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Originally posted 10/24/2008 02:55PM
Add children's book author to Whoopi Goldberg's extensive resume. The View co-host has penned the book Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Plum Fantastic, a tale inspired by her own family and friends.
"I've tried to describe all the strong girls and women that I know and bring the best of them to these characters," Goldberg told PEOPLE at a Barnes and Noble book signing in New York City Thursday.
The characters highlighted in Plum Fantastic – the first in a series that introduces six girls from different backgrounds who attend a ballet school in Harlem – have also been "named after my daughter, grandchildren and my friends," says Goldberg.
Originally posted 09/24/2008 10:30AM
Make room for one more on the John Mayer bandwagon!
After the singer's rousing, three-song performance at Tony Bennett's Exploring The Arts Gala in Manhattan Tuesday night, emcee Whoopi Goldberg took to the stage smiling like a teenaged girl.
"Oh my God! How cute is John Mayer?" The View host, 52, said to the cheering crowd, which included Gayle King, Regis Philbin, Terrence Howard and Quincy Jones. "In the old days, I'da snatched him up," she continued to roars of laughter. "Now, I'm too tired."
Originally posted 08/11/2008 01:25PM
Meet the season 12 cast of The View.
Look familiar? Well, that's because it is.
Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar will all be back to co-host the ABC daytime show when it returns Sept. 2 after a summer hiatus. But, for the first time, the five ladies have been photographed together. (Remember, Shepherd was a late addition to season 11 – and was never part of any of the show's early photos.)
The photo shoot took place in New York – and the cohosts had plenty to do in between frames. The women danced to Tina Turner's hit "Proud Mary" and Janet Jackson tunes. (Shepherd is a huge Janet fan.)
Between takes Behar also worked on solving a New York Times crossword puzzle, while Shepherd caught up on e-mail and Goldberg practiced the music and script for her role in Xanadu on Broadway.
Originally posted 06/15/2008 11:00PM
Broadway came out swinging Sunday night for the 62nd annual Tony Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.
August: Osage County was named best play and won five awards in all, while In the Heights was the recipient of four Tonys, including best musical.
Besides the top award, In the Heights, a celebration of Latin-community life in Upper Manhattan, was recognized for its orchestration, choreography and score, with its writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, stopping the show with his acceptance speech – delivered, in breathtaking fashion, as a rap song.
Originally posted 03/06/2008 11:35AM
Whoopi Goldberg sent her special love to her Ghost costar Patrick Swayze on Thursday's The View.
Noting the serious news that broke Wednesday about the 55-year-old actor's having pancreatic cancer, Goldberg referred to Swayze as "a man I adore" and called him "my friend."
"I have not spoken to him," said Goldberg, who then read the statement from Swayze's physician, Dr. George Fisher, who said, in part, "All of the reports stating the time frame of his prognosis and his physical side effects are absolutely untrue. We are considerably more optimistic."
Originally posted 02/27/2008 11:25AM
A promised phone call of apology came from the producer of the Oscars to Whoopi Goldberg, after Sunday night's telecast neglected her during a montage highlighting hosts from past ceremonies, Goldberg said on Wednesday's The View.
"Gil Cates called me yesterday," Goldberg said on the ABC daytime show. "He made an oversight, pure and simple."
Originally posted 02/26/2008 02:45PM
Whoopi Goldberg's omission from an Oscar montage – perceived by her and others to be a slight that left the View host in tears – was "an absolute oversight," the award show's producer tells PEOPLE.
"No harm was intended, and I feel very, very badly that she was left out," Gil Cates said Tuesday. "I'm going to call her and tell her that."
Originally posted 02/25/2008 01:20PM
Whoopi Goldberg teared up on ABC's The View Monday morning after her cohosts pointed out that the Oscar winner (and first black Oscar host) was left out of a montage of great moments from past shows.
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