Who the hell is going to give the side-eyes to the younger ladies on The View now? Candace Cameron-Bure and Raven-Symoné need to be kept in check! One of the few EGOT possessors in existence, Whoopi Goldberg, went on The Wendy Williams Show and mentioned that she’s probably not returning to The View after the next season (via Vulture).
“No, probably not,” Whoopi said when Williams asked if she’d renew her contract. “I have to do it, baby, because I have to go and grow. I got stuff to do, I got movies I need to direct, I got books I got to finish. This was great and I love doing it, but it’s been awhile and they’re in their 20th season, they did this without me,” Goldberg, who first appeared on the show in 2005, added. “I’ve been here for half of it, but not all of it.”
Whoopi is promoting Strut, it’s a reality show about the first exclusively transgender modeling agency that she’s producing for Oprah’s network. Hopefully those are the kind of projects she’s leaving The View to focus on, as opposed to co-starring in 9/11 movies with Charlie Sheen.
Real talk (but not The Real or The Talk) – I’m sure that’s a blow for The View. Every talk show needs someone on the panel who will not give you a fuck no matter how badly you plead for it. Whoopi IS the lady in the corner who just wants to get home to her bong and to watch her stories. Word is that the execs have felt that Whoopi’s been looking for the exit slide for a while now, but it looks like she’s sticking around for one more season.
In other news, it takes a woman of Whoopi’s caliber to even get a word in edgewise with this Wendy Williams character, huh? Let a bitch answer a question, Wendy, or just sit on that fugly mauve couch and talk to yourself out loud. Jesus.
You can watch the interview below. Whoopi reveals she’s probably exiting The View at 1:30.