- Sun Oct 25, 2015, 2:31 PM GMT
The 'View' moderator has to cut short her show after learning that her tour bus burst into flames.READ MORE
A brilliant actress who is able to illuminate the screen every time she shows up, be it comedy or drama, Whoopi Goldberg has assiduously compiled more than good acting resume to really shine out as a truly unique and visible talent in Hollywood. Originally named Caryn Elaine Johnson, she was raised solely by her mother, Emma Johnson, in the Manhattan's Chelsea housing projects following the departure of her father, Robert James Johnson, shortly after she was born on November 13, 1955 in New York City. The star began her involvement in acting early, developing her skills since the age of 8 at Hudson Guild Community Center and the Helena Rubinstein Children's Theatre as she drew inspiration from Nichelle Nichols who played Lt. Nyota Uhura on the original “Star Trek” series. Later fixed her mind to pursue a career in the field rather than finished her study at New York's Washington Irving High School, she subsequently concluded to drop out from the institution to then boldly head for California with hopes to encounter better opportunity there.
First landed her feet in San Diego, California Whoopi's decision thankfully did not prove in vain for she quickly managed to join an improvisational theater group called Spontaneous Combustion while helped establishing the San Diego Repertory Theater which gave her chance to taste onstage experience through its productions of “Mother Courage” plus “Getting Out” among others. Much to be noticed from this period was it was during the time that she began to use her stage name of Whoopi Goldberg after changing it from Whoopi Cushion upon her mother's suggestion, drawing the first one from her condition of being overly flatulent and the last from Jewish side of her family. With this unusual moniker, the aspiring actress optimistically worked on her path to finally join Blake Street Hawkeyes Theatre in Berkeley where she smoothly made her way to build a reputation as a glowing stand-up comedienne which thus gave her enough confidence to create her own one-woman satirical performance piece called “The Spook Show” in 1983.
A spokesperson of 'The View' denies an 'untrue and offensive' report saying that the 59-year-old host went on a rant backstage at the show's set, used N-word and referred to herself as 'slave.'READ MORE
Whoopi said during the Tuesday episode of 'The View', 'If this is to be tried in the court of public opinion, I got to say all of the information that's out there kind of points to guilt.'READ MORE
While Raven-Symone said that Ariana's remark was normal especially when 'you're at a fast-food restaurant,' her 'The View' co-host Whoopi said, 'I never think that.'READ MORE
Beverly 'wasn't surprised' with the recent revelation that Bill admitted to giving women drugs for the purpose of sex, while Whoopi says, 'You're still innocent until proven guilty.'READ MORE
After listening to Jim Bob downplaying his son's case, the 59-year-old host gets fed up and says, 'Don't talk about God forgiving people, when you don't have forgiveness in your own heart.'READ MORE