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"The View" co-hosts got in a heated discussion over President Joe Biden calling for a congresswoman who died in a car accident last month.

The incident happened during a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on Sept. 28.

Biden, 79, asked, "Jackie, are you here? Where's Jackie? I think she wasn't going to be here – to help make this a reality."

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Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was killed in a car crash on August 3. Two of her staffers and the driver of the other car were also killed.

Walorski's brother told The NY Post that the family received a "heartfelt" phone call from Biden after she died.

"The View" co-hosts pleaded for a better understanding of Biden's "mistake." They suggested that Biden simply forgot that the congresswoman was dead.

Co-host Sunny Hostin said the criticism and mockery of Biden was "ageist".

"You know, I think what it really shows is that this country is so ageist," she said. "This country has a problem with age. You know, you go to other countries and our elders are revered. They're revered because of the knowledge that they have acquired. And this is a man who has worked in government his entire life. This is a man who probably had a relationship with this woman. And yes, she probably was top of mind!"

Joy Behar slammed the Republican party for being too quick to call out Biden's many gaffes. "I mean, they have weaponized the gaffes, they've said that he's senile," she said.

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Whoopi Goldberg ripped Netflix over the new Jeffrey Dahmer series titled Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

Actor Evan Peters portrays Dahmer who killed and cannibalized 17 mostly Black, gay males in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from the 1970s to 1990s.

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'Monster' also stars Niecy Nash (right) as a concerned neighbor who called Milwaukee police multiple times to complain about the strange sounds and foul odors coming from Dahmer's apartment.

The View discussed Netflix's No. 1 series on Wednesday. Goldberg expressed frustration that the series traumatized the families of the victims all over again.

"Did we need another movie about Jeffrey Dahmer? she asked, before adding "All right, moving on."

"If that were my family, I'd be enraged," she said during a heated discussion with her co-hosts. "Because it is being killed over and watching your child get [killed], and then you have to listen to how it went and all this other stuff that, as a person who's lost someone like that, it's just — you can't imagine."

She continued: "Over and over and over! I think, if you're gonna tell the stories, be aware that a lot of the people who are part of these stories are still with us."

The LGBT+ community lashed out at Netflix for initially categorizing the series under the LGBTQ tag instead of under the True Crime tag.

"Hey hi @netflix I IMPLORE you please reconsider having Dahmer with the LGBTQ tag, especially as one of its tags right when you open the app," one user tweeted.

A TikTok user said it's "technically true" to label the series "LGBTQ," because Dahmer was gay, "but this is not the representation we're looking for."

Some Twitter users accused Netflix of "romanticizing" Dahmer, saying he would not have gone on a killing spree if society was more tolerant of homosexuals back then.

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Jennifer Hudson has joined the exclusive Hollywood EGOT club after winning a Tony Award for the hit Broadway musical "A Strange Loop."

Achieving EGOT status means she has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award in her stellar career. Hudson is the 17th person and the second Black woman to win all four major awards.

Whoopi Goldberg was the first Black woman to win all 4 major awards in 2002. It took 20 years for another Black woman to reach that milestone.

Hudson previously won an Oscar for "Dreamgirls," 2 Grammy Awards and a Daytime Emmy for "Baba Yaga."

Other EGOT winners include Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, John Legend and Alan Menken. Honorary EGOT winners are James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte and Quincy Jones.

Rapper/actor Common is just one win away from earning EGOT status.

Hudson is also the third youngest EGOT winner, behind Robert Lopez and Legend, according to Billboard.

Hudson credited her dogs with helping her win. "I got a dog and named it Oscar, and then I won my Oscar," she told PEOPLE. "And then I got a dog and named it Grammy, and then I won my Grammy."

The 75th annual Tony Awards aired on Sunday night on CBS, and honored the top performances in theater. Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose hosted the ceremony.

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Joy Behar has come under fire for comments she made regarding gun control laws in America. Behar made the statement during a discussion about gun reform legislation on Wednesday's episode of The View.

Behar said that if more Black people in this country owned guns, politicians would be sufficiently scared and immediately enact gun reform laws.

Gun control laws will change in the U.S. "once Black people get guns," Behar said in response to guest host Lindsey Granger who claims a Black man in Connecticut built his own AR-15 assault-style rifle after a neighbor and his family were slaughtered during a home invasion.

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"He has one in his house to protect his family because he never wants to see that happen again," said Granger. "He is a Black man, it's odd, most AR-15 owners are former military, 35-plus and married," she said. "They're not just crazy people."

Behar interrupted Granger and said, "here's the thing, once Black people get guns in this country, the gun laws will change. Trust me on that. Then we'll see some action."

"That's what happened with the Black Panthers. Black people have been buying guns, Granger said.

Granger, who is a Black conservative, added that Black ownership of guns increased in 2020.

"That's what happened with the Black Panthers," co-host Sunny Hostin said. "Know your history."

Behar's comments came on the same day that the House approved sweeping gun laws including raising the minimum age to purchase AR-15 style rifles from 18 to 21.

The measure is not expected to pass in the Senate.
 

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Whoopi Goldberg is suspended for 2 weeks from ABC's The View after uttering divisive Holocaust comments.

ABC President Kim Godwin announced the suspension in a statement on Tuesday, Feb. 1, hours after Goldberg apologized on-air.

"Effectively immediately, I am suspending Whoopi Goldberg for two weeks for her wrong and hurtful comments. While Whoopi has apologized, I've asked her to take time to reflect and learn about the impact of her comments. The entire ABC News organization stands in solidarity with our Jewish colleagues, friends, family, and communities."

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RELATED: Untouchable: ABC Ignores Demands to Fire Whoopi Goldberg
 
ABC staff expressed outrage after the network dismissed demands to fire Goldberg for saying the Holocaust wasn't racist because Jewish people and Nazis are white.

"The Holocaust isn't about race. No, it's not about race. It's about man's inhumanity to man," Goldberg said last week while discussing a recent ban of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about a Holocaust survivor.

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Goldberg disagreed when co-host Ana Navarro said the Holocaust was about "white supremacy".

"But these are two groups of white people," Goldberg stated.

On Tuesday, Goldberg apologized on-air before interviewing the CEO of The Anti-Defamation League about anti-Semitism.

"I misspoke," the 66-year-old comedienne and TV host said. "It was about race. I stand with the Jewish people, as I always have."

Goldberg, who has insisted she is Jewish, was criticized on social media for continuing to use a Jewish surname.

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ABC's employees are outraged after the network dismissed demands to fire Whoopi Goldberg for saying the Holocaust wasn't racist.

More than six million Jews were murdered across Europe during the Holocaust between 1941 and 1945.

On Monday, The View co-host claimed the Holocaust was not "about race" because Nazis and Jews were both white.

She then doubled down on the claim on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday night.

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On Tuesday, she returned to The View and apologized on-air before interviewing the CEO of The Anti-Defamation League about anti-Semitism.

"I misspoke," the 66-year-old comedienne and TV host said. "It was about race. I stand with the Jewish people, as I always have."

A senior ABC News source told DailyMail.com that staff are "stunned" by the network's refusal to fire Goldberg.

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Conservative comediennes Diamond & Silk noted the network was so quick to fire comedienne Roseanne Barr over racist comments towards Valerie Jarrett.

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Goldberg, born Caryn Elaine Johnson, is convinced she is Jewish. "My mother did not name me Whoopi, but Goldberg is my name," she said. "It's part of my family, part of my heritage, just like being black... I just know I am Jewish. I practice nothing. I don't go to temple, but I do remember the holidays."

She also said, "people would say 'Come on, are you Jewish?' And I always say 'Would you ask me that if I was white? I bet not.'"

Whoopi's mother, Emma Johnson, reportedly said the family's slave name was "not Jewish enough" for Goldberg to become a star.

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Kandi Burruss' mom and aunties are getting their own reality TV spin-off, titled "Kandi & The Gang."

According to theJasmineBrand, the BRAVO reality spin-off has been in the works since 2019. The show focuses on Kandi's mother, Mama Joyce, and her aunts Nora and Bertha, aka the Old Lady Gang.

The new series follows the staff in and out of the restaurant, and how they take their work home at night.

The Old Lady Gang operates restaurants in the Castleberry Hill and Camp Creek neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta.
 
RELATED: Kandi Burruss thanks Whoopi Goldberg for Visiting Old Lady Gang
 

Whoopi Goldberg stopped by the Old Lady Gang restaurant in October to shoot an episode with the ladies. She also sat down to sample their delicious soul food.

The series is produced by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker serving as executive producers.

Watch the trailer below.

Question: Will you watch the new series?

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Whoopi Goldberg was shocked when she tested positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinated and boosted (3 shots) against the coronavirus.

Whoopi, 66, told viewers she contracted Covid-19 during her holiday break from "The View," according to Page Six.

"I left a couple of weeks ago, just before the break, because somebody I had been around tested positive for coronavirus, so I left," Whoopi told her co-hosts via Zoom on Wednesday. She wore a black shirt with the words "Over It" on the front.

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Whoopi was surprised at her positive results because she was triple vaccinated and she had been careful.

"I was all excited and, you know, they have to test us, and so they sent people to test me, and they tested me, and it was like, 'Oh no, you're not coming back. We're not sending anybody to your house. You have corona.' And it was like, 'Wait, what?'"

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Millions of vaccinated Americans are similarly surprised when their COVID results come back positive.

Whoopi told her co-anchors she did everything she was supposed to do, yet she still caught the virus.

"But that's the thing about the Omicron, you just don't know where it is. You don't know where it is, who's got it, who's passing it. It's one of those things where you think, 'I've done everything I was supposed to do.'"

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Whoopi said the pandemic won't end until everyone is vaccinated. She also spread misinformation about the coronavirus, saying it "gets stronger" with every mutation.

"Yeah, it doesn't stop Omicron, and that's the problem with a variant, because it gets stronger and does different stuff to you. So, you know, unless everybody gets vaccinated, this is what we're going to be facing for the next, you know, little while."

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In unrelated news, "Today" anchor Hoda Kotb, who is also fully vaccinated and boosted, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. She is isolating at home for 5 days.

On Wednesday, Kotb, 57, thanked her fans for their support.

"Thx for well wishes! Feeling good.. [heart emoji] cant wait to see you all when I am in the clear! Xo," the mom of two tweeted.

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Kandi Burruss thanked Whoopi Goldberg for stopping by her Old Lady Gang restaurant in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Kandi shared Instagram photos of her mom, Momma Joyce, and Aunt Nora posing with the 65-year-old actress, comedienne and TV co-host.

She captioned the image:

"Thank you @whoopigoldberg for coming by to @oldladygang! Being able to sit, eat, laugh, & talk with you, friends, & family made my whole day today!"

Whoopi walks with a cane due to sciatica and other medical conditions associated with age.

In March 2019, Goldberg revealed that she was diagnosed with pneumonia and sepsis, which caused her to take an extended leave of absence from ABC's The View.

The "Sister Act" star reportedly dined on fried green tomatoes, deep fried whipped deviled eggs and seared crabcakes.

Old Lady Gang restaurants has 2 locations in the Castleberry Hill and Camp Creek neighborhoods in southwest Atlanta.

Old Lady Gang is co-owned and operated by (L-R) Aunt Nora, Mama Sharon and Momma Joyce.
 


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Whoopi Goldberg has sworn off dating younger men after discovering one boyfriend had never heard of The Beatles.

The 65-year-old Sister Act star discussed her May-December relationships on The View on Wednesday. She explained why she stopped hanging out with youngsters.

"Let me tell you why I stopped doing lots of things with younger folks," she said.

"I went out with a younger dude and he said, 'I can't believe this... I did not know that Paul McCartney had another band'. And you kind of go, 'The Beatles? You've never heard of The Beatles?'

"You have to know when you're going younger, there's a lot of information that you have to impart. And sometimes it's tiring."

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The Ghost star said she won't completely rule out dating men in their 30 or 40s, because she often finds them more attractive - and they know who The Beatles are.

"You're like, 'Yeah, you're younger, but you look good!'. So you never know. It depends on my mood. It's about the person.

"Sometimes you meet somebody who is younger than you and... look, it would be perfect if everybody was well-matched and well put together, but they're not. And you find it where you find it, and it may last a long time or it may not."

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George Clooney and Whoopi Goldberg are among the A-list stars defending Tom Cruise after the movie star was caught on tape blasting Mission Impossible 7 crew members for ignoring COVID protocols.

The actor reportedly lost his cool on the set in Rome, Italy, when he spotted two assistants huddled around a monitor, watching playback. He ranted and raved, threatening to fire anyone who didn't take his Corona health and safety rules seriously.

In audio leaked by The Sun, Cruise raged, "We are the gold standard. They're back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us! Because they believe in us and what we're doing!

"I'm on the phone with every f**king studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they're looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs you motherf**kers. I don't ever want to see it again, ever! And if you don't do it you're fired, if I see you do it again you're f**king gone."

And now Clooney has defended his pal during a chat with satellite radio host Howard Stern, insisting Tom had every right to threaten his crew members.

"He didn't overreact because it is a problem," George said. "I have a friend who's an AD (assistant director) on another TV show who just had the almost exact same thing happen with not quite as far out a response. I understand why he did it. He's not wrong at all about that."

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And Whoopi Goldberg has also offered up her support to Cruise.

Speaking on her talk show The View on Wednesday, she said, "You know, some people don't understand why he would get so angry. I get it... If he goes down with COVID, the movie's done. You can't get another Tom Cruise!"

Listen to Cruise's tirade below (NSFW).
 

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Whoopi Goldberg hasn't had eyebrows in decades. No one paid attention because Whoopi's missing eyebrows weren't a big priority.

But the internet just noticed, and they're demanding to know why Whoopi's lack of eyebrows managed to escape their scrutiny until now.

Thethings.com wrote a post titled "Here's Why Whoopi Goldberg Doesn't Have Eyebrows."

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No, Whoopi doesn't have a skin disorder and she didn't lose her lashes.

In a 2016 interview with VH1, Whoopi, 65, said she doesn't want hair on her face. So she shaves everything, including her wispy mustache and eyebrows. She even plucks her nose hairs.

It doesn't bother Whoopi that you didn't notice. That's the whole point of her shaving her eyebrows -- so you wouldn't notice.

By the way, eyebrows may seem pointless to people like Whoopi, but they're actually very beneficial to humans.

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Eyebrows keep forehead perspiration and rain out of our eyes. They also keep debris such as dirt, dandruff and dust out of our eyes.

Eyebrows also help us communicate our feelings to others. Furrowed eyebrows lets others know you're mad or upset about something. Raised eyebrows could mean you're curious or surprised. And one raised eyebrow means you're ready for a good time.

So don't discount the lowly eyebrow as insignificant. God put eyebrows on your face for a good reason.

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Whoopi Goldberg is lending her voice to the small minority of Black people willing to challenge the left's politicizing of George Floyd's murder.

The liberal news media always stands on the side of the looters because the left has a vested interest in destroying the Black community.

The View co-host blasted looters who are taking advantage of the distraction caused by massive protests over Floyd's death while in police custody.

Goldberg, a registered Democrat, took to Instagram to voice her opinion about the looters destroying businesses owned by hard working Black people who put their life's savings into their shops and restaurants.

"People are coming out and saying, 'You know what, this is enough. Enough is enough.' Parents — moms and dads — are walking with their kids, which is another reason why, all you looters, you need to stop. Because you've destroyed too many people's dreams around the country."

Rapper Trina also voiced the frustration felt by many in the Black community who believe the protests have been hijacked by criminals who don't care about Floyd.

"Half of y'all marching are not even caring about this man," she said, adding:

"We can't bring back nobody lives that has been taken away, whether it's from the police or the hands of another civilian... You cannot pump life back into them at all. I can't bring back my little brother's life; his life was taken by the hands of a man, a black man."

Trina has been forced to apologize for her comments.

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Abby Huntsman (left) announced her departure from The View talk show on Monday, Jan. 13. She said she quit the show to join her father's gubernatorial campaign.

But a source tells Page Six the real reason for her abrupt departure was the simmering tension between Meghan McCain (right) and her fellow co-hosts.

"It's an unhealthy environment - just the way that things are handled during shows and how people deal with each other," said the insider. "It's intense."

The source continued: "Abby made an issue [to executives] about the overall environment. She's felt for a while that things had to change. ABC treated Abby like s--t, but everyone on the show gets treated like --t. She was smart enough to do something about it."

The insider said longtime co-host Whoopi Goldberg has also complained about the negative environment created by McCain on the set.

A second insider said that Huntsman described the environment as "toxic."

According to Page Six, Huntsman joined The View a year ago, around the same time McCain was hired.

But Huntsman made her decision to quit in December after seeing how McCain treated the other co-hosts.

"None of the ladies talk to Meghan now," a source told Page Six. "Abby was the last woman standing. It's bad. Meghan's so rude."

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Meghan McCain opened up after Whoopi Goldberg told her to shut up during Monday's episode of the daytime talk show The View.

The two co-hosts argued briefly about President Trump's impeachment process during Monday's episode when Whoopi, 64, snapped and told Meghan, "Girl, please stop talking. Stop talking right now!"

A stunned Meghan responded, "No problem. I won't talk for the rest of the show."

 

The tense exchange sparked heated debates on Twitter.com, as viewers took sides. Many said Whoopi was out of line to disrespect her co-host who has every right to her opinion.

Meghan took to Twitter.com to defend herself, saying:

"[Democrats] and [Republicans] alike need to confront the ugly truth: both parties are failing to be impartial jurors. I won't be quiet, even if the reality reflects poorly on the entire political establishment. I have a responsibly to speak for the 50% that feels media doesn't represent them."

She continued:

"Pointing out things that are true is part of my job even if it angers people and even if it's politically inconvenient."

She then tweeted a series of polls, noting that 50% of Americans want Trump impeached.

"Pretending half the country doesn't exist won't make them disappear. The culture war is real, and Americans who aren't part of the overwhelmingly anti-conservative media deserve to have their views represented."

On Tuesday morning, Meghan, 35, posted a GIF from the HBO series "Games of Thrones". She captioned the GIF "Good morning - to all the fellow conservative 'girls' who won't be quiet."

Meghan is the daughter of the late Senator John McCain, who was a vocal anti-Trump critic until his death in August 2018 at age 81.

Question: Did Whoopi have the right to silence her co-host?


 

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