Whoopi Goldberg Returning To ‘The View’
She’s not leaving daytime! Whoopi Goldberg is reportedly returning to ‘The View’ and will ring in her 10th anniversary at daytime talk show. According to a report, the comedian and Oscar-winning actress will return as the moderator for the show’s 21st season this fall.
The show’s ratings are at its highest in three years, thanks partially to their political coverage under Trump’s presidency. The show averaged 2.6 million viewers last week and is beating “The Talk”.
In addition to her daytime gig, her credits include being 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. 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. 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.
In 1992, she starred as a pretend nun in the comedy Sister Act. In television, Goldberg is known for her role as Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The 21st season of “The View” starts in early September.