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Whoopi Goldberg Says ‘American Idol’ Was the “Beginning of the Downfall of Society”

Whoopi Goldberg is sharing her thoughts on American Idol — and she isn’t too keen on its impact on society. While discussing Netflix’s Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me documentary on a recent episode of The View, the co-host brought up the singing competition show and said the early seasons put a spotlight on drama, judgment […]

Whoopi Goldberg Apologizes for Using Romani Slur on ‘The View’

Whoopi Goldberg is apologizing once again for language she used on The View. The moderator issued the apology in a video shared on The View’s Twitter account after she discussed Donald Trump’s loss of the 2020 presidential election on the air Wednesday, mentioning, “people who still believe that he got, you know, gypped somehow in […]

‘The View’ Weighs In on Chris Rock’s Netflix Special, Addressing Will Smith Slap: “He Kept Her Name Out of His Mouth”

The View is weighing in on Chris Rock’s Netflix special where he addresses Will Smith’s Oscar night slap. During Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, which aired live Saturday on the streaming platform, the comedian covered a range of topics, but the most anticipated one was saved for last as he slammed Smith for the infamous confrontation […]

Whoopi Goldberg Boards ‘The Conners’ for Guest Role

ABC’s The Conners is adding an EGOT winner to its cast. Whoopi Goldberg will guest-star in an upcoming episode of the comedy. The actress and The View co-host will play a teacher; an airdate for her appearance hasn’t been set. Goldberg is the latest in a string of high-profile guest stars on The Conners, joining […]

NYFW: Lea Michele Attends Brandon Maxwell’s Spotlight on Tailoring, While Penn Badgley and Queen Latifah Among the Stars at Thom Browne

With five days until the debut of his Fall/Winter 2023 collection, how did Brandon Maxwell discover another gear, mentally and spiritually? By catching a performance of Lea Michele in Broadway’s Funny Girl. “I hadn’t been [to a Broadway show] in so many years like everyone else, so this was the return for me, and it […]

Whoopi Goldberg Denies Doubling Down on “Hurtful” Holocaust Comments, Apologizes Following ADL Criticism

Whoopi Goldberg says she never meant for her recent interview comments about Jewish identity and the Holocaust — which were criticized by Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt — to appear as if she was “doubling down” on previous “hurtful” comments that resulted in her temporary suspension from her role as moderator on ABC’s The View. In a […]

Adam Sandler to Receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

One of comedy’s highest honors is headed Adam Sandler’s way. The superstar comedian has been selected to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The Hustle star will receive the honor during a gala ceremony at Washington, D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 19. The Mark Twain Prize “recognizes […]

Carl Kleinschmitt, Writer on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ and ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 85

Carl Kleinschmitt, the sitcom writer who worked on The Dick Van Dyke Show and M*A*S*H and created two series starring Sandy Duncan and the football comedy 1st and Ten, has died. He was 85. Kleinschmitt died Thursday night of complications from MDS cancer (a blood disorder) at his Atwater Village home in Los Angeles, a […]

Whoopi Goldberg Quits Twitter as Celebrity Exits Continue: “This Place Is a Mess”

Whoopi Goldberg has become the latest celebrity to announce they’re leaving Twitter in the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover. The View co-host made the announcement on her ABC show Monday. “It’s been a little over a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter and this place is a mess,” she said. “I’m getting off today […]

‘Till’: 10 of the Film’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Chinonye Chukwu’s Till recounts the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s (Danielle Deadwyler) fight for justice after her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall), was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi in 1955. The biographical drama shows how Till-Mobley channeled her grief into action. Following Till’s death, Till-Mobley raised awareness of the brutality of racial violence […]

‘Is That Black Enough for You?!?’ Review: Elvis Mitchell’s Meticulous Class on Black Film History

The culture critic analyzes a crucial decade in American cinema, crafting an argument about how Black filmmakers reinvigorated the medium through both formal and narrative experimentation.

Whoopi Goldberg Responds to Film Critic Who Claimed She Wore a Fat Suit in ‘Till’: “That Was Not a Fat Suit, That Was Me”

Whoopi Goldberg addressed a film critic who claimed that she wore a fat suit in the Emmett Till biopic, Till. During Monday’s episode of The View, Goldberg, who portrays Alma Carthan in the film, reacted to the comment and explained that she was not wearing a fat suit for the role. “There was a young […]