There was a distinct chill in the View air during Ashley Dupre's visit today (ostensibly, she was giving expert insight into Tiger's cheating.) But as Dupre explained, NYC dating sucks so much, you might as well get paid for it!

First of all, wasn't "Ask Ashley" a segment on the Nickelodeon sketch show All That? Well now, it's 24-year-old Ashley Dupre's sage advice to New York's lovelorn. And apparently, this was enough to get her admittance to the lion's den that is The View.

I've gotta say, Dupre kind of handled the situation masterfully: she disarmed the crew immediately by admitting that she was scared to come on the show because women "hate what she represented" and adds that she would "hate me, too." After that, the ladies had nothing to do but sit there tight-lipped, snidely debate the euphemistic nature of the term "escort," and kind of imply that maybe she shouldn't have her own sex advice column based on having slept with the Governor. It was pretty clear that no one knew how to handle either Dupre's defiant self-confidence or her weirdly old-fashioned moralizing. Let alone her Rules-worthy assertion that "men are primal and they're proud," and need to be made to feel special (taken verbatim, by the way, from yesterday's inaugural column.) There was fear in the eyes of The View: this woman could do your job, we were all thinking.

Ask Ashley [NY Post]