Whoopi Goldberg: "I Don't Care" Who Replaces Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar on The ViewEntertainment April 17, 2013 AT 12:40PM By Zach Johnson
[image] Whoopi Goldberg: "I Don't Care" Who Replaces Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar on The ViewCredit: Jennifer Graylock/Getty Though Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been fired from The View (moderator Barbara Walters has publicly denied Us Weekly's exclusive report), Whoopi Goldberg isn't concerned about the fate of the morning talk show. During the Vanity Fair party at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City April 16, the 57-year-old told Us she's steering clear of the casting drama.
"Let me tell you this about The View: I take a paycheck every other week. That's all I do. I could give a sh-t what comes. I do my job -- I have a contract. That's where I stand. I don't give a f-ck," Goldberg said.
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When producers announce replacements for Hasselbeck and Joy Behar (the co-host recently announced she's leaving the program after 16 years), Goldberg promised she will be courteous as ever. "I try to," she said. "Whatever y'all want. Just make sure my check doesn't bounce!"
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Goldberg added that she's not involved in any casting decisions. "I don't care. That's not my job," she explained. "My job is to show up and be cute by 11 o'clock and get the f-ck off that show by 12. And that's what I try to do."
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The EGOT winner said she plugs her ears when people discuss rumored replacements for her co-hosts. "I think it's the only way to keep your sanity because these are not decisions that I get to make," Goldberg told Us. "It ain't my show. It's Barbara's show."
I read the TWoP board about The View and it's far more entertaining than the show. Whoopi has ALWAYS been a disgrace on the show. The joke is she rolls out of bed, smokes a joint, and hops in the car to be driven to the studio. She always wears frumpy, tent like clothing, NO bra ever (and she's proud of it), and seems half awake most of the time. She can't read a teleprompter to save her life, doesn't ever bother watching a show or movie, or reading a book before a guest is on (but none of the dipshits on that show do), and many times, doesn't participate at all in the questioning of a guest.
She acts like she's so above the whole thing and they're lucky to have an actress of her caliber on the panel. Even people who were fans of Whoopi as an actress, or initially happy that she joined the show, soon grew to despise her and resent her bitchy attitude taking this high paying gig for granted and doing NOTHING at all to earn her check that she feels she's entitled to merely for showing up every day (or four days a week that they shoot the episodes; they're off on Fridays and pre-tape the Friday shows on another day earlier in the week).
The TWoP board talked about those remarks she made a few weeks ago and it just confirmed what they've all said about her - she doesn't give a shit and is just there for the paycheck she feels she's entitled to. But, they were surprised that she came right out and said it publicly. Since then, the viewers on TWoP have said they've noticed that Whoopi seems more awake, tuned into the discussions, and making an effort. They figure the press Whoopi's outrgaeous remarks got finally made Barbara Walters tell her to get her shit together and do her freaking job.