Whoopi Goldberg

  • Voice Choices

    November 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Gilbert Gottfried Is Offended You're Offended

    Performing since the age of 15, native New Yorker Gilbert Gottfried still boasts a jam-packed tour schedule, a delivery like a rusty can opener and an affinity for saying the perfectly wrong thing at the absolutely wrongest time. Hot on the heels of his latest controversy, he headlines Carolines o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Here's Who Should Be On The View

    Joy Behar is leaving, but Elisabeth Hasselbeck is staying, despite the wishful thinking, I mean erroneous reports, of the gossip press. But who would you want to see on The View to make it worth shutting your trap so you can watch them flap their gums for an hour? First of all, I'd keep Whoopi. Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Whoopi Goldberg Honored At HRC Gala

    The Greater New York's HRC (Human Rights Campaign) gala at the Waldorf was a big old gay jamboree, with the theme "Make Equality Count" firing up everyone from the silent auction through the dinner speakers and beyond. One of the honorees was Whoopi Goldberg, who's been quite progressive on the air ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Working The Red Carpet Was Intoxicating At The HRC Gala!

    I could get used to that sort of thing. On Saturday night, publicist Ross Schwartz ushered me into a separate room at the Waldorf, where all the notables attending the Human Rights Campaign gala were asked to go onstage, one by one, and pose in front of the step-and-repeat, as photographers snapped ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 5, 2012
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    November 12, 2012

    Rightbloggers' Solution to Obama's Reelection: Bring Back Culture War and White People!

    It would be cruel to take too much pleasure in the rightblogger reactions to last Tuesday's events. Lest we forget, Democrats too have been known to lose faith in their fellow Americans when a big election doesn't go their way. So let us, after a brief review of their wrathful ejaculations, focus o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    I Was The Tin Man Last Night

    Playwrights Horizons was filled to capacity for The Night of 1000 Judys, a combo concert/comedy show benefiting the Ali Forney Center. Host Justin Sayre--who's sort of Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg--was hilarious, with his offhand monologues about the need for Judy Garland worship (and any othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Broadway Gossip About Ricky Martin, Newsies, and Jekyll & Hyde!

    This week's column is a breathless triumph that sums up the Broadway season by interviewing various notables at a Tony nominees meet-and-greet where they grabbed at plaques and press ops. You'll learn: *What Gladys Knight has to do with the upcoming reimagining of Jekyll & Hyde *What Bonnie & Cly ... More >>

  • Film

    May 2, 2012
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    April 23, 2012

    "Let A Big Black Lady Stop The Show!"

    That's a song Capathia Jenkins (above) sang in Broadway's Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me a few years ago, spoofing the way so many musicals rely on a plus-sized African American powerhouse to save the evening with a big belty number. And naturally she stopped the show as she sang it. And she's at i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Ghost The Musical Gives Me a Sneak Peek

    ​ I arrived at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre last night for the promised taste of Ghost The Musical -- based on the hit 1990 movie about the potter, the potted plant, and the pot smoker -- and immediately scooped up a pretty blue drink sitting on a tray. "That's the Unchained Melody," explained t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Who Should Be The Oscar Host? Here Are My Picks

    ​Eddie Murphy has followed his homophobic pal Brett Ratner out the gay door, and now the Oscars are starting from square zero again, much like the Democrats did when John Edwards was revealed to have fathered a love child. So who should swoop in and save the show's ass? Naturally, I'm going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Whoopi Goldberg Breaks Broadway Record

    When it was announced that Ghost the musical would come to Broadway, hot on the heels of the current Sister Act, I realized, "That's two musicals based on Whoopi Goldberg movies!"

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    How Much Is That Lypsinka In The Window?

    ​Drag legend Lypsinka (a/k/a John Epperson) will be performing in the window of Bergdorf Goodman tonight as part of the Fashion's Night Out festivities, so Dirty Magazine did an advance shot of the diva looking fab as a sort of real-life display mannequin, but with way better accessories. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Ghost The Musical! I Swear!

    Ghost the movie always appealed to me because I felt it worked as a supernatural tale, a romance, and a wacky comedy. I was a sucker for its charms from the second Demi Moore started working that pottery pole and dead Patrick Swayze appeared behind her. (I always wanted him to appear behind me). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Sister Act: A Hard Habit To Break? My Review

    ​Kathleen Turner might be cursing and smoking up a storm in a play called High, but she's got nothing on the Sister Act gals. They're dolled up in glitzy habits and putting on Vegas-style revues in Sister Act, the rote but pretty enjoyable adaptation of the 1992 movie comedy about a down low ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Donald Trump Was Actually Born!

    ​Yes, as an actual human. The mogul has proven that by providing his birth certificate, dispelling suspicions that he might have just evolved out of protoplasm under a table. This all came up because Trump wants to run for President and is actively campaigning on various talk shows and comed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Alec Baldwin Isn't Scary Anymore

    ​CLICK HERE for my report on a gala Alec Baldwin tribute, where no one brought up his old bad press, all caught up in the glow of his current success. And I was one of them! Sorry, but the man can act! I also take you behind the scenes of the Sister Act musical with co-producer Whoopi Goldbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Whoopi Goldberg Loves Moms Mabley!

    ​And so do I! Jackie "Moms" Mabley was a toothless but biting comic--a hilariously racy lady who went from "the chitlins circuit" to lots of TV variety show fame as one of the most inspired novelty stars of the '70s. Well, at a press event for Broadway's Sister Act musical yesterday, produce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Movies Descend on Broadway

    ​Broadway musicals have to be based on something, but this coming season, it seems like the vast majority of them are based on quirky but popular films from the modern age. You've got Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which could well become Pedro Almodovar's Hairspray, if he gets mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Cinema's Hottest New Trend: Movies About Websites!

    ​The only time people aren't online these days is when they're at a movie theater -- after I scream at them to turn off their BlackBerrys, that is -- but now they can get over their Webby withdrawal by watching movies about the Internet. It's the latest trend! I recently saw a Luke Wilson fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Racist Rant Against Whoopi Goldberg

    ​Steppin' Out editor Chaunce Hayden usually rants against Howard Stern, and I reprinted some of those columns here until realizing they stem from a deep-seated agenda that involves him being banned from Stern's show. Well, this week, he named Whoopi Goldberg "Asshole of the week" for her "pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Would You Rather...Be Beaten By Your Own Crutches Or Know That Whoopi Goldberg Has Your Back?

    ​Why are summer Mondays so much harder than winter Mondays? Why is it so hot? Why is everyone complaining when it's not even that hot? Why must the MTA continue to screw us? It's one of those days over here at Runnin' Scared HQ when we're all feeling kinda ouchy, and so, we offer you: Would Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Mel Gibson Has Britney, Whoopi On His Side

    ​In between spewing rants against Jews and blacks, Mel Gibson lent a helping hand to Britney Spears when she was undergoing her last pulic breakdown a couple of years ago. So now comes the speculation--will the pop tart return the favor and help the hatemonger?

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    I Met With a Reality Show Producer

    ​ A TV producer recently contacted me because he's supposedly a big fan and thought I'd be great to pitch a show with. He warned me that I wouldn't make that much money directly off the show. But, obviously, he'd do much better than that or he wouldn't have been suggesting it. After a phone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Morning Links: Obama State Dinner Free from Crashers, Stores Invade Cobble Hill, Shahzad Bewildered Over His Bomb

    ​• There were no party crashers at the second Obama state dinner last night. But Eva Longoria Parker and Whoopi Goldberg were there, as well as "bold shades of fuchsia, tangerine and crisp blue." Also, White House Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall fell on the steps, and Michelle go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2009

    Also, he's an orphan

    ​Anthony D. Marshall, who is awaiting sentencing for looting the estate of his Alzheimer's-afflicted 105-year-old mother Brooke Astor, is asking the court to dismiss his conviction on the most serious charge because he's too old and sick to serve the mandatory prison term. A number of his prom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Whoopi Goldberg to Appear at Anti-Rape Benefit

    ​Whoopi Goldberg will appear on October 20 at the Women of the Congo Benefit at the W Hotel on Lexington Avenue. The event is billed as "A Night to Benefit Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Congo"; proceeds will benefit The City of Joy, an all-female village in the Congo where local victims ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Nobody Puts Patrick Swayze In A Corner

    ​The sick joke going around these last few months was, "What do Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson want for Christmas? Patrick Swayze!" Alas, they didn't even wait till Thanksgiving. And I can tell you from personal experience that Swayze, while not exactly DeNiro-like in dramatic stature, wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Hollywood's Best Black Divas Of All Time

    ​A new book called Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film by Mia Mask examines five African American film icons, discussing: Dorothy Dandridge's status as a sexual commodity in films such as Tamango, revealing the contradictory discourses regarding race and sexuality in segregation-era ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    New York Celebs Do Cell-Phone Audio Tours of Central Park

    Usually we're all, "blar, we've been living here 100 years and we don't need an audio tour," even in museums where we don't know shit about shit, but here's something we might actually do: cell-phone audio commentary on city landmarks, performed by local celebrities. For example, "Yoko Ono introduce ... More >>

  • Music

    February 25, 2009

    The Roots Take Manhattan

    Meet the new kings of late-night, God (and Jimmy Fallon) willing

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Gov Sticks Up for O'Byrne, Gay Pols for Term Limits, Goldberg for Powell at Pride Dinner

    Photos by Julie Bolcer Governor David Paterson showed some support for his embattled secretary, Charles J. O'Byrne, acknowledging him as "my dear friend" in remarks to a statewide gay rights group on Monday night. O'Byrne, a former Jesuit priest who is openly gay, was among many hundreds in atten ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008
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    July 19, 2005
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    May 17, 2005
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    December 7, 2004


    Celebrities theatrically pleasure themselves on Broadway

  • News

    August 24, 2004

    Cho Mama!

    "Fag hag" bags elephants uptown at the Apollo

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2004
  • NYC Life

    July 20, 2004
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    July 13, 2004

    Veep as Vamp

    Bush surrogates sissify John Edwards. But will it backfire? Plus: What did Whoopi say?

  • Film

    March 30, 2004
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    August 26, 2003
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    August 12, 2003
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    March 26, 2002

    Operation Infinite Justice

    A Patriotic Hollywood Celebrates Its Own Beautiful Mind

  • Film

    April 10, 2001
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    September 21, 1999
  • Theater

    February 17, 1998

    Home of the Moan

    'The Vagina Monologues' Seizes the Means of Production

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