What the heck was Whoopi Goldberg doing on the Today show this morning? Whoopi hosts The View on ABC, a rival network. And a rival show. Whoopi was promoting her role in a new movie, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” But the movie is from Paramount, not Universal, NBC’s parent company. I love Whoopi, but she’s shrewd. The View is in flux. Was she sending a message to ABC? She didn’t respond at all when Savannah Guthrie asked if she was happy Rosie O’Donnell was returning to The View. She completely ignored the question.
Whoopi said: “When I come back in September, there could be six turtles sitting there.” She also said: “The View will always be Barbara Walters’s show.” Really? Barbara is supposedly retired. Something’s up. And this was Whoopi’s way of telling that to ABC. The ball is in their court.
By the way, I didn’t realize that Whoopi suddenly has four movies in the can. When she did make them, on the weekends? And let’s not forget, Whoopi is not only an EGOT– which Guthrie made a big deal of– but also a considerably talented Tony winning Broadway performer. She can do anything. As she telegraphed this morning, she doesn’t need The View.