Monday, May 20, 2024

Hollywood Rumor: Is Whoopi Goldberg the Secret Host of the Oscars? “Proof”: She’s Been MIA on “The View” So Far This Week, It’s Also Her 20th Anniversary


Is Whoopi Goldberg the secret host of this Sunday’s Academy Awards? Probably not– but let’s wager some guesses.

A rumor is circulating on the web that Whoopi– who’s a previous host– is going to surprise all of us.

The offered proof: that’s she off “The View” this week– for “illness”– and that, of course, she’s already an ABC employee. She’s also an Oscar winner. She’s already listed as a presenter. What would she be presenting?

If the Academy has pulled this off, it would be a coup. Not that ‘no host’ is such a bad thing. But Whoopi is exactly what we need right now.

It’s also the 20th anniversary of her hosting the 1999 show. TThat was the 3rd time she hosted (1994, 1996, 1999 and 2002.) Remember when she came out dressed as Queen Elizabeth I?

Can it be? Let’s hope so!

Back in December, she said she’d do it:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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