Whoopi Goldberg really misses hosting The View with Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
The latest season of the daytime chat show definitely has a different vibe than it did a few months ago. Although Goldberg doesn’t seem to mind the changes, she told Vanity Fair that she misses spending time with co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar.
“Well, I miss the girls, but I like [Jenny McCarthy]. She’s a really nice lady… You know, I loved Elisabeth, and I really loved Joy. And I miss ’em. But I really like Jenny. She’s a really good person. That makes me comfortable. As long as people are not mean, I’m okay,” Whoopi Goldberg explained.
The comedienne continued, “I email Elisabeth all the time. I email her all the time.”
Although Goldberg and Hasselbeck didn’t always see eye-to-eye, that doesn’t necessarily mean she wanted to see the former Survivor contestant bid farewell to The View. However, just because the Ghost star hated to see her go, that didn’t mean she was actively involved in the replacement process.
Whoopi Goldberg told Us Weekly earlier this year that she really didn’t care who replaced Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the talk show. As long as she received her paycheck in a timely fashion, she promised to the courteous to whoever the network hired to fill the chair.
“Let me tell you this about ‘The View’: I take a paycheck every other week. That’s all I do. I could give a s*** what comes. I do my job — I have a contract. That’s where I stand. I don’t give a f***,” she explained to the publication
The co-host added, “I don’t care. That’s not my job… My job is to show up and be cute by 11 o’clock and get the f*** off that show by 12. And that’s what I try to do.”
In addition to discussing her relationship with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Whoopi Goldberg just unleashed the flick I Got Somethin’ To Tell You on the world. The documentary, which tells the story of trailblazing African-American comedienne Moms Mabley, debuted last night (November 18) on HBO.
“She was able to talk about — at least in the 60s and the late 50s — about the issues that were pertinent to America, being segregation and how to change it, and how black youths should be… in a way that you don’t even realize that’s what she’s doing,” Goldberg told ABC News earlier this year.
She added, “So she was putting a lot out there in a subtle, smart way. I look back on it now and go, ‘Wow. You know, that’s pretty ballsy what she’s doing.”
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