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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 1531 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 >

- 1533 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 >

- 1533 days ago
Michaele Salahi -- 'Nothing But Love' for Whoopi

Michaele Salahi -- 'Nothing But Love' for Whoopi

Alleged White House party crasher Michaele Salahi says she has no hard feelings toward Whoopi Goldberg after their backstage blowup this week on "The View" -- but the real question is ... who… READ MORE >

- 1602 days ago
Rape Joke Incites Laughter on 'The View'

Rape Joke Incites Laughter on 'The View'

Inappropriate: Sofia Vergara joking about being raped on "The View" today. More Inappropriate: Several members on "The View" panel LAUGHING about it!!!!!For the record -- Whoopi "rape rape"… READ MORE >

- 1863 days ago
NFL Announcer Rips Whoopi Goldberg

NFL Announcer Rips Whoopi Goldberg

An NFL announcer just took a cruel and cheap shot at Whoopi Goldberg -- live during a Detroit Lions football game.During the first quarter of the Lions game today, the announcer, Chris Myers was… READ MORE >

- 1929 days ago
Whoopi's Vegas Act Cut Short After Fan Collapses

Whoopi's Vegas Act Cut Short After Fan Collapses

The show musn't always go on ... especially when an audience member has a medical emergency towards the end of your set.Whoopi Goldberg ended her Las Vegas stand up show early Friday night after a… READ MORE >

- 2040 days ago
Whoopi's Swayze Update -- "He's Good!"

Whoopi's Swayze Update -- "He's Good!"

Whoopi Goldberg didn't say much about her "Ghost" co-star Patrick Swayze -- but it was all we needed to hear. See Also We're Prayin' For Ya, Man  READ MORE >

- 2092 days ago
Whoopi Puts the Boob in Obama

Whoopi Puts the Boob in Obama

With celebs fighting for the best hotel reservations in town for Barack Obama's inauguration, Whoopi Goldberg truly has figured it out.....watch the damn thing on TV. See Also The Stars Align ...… READ MORE >

- 2170 days ago

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