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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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Whoopi Goldberg's high-class kamode is so mind-blowingly amazing -- it's literally something to sing about ... and here's the proof! Check out TMZ on TV -- click here to see your local listings! READ MORE >

Whoopi: I Smoked WEED Before My Oscar Speech!

Whoopi:
I Smoked WEED Before My Oscar Speech!

Whoopi Goldberg smoked a BIG, FAT JOINT before she won her Oscar in 1991 -- and was stoned off her ass during the victory speech ... so said the actress herself in never-before-seen footage… READ MORE >

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Long Lost Whoopi Letter: Dear Charlie, Quit the Coke

Long Lost Whoopi Letter:
Dear Charlie, Quit the Coke

Months after Charlie Sheen OD'd on coke back in 1998, Whoopi Goldberg sent him a note  containing heartfelt words of support ... and a REALLY bad joke -- and TMZ has obtained the original… READ MORE >

- 1223 days ago
Whoopi Goldberg -- Sorry, New York Times

Whoopi Goldberg -- Sorry, New York Times

Whoopi Goldberg made an odd apology -- on The View -- for putting the New York Times on blast for omitting her from an story about African-American Oscar winners ... but she also took time to… READ MORE >

- 1253 days ago
Whoopi Goldberg PISSED Over NY Times Oscar Snub

Whoopi Goldberg PISSED Over NY Times Oscar Snub

The New York Times did a piece on African-American Oscar winners this weekend ... and left Whoopi Goldberg out -- which did NOT sit well with the "View" host.  READ MORE >

- 1256 days ago
Whoopi Goldberg -- Founding Father?

Whoopi Goldberg
Founding Father?

Here's "View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg at an event in NYC last night (left) -- and a figurine of the first President of the United States, George Washington (right).I cannot tell a lie.We're just… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Whoopi -- I Was Gonna 'Cuss Out' Bill O'Reilly

Whoopi:
I Was Gonna 'Cuss Out' Bill O'Reilly

Whoopi Goldberg claims she walked off the set of "The View" last week to keep herself from "cussing out" Bill O'Reilly on live TV ... an excuse that still didn't fly with Barbara Walters. The… READ MORE >

- 1375 days ago
Sherri Shepherd: O'Reilly's in 'the Pinhead Category'

Sherri Shepherd:
O'Reilly's in 'The Pinhead Category'

Sherri Shepherd isn't finished with Bill O'Reilly for the things he said on "The View" -- telling TMZ his comments about the mosque at Ground Zero land him straight in the "pinhead… READ MORE >

- 1377 days ago
'View' Stars Fight with Bill O'Reilly ... Storm Off Set

'View' Stars Fight with Bill O'Reilly ... Storm Off Set

In a fit of rage, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar angrily charged off the set of "The View" this morning in the middle of a screaming match with Bill O'Reilly over the mosque near Ground Zero ...… READ MORE >

- 1379 days ago
TMZ Live: Oksana, Momsen, and 'The View'

TMZ Live: Oksana, Momsen, and 'The View'

We took your questions today on everything -- including another lawyer quitting on Oksana Grigorieva, Taylor Momsen's risqué underage magazine cover, and Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walking… READ MORE >

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