Longtime host of “The View” Whoopi Goldberg is here to stay. The star recently negotiated a longterm renewal contract – and she’s happy with the new terms. While Goldberg is longtime host of the show, it appears she’s re-upped for four more years.
According to Deadline, the show is in its 25th season. This means with Goldberg’s new deal, she will be commentating on various issues through the end of Season 28.
The news comes after producers of the show are still attempting to find a replacement for Meghan McCain. McCain recently left after four years, saying she wanted to devote more time to her family.
Goldberg hosts ABC’s “The View” with fellow women Joy Behar, Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin.
The host is known for her left-leaning stance on many issues. She was recently outspoken about the NFL’s inclusion of the Black National Anthem. She slammed Bill Maher’s recent quips about the anthem being played during a Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Dallas Cowboys match citing we’ve regressed about 10 to 15 years in the past.
“We’re having to re-educate people about how women want to be talked about. How black people want to be talked about. How Hispanic people want to be talked about,” Goldberg said.
The host further expressed her opinions about ‘woke culture’ in the U.S.
“You cannot say that is happening because people are woke,” Goldberg said. “So in the culture that I’ve seen, we are fighting because there’s a big gap. You don’t see us as being viable parts of the United States and that’s the problem.”
Whoopi Goldberg Company Sued
Whatever drama unfolds on-screen, Whoopi Goldberg is dealing with a bit of drama in her personal life as well. The star’s development company Whoopi, Inc. is being sued for $50 million in a New Jersey lawsuit.
The complaint was filed by Prism Capital Partners. The group purchased a plot of land and planned to develop it into a residential area. However, the deal was dropped and the contract was accused of being in default.
The plans to develop the land were initially to “revamp the historic Thomas Edison Battery Building and surrounding grounds with thousands of square feet of retail space and hundreds of units of housing,” according to a report in New Jersey Patch.
But the developer believes Whoopi Inc., together with the town officials and other development companies, plotted to oust them in order to take over the prime piece of land.
Prism partner Eugene Diaz said in a statement that “West Orange Township changed its mind from creating a residential neighborhood around our Edison Lofts property. They asked us to speak to Ms. Goldberg concerning her company’s interest in a small studio.”