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."
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).
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."
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.
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.
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."
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."
"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.
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Whoopi Goldberg snapped at The View's audience members for booing during a guest appearance by Donald Trump, Jr. on Thursday. Don Jr. stopped by The View with his fiancée, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Goldberg and her co-hosts were uneasy after the mostly pro-Trump crowd began booing during the question and answer session.
According to The Hollywood Reporter journalist, who was invited to sit in the audience, Whoopi yelled, "The booing is fucking us up," during a commercial break.
"It's messing with everyone's mic. You can grimace and all that. All we hear is booing," she added.
THR reported that the front row was stocked with Trump supporters, including a man wearing a Trump hat who asked, "Who killed [Jeffrey] Epstein?" during a commercial break at the end of the show.
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Epstein, a billionaire financier and America's most prolific child molester, died of suicide by hanging in his jail cell earlier this year. He is pictured with President Trump in 1997.
Many believe Epstein was killed to protect high-profile pedophiles.
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