It's Official: The View Makes Whoopi

Say hello to the newly announced View cohost: Whoopi Goldberg!

Even though I'm not the biggest fan, sources have told, "View execs wanted a black woman who was funny. They also wanted a funny white woman but Roseanne (Barr) was too expensive and they felt she was past her prime. And as for Gayle King, we're told, "it just wasn't happening."

Whoopi will officially join the cast the day after Labor Day. Reports of comedian Sherri Shepherd joining the show weren't even mentioned let alone substaniated. Whoopi told her new colleagues she doesn't have any interest in starting a celeb feud a la Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O'Donnell -- saying she's too mellow for that.

And that is why I think she's wrong person for the job. If there's one thing

The View

needs, it's drama. What do you think?


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