The View made the official announcement today that Whoopi Goldberg is the new host to replace Rosie O’Donnell. However, Sherri Shepherd did not make the cut. Apparently the negotiations went awry when Sherri tried to get the same pay Whoopi was promised: $2 million. â€œThey just couldnâ€™t work out the money part of it,â€ an insider tells In Touch. â€œThey werenâ€™t willing to pay Sherri what she was asking for.â€
Although the negotiations with Sherri arenâ€™t necessarily over, In Touch reports that The View has also resumed its conversation with former CNN news anchor and syndicated radio host Jacque Reid, who has guest-hosted more than six times. Barbara and the other producers are committed to adding a fifth host to The View before the new season begins on September 4.
The saga continues… Now will Barbara just get it over with and call Kathy Griffin already?
Source: In Touch; Photo: Instapunk
MSNBC reports that The View is about announce the replacements for Rosie O’Donnell, and the winners are Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd. Even though ABC would not comment on the news, saying â€œWe have nothing to announce right now,â€ an executive of The View, who spoke on condition of anonymity because negotiations were ongoing, wouldnâ€™t deny they were the top candidates.
What? No Kathy Griffin? She’s been my vote all along. And I’m not sure returning the show to a 5-member panel format is the way to go – it’s already chaotic with 4, and they’re going to add another voice to the mix? I just think it works better with four. But at least this way there’s a better chance of drowning out Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
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The National Enquirer reports that Barbara Walters likes Ivanka Trump as a candiate to replace Rosie, O’Donnell on The View. She may have some ulterior motives, though, as she supposedly wants “to stick it to Paris Hilton and her parents for their shabby treatment of her when they were trying to sell the Paris post-prison interview.” But Page Six says Barbara still has beef with the Trumps because Donald called her a liar during the Rosie feud, so she’d never hire Ivanka.
It seems drama will continue to follow The View. Candidates to replace Rosie look to be Gale King, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Mario Cantone, and now, Ivanka.
What others are saying:
- Maple Juice says, “Looks like “The View” is getting desperate!”
- dlisted says, “They should fire Hasselcrack and hire Ivanka. That table needs some boobage and Hasselcrack’s whiny-ass voice is starting to get on my nerves.”
- hollyscoop says, “This would be one of the juiciest things to ever happen on â€œThe Viewâ€ if it were actually true. Well it’s not that juicy but it would be hella funny.”
Source: Page Six, Photo: Ask Men
Comedian Whoopie Goldberg will be taking over Rosie O’Donnell’s slot on “The View,” Star‘s Jessica Schimmel reports.
“As far as everyone at ABC is concerned, she has the job,â€ a network insider confirms to Star. â€œThey have been meeting with Kathy Griffin, Rosanne Barr, Ricki Lake and Gayle King.” While Kathy was a strong contender, Whoopi has won everyone over.â€
“Everyone is acting like Whoopi already has the gig,” the show insider adds.
“Whoopi has a radio show, she lives in NYC and she is an institution. She also is liberal and outspoken but not crazy like Rosie was. She will be a perfect fit as far as the ladies on The View are concerned.” Nothing has been officially announced,” says the insider. “But it is 99 percent Whoopi at this point. They will have a few guest hosts throughout the summer but the executives and producers at The View are set on Ms. Goldberg to start in the fall.”
ABC executives are so excited about signing Whoopi that they even offered her what they refused to give Rosie â€“ a year-to-year deal. â€œWhen Rosie finds out, sheâ€™ll be furious!â€ tattles another source.
Goldberg, 51, is more than qualified. She’s hosted the Oscars four times and holds a Grammy, Emmy, Oscar and Tony Award. And even Rosie O’Donnell has written on her official blog (www.rosie.com) that she would like Whoopi to take over her role. Goldberg has appeared in over 150 movies and is currently the host of Wake Up With Whoopi, which premiered in 2006.
I was never a big fan of Goldberg during her days as a vulgar standup but I warmed up to her during her acting carer, notably her recurring role as Guinan on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Certainly, she’s an improvement over O’Donnell.
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