If there is one thing we can thank ABC’s “The View” host, Whoopi Goldberg, for it’s her honesty. She gets to say what everyone else is thinking on national TV to millions of viewers. While the new addition to the Royal family has been big news across the world, there are several of us “commoners” who really don’t care for the hype surrounding a prince that will never be a king to folks on this side of the pond. In short, our lives won’t change because of this and Whoopi made this fact abundantly clear!
A simple gossip segment turned into a royal headache for ABC’s “The View.”
On Tuesday’s show, when the panel discussed the royal baby, Whoopi Goldberg made no secret of her contempt for the hype surrounding His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s new little bundle, declaring: “I don’t care.”
But one person who did care was “View” matriarch Barbara Walters, who leaned forward across the co-host desk during the show to announce to Goldberg, “They may not care, but we’re doing an hour special tonight.”
Walters had a “20/20” special airing on ABC Tuesday night, “The Royal Baby Heir to the Throne.”
Walters then threw her hands up and said, “I would really like to talk about tonight. Whoopi will not be watching, but we hope you will, and we hope there are a lot of people who give a damn, because we’ve worked hard on this.”
A source told Confidenti@l that when Goldberg came off the air she was visibly frustrated and overheard loudly complaining “for seven minutes” about Babs’ controlling ways.
A source tells us Goldberg said, “I can’t handle it anymore. I can’t wait till she retires. I’m tired of her cutting me off.”
An animated Goldberg called Confidenti@l twice Wednesday night to deny this story. “Who the f— told you this?” she demanded.
“I don’t rant at ‘The View’ for seven minutes for any reason. That would not have come out of my mouth, especially not at ‘The View.’ I’m not stupid.” She continued, “I don’t see any reason you’d do this unless you are looking for a fight, and no one likes a fight.”
Asked if there were issues with Walters (l.) when the pair discussed the royal baby, she flatly told us: “No, honey.” Goldberg denied any tensions between the two, saying: “Dude, she hired me. It is a very good relationship.”
So it may have been uncouth in terms of National TV Host etiquette but the truth hurts and so many folks just don’t care! Do you? Share your thoughts below!