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Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation Debut Teaser Trailer for ‘Luck’

“Luck is different all around the world,” explains a black cat named Bob, voiced by Simon Pegg, in the opening seconds of Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation’s new teaser trailer for Luck. Bob then bounces and strolls through the confines of the Land of Luck, which is buzzing with leprechauns, bunnies, bears, pigs and […]

Whoopi Goldberg Defends Right to Decide Whether to Have an Abortion: “It’s Not Something People Do Lightly”

Whoopi Goldberg delivered an impassioned speech about the “human issue” of abortion a day after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggested a majority of justices could be poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. On Tuesday’s The View, where the leaked opinion, written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, was a topic of discussion, Goldberg called […]

Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Poehler, Maury Povich, William Shatner Among NATPE Honorees

Entertainment giants Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner and Amy Poehler, talk show pioneer Maury Povich and veteran producer Alex Kurtzman (Hawaii Five-O, Star Trek: Discovery) will be among the TV greats honored this year with the 18th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy awards at the 2022 NAPTE television market. Warner Bros. Television Group chairman Channing Dungey and […]

Whoopi Goldberg Boards Neil Gaiman’s ‘Anansi Boys’ at Amazon

Amazon Studios’ series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys has added Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg to its cast. Goldberg is one of six actors joining the series, which is filming in Scotland and will debut on Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service. Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Emmanuel Ighodaro, Cecilia Noble, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Don Gilet have also been cast. […]

Whoopi Goldberg Says Film Academy Won’t “Take That Oscar From” Will Smith After Chris Rock Slap

As Hollywood deals with the fallout of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on the 2022 Oscars stage, shortly before Smith won the best actor Oscar for his role in King Richard, many observers have wondered whether the Motion Picture Academy will take away Smith’s Oscar. While the Academy hasn’t given any indications to that effect, […]

Whoopi Goldberg Returns to ‘The View’ After Suspension Over Holocaust Comments

Whoopi Goldberg returned to The View on Monday, ending a suspension stemming from controversial comments she made about the Holocaust on the ABC show on Monday, Jan. 31. Taking her seat in the moderator’s spot at the table, Goldberg welcomed viewers to the show by saying she’s “back.” “We’re going to keep having tough conversations,” […]

Whoopi Goldberg Suspension Divides ABC Insiders, Media

When ABC News president Kim Godwin suspended Whoopi Goldberg from The View on Tuesday night, the group texts among ABC staff began flying. Two sources inside ABC News told The Hollywood Reporter they felt that, after Goldberg’s comments about Jewish people and the Holocaust on Monday, the network needed to take action. Indeed, Godwin’s memo […]

Whoopi Goldberg Suspended at ‘The View’ Over “Hurtful” Holocaust Comments

Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended by ABC’s The View. The daytime panel show co-host will be off the program for two weeks after making controversial comments Monday about the Jewish people and the Holocaust in response to a local school board banning the graphic novel Maus. ABC News president Kim Godwin announced the decision in a note to […]

Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes for Holocaust Comments on ‘The View’: “I Stand Corrected”

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg issued a forceful and seemingly heartfelt apology on the program Tuesday for comments she had made Monday about the Jewish people and the Holocaust in response to a local school board banning the graphic novel Maus. “Yesterday on the show I misspoke,” Goldberg said to open the talk show, adding […]

Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes and Seemingly Doubles Down on Holocaust Comments

Whoopi Goldberg continued to receive criticism and provoke debate Tuesday after an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where she elaborated — and some say doubled down — on her take on the Holocaust and Jewish identity. The uproar began Monday when The View host and moderator discussed a Tennessee school district voting […]

Whoopi Goldberg Says Breakthrough COVID-19 Diagnosis “Could Have Been Much Worse”

After the announcement that she tested positive for COVID-19, Whoopi Goldberg offered an update during Wednesday’s episode of The View. Goldberg explained that she had already begun distancing herself after being exposed to someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. She later learned that she was positive when she tested before returning to The View […]

Whoopi Goldberg Taking a Break From ‘The View’ After Testing Positive for COVID-19

ABC’s The View is without one of its co-hosts this week, after Whoopi Goldberg tested positive for COVID-19. Joy Behar disclosed the news on the program Monday. “Whoopi unfortunately tested positive over the break, but she will hopefully be back next week,” Behar said. “Since she is vaxxed and boosted, her symptoms have been very, […]