Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

 

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Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955),[3] known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg (/ˈhwʊpi/), is an American actress, comedian, author, and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award and in 2017 was awarded the EGOT Award. She was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar.

In the period drama film The Color Purple (1985), her breakthrough role was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe. In the romantic fantasy film Ghost (1990), Goldberg played Oda Mae Brown, an eccentric psychic who helped a slain man (Patrick Swayze) save his lover (Demi Moore), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and a second Golden Globe, her first for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1992, she starred as a pretend nun in the comedy Sister Act, earning a third Golden Globe nomination, her first for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and reprised the role in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993).[4] Her other film roles include Made in America (1993), The Lion King (1994), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Girl, Interrupted (1999), For Colored Girls (2010) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). In television, Goldberg is known for her role as Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and since 2007, she has been the moderator of the daytime television talk show The View.

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Toy Story 3
 
Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 2014 American action adventure film based on the Mirage Studios characters of the same name.
Sister Act
 
Sister Act is a 1992 American musical comedy film directed by Emile Ardolino and written by Joseph Howard.
Ghost
 
Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, and Rick Aviles.

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Channing Tatum, Danny DeVito, Diplo & More: The Best Celebrity Music Video Cameos
  –  November 22, 2017
Whoopi Goldberg, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Steven Spielberg, Billy Dee Williams, Dan Aykroyd and more in “Liberian Girl” by Michael Jackson Michael Jackson had plenty of cinematic videos but, along with “Thriller,” his video for ...
An Evening Of Respect To Celebrate Otis Redding To Be Held At Apollo Theater
  –  November 22, 2017
Whoopi Goldberg has been tapped to host the concert. The Dap-Kings will be the house band to back performances by musicians that Otis both influenced and collaborated with during his legendary career. Look for special guests to be announced soon.
'The View' tells Kellyanne Conway to be 'ashamed' of herself for supporting Roy Moore
  –  November 21, 2017
At the end of the segment, Whoopi Goldberg asked viewers, “Say, ‘I don’t care, we need the tax money?’ Is that what you would say to your children? Because that’s the question that you have to look at yourself in the mirror and ask.”
'Should Be Ashamed': 'The View' Rips Kellyanne Conway for Her Comments About Roy Moore's Candidacy
  –  November 21, 2017
“She should be ashamed of herself,” host Joy Behar said Tuesday after co-host Whoopi Goldberg portrayed Conway as accepting Moore's candidacy despite his alleged sexual misconduct. Goldberg noted a “Fox & Friends” appearance in which Conway ...
'This Is Us' star Justin Hartley talks impact of character's addiction
  –  November 21, 2017
You can't really go through those things on your own." "Rock bottom is very far down," Whoopi Goldberg responded. Hartley hopes that Kevin's story will caution viewers from following the same path. "One of the things you hope for is that if there's one ...
'The View' hosts: Conway 'should be ashamed of herself' for defending Roy Moore
  –  November 21, 2017
“You’re basically saying, 'I don’t care what he did to you, I want to get this tax bill passed,'” Whoopi Goldberg agreed. “And if that is in fact how you feel, ‘Bye!’ Because I think women are not taking this anymore!” Guest panelist and ...
“The View” Reacts To Charlie Rose Sexual Harassment Allegations (VIDEO)
  –  November 21, 2017
On the ABC talk show, Whoopi Goldberg noted, “Rose released a statement saying that he doesn’t believe all the allegations, but also that, quote, ‘I always felt I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.’ He told TMZ ...
Whoopi Goldberg celebrates 62 with kicks and cake
  –  November 21, 2017
Twenty-five of Whoopi Goldberg’s closest friends threw the “View” host a surprise 62nd birthday party at celebrity steak spot Old Homestead in the Meatpacking District, spies said. We hear that when owner Greg Sherry learned of the reservation, he ...
Sofia Carson Adds Disney Magic to the Holidays and Shares Her Highlights From 2017
  –  November 21, 2017
Carson will get to share her holiday cheer with an even bigger audience when she appears in Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic, premiering Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. "I did a special that's going to air on Freeform with Whoopi Goldberg. We go behind the scenes and ...
Alpha Dia shot with Tim Walker and has a Pirelli Calendar to prove it
  –  November 20, 2017
Before he knew it, he was in the presence of veritable royalty: Rupaul, Naomi Campbell, Whoopi Goldberg, Sean Combs, along with top models Adwoa Aboah, Slick Woods, Duckie Thot and more (here). The Senegalese, Germany-based model stopped by Models.com and ...
Whoopi Goldberg Compares Al Franken to Central Park Five
  –  November 20, 2017
A second woman has come forward to allege sexual misconduct by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and The View doesn’t quite know how to feel about that. “Is this going to continue to create a fervor, do you think there are more folks out there?” moderator ...
NYC Wrap Up: Avett Brothers Rock, Paging Julie Chen or Whoopi Goldberg, Morocco Race Rallye Preps
  –  November 19, 2017
How was this past week in NYC? In a word: busy. Despite Hollywood falling apart, everyone soldiered on. It’s also charity season, which means lots of parties and entertainment. …Lots of interesting people showed up this week at Bobby Van’s Central ...
Matthew Morrison, Whoopi Goldberg to star in Broadway benefit reading of 'Damn Yankees'
  –  November 18, 2017
Nov. 18 (UPI) --Matthew Morrison is scheduled to play the lead role of Joe Hardy in the Dec. 11 benefit concert reading of the classic musical Damn Yankees on Broadway. Harry Styles, Leslie Odom Jr. to perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 21 ...
Whoopi Goldberg to ‘Stupid’ UCLA Players: You’re Fortunate Trump Could ‘Get Your A**es Out’ of China
  –  November 16, 2017
Whoopi Goldberg and her co-hosts on ABC's "The View" expressed their astonishment Thursday at the fact that three UCLA freshmen basketball players were accused of shoplifting while on a team trip to China. The players were arrested by Chinese police and ...
Guys, Whoopi Goldberg Makes the Best Christmas Sweaters, Seriously
  –  November 16, 2017
Some of you fashion lovers may not want to face it, but the "ugly" Christmas sweater isn't going anywhere. The quirky pullovers are here to stay, and Whoopi Goldberg legit makes the best ones we've seen in a while. And by best, we mean the funniest designs ...
Why Whoopi Goldberg's Holiday Sweater Collection Holds A Special Place In Her Heart
  –  November 15, 2017
Everyone loves a good holiday sweater, especially if you're headed back to another "ugly sweater" party this year. And now, Whoopi Goldberg has launched a new line of hilarious holiday sweaters everyone can enjoy. But the sweaters aren't just meant to be ...
Whoopi Goldberg on Her New 'Ugly' Holiday Sweater Designs: "I Think God Has a Sense of Humor"
  –  November 15, 2017
'Tis the season for "ugly" holiday sweater parties! Lucky for you, Whoopi Goldberg has you covered with her new Holiday Sweater line-- and she’s pushing the envelope a bit! "For me, unless they make you laugh, it’s not worth it," Whoopi says of her ...
Why Whoopi Goldberg Is Calling for a "Week of Peace" This Holiday Season
  –  November 14, 2017
So wrap yourself up in a crazy knit and heed Whoopi's wise words and wishes for the most wonderful time of year: On why you don't need money for the holidays to be magical. "My holidays as a kid were great. (We just didn't wear matching sweaters.
Whoopi Goldberg Is Calling for a "Week of Peace" This Holiday Season
  –  November 14, 2017
Cue the crackling fires and steaming mugs of cocoa, serenading carolers and twinkling strands of lights. For some, kicking off the holiday season means listening to Elvis' Christmas Album on repeat; for others, it's hosting a cookie baking bonanza with ...
MILESTONES: November 13, birthdays for Jimmy Kimmel, Whoopi Goldberg, Gerard Butler
  –  November 13, 2017
On Nov. 11, 1918, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the Armistice that the Allies and Germany had signed in Compiègne, France, to end World War I. President Woodrow Wilson read to Congress the terms of the Armistice, which included, in 11 ...
RuPaul, Whoopi Goldberg, & Sean Combs Discuss Participating in the New “Alice In Wonderland”-Themed Pirelli Calendar
  –  November 13, 2017
This year’s Pirelli calendar, shot Tim Walker. features an all-back cast of Alice in Wonderland, styled by newly crowned editor-in-chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful with Naomi Campbell, Whoopi Goldberg, Lil Yachty, Lupita Nyong’o, Sean Combs ...
A bust in honor of babe Whoopi Goldberg's 62nd birthday
  –  November 13, 2017
Whoopi Goldberg is a living legend. Born Caryn Elaine Johnson on this day in 1955, Goldberg would grow up to be a well-known actress, comedian, television host, and author. Goldberg has said that her stage name “Whoopi” came from a whoopee cushion.
Whoopi Goldberg
  –  November 13, 2017
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from ...
A One-Woman Tour de Force! Happy Birthday, Whoopi Goldberg!
  –  November 13, 2017
Today we salute actor, writer, comedian, and stage legend, Whoopi Goldberg, who is celebrating her birthday! Born and raised in New York City, Whoopi worked in theatre and improvisation in San Diego and the Bay Area, where she performed with the Blake ...
Curiouser and curiouser! Naomi Campbell wields an axe as she poses alongside Diddy, Whoopi Goldberg, and RuPaul in all-black Alice In Wonderland-themed 2018 Pirelli Calendar
  –  November 10, 2017
After teasing behind-the-scenes images from the London photoshoot this July, the 2018 Pirelli Calendar has made its debut — and it's just getting curiouser and curiouser. This year, the hotly-anticipated calendar by the Pirelli company, which has been ...
November 13, 1955: Whoopi Goldberg Was Born
  –  November 10, 2017
On November 13, 1955, Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York City to a single mother. After working odd jobs to pursue her acting dreams, she gained national prominence with her starring role in 1985’s “The Color Purple.”
Whoopi Goldberg returns to Las Vegas Friday night
  –  November 9, 2017
Whoopi Goldberg says, “I’m not gonna lie. I like a good machine,” referring to the electronic games of chance lined up across casino floors. But decades ago, Goldberg was warned about liking those machines too much. A couple of friends well-educated ...

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