excited host. Crazy and excited more than your wife in an elf suit?
TANTAROS: It's predictable that he would assert himself in this conversation. But this has gone so ridiculous I think, the "Duck Dynasty"
controversy. He said what he said, he apologized sincerely. I believe he was sincere. Let's move on.
I think it makes it worse, again, for Jesse Jackson to jump in, because people just go --
BOLLING: Let's move on.
BECKEL: I've got to clarify something. I did not call him a racist.
I said it was a terrible racial stereotype.
BOLLING: All right. Very good. Next up, the heartwarming Beyonce, aka, Mrs. Jay-Z, warming up. Last week, the pop star bought presents for Walmart customers and now, here's B making a dying little girl's request of reality, all Taylon wanted, Taylon Davis wanted, was to see a Beyonce concert.
Beyonce made the little girl's wish come true. She sang and danced with the little Taylon.
(VIDEO CLIP PLAYS)
BOLLING: Good for you Beyonce.
You know, Ands, sometimes this Hollywood -- we beat them up a little bit. But that's kind of nice thing, huh?
TANTAROS: We beat them up a lot. This is a great story. And I think what she did was really touching and sweet. I love the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
However, when celebrities do little things like this, we do celebrate them. And then we talk about how bad they are on another segment. I think when average people do really big things or people like "Duck Dynasty", for example, go to visit with the troops in the USO, they actually take days out of their schedule, I think that's really -- that to me is the real sacrifice.
BOLLING: Hats off to Beyonce, Dana?
PERINO: Definitely. When you have a huge talent like that and a big fan base, if you can give of yourself, what a thing to be able to give. I think it's great.
BOLLING: Awesome. Bob?
BECKEL: It's wonderful.
And all I would say is most of the beating of Hollywood is done by those of you who are more conservative than I am. But I'm --
PERINO: Oh, really? You don't even know who they are.
GUILFOYLE: I would welcome the opportunity. I wish I had the, you know, ability and dancing and singing like Beyonce --
BECKEL: You can dance like that.
GUILFOYLE: Only in private.
To be able to do that and make a child's wish come true. Can you imagine how powerful that is, if that's the most important thing for the child in their life to give them some happiness, especially with such a terrible illness. I think it's great.
BOLLING: All right. Awesome stuff.
And this one, finally, the heartbroken as in the believers, Justin Bieber suggesting he may hang up his skinny jeans. That's right. The Biebs may have retired and get this -- he tells that to his 47 million Twitter followers.
Dana, what's more interesting that Biebs is retiring or he's got 47 million following him on Twitter.
PERINO: I mean, that's amazing -- 47 million, I thought I was doing well. Now, I'm embarrassed.
OK, I finally scribed to "People" magazine and "Us Weekly" for the last couple of years to figure out what the heck is going on. I'm going to predict to you that by next fall, around Christmas season, when he has a new album coming out, he's going to come out of retirement and he's going to be a big to do and he'll be one the cover with a new hair cut.
BOLLING: Bob, do you have skinny jeans?
BECKEL: No. I tell you --
BECKEL: The thing about this is, that this is a classic example of a kid who made it too fast, too many people coddling him, making some bad mistakes. I hope -- I really wish he comes back and he comes back with some new music. What he does is terrible.
But the fact is I think he's been coddled. It's sad. He's another young person --
TANTAROS: But he already said he's just kidding, right? He's already said he was joking about it, so he can do these PR stunts, and they can talk about it, 47 million little girls cry.
And, Mr. Bob, I know you ragged on us for going after Hollywood, you've had nasty words for the Biebs,k by the way.
GUILFOYLE: Yes, you have, and you didn't know who he was.
BECKEL: What did I say nasty about him?
PERINO: Well, you just said he doesn't have talent.
BECKEL: I don't think he's got much. He could come back with songs.
BOLLING: Miley Cyrus, you don't like her either.
BECKEL: I like any celebrities. Yes, I liked Elvis.
BOLLING: We've got to go.
BECKEL: Frank Sinatra was my main man. So --
BOLLING: OK, coming up, inside the wild demands of the A-list power couple Katy Perry and John Mayer. Are the superstars taking diva behavior to a whole new level.
We report, you decide, next on "The Five".
GUILFOYLE: Got to love it, though. All right.
Singing sweethearts Katy Perry and John Mayer may look like a laid- back couple. But aha! New reports say the musical love birds may be more high maintenance than meets the eye.
Well, according to "Life + Style," Mayer's list of hotel demands when he's on the road include an $80 bottle of aged scotch, Cherry Coke Zero and room temperature Fiji water. And Katy Perry's laundry list of requirements include nearly two dozen snacks, including a bowl of ranch dressing, six different beverages, fresh guacamole and a director's chair. Not sure what that's for.
All right. Eric, you'd like to have a list like that? I could do your list.
BOLLING: So sounds bad, right? I'm all for that. I'm glad they have that list. You know why?
BOLLING: Because the hotel was going to charge them an arm and a leg for all that stuff, 10 grand, 15 grand a night. That's the free market at work, baby. You want it. You want people to wait on you hand over fist, you're going to pay for it. I'm fine with it.
GUILFOYLE: And what would you like in your deal? I mean, I know. So you can say it or I'll say it.
GUILFOYLE: Vodka. Vodka to the face, and blow dry the Reagan pompadour, your tanning booth.
BOLLING: Oh, my gosh.
GUILFOYLE: You could bring yours. And your whole body waxing kit.
BECKEL: Wait till we get -- wait till we get -- wait till we get to her. Wait till we get to her.
GUILFOYLE: All right. So ladies.
PERINO: I just -- I looked at the list for Katy Perry. I didn't think it was all that extravagant. I thought she could ask for a lot more specific things like, you know, green M&Ms spelling out her name on the bed or something like that. That's pretty reasonable. I also last night, just slipping through, I saw an interview that she did with "Entertainment Tonight," and I thought she was completely delightful. I liked her.
GUILFOYLE: She's so sweet and cute.
PERINO: I liked it. I think she could ask for a lot more. She should ask for more things.
GUILFOYLE: You love champagne a lot.
PERINO: I like champagne. I would take a personal yoga instructor.
That would be great.
GUILFOYLE: Oh, God. So much exercise. I sit at the table. I don't like the exercise. I like the champagne, though.
PERINO: I like the champagne.
GUILFOYLE: All right. Andrea.
TANTAROS: I love Katy Perry. I don't love her political views, but I adore her. And I have some additions for Katy's list, if I were Katy.
Fluffy pillows, updated copies of "Star," "OK," "Us Weekly" and "People"
magazine. Love the chips and guac. I would do that. A big bottle of Tito's vodka, a six pack of Fresca, a side of grape juice.
GUILFOYLE: Oh, my gosh.
TANTAROS: That's my cocktail of choice. Bubble bath. And then Michelle and Bradley who do our hair and makeup here, I would want them waiting in the room.
GUILFOYLE: ... right now. OK. Bob.
TANTAROS: I don't want to hear Bob's list.
BECKEL: I didn't know who this woman was until I saw the pictures of her. She's all right.
Listen, what I'd like in my dressing room would be this.
PERINO: Oh, no. No.
BECKEL: I'd like to have movies that are not necessarily G-rated, certainly not G-rated.
BECKEL: I would like to have a personal masseuse, preferably Korean.
GUILFOYLE: Bob, you can't.
BECKEL: And I would like to have a hairdresser. You said some -- By the way, I was going to raise that. But Porter said, our director said -- executive producer said you couldn't raise her name. So you did, and so I'll go along with it.
TANTAROS: She's amazing.
GUILFOYLE: You just want a masseuse and what else?
BOLLING: When you say, you meant North Korean Kim Jong-un, right?
BECKEL: No, no, no. South Korean form Seoul.
PERINO: What kind of food would you want, Bob? You're about to go on a big diet.
GUILFOYLE: So bad.
BECKEL: What kind of food? I'd like legumes.
TANTAROS: You like sugar.
BECKEL: Whatever they are.
PERINO: What about doughnuts?
BOLLING: What about you?
GUILFOYLE: I just thought about this.
BECKEL: Yes, let's ask about your bikini wax.
GUILFOYLE: Gross. So gross. Why do you -- Do you think about these things? Because that really creeps me out.
BECKEL: No. I thought that was to take care of your body.
GUILFOYLE: You know what, Bob? I can't. How am I going to do an hour of this guy? OK.
Any way -- so I can't even say -- here's what I like. Now you've ruined it. I loves to Tostitos, those con queso medium. My favorite chips and dip it in.
BECKEL: I've just got it. I'm sorry.
GUILFOYLE: And I love the sliced salami. I love the sopa de santa (ph). I would take some of Dana's champagne.
TANTAROS: What about red wine?
GUILFOYLE: Yes, I like red wine. And I like Diet Coke with a lime in it. What else?
TANTAROS: Bubble bath.
GUILFOYLE: Bubble bath, I like. White candles, because that sounds cool. Because a lot of divas like that.
TANTAROS: Thread sheet count?
PERINO: Why is Bob laughing?
BECKEL: Well, I just hear a lot of words (ph).
GUILFOYLE: I would like the Jacqueline Smith sheets from Kmart.
Because they are incredibly luxurious and a good value.
BECKEL: You know, I really want to apologize to you. I just all of a sudden realized what a bikini wax was.
GUILFOYLE: No, you didn't.
BECKEL: I didn't know. I did not know. I thought it was the thing like Eric used. But I didn't -- you know, getting hair off your body. I didn't know, man. I'm sorry. But it's a thought.
TANTAROS: Eric doesn't have that. A Tonga. That's the male version, the Tonga.
BOLLING: Talking about Eric's grooming habits? What happened here?
TANTAROS: The male Brazilian is called a Tonga.
BECKEL: A male Brazilian? What?
TANTAROS: A Tonga.
GUILFOYLE: I thought of one more thing. I would like to also have a D.J. so I could, like, dance it out. Wouldn't that be fun?
BECKEL: Hey, that would be fun.
PERINO: I'll tell you what I would want. Silence.
GUILFOYLE: You need the noise -- the mini noise-cancelling thing, for a sound machine.
PERINO: That was good.
GUILFOYLE: OK. That was interesting and disturbing at the same time.
Oh, I get to do it. "One More Thing" is next.
BECKEL: How sweet.
GUILFOYLE: That's how you do it.
PERINO: If you only knew what happened in the commercial break. It is so disturbing.
But now it's time for "One More Thing."
PERINO: And I'm going to turn it over to Eric, who hopefully is more composed than I am.
BOLLING: Very disturbed. Very disturbed.
BECKEL: I thought it was disturbing, too.
PERINO: You said it.
BOLLING: Post-Christmas -- post-Christmas theme. Check out this kid opening probably the best gift he could possibly ever get. Watch.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Mom and Dad have one more thing.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my gosh!
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BOLLING: That young man is going to go watch Auburn take on Florida State in Pasadena for the national championship. He's excited.
GUILFOYLE: I like that.
BECKEL: Good for him.
PERINO: Bob, please be on your best behavior. And you're next.
BECKEL: OK. Next -- I was on my best behavior. The rest of these people during the break were just terrible.
But the -- people think I don't like animals. Well, I do. Look at this wonderful scene of this fireman rescuing this dog.
PERINO: Bless that old dog's heart.
BECKEL: And give him a lot of credit for doing that. That's a mighty, mighty, mighty cold in there. And the dog survived, and so did the fireman.
GUILFOYLE: Oh, my gosh.
BECKEL: I think it was a wonderful thing. Look at that.
PERINO: Aw, poor little buddy.
BECKEL: So anyway, I hope that never happens to anybody else's dog.
But this dog made it.
PERINO: All right.
BECKEL: So way to go.
GUILFOYLE: Very nice, Bob.
BECKEL: He deserves an award.
PERINO: He should have a day in his honor in that town.
BECKEL: Right. Agreed.
PERINO: OK. I want to wish a congratulations to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who became a grandfather on Tuesday -- on Tuesday. His daughter, Georgina, gave birth to a son around 4:30 p.m. His father is Romero Quintana. He's a professional equestrian. So is Georgina.
And this is an interesting thing, Bob. Guess what the child's name is.
PERINO: And I'm not -- no! That would have been better. It is Jasper Michael Brown Quintana.
BECKEL: Oh, man.
BECKEL: You had to get it in, didn't it?
TANTAROS: It's the only way she could talk about Bloomberg.
BECKEL: The only reason you'd raise Bloomberg was to get that name.
PERINO: Her husband is a professional equestrian from Argentina.
Jasper. Is that how they say it in Spanish?
OK, you're next, Andrea.
BECKEL: It's the rouge (ph)...
TANTAROS: OK. I know that Beyonce did a very nice thing. But these are the stories that are really special.
OK, Brenda Schmitz, while was dying of stage four ovarian cancer a couple of years ago, and before she died, she sent a letter to STAR 102.5 in Des Moines, Iowa, wishing these wishes for her family and her husband, but only when he moved on with another woman and the family was complete.
And so he did. He proposed to his new, I guess, fiance, Jane Abram.
And she sent this letter to a friend. And as soon as the friend heard about this proposal, she sent it to the radio station. And you should definitely look at the video.
But some anonymous donors out there made a trip for the family, gifts for the nurses that took care of this woman and a day of pampering his new wife, which I thought was amazing. He was brought to tears. It's a really great story.
BOLLING: I want to kill myself right now.
BOLLING: I don't like that story.
TANTAROS: No? Why?
BOLLING: No. I don't like it at all. I'm sorry.
GUILFOYLE: I think it's so special.
PERINO: K.G., you're next. You had a really amazing experience over there on that end of the table.
GUILFOYLE: It is.
PERINO: And you get to close it out. "One More Thing."
GUILFOYLE: I'm hoping my health care can give me some counselling for what I got from Bob Beckel.
OK. But this is great. So if you like "The New York Times," it's really good for one thing, which is the crossword puzzle. And our very own superstar Dana Perino was in the Christmas crossword. She is 12 down.
Downward dog, baby. "Blank Perino, George W. Bush's last press secretary."
How cool is that?
TANTAROS: That is cool.
GUILFOYLE: On New Year's Eve. Bob, yes, we'll bring it back to you.
You and I are going to be together, chained together for eternity or just an hour. And then the rest of the night, New year's Eve. You're going to lose 30 pounds in the new year.
Bob, stop it.
BECKEL: Look at the Chinese student. Look at the Chinese student.
PERINO: Don't forget to set your DVR.
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