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What Made Whoopi & Rosie Scream At Each Other?

December 19th, 2014 10:11am EST
The View
Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell got in to a heated debate during Thursday's episode of "The View" while discussing racism.

Guest star Laverne Cox from "Orange is the New Black" talked with the co-hosts, including Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace, about how African-Americans are profiled in stores.

Goldberg argued that the profiling was ignorance, explaining: "You need to know what real racism is. Racism is when someone comes up to you and says, 'I hope you f---king die. That's racism."

She added, "I've been black for 60 years. For me, stupidity, there are dumb folks who just say dumb ...
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Celeb A-Listers Turn Out For Robin Williams Memorial

September 29th, 2014 10:38am EDT
Celeb A-Listers Turn Out For Robin Williams Memorial
Robin Williams was honored with a private tribute held at the Curran Theater in San Francisco, CA Saturday. Famous friends as well as family celebrated the iconic actor's life in a service that was more celebratory than solemn.

The tribute was a private affair, but included notables such as Whoppi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, Billy Crystal, Bonnie Hunt and Eric Idle. Also present were Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, George Lucas, Penny Marshall, Danny De Vito, Rhea Perlman, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gus Van Sant, Chris Columbus, Jeff Bridges, Minnie Driver, Marlo Thomas, Josh Gro...
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The 10 Best Guest Stars of 'The Middle'

September 24th, 2014 3:05pm EDT
The Middle
“The Middle” is one of the most charming, underappreciated sitcoms on television today. It has attracted a similarly charming, often unsung cadre of guest stars. With the show heading into its sixth season tonight, here is a look at the best of that cadre.

1. Norm MacDonald - Norm MacDonald is a relatively successful entertainer who strikes me as someone who lives a fairly well-adjusted life. So it is amusing that as Uncle Rusty, he is basically playing himself, even though Rusty is a bit of a drifter. He excels in the sort of small-time scheme-pulling persona that Norm is mischievo...
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Sherri Shepherd And Jenny McCarthy Fired From 'The View': Possible Replacements

June 27th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Sherri Shepherd And Jenny McCarthy Fired From 'The View': Possib
By now you have probably heard that Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were fired from "The View". This leaves Whoopi Goldberg as the last host standing on the show after Barbara Walters announced her retirement last month.

Even though the show's future is said to be "up in the air", we have put together a list of three celebrities of whom would be a great fit to sit next to Whoopi.

Erin Hershey Presley

Erin auditioned for the show to take Lisa Ling's open seat following her departure and went through to the final round, but the seat eventually went to Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Erin w...
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Oscars: Red Carpet Highlights From The 86th Academy Awards

March 4th, 2014 12:00pm EST
Oscars: Red Carpet Highlights From The 86th Academy Awards
Starpulse was back on the red carpet for the fourth year and we spoke with some great stars this year. We've been in the same location for the last three years, but you never know who is going to stop by. Some years you get the big names, while other years, no one wants to be interviewed. The 86th Annual Academy Awards was a great year for us on the red carpet. Julia Roberts, Glenn Close, Kevin Spacey, Kellan Lutz and Whoopi Goldberg were just some of the names who stopped by to speak with us.

If you missed Starpulse's live coverage, take a look at our red carpet interviews!
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28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names

November 14th, 2013 1:03pm EST
28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names
Many celebrities have changed their names before they hit it big, and for many reasons. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stars who didn't take their birth name to Hollywood.

Katy Hudson didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson, so she took her mother's maiden name and became Katy Perry.

Oprah Winfrey's name is iconic, but it's not actually her real name. It's Orpha, after the biblical figure. However, so many people mispronounced her name while she was growing up that the mispronunciation stuck.

Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus. He took his mother's maiden name...
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Robert De Niro, Evan Rachel Wood & More Stars Attend Tribeca Film Festival Kick-Off Party

April 17th, 2013 9:37pm EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
On Tuesday night, celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, director Baz Luhrmann and Sienna Miller helped Robert De Niro kick off the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival by attending the Vanity Fair gala in New York City.

Each year, De Niro, festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, and Vanity Fair editor Gradyon Carter host a bash at the state supreme courthouse on the eve of the festival's opening.

A pregnant Evan Rachel Wood (above), Mira Sorvino, Gretchen Mol, Karolina Kurkova, Jimmy Buffet, Christopher Walken and author Salman Rushdie were also guests at the event.

According to Rosenthal, security was...
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Celebrity Telethon Helps Raise $23 Million For Hurricane Sandy Victims

November 4th, 2012 10:54am EST
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen and Sting were among those who performed at a concert on Friday to raise money for those suffering after Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast.

Aguilera kicked off the telethon saying, "I was born in Staten Island. Four days ago Hurricane Sandy came through and devastated it, as it did most of the eastern seaboard. We've come together tonight to tell every single person who's suffering that we are here for you. We will do whatever we can to help. We will not leave anyone behind because every single one of you matters."

Billy Joel, Mary J. Bli...
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TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

May 25th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Revenge Cast
Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Finale - Arsenio Hall Takes The Title!

May 21st, 2012 2:48pm EDT
'The Celebrity Apprentice' Finale - Arsenio Hall Takes The Title
Last week on Celebrity Apprentice: Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall, the Final Two, have been tasked with having to produce, host, and sell tickets to a celebrity charity event. They’ll be responsible for all aspects of the show, including creating a thirty second charity awareness ad, and producing a variety show to entertain their guests. They themselves will be the entertainment at their show. This week; the live finale.

Donald Trump lets us know that this is an important night – so important, that he’ll need the fastest car and driver possible to get to the show at the American Museum of Na...
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Ellen DeGeneres Named 2012 Mark Twain Prize Recipient

May 15th, 2012 2:34pm EDT
Ellen Degeneres
Comedienne-turned-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is to be honored with this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The beloved Finding Nemo star has been named the recipient of the 15th annual accolade, which she will collect at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in October.

Joking about her latest honor, DeGeneres says, "To get the same award that has been given to people like Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell, it really makes me wonder... why didn't I get this sooner?"

Additional former trophy holders include Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg.
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'General Hospital' Leads 2012 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

May 9th, 2012 3:13pm EDT
General Hospital
Soap opera General Hospital has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards after scooping a whopping 23 nominations.

The long-running medical drama, which is up for the highly-coveted Outstanding Drama Series trophy, also landed nods in the best lead actor and actress categories for Maurice Bernard, Anthony Geary and Laura Wright.

Tying for second place were children's show Sesame Street and TV soap The Young and the Restless, which received 16 nominations a piece, while Days of Our Lives is up for 15.

Also receiving mentions were All My Children, One Life to Live, The Bold...
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Lindsay Lohan To Play A Judge On 'Glee'?

March 28th, 2012 8:29am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is in negotiations to play herself on the current season finale of "Glee."

Insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that the singer/actress is slated to play a celebrity judge in the episode, alongside comedienne Kathy Griffin and Josh Groban.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was confirmed that both Whoopi Goldberg and Matt Bomer would be joining the cast of the show for upcoming episodes.

They join Ricky Martin, Kristin Chenoweth, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Goldblum, among others, who have made appearances on the hit show.
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Whoopi Goldberg Joining Cast Of 'Glee' For Multi-Episode Run

March 27th, 2012 9:36pm EDT
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg is set to add a little Glee to her life after signing on for a multi-episode appearance on the hit TV musical series.

The Oscar winner will play a thespian and professor at the New York school where Lea Michele and Chris Colfer's characters have applied to study.

The Ghost star is expected to appear in at least three episodes throughout May, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Whoopi Goldberg To Guest Star On 'The Middle'

March 5th, 2012 2:39pm EST
Whoopi Goldberg
Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg has landed a guest spot on hit TV comedy The Middle after cornering star Patricia Heaton to ask for a role.

Goldberg recently interviewed Heaton on hit talk show The View, on which she is a co-host, and she took advantage of the opportunity to campaign for a cameo on one of her favorite programs.

Heaton took the request to the show's producers - and they created a character especially for Goldberg.

The Ghost actress took a break from The View to film The Middle last week, and she's delighted to have scored the job.

Explaining her absence on the daytime t...
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Whoopi Goldberg Is A Former Phone Sex Operator

December 18th, 2011 11:30am EST
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg has confessed she used to make extra cash as a phone sex operator.

The Sister Act star started talking dirty in a bid to supplement her income when she was struggling to make ends meet while chasing her acting dreams in Hollywood.

Revealing her big secret on The View on Friday, Goldberg insists the phone job helped her become a better actress: "What you have to do is you have to be a good actor... When I was younger, the money was great."

But she fears it's not a job she can return to now she's a big star, insisting, "People would know my voice."
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Whoopi Goldberg Farts On 'The View' (Video)

December 17th, 2011 9:46am EST
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg lived up to her name during a segment on chatshow "The View" after appearing to break wind in front of actress Claire Danes.

Goldberg was sat on a circular couch with her co-presenters talking to Danes, who was promoting her TV show "Homeland" earlier this week.

But Danes' interview was interrupted when a loud noise seemed to erupt from Goldberg, while the actress looked stunned.

A laughing Goldberg told the panel, "Excuse me, I think I just blew a little frog outta there!"

But the incident didn't embarrass the Oscar winner, who quickly moved on from the mishap to ask an...
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AFI Names Best Films Of 2011

December 12th, 2011 8:34am EST
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Help, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Bridesmaids have been named among the best movies of the year by the American Film Institute (AFI).

The institution has announced its top 10 films of the last 12 months, picked by a panel of industry experts including a number of former studio bosses, Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, and movie historian Leonard Maltin.

Other films to make the list include George Clooney's critically-acclaimed The Descendants, J. Edgar, Midnight In Paris, War Horse, Hugo and two Brad Pitt films - Moneyball and The Tree Of Life.

In the TV section, Brea...
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Bret Michaels & Cyndi Lauper To Lead Mardi Gras Carnival Celebrations

December 8th, 2011 10:10am EST
Bret Michaels
Rocker Bret Michaels and pop veteran Cyndi Lauper will help to get the 2012 Mardi Gras carnival celebrations started as the grand marshalls of crooner Harry Connick, Jr.'s annual parade in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The singers will reign over the Orpheus parade as the celebrity king and queen of the event, which will take place on February 20.

Previous stars who have led the celebrations include actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Sandra Bullock, and singer Stevie Wonder.

The Orpheus Parade was founded by Connick Jr. - a New Orleans native - in 1993. The star-studded parade will hit the streets ...
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Disney Being Sued Over Breach Of Contract For 'Sister Act'

November 12th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Sister_Act-V44910
Disney bosses have been hit with a lawsuit from a New York nun, who alleges her autobiography was the inspiration for the Sister Act movie and musical.

Delois Blakely claims she was a "young, black, singing nun serving the street people and youths of Harlem" when she wrote her 1987 book The Harlem Street Nun, which she is convinced was the basis for the 1992 comedy.

Blakely alleges she penned a three-page synopsis of a film based on her autobiography and claims in the lawsuit that a movie executive expressed an interest in the rights.

She has filed legal papers against chiefs at Walt Dis...
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Fans Want Billy Crystal Or The Muppets To Host The Oscars

November 10th, 2011 10:02am EST
The Muppet Movie
Billy Crystal has emerged as the clear favorite to replace Eddie Murphy as Oscars host in a new online poll.

Fandango.com asked film fans to vote for the star they'd like to see on the Academy Awards stage in February as soon as the news about Murphy quitting the show hit the headlines on Wednesday morning.

Website editor Harry Medved tells WENN, "We put the poll up at 12 noon and we had over a thousand people voting in less than three hours."

Crystal is the early favorite in the ongoing poll with 16 percent of the vote, while The Muppets are ranking second with 14 percent and Tom Hanks ...
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Bly-ray Review: 'The Lion King' (Diamond Edition)

October 6th, 2011 10:39am EDT
The Lion King
Can’t ‘Wait to be King’? Ready to get your ‘Circle of Life’ going? Ready to ‘Be Prepared’ with a relaxed ‘Hukuna Matata’ attitude? Well then check out the review of the lush looking ‘Diamond Edition’ of the Blu-ray release for the Disney classic “The Lion King” below! (Will it ‘feel the love tonight’ – stay tuned!)

Title: "The Lion King" (Diamond Edition)

Grade: 4 1/2

Cast: Voices of Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons

Director: Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff

Rating: G

Runtime: 88 minutes

Release Company: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Website: www.DisneyBlu-ra...
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'Soapdish' Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary On DVD October 4th

October 3rd, 2011 5:30pm EDT
Soap Dish
The off-screen craziness rivals the on-screen drama in the sidesplitting comedy SOAPDISH, celebrating its 20th anniversary on DVD October 4, 2011.

Boasting an extraordinary cast of stars including Robert Downey Jr., Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Shue, Teri Hatcher, Garry Marshall, Cathy Moriarty and Kathy Najimy, the hilarious comedy follows the outrageous hijinks of the cast and crew of America’s hottest soap opera, “The Sun Also Sets.”

When an ambitious actress connives with the soap’s producer to scuttle the career of the show’s beloved star, nothing works as the...
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Eddie Murphy Confirmed As 2012 Oscar Host

September 6th, 2011 3:31pm EDT
Eddie Murphy Confirmed As 2012 Oscar Host
Eddie Murphy has been confirmed as the host of the 2012 Oscars.

Telecast producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer made the official announcement on Tuesday just days after the Rush Hour director made it clear that the funnyman was his first choice to host the 84th annual awards show in February.

Ratner says, "Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever. With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances - especially on stage - I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the s...
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Don Cheadle And Brendan Gleeson Honored By Friars Club

July 26th, 2011 12:54pm EDT
Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson were the toast of New York's comedy circuit on Monday after they were inducted into the legendary Friars Club.

The pair was presented with the Best New Buddy Comedy Duo Award for their performances in new black comedy The Guard.

They were also given a lifetime membership to the private club, which boasts Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg in its ranks.

Veteran funnyman Jerry Lewis, abbot of the Friars Club, congratulated the pair on their achievements in a message read aloud at the bash.

Referring to his own partnership wi...
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Whoopi Goldberg Wants Sex Without Strings Attached

July 14th, 2011 10:26am EDT
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg likes the idea behind Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake's new movie "Friends With Benefits."

She explained, "It's not necessarily like that... but you've gotta know what you're getting into. I'm very clear about it; I don't want an emotional relationship, but I do want to have some sex.

"And I'm OK with that - as long as you're not married."

In the film, a New York headhunter (Kunis) enters into a no-strings-attached relationship with her latest client (Timberlake), but finds things getting unexpectedly complicated when emotions enter the picture.
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Fashion Fails: Tony Awards Edition

June 14th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Candy Spelling
Fashion Fails are usually a weekly occurrence, but the Tony Awards had some fashion blunders that require a post of their own. Check out Candy Spelling in this red lace disaster!

Christie Brinkley? Not Much Better. With a 80s prom dress and hair to match, it's obvious that Christie was vying for past days. That said, her body looks great!

Maybe Al Pacino is trying out for a Flashdance remake? That's the only reason we could come up with as to why the veteran actor is rocking a headband.

Even Al's look couldn't compete with the fashion disaster of the night: Whoopi Goldberg. A hip...
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65th Annual Tony Awards Round-Up: Winners, Fashion & More

June 13th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hit musical "The Book Of Mormon" swept the board at the 2011 Tony Awards on Sunday, scooping nine top honors including the prestigious Best Musical.

The critically-acclaimed show, about two Mormon missionaries sent to Uganda, was nominated for 14 prizes at the New York ceremony, which celebrates the best of Broadway.

Host Neil Patrick Harris opened the awards show at The Beacon Theatre with a comical song-and-dance number titled "It's Not Just For Gays Anymore," and Hugh Jackman, a previous Tony Awards host, later joined the actor onstage...
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Paris Hilton Furious After Fierce Criticism Of Her New Show During Her Interview On 'The View' (Video)

June 5th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton was reportedly left fuming after a tense interview on American talk show The View this week as she was forced to defend her latest reality TV show amid fierce criticism of the "fluffy" and "frivolous" lifestyle she portrays onscreen.

The socialite has returned to TV with a new fly-on-the-wall series called The World According To Paris and she appeared on the popular panel show on Wednesday to plug her project.

However, she came under fire from host Whoopi Goldberg, who criticized Hilton for showing herself shopping in the first episode, telling Hilton, "Why would you show the...
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Mel Gibson Thanks Whoopi Goldberg For Her Support

April 22nd, 2011 7:52am EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson has publicly thanked his friend Whoopi Goldberg for defending him when tape recordings of his arguments with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva were leaked online, insisting he "loves" her for the support.

The Braveheart star hit headlines last year when he split from Grigorieva and she subsequently accused him of attacking her during a heated argument last January, while tapes of their bitter arguments later emerged online.

Following the release of the tapes, Goldberg stood by Gibson, insisting the public would be shocked if they heard some of her angry phone calls, too, saying...
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