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Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg ( /ˈhwʊpi/, born Caryn Elaine Johnson; November 13, 1955) is an American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host. Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985) playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award for her role in the film. In 1990, she starred as Oda Mae Brown, a psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) find his killer in the blockbuster film Ghost. This performance won her a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Notable later films include Sister Act and Sister Act 2, The Lion King, Made in America, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Girl, Interrupted and Rat Race. She is also acclaimed for her roles as the bartender Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Terry Doolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash. More recently, she had performed the voice of Stretch in Toy Story 3 and made an appearance in Glee as Carmen Tibideaux. Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was co-producer of the popular game show Hollywood Squares

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The View -- Whoopi Goldberg Takes Shot at Barbara Walters During Heated Test Show

The View
Whoopi Takes Shot at Barbara ... During Heated Test Show

Rosie O'Donnell got into a heated showdown over abortion with CNN's S.E. Cupp during a 'View' test show taping with Whoopi Goldberg ... who ended up taking a thinly-veiled shot at Barbara… READ MORE >

'The View' -- Tappin' Latin Talent ... Lauren Sanchez to Guest Co-Host

'The View'
Tappin' Latin Talent for Co-Host Lauren Sanchez to Guest

"The View" producers will give potential replacement co-host Lauren Sanchez her shot at one of the coveted seats when she sits in for Wednesday's episode.TMZ has learned Sanchez got the call… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Whoopi Goldberg -- I'll Do Sarah Palin or a Dude ... As New 'View' Co-Host

Whoopi Goldberg
I'll Do Sarah Palin Or a Dude As My New 'View' Co-Host

Outside of Rosie O'Donnell ... Whoopi Goldberg has no idea who will be sitting next to her next season on "The View" -- and even though she's the sole survivor, she insists she has ZERO input… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
Rosie O'Donnell Officially Joining 'The View' Again

Rosie O'Donnell
Officially Joining 'The View'

Rosie O'Donnell has made her deal with "The View" ... sources connected with the negotiations tell TMZ.We're told the show will make the announcement shortly.TMZ broke the story ... the… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Firing Massacre at 'The View'

'The View'
Firing Massacre

"The View" is cleaning house.  Network sources tell us the cast has been fired... except for Whoopi Goldberg.  Our sources say there was a meeting at ABC late Thursday afternoon and… READ MORE >

- 118 days ago
Whoopi Goldberg -- Ridiculous Lawsuit Claims She Kept Guy in Unemployment Line

Whoopi Goldberg
Ridiculous Lawsuit Claims She Kept a Guy in Unemployment Line

Whoopi Goldberg is being sued for more than $5 million by a guy who claims she schemed with a NY charity to sabotage his chances of getting a job ... even though he's a Black man with a college… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago
Mike Tyson -- I Forgive Justin Bieber ... 'Everyone Makes Mistakes'

Mike Tyson
I Forgive Justin Bieber 'Everyone Makes Mistakes'

Justin Bieber is getting an N-word pass from Mike Tyson -- at least for now ... because "Iron Mike" is chalking up JB's racial comments as a "mistake" that he hopes the pop star can learn… READ MORE >

- 140 days ago
Whoopi Goldberg to Sharon Osbourne -- Your Insults Don't Bother Me!!

Whoopi Goldberg
to Sharon Osbourne: Your Insults Don't Bother Me!!

Whoopi Goldberg says she doesn't give a DAMN if Sharon Osbourne was talking smack about her show ... telling TMZ Osbourne isn't the first hater ... and she probably won't be the last. Osbourne… READ MORE >

- 344 days ago
Sharon Osbourne -- I'm Sorry I RIPPED 'The View' ... 'I'm Not Well'

Sharon Osbourne
I'm Sorry I RIPPED 'The View' ... 'I'm Not Well'

Sharon Osbourne says she feels TERRIBLE for telling the women of "The View" to go F-themselves ... and today she begged and pleaded for their forgiveness. TMZ broke the story ... Sharon blasted… READ MORE >

- 349 days ago
Whoopi Goldberg on Hurricane Sandy -- 'I'm Just Trying to Get My S**t Rebuilt'

Whoopi on Hurricane
'I'm Just Trying to Get My S**t Rebuilt'

Like most east-coasters, Whoopi Goldberg is trying to rebuild her life after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy ... but yesterday ... she was more concerned about the well-being of OUR CAMERA… READ MORE >

- 709 days ago

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