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Sherri Shepherd: "I Never Knew I Could Inspire So Many Jokes"

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Sherri Shepherd, who was recently named one of Entertainment Weekly's Breakout Stars of 2007, sat down with EW.com's Jennifer Armstrong to discuss her first few months on "The View." Sherri has made a name for herself in record time (we recently named her one of Huffington Post's Media Winners of 2007 as well) with outlandish and provocative statements and, at times, downright stupidity.

An excerpt from the Q&A:

What's been the biggest surprise?
I think that I put my foot in my mouth a lot. I never knew I could inspire so many jokes. One time I Googled my name and all this stuff that I say came up. I was like, I cannot believe my words affect so many people. ''Sherri wore this hair.... What was she thinking when she wore this....'' I had no idea people were gonna care so much. I say something, I'm a comic. I come from a quirky kind of place.



What's the biggest gaffe you've made this year, from your perspective?
Probably when I said I didn't know if the Earth was round or flat. It was truly a brain fart moment. It angered or shocked so many people that it crashed my website, Best Week Ever did a spoof on me. I never was a good debater. Whoopi [Goldberg] is a good debater. Barbara is. If you ask me now, is the Earth round or flat? I'd go, ''No, it's round!'' But look how much time I have to think here.

Read the entire interview here.

See Sherri's Top 5 Moments Of 2007, including her now-infamous "I don't know if the world is flat" and "nothing predated Christians...Jesus came first" comments.