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Whoopi Goldberg to be absent from ‘The View’ for ‘a while’

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Whoopi Goldberg can be taking a break from her duties on “The View” within the coming days – an absence that co-panelist Pleasure Behar attributed to filming obligations for an appearing gig.

Behar addressed Goldberg’s plans in the beginning of Monday’s broadcast of the daytime discuss present, which featured former White Home communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin as a visitor host alongside Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro.

“For those who’re questioning the place Whoopi is, the lady’s acquired a film she’s making and she or he can be again when she finishes no matter she’s doing,” Behar said. “So she’s gone for some time.”

Behar didn’t present additional particulars about how lengthy Goldberg could be absent from the present.

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Whoopi Goldberg is about to seem in an upcoming Amazon Studios sequence.
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Goldberg, 66, is about to seem on the upcoming Amazon Studios venture “Anansi Boys,” an adaptation of creator Neil Gaiman’s novel. She’s going to play “Chicken Girl” – described as one of many present’s “key antagonists.”

An ABC consultant mentioned Goldberg is predicted to be filming her half for the subsequent few weeks – a interval that features “The View’s” hiatus throughout the week of April 18.

Goldberg was spotted at a restaurant in Scotland, the place the present is at present being filmed.

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Whoopi Goldberg’s absence was introduced on Monday’s episode of “The View.”
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“I’ve been a fan of this e book for a really very long time and when Neil Gaiman informed me it was being delivered to the display, I did every thing I may to be a part of it to assist make folks conscious of Anansi and all his magic,” Goldberg mentioned in a press release on the position final week.

Goldberg’s absence follows a tumultuous period in her tenure on “The View.”

ABC suspended Goldberg from “The View” for 2 weeks earlier this yr. The suspension got here after Goldberg confronted widespread condemnation for declaring throughout a section that the Holocaust was “not about race.” 

Goldberg later apologized.

“The Jewish folks all over the world have all the time had my assist and that may by no means waiver [sic]. I’m sorry for the harm I’ve brought on,” she tweeted.

Regardless of the apology, a supply informed The Publish that Goldberg was “livid” over the suspension – to the purpose that she threatened to go away the present solely.