Friday, May 11, 2007


It was announced that Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg will be replacing Rosie O on The View.

I think it's a good choice.

Whoopi is one of the rare performers - along with Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno and Liza Minnelli - to win the grand slam - Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony. To be the recipient of so many awards and to end up on The View is another blog entirely, but I swear I don't mean that in a bitchy way - OK, maybe I do.

I think Whoopi - no stranger to controversy - will keep The View's political pot - and ratings - boiling with her far left views; and poor preggers Elizabeth will no doubt have her hands full representing the Republican view.

However, Whoopi lacks the one thing that made Rosie so popular: compassion. Say what you will, but folks from both red and blue states loved Rosie. I mean, Rosie's strong opinions were always carefully balanced with her charity for children's causes and her tears for returning vets.

Somehow, I don't think Whoopi will generate the same kind of love from the audience.


TWTNYC said...

oh honey, rosie would still be on the view if she had some CLASS. it's not her leftist views or her big mouth... it's the classless way she does it. she embarrases the shit out of barbera, lolol. think about it, joy is just as left, but manages to say her piece and not get fired. whoopi is gonna be great, she's the perfect choice.

mistermakeup said...

I love me some Rosie - class is so overrated. Barbara is so passive/aggressive I want to puke.


God what will we do without Rosie MM! I mean did you see her tell Felicity Huffman "I think Lidsey needs help, her mom is MY AGE and out partying every sad" Felicity was shocked and said nothing...I love Rosie...One of a kind!

mistermakeup said...

Yes, it was fab. I loved Felicity's expression when Rosie asked the Lindsay questions. I'm gonna miss my Rosie - she asks all the questions I want answered. God love her.

Anonymous said...

the issue of "class" had nothing to do with rosie leaving. abc did not pony up and offer her a contract worth her time and talent, so she is not re-signing their cheap ass contract. she's probably onto her own tv show and millions more a minute.

is abc owned by jews? maybe that's why she is leaving.