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Originally posted 09/08/2011 04:00PM
Whether it's a hurricane or a new housemate, it seems adversity keeps finding a young cat named Vinny.
The gray kitty made headlines in July when he was thrown from a moving car on New York City's Verrazano Bridge. He was rescued, and later adopted by Whoopi Goldberg, who met him when he paid a visit to The View later that month.
Originally posted 08/25/2011 12:00PM
A resilient kitten who survived being thrown from a moving car on New York City's Verrazano Bridge in July has found a permanent home with Whoopi Goldberg.
The View cohost announced on her Facebook page Monday that she adopted the Russian blue cat named Verrazano, whose survival story tugged at heartstrings when he visited the talk show in July.
"For all of you who remember me on The View meeting Verrazano," she wrote, "I adopted him and I was finally able to take him home."
Originally posted 03/24/2011 03:30PM
Whoopi Goldberg wasn't just high on excitement the night that she won an Oscar in 1991.
In an old video of The View co-host, which surfaced in the Internet Thursday, she admitted she was stoned while accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Ghost.
"Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are my habits. And I thought, 'I've got to relax.' So I smoked this wonderful joint that was the last of my home grown," Goldberg explains in the video posted by TMZ.
Originally posted 02/14/2011 03:05PM
When Whoopi Goldberg caught sight of an recent New York Times article discussing the lack of racial diversity among this year's Academy Award nominees, she naturally expected to see her own name.
But Goldberg, 55, who won an Oscar for her role in 1990's Ghost, wasn't mentioned at all in the story – and that smarted.
"I am embarrassed to tell you it hurt me terribly," Goldberg said on The View Monday. "When you win an Academy Award, that's part of what you've done, your legacy. I will always be Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg, and [I] have been dismissed and erased by The New York Times film critics, who should know better."
Originally posted 02/05/2011 04:30PM
A lot has changed in the 21 years since Annette Bening earned her first Oscar nomination.
Bening, 52, a Best Actress nominee this year for The Kids Are All Right, recalls award season being much less circus-like in 1990 – so much so that she and her fellow Best Supporting Actress nominees could make a friendly wager and then all get together, without a peep from the media.
"In the orchestra section, there were no cameras then, and so we were all chatting," says Bening, who'd been nominated for The Grifters. "Mary McDonnell and I were talking. Lorraine Bracco, Diane Ladd and Whoopi Goldberg, we were all talking. And we all agreed that we would have dinner the next week, and whoever won would pay."
Originally posted 11/12/2010 03:05PM
Of all the celebrity feuds over the years, Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg's may have been the most low-key.
"Whoopi came up to me and she said, 'Can I just ask you something?' She said … 'Did I do something to you?' " Winfrey recalls during a Color Purple reunion airing Monday on The Oprah Show.
"I said, 'What are you talking about?' " Winfrey, 54, explains. "[Whoopi] says, 'All these years, you know, we've been disconnected and I just want to know, did I do something?' I said, 'All these years I thought you were mad at me.' "
Originally posted 10/14/2010 01:50PM
It's not a surprise that Bill O'Reilly and The View's Joy Behar may not see eye to eye politically. But a discussion about Muslims and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Thursday's show set off a firestorm – prompting the redhead and her co-host Whoopi Goldberg to leave the set.
During a discussion about the proposed Islamic cultural center downtown Manhattan, O'Reilly insisted it would be "inappropriate" to have a Muslim place of worship so near to Ground Zero.
This prompted Whoopi Goldberg to inquire, "Why is it inappropriate?"
Originally posted 10/03/2010 12:00PM
A month after the death of her mother, Whoopi Goldberg is still reeling from her loss.
"I'm still in the processing phase," she said backstage at AARP's national event, Orlando@50+. "It's really hard to believe that she's gone."
Goldberg's mother, Emma Johnson, passed away from complications following a stroke on Aug. 28. The loss is difficult to get used to.
"I used to talk to her every day," says The View co-host. "I'm still in the habit of talking to her, you know, but I just wish she were here with me."
Originally posted 11/05/2008 12:10PM
The women of The View wore their hearts on their sleeves Wednesday.
"Last night history was made when Barack Obama was voted 44th President of the United States," said host Whoopi Goldberg, leading into the separate reactions from each of the ABC's show's panelists as emotions built and even spilled over.
Goldberg also made the frank admission that her mother's reaction when Whoopi asked if she ever thought she'd live to see an African-American president not only was surprising but threw Whoopi off balance for the rest of the night.
"No," said Goldberg's mother. "I never thought this day would come in my lifetime."
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.
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