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Jemele Hill I Still Think Trump's a White Supremacist

2/21/2018 11:59 AM PST
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Jemele Hill says her opinion of Donald Trump has NOT changed -- she still believes he's a white supremacist ... but she probably wouldn't ever tweet that again.

The ESPN star appeared on "The View" on Wednesday and was asked about the tweet that led to her suspension back in October.

"I still stand by what I said," Hill told Meghan McCain ... adding, "I don't think his supporters are white supremacists."

However, Hill says Trump is surrounded by people with similar beliefs -- including Steve Bannon and others who have "played footsie" with white supremacists.

Hill also said if she had to do it over again, she wouldn't have tweeted -- instead she would have gone to ESPN and asked to write a column so she could have explained her position in greater detail.

We spoke with Hill after the show and she told us ESPN has given her the green light to talk about "issues that intersect with race sports culture and politics" in her new role with ESPN's website, the Undefeated.

And since she's a pop culture fanatic, we also asked Hill about comic books and the new "House Party" remake!

Barbara Walters Forgetful, Fear of Falling, Isolated

9/8/2017 7:49 AM PDT

Barbara Walters, not just a legendary broadcaster but beloved in New York social circles, has been living her life within the confines of her New York apartment, showing significant signs of age and receiving almost no visitors ... TMZ has learned.

The 87-year-old icon has become increasingly forgetful and confused ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

She almost never leaves her apartment, we're told, because she has an intense fear of falling down and breaking a hip ... something that often results in a downward spiral for older people.

Barbara does not want to receive guests. We're told she has shut herself off to almost everyone at ABC, and she only sees a few people who have been close to her.

Barbara does have a trainer who sees her weekly.

As one source says, the effects of aging are clearly present.

Whoopi Goldberg The Poop Scooper?!

12/15/2016 8:32 AM PST

Whoopi Goldberg's soaring high in the entertainment world now, but the view -- much less the smell -- wasn't always rosy.

We got Whoopi in NYC where our fearless photog asked her about the worst job she's ever had. 

Leave it to Whoopi to paint such a vividly crappy picture ... while also dropping a hint about her 'View' future.

Whoopi Goldberg Sounds Like She's Keeping Her 'View'

5/5/2016 6:32 AM PDT

Whoopi Goldberg sure sounds like she's not going to bail on "The View" when her contract is up in a few months.

We got Whoopi in SoHo Wednesday and she's definitely not definitive, but it sounds like she's satisfied with the gig.

The show needs her ... bad.

Raven-Symone Getting Ripped for... Refusing to Hire 'Black' Names

10/9/2015 10:08 AM PDT

Raven-Symone threw a giant rock from inside her glass house, and it's bouncing back in her face -- because her refusal to hire people with "black" names has some people calling for her to be fired.

"The View" co-host admitted on Thursday she discriminates when it comes to people with names like "Watermelondrea" ... and would not hire someone with such a unique name.

Of course, that comment came from a black woman named Raven-Symone ... while she was rocking a hot pink mohawk.

The irony is not lost on 'View' fans, many of whom are blasting Raven on social media and even calling for her to be replaced ... by Rachel Dolezal.

Whoopi Goldberg There Was NO 'View' Meltdown!! But Someone IS Trying to 'Do My Job'

9/29/2015 2:06 PM PDT

Whoopi Goldberg isn't denying she's pissed at someone at "The View" -- in fact, she sounds angry in this video -- but she's refusing to call it a "meltdown."

Whoopi allegedly went off recently on 'View' execs -- according to the The Daily Mail she dropped the 'n' word and called herself a slave doing the bidding of her ABC masters. The report claims it was because she'd been cut out of an editorial meeting.

Outside the ABC studio today, our photog referred to the incident as a "meltdown," and then Whoopi took him to school. But watch ... she also strongly hints someone's stepping on her toes behind the scenes.

Unclear if the 'n' word or slave comments are true (unfortunately, our guy didn't ask) -- but Whoopi's definitely heated.

'The View' Apology NOT Accepted ... More Advertisers Bail

9/18/2015 4:26 PM PDT

The party's over for "The View" and more of its advertisers -- Party City, Snuggle and McCormick spices all decided to yank advertising in the wake of the Miss America/nursing controversy.

The companies followed the lead of Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best which pulled their spots from the ABC show on Thursday. 

McCormick, a Fortune 1000 company, replied on Facebook to an upset consumer, "Like you, we also value and admire nurses, so we have paused advertising on the daytime television show."

Snuggle's statement included, "Please join us in thanking and celebrating nurses for the critical role they play in our healthcare system."

You'll recall, the wheels started falling off when Joy Behar poked fun at Miss Colorado wearing her nursing scrubs during last weekend's pageant. Even though Joy apologized ... the backlash continues.  

'The View' Big Advertisers Pull the Plug After 'Nurse' Comments

9/17/2015 10:47 AM PDT

"The View" may need a nurse to stop the bleeding, because TMZ has learned 2 major advertisers have cut the cord after the women went off on the nursing profession.

Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best are pulling ads from the ABC show. EB seems to be making things final, saying, "In light of the comments about the profession recently made ... we will no longer be advertising." J&J says they've "paused our advertising accordingly." 

Co-hosts Michelle Collins and Joy Behar criticized Miss Colorado during the talent portion of the "Miss America" pageant Sunday for wearing her nurse-garb.  

The two tried to smooth things over with an apology on Wednesday but it looks like the big business wigs weren't buyin' it.  

We reached out to "The View" for comment ... so far no word back.

'The View' We Love Nurses ... We've Just Got A Weird Way Of Showing It

9/16/2015 9:56 AM PDT
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"The View" co-hosts did nurse damage control Wednesday ... with one of the ladies squarely owning up and another doing the moonwalk. 

Michelle Collins and Joy Behar lampooned Miss Colorado who came out during the "Miss America" talent portion in a nurse's uniform. Thing is ... she's really a nurse, and the jokes didn't go over well.

Joy was very honest and said on Wednesday's show she just screwed up.

Michelle, on the other hand, kinda pulled a "my-best-friends-are-nurses" thing, talking about how much she loves them.

Not the point. Right?

Barbara Walters 'The View' Will KILL Her LEGACY!! ... Julie Chen Warns

9/8/2015 6:55 AM PDT
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Barbara Walters is on the verge of tarnishing her legendary TV career ... IF she dares to return to "The View" -- at least that's what her friends are telling her.

One of Barbara's more famous counselors, Julie Chen ... went on "The Howard Stern Show" this morning and said Barbara really is considering going back to the show she created -- but she's getting strong advice to avoid it like the plague.

As Julie put it ... "That ship has sailed. No one can turn it around." 

Julie and Sharon Osbourne had more to say about the possible move -- but what's weird, of course, is they co-host "The Talk" ... a main competitor of "The View." So, they've clearly got a dog in the fight.

Question is ... will Barbara rejoin that fight?

Joy Behar Caitlyn Jenner's the Same ... Still Boring

6/10/2015 8:10 AM PDT

Can't say Joy Behar isn't fair -- she's treating Caitlyn Jenner the same as she would anyone else, and sometimes that means giving her a good jabbing ... same as everyone else.  

We asked Joy if she thought Caitlyn would make a good co-host for "The View" -- seeing as how the show could use a shot in the arm. Plus, as a former co-host ... Joy should know what it takes.  

Check out her answer -- Caitlyn's transition hasn't changed one personality trait which is NOT a great fit for TV hosts ... according to Joy, anyway. 

Ahhh, equality -- kinda stings sometimes. 

Rosie O'Donnell I'm Officially Done with This Marriage ... Divorce Papers Filed

2/27/2015 4:15 PM PST
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Rosie O'Donnell filed divorce papers Friday ... 3 weeks after announcing she and Michelle Rounds were splitting.

Rosie filed in Manhattan, and in the docs she calls the marriage "an irretrievably broken relationship." The papers also reveal they have a prenup, according to People ... which first reported the filing.

In the docs, O'Donnell says they've been separated since November.

She dropped the bombshell of their break-up at the same time she first revealed she was leaving "The View."

Michelle and Rosie have been sharing custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Dakota since separating.

Rosie O'Donnell I'm A Lesbian Cougar Now!

2/9/2015 9:23 AM PST

Rosie O'Donnell says temptation is everywhere now that she's single ... especially when she's face to face with some obsequious students from Barnard College.

The freshly single O'Donnell showed up over the weekend at "The Vagina Monologues" in NYC. 

Rosie announced she and wife Michelle Rounds were going their separate ways, the day before she released her HBO documentary talking about life as a married woman.

Rosie's had a rough week -- in addition to everything else ... she left "The View" 

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