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Whoopi Goldberg has seen the light.
In today’s episode of “The View” she admitted that with all the evidence stacked against Bill Cosby, it would seem that he is indeed guilty.
Here’s how it went down. Today, in a segment by herself, Goldberg was joined by legal analyst Dan Abrams who was there to break down the legality of the case.
You may remember that Whoopi argued, even after Cosby admitted to drugging women to have sex with them, that he was still innocent because he hadn’t been arrested. Abrams told her today that that is because in many states, that statue of limitation, in these various states, have expired, ensuring that Cosby could not be prosecuted for his alleged crimes.
Whoopi didn’t know this.
“I always thought that rape cases were open-ended. You’re saying that all that is left to these women is the court of public opinion.”
“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. I always thought they would have the opportunity to take him to court.”
“You’ve got a serial rapist, he’s been on the streets for 30 years,” she added. “I have to say I thought that, ‘Yeah, here’s all the information, take his ass to jail. I find out from you that that’s not possible. So I can’t say anymore ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ I can’t say that anymore, because there’s no way to prove it.”
Most of us knew this. But perhaps the most useful and productive part of the discussion came when Whoopi and Abrams talked about how the state shouldn’t put limitations on the time frames in which women are able to come forward, bringing their rapists to trial.
At the end of the segment, Whoopi even encouraged viewers to contact their state representative and contact them about the statue of limitations on rape cases.
I’m not going to come for Whoopi. Because to me, there’s no victory in being “right” with this type of story. Furthermore, as a person who loves to be right more than…a lot of things, I can speak to the difficulty and the righteousness in coming forward and admitting that you were wrong. That’s me though. There’s no telling the type of damage victims of sexual assault, particularly Bill Cosby’s victims, endured hearing these notable, respected figures in the media question their stories.
You can watch the full segment below.
Find out which former “Cosby Show” cast member believes Bill Cosby is guilty as well, on the next page.
Bill Cosby has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. A slew of women came forward last year, sharing their stories of being drugged and sexually abused by the now infamous Hollywood legend. This week, a deposition from 2005 went public, showcasing Cosby’s guilt in his own words. This has caused many stars who initially defended him to backtrack while others still say his guilt hasn’t been proven.
Check out the 11 celebs who put it all on the line and defended Bill Cosby. Find out which ones regret doing so and which ones still stand by him.
Whoopi Goldberg, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus are among celebrity pot lovers and are very open about it. Nevertheless, there are many more celebrity women who have at least tried marijuana that some folks probably didn’t know about.
“The View” has been going through what we’ll call growing pains for quite some time now, but according to former host Jenny McCarthy, the show will be cancelled within a year—unless ABC changes their approach.
The 42-year-old, who was let go from the show after just one season, compared the network and its inability to stick with one formula for the show to serial daters on Tinder.
“It’s like a serial dater. Stick with one boyfriend and don’t go on Tinder. Give that relationship all you’ve got and ride through the bumps and waves,” McCarthy told the New York Daily News.
As you’ve probably noticed, in just a few short years, the show underwent some pretty drastic changes—including several hosts.
“I only say that (will happen) if they don’t stick to that idea — which is to allow something to simmer rather than transitioning so many different things, like, change a chair, change a table, change the background, change the people.”
She went on to imply that producers are impatient and that they do away with strategies and personalities before they’re given a chance to flourish.
“If it doesn’t boil quick, you’re out,” she explained. “I feel like they’re not allowing anything to grow. They want instant gratification. So they’re very scattered, and until they kind of commit to an idea, I think they’re going to have problems.”
When asked if she thinks the show will ultimately go under without executive producer and former co-host Barbara Walters, McCarthy had this to say:
“I think to some extent, yes, but I think the longer they give it time, a new generation (of viewers) become first-time mommies and they get used to having those faces and growing up with them through those first baby years. That, too, will take time. But for right now, it’s still left missing the captain.”
What are your thoughts on her comments?
Before all the TV shows, movies, commercials, and endorsement deals came through, some Hollywood celebs had to wake up in the morning and get their customer service on like the rest of us. With jobs ranging from a Burger King cashier to a singing waitress on a cruise ship, these stars have paid their dues. Check out 15 celebs who went from being sales associates and food service workers to becoming Hollywood stars.
Though quite a few cast members on Fox’s hit show “Empire” sing often–(even though some of them shouldn’t)– Vernon, played by Malik Yoba, has never blessed the mic.
Instead, he and Andre play in the shadows plotting on ways to take over the company.
But yesterday, on “The View” Yoba showed us a different side of himself. The musical one. Singing with nothing but an acoustic guitar, the veteran actor blessed the audience with some smoove vocals. And it was surprisingly good.
He sounds quite a bit like Will Downing actually. That’s how good his voice sounds. Whoopi was feeling it so intensely, she had to lay out a bit.
But don’t take my word for it, listen to the man for yourself in the video clip below.
In casting news, it looks like Whoopi Goldberg may be heading to primetime TV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Goldberg has been cast to star in ABC comedy pilot “Delores & Jermaine.”
The actress will be starring in the pilot alongside comedian Jermaine Fowler. The series is based on Fowler’s life as “a millennial with big ideas, but very little drive.” The 59-year-old will be playing Jermaine’s estranged grandmother Delores, “a strict, football-loving, former D.C. cop,” whom he moves in with after he’s kicked out of his house. The two apparently come together at the ideal time, as Delores is in need of some youth and enthusiasm in her life and Jermaine is in dire need of the “old-school parenting” that Delores can provide.
This grandmother-grandson reunion is also perfect for Delores because it forces her to stop being the “shut-in” she became after leaving the “police force for a safer job.” Filming for the pilot is not expected to have an effect on Whoopi’s job over at “The View,” as it has been reported that producers will work around her schedule. And should the pilot go to series, the comedian will juggle both the sitcom and “The View.”
Though network television has been doing well as far as adding more diverse television shows to line-ups, they can certainly do better. Hopefully, this pilot gets picked up because it sounds like it has the potential to be pretty funny. *fingers crossed*
Does think sound like something you’d be interested in watching?
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Whoopi Goldberg celebrates her 59th birthday today and in honor of one of the hardest working comedian/actress in the entertainment industry, we take a look at some of her iconic and groundbreaking movies.
In 1976, 20,000 high school students in South Africa took to the streets as part of the Soweto uprising to protest the introduction of Afrikaans as the main language in the local schools. The 1992 film “Sarafina!” centers around the riots and the main character inspires her peers to rise up in protest after her favorite teacher Mary Masombuka became imprisoned. Although the film tanked in the U.S., it was a huge hit in South Africa and other African countries. In 2006, the film was re-released in South Africa to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Soweto uprising.
Ever since “The View” returned with a whole new cast of characters (and Whoopi), there seems to be a lot less chatter about it. Aside from stories here and there about behind-the-scenes squabbles between Whoopi and Rosie O’Donnell, there isn’t as much hype around the show. It’s slowly starting to show in the ratings.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, despite the new additions in Rosie Perez, Republican analyst Nicolle Wallace, and the return of O’Donnell, in key demos, ratings are decreasing for the fourth straight season and at this point, they’re 30 percent down from where they were five years ago. While “The View” used to run circles around CBS show “The Talk,” they’re currently evenly matched in key female demos. All in all, with a new cast and look, “The View” isn’t the big hit folks were hoping it would come back to be.
And it says a lot when former hosts aren’t even trying to support. Star Jones told New York Daily News’ Confidential that she doesn’t have the time or energy to tune in.
“I saw the first day because I wanted to be supportive, but I have a job and I can’t be watching daytime TV.”
So is she watching? “Honestly not at all.”
But she says she has nothing but love for the hosts.
“Whoopi (Goldberg) is one of my best friends. Rosie (O’Donnell) and I love each other to death, of course. But real women don’t sit around and discuss daytime gossip so honestly, they don’t.”
Have you been checking out the new “View”? Why or why not?
A trailer has finally been released for Chris Rock’s new film Top Five, which tells the story of wildly successful comedian and movie star Andre Allen (Chris Rock), whose run-in with journalist Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson) causes him to reexamine his life and career. Gabrielle Union plays rocks superficial reality TV star fiancée, Erica Long, who’s never around without a gang of reality TV cameramen.
The all-star cast also includes Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah. According to Deadline, the film triggered a pretty competitive bidding war last month at the Toronto Film Festival. Paramount Pictures eventually won for a whopping $12.5 million.
Top Five was both written and directed by Chris. Interestingly, Jay Z and Kanye West are credited as co-producers for the project. Judging by the trailer, it’s going to be pretty funny. The comedy is slated to hit theaters in December.
Watch the trailer below. Is this something you’d be interested in checking out?