There has been an empty seat amongst the ladies of The View â€œand it will be a tough seat to fill” an ABC insider tells Star magazine. This decade long talk show lost Star Jones last season and now her replacement Rosie O’Donnell. O’Donnell made her exit on May 23, 2007. And now the question is – who will replace the outspoken Oâ€™Donnell this fall? Looks like the new host of “The View” is going to be Whoopi Goldberg.
“As far as everyone at ABC is concerned, she has the job. They have been meeting with Kathy Griffin, Roseanne Barr, Ricki Lake and Gayle King. While Kathy was a strong contender, Whoopi has won everyone over. Everyone is acting like Whoopi already has the gig,” the show insider says. “Whoopi has a radio show, she lives in NYC and she is an institution there. She also is liberal and outspoken but not crazy like Rosie was. She will be a perfect fit as far as the ladies on The View are concerned. Nothing has been officially announced,” says the insider.”
But it is 99 percent Whoopi at this point. They will have a few guest hosts throughout the summer but the executives and producers at The View are set on Ms. Goldberg to start in the fall and the hosts like the idea too. Goldberg, 51, is more than qualified. She’s hosted the Oscars four times and holds a Grammy, Emmy, Oscar and Tony Award. And even talk show host Rosie O’Donnell has stated on her official blog (rosie.com) that she would like Whoopi to assume her role as moderator after she exits “The View.” Goldberg has appeared in over 150 movies and is currently the host of Wake Up With Whoopi, which premiered in 2006.
The view needs somebody like Whoopi on the panel. I only watch certain clips on youtube when something goes down (a lot of that has been happening lately), but never-the-less Whoopi’s gonna do good on The View. But damn! They change more than Destiny’s Child, don’t they?! Let’s hope this is the last one…